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Ellen Lust


Ellen Lust
+46 31 786 6534

Room number: B522
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 Ellen Lust


Ellen Lust is the Founding Director of the Programs on Governance and Local Development at Yale University (est. 2013) and at the University of Gothenburg (est. 2015), and Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. She also serves as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Project on Middle East Democracy in Washington, DC. She received her M.A. in Modern Middle East and North African Studies (1993) and PhD in Political Science from the University of Michigan (1997). She held faculty positions at Rice University and Yale University, and was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Graduate Studies (Geneva, Switzerland) and the Straus Institute at NYU.

Ellen has conducted fieldwork and implemented surveys in Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia. She has authored numerous books and articles, including most recently, Trust, Voice and Incentives: Learning from Local Successes in Service Delivery in the Middle East and North Africa, (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2015) in collaboration with Hana Brixi and Michael Woolcock.

Her current research is aimed at developing local governance indicators and examining the role of social institutions in governance. She was a co-founder of the Transitional Governance Project, a founding associate editor of Middle East Law and Governance, and has served as an advisor and consultant to such organizations as the Carter Center, Freedom House, NDI, UNDEF, UNDP, USAID, and the World Bank. Foundations such as the Moulay Hicham Foundation, National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and the Swedish Research Council have supported her work. More at http://gld.commons.yale.edu/ and http://transitionalgovernanceproject.org


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Why Tunisians (Don’t) Vote for Women
Ellen Lust, Lindsay Benstead, Amaney Jamal
Washington Post: 4 May 2015, Newspaper article 2015
Newspaper article

Local Governance – Measuring Governance Dimensions and the Relationship with Social Institutions’
Ellen Lust
9 December, Lund University, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Rethinking the Importance of State and Nation in Democratization
Ellen Lust
November 6, University of Oslo, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Local Governance Performance Index
Ellen Lust
15 June, New York City, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Local Governance Performance Index
Ellen Lust
8 September, Washington DC, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Local Governance and Service Provision, Jasmine Foundation Roundtable
Ellen Lust
Tunis, Tunisia. November 2, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Unwelcome Change: Understanding, Evaluating, and Extending Theories of Democratic Backsliding
Ellen Lust, David Waldner
January 16, 2015, Yale University, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

The Gender Gap in Political Participation in North Africa
Ellen Lust, Lindsay Benstead
Civil Society and Political Transitions in the MENA and Southeast Asia. Middle East-Asia Project, Magazine article 2015
Magazine article

Syrian Spillover: National Tensions, Domestic Responses and International Options
Ellen Lust
Washington, D.C, Project on Middle East Democracy, Report 2015

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