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Staffan Ingemar Lindberg


Staffan Ingemar Lindberg
+46 31 786 1226

Room number: C305
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 Staffan Ingemar Lindberg


Professor, Dept. of Pol. Sci., Univ. of Gothenburg, xlista@gu.se


Founding Director, V-Dem Institute, University of Gothenburg

Founding PI, V-Dem Project, Varieties of Democracy, sil@v-dem.net

Wallenberg Academy Fellow 2014-2018 + 2019-2023

ERC Consolidator Grant, 2017-20121




Staffan I. Lindberg holds a PhD (2005) from Lund University, Sweden. His dissertation won the American Political Science Association's Juan Linz Award for best dissertation 2005. He was assistant professor at Kent State University (2005-2006), assistant/associate professor at University of Florida (2006-2013), and has been with University of Gothenburg since 2010, full professor since 2013.


Comparative Politics, Democracy and Democratization, Africa, Political Institutions, Public Opinion, Representation, Legislatures, Members of Parliament, Corruption and Clientelism

Editorial/Executive Boards

Member, Editorial Board
Democratization, African Journal of Democracy.

Chair, Scientific Committee, Support to Research Infrastructure, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond 2019-present


Current Research

Lindberg's main current occupation is as Director of the V-Dem Institute at University of Gothenburg and one of four Principal Investigators for Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem). The research infrastructure, the data collection, and the research program is supported by financially at the tune of SEK 180 million by among others Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, K&A Wallenberg Foundation, M&M Wallenberg Foundation, the EC/DEVCO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs-SE, Ministry of Foreign Affairs-DK, CIDA, NORAD, the National Science Foundations of Sweden and Denmark, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, and University of Gothenburg.

See also the V-Dem Institute's homepage at University of Gothenburg, and the program V-Dem website. He and his collaborators were awarded the prestigeous "Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Data Set Award 2016” for best data set in comparative politics. American Political Science Association, Comparative Politics Section.

He is a Wallenberg Academy Scholar,  former member of the Young Academy of Sweden & Professor of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden; holder of an ERC Consolidator Grant. He has previous served on the Board of University of Gothenburg; the exectuive of APSA's Comparative Politics Section, as Editor and Vice-Chair of the APCG, the co-PI for the research consortium “African Power and Politics” 2007-2009, and has won 40+ grants from both US and in European funders.

His book, Democracy and Elections in Africa (Johns Hopkins UP, 2006) demonstrates the positive causal effect of elections on the spread of democracy. It was awarded "Outstanding Title" by Chocie in 2007. In a collaborative follow-up project, the causal role of elections in processes of both autocratization and democratization were investigated on a global scale. Lindberg is the editor of the resulting volume Democratization by Elections - A New Mode of Transition (Johns Hopkins UP, 2009). His articles on women’s representation, political clientelism, voting behavior, party and electoral systems, democratization, popular attitudes, and the Ghanaian legislature and executive-legislative relationships have appeared in for example AJPS, World Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Journal of Politics, Political Science Quarterly, World Development, Party Politics, European Journal of Political Research, Electoral Studies, Studies in International Comparative Development, Journal of Democracy, International Political Science Review, Political Science Research and Methods, Government and Opposition, Journal of Modern African Studies, and Democratization. Lindberg has worked as election observer several times and been appraiser and reviewer of donors program in several Africa countries.

He has also done in-depth work on Ghana, and has published on political clientelism, voting behavior and party alignment, as well as the workings of the Ghanaian legislature. He taught at Lund University, then Kent State University and University of Florida where he was Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. He spent two years in Ghana as parliamentary advisor, and consults on a regular basis for donors in Africa.

More information can also be found at:

Public Google Scholar Profile

SSRN profile with papers for download



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Democracy at Dusk?
Anna Lührmann, Staffan I. Lindberg, Valeriya Mechkova, Moa Olin, Francesco Piccinelli Casagrande et al.
Report 2017

The Accountability Sequence: From De-jure to De-facto Constraints on Governments
Valeriya Mechkova, Anna Lührmann, Staffan I Lindberg
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 58. November 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper

Neopatrimonialism and Democracy: An Empirical Investigation of Africa's Political Regimes
Rachel Sigman, Staffan I Lindberg
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 56. November 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper

Gender Diversity on High Courts
Nancy Arrington, Leeann Bass, Adam Glynn, Jeffrey K. Staton, Brian Delgado et al.
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 54. October 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper

V-Dem Comparisons and Contrasts with Other Measurement Projects
Michael Coppedge, John Gerring, Staffan I Lindberg, Svend-Erik Skaaning, Jan Teorell
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 45. April 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper

Democracy and Corruption: A Global Time-Series Analysis with V-Dem Data
Kelly M. McMann, Brigitte Seim, Jan Teorell, Staffan I Lindberg
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 43. March 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper

Regimes In the World (RIW): A Robust Regime Type Measure based on V-Dem
Anna Lührmann, Staffan I Lindberg, Marcus Tannenberg
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 47. May 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper

Experts, Coders, and Crowds: An analysis of substitutability
Kyle L. Marquardt, Daniel Pemstein, Constanza Sanhueza Petrarca, Brigitte Seim, Steven Lloyd Wilson et al.
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 53. October 2017, Working paper 2017
Working paper

Women’s Rights in Democratic Transitions: A Global Sequence Analysis 1900–2012
Yi-Ting Wang, Patrik Lindenfors, Aksel Sundström, Fredrik Jansson, Pamela Paxton et al.
European Journal of Political Research, Journal article 2017
Journal article

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