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Marcia Grimes

Senior lecturer

Marcia Grimes
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 4138

Room number: A413
Postal Address: Box 711, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Pilgatan 19 , 41123 Göteborg

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

About Marcia Grimes


Marcia Grimes is a lecturer at the Political Science Department and researcher at the Quality of Government Institute, University of Gothenburg.

Research interests

Grimes research interests include the role of civil society in combatting corruption, both in terms of contributing to societal accountability, as well as advocacy efforts to bring about legal and institutional change. Her earlier work focuses on whether citizens’ perceptions of fairness in decision making affect their inclination to trust political institutions.

Current research

Grimes is currently working on two projects related to government transparency, one related to its measurement and the second exploring its implications for civic activism and in the longer term, for the possibility of reducing corruption. Additionally, she is involved in a collaborative effort with Lena Wängnerud exploring the relationship between women’s representation and levels of corruption.

Teaching and tutoring

Since 2009, Marcia Grimes has been the Director of Studies for the Master of Science program International Administration and Global Governance. She also is teaches and is course coordinator for a course on environmental politics at the bachelor’s level.

Doctoral dissertation

Democracy’s Infrastructure: The Role of Procedural Fairness in Fostering Consent


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Logics of Action: How state institutions may undergird or undermine participatory development
Helene Ahlborg, Frida Boräng, Marcia Grimes
MPSA Annual Meeting, Chicago IL, 4-7 April 2018, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution


Gender and corruption in Mexico: Building a theory of conditioned causality.
Marcia Grimes, Lena Wängnerud
Gender and corruption. Historical roots and new avenues for research., Palgrave Macmillan. , Basingstoke, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book


Procedural Justice and Political Trust
Marcia Grimes
Sonja Zmerli S. & Van der Meer T.W.G. (eds) Handbook on Political Trust, Cheltenham UK, Edward Elgar Publishing, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book


How Political Institutions (Mis)shape Citizens' Expectations of Democracy
Frida Boräng, Marcia Grimes
The Quality of Government conference, Malaga 28-31 January 2015, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Bureaucratic politicization and politicized knowledge: Implications for the functioning of democracy
Frida Boräng, Agnes Cornell, Marcia Grimes
ECPR Joint Sessions Warsaw, 30 March-2 April 2015, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Bureaucratic Politicization and Politicized Knowledge: Implications for the functioning of democracy
Frida Boräng, Agnes Cornell, Marcia Grimes, Christian Schuster
Quality of Government and the Performance of Democracies, 20-22 May 2015, University of Gothenburg, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution


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