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Olof Larsson


Olof Larsson
+46 31 786 5938

Room number: B420
Postal Address: Box 711, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 41123 Göteborg

Department of Political Science (More Information)
Box 711
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 411 23 Göteborg

About Olof Larsson


Ph.D. in Political Science with focus on judicial politics, European politics and European integration theory. Currently working in the research project "Agents or Trustees? The politics of selecting judges to the Court of Justice of the EU?".

Areas of interest

European politics and integration theory; Judicial politics and the interplay between politics and courts; the Court of Justice of the European Union.


Larsson, Olof, and Daniel Naurin. ‘Judicial Independence and Political Uncertainty. How the Risk of Override Impacts on the Court of Justice of the EU’. International Organization 70, no. 2 (2016).

Larsson, Olof, Daniel Naurin, Mattias Derlén, and Johan Lindholm. ‘Speaking Law to Power The Strategic Use of Precedent of the Court of Justice of the European Union’. Comparative Political Studies, 11 April 2016.

Cramér, Per, Olof Larsson, Andreas Moberg, and Daniel Naurin. See You in Luxembourg? EU Government’s Observations under the Preliminary Reference Procedure. 2016 5. SIEPS, 2016.

Larsson, Olof. Minoritarian Activism - Judicial Politics in the European Union. Göteborg Studies in Politics 148, 2016.

Naurin, Daniel, Per Cramér, Olof Larsson, Sara Lyons, Andreas Moberg, and Allison Östlund. ‘Coding Observations of the Member States and Judgments of the Court of Justice of the EU Under the Preliminary Reference Procedure 1997–2008’. CERGU Working Paper Gothenburg, Sweden: University of Gothenburg 2013, no. 1 (2013).

Larsson, Olof. ‘I Domstolens Fälla? Den Liberala Intergovernmentalismen Från Utstationeringsdirektivet till Lavaldomen’. Master’s thesis, University of Gothenburg, 2010.

Teaching and tutoring

Tutors theses in political science and European studies at both Bachelor and Master's level; Lectures in master courses in European Studies and at the dept. of Law, and at bachelor courses in political science, as well as various evening courses.


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House of Cards in Luxemburg - a brief defence of the strategic model of judicial politics in the context of the European Union
Olof Larsson, Daniel Naurin
The Court of Justice of the European Union: multidisciplinary perspectives, London, Hart Publishing, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book



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