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Nicholas Charron

Senior lecturer

Nicholas Charron
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 1235

Room number: C425
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 Nicholas Charron


Nicholas Charron is Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and a Research Fellow at the Quality of Government Institute, University of Gothenburg.

Areas of interest

Charron's research is concerned with comparative politics on political institutions, studies of corruption and quality of government and how these factors impact economic development with a focus on Europe and the US. He has also published one book on the quality of government within the European Union that focuses on both national and regional levels.

Current research

Charron's most recent work is on the effects and causes of bureaucratic institutions, electoral and democratic institutions, decentralization and causes and consequences of regional inequalities within countries in a comparative perspective.

Teaching and tutoring

Charron is a lecturer and responsible for the ten week course “Theoretical and Historical Perspectives of Global Governance” on the graduate level in the Global Studies program and teaches in several other graduate and undergraduate courses.
He is has supervised many students at both the MA and undergraduate levels and current has five students at the Masters level in political science and Global Studie.

Papers and publications

Charron's papers have appeared or are due to appear in International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of Political Research, Electoral Studies, Studies of Comparative International Development, Journal of Comparative Economics and Publius: The Journal of Federalism among several other journals. He has also published several policy reports, published by institutions such as the European Commission and SIEPS (‘Svenska Institutet för Europapolitiska Studier’), and published several op-ed media articles. He is also the editor and co-author (with Victor Lapuente and Bo Rothstein) of the book “The Quality of Government in European States and Regions” (Edward Elgar Press, forthcoming).

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Regions of Trust and Distrust: How Good Institutions Can Foster Social Cohesion
Bo Rothstein, Nicholas Charron
Bridging the Prosperity Gap in the EU: The Social Challenge Ahead , Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Mapping the Quality of Government in Europe
Bo Rothstein, Victor Lapuente, Nicholas Charron
Stockholm, Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies, Report 2018


Gender Differences in Mobilization Against Greed Corruption
Lena Wängnerud, Monika Bauhr, Nicholas Charron
American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting. San Francisco: Aug 31-Sep 3 , Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution


Quality of government, regional autonomy and Cohesion policy allocations to EU regions
Nicholas Charron
Piattoni S. & Polverari L. (eds). Handbook on Cohesion Policy in the EU, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

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