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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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Unwelcome Change: Understanding, Evaluating, and Extending Theories of Democratic Backsliding
Ellen Lust, David Waldner
Yale, Yale University, Magazine article 2015
Magazine article

Is it Gender, Religiosity or Both? A Role Congruity Theory of Candidate Electability in Transitional Tunisia
Ellen Lust, Lindsay Benstead, Amaney Jamal
Perspectives on Politics, Journal article 2015
Journal article

Democratic Backsliding
Ellen Lust, Hans Lueders
6 September, San Francisco, CA, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

We Don’t Need No Education
Ellen Lust
11 November University of Gothenburg , Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Why Tunisians (Don’t) Vote for Women
Ellen Lust, Lindsay Benstead, Amaney Jamal
Islam and International Order, Magazine article 2015
Magazine article

The Local Governance Performance Index, Modules for Assessing Governance and Service Delivery
Ellen Lust, Dhafer Malouche, Pierre Landry
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Report 2015


Taking to the streets: Transformation of Arab Activism
Lina Khatib, Ellen Lust
Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, Book 2014

Marc Lynch, Ellen Lust
Lynch M. (eds) The Arab uprisings explained : new contentious politics in the Middle East , New York, Columbia University Press, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Opposition Cooperation and Uprisings in the Arab World
Hendrik. Kraetzschmar, Ellen Lust
Kraetzschmar H. J. (eds) The Dynamics of Opposition Cooperation in the Arab World: Contentious Politics in Times of Change, London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

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