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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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After the Arab Spring: Islamism, Secularism, and Democracy
Ellen Lust, Gamal Soltan, Jakob Wichmann
Current History, Magazine article 2012
Magazine article


Political Economy Assessment, Jordan
Ellen Lust, Ibrahim Saif
UNDP, Report 2011

Players, Preconditions, and Peace: Why Talks Fail and How They Might Succeed.
Ian Shapiro, Ellen Lust
The Real World of Democratic Theory, Princeton University Press, Chapter in book 2011
Chapter in book

Opposition Cooperation and Uprisings in the Arab World
Ellen Lust
British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Journal article 2011
Journal article

Missing the Third Wave: Islam, Institutions, and Democracy in the Middle East
Ellen Lust
Studies in comparative international development, Journal article 2011
Journal article

Jordan Votes: Election or Selection?
Ellen Lust, Sami Horani, Mohammad El-Momani
Journal of Democracy, Journal article 2011
Journal article


Societal Challenges and the Transformation of Governance in the Middle East
Ellen Lust, Stephen Ndegwa
Journal of Middle East Law and Governance, Journal article 2010
Journal article


Competitive Clientalism
Anthony J. Langlois, Karol Edward Sołtan, Ellen Lust
Global Democracy and its Difficulties, Routledge, Chapter in book 2009
Chapter in book

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