Rakner, Lise

Department of Comparative Politics
Department of Comparative Politics

UiB Programme Committee

Lise Rakner is Professor at the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen. Her research interests cover the fields of Comparative Democratization, with particular emphasis on human rights, electoral politics and political parties in sub-Saharan Africa. Lise’s work also extents to political economy, with an emphasis on economic reforms, taxation, business associations, budget processes and aid effectiveness. She has conducted a number of governance assessment analyses for international agencies and donor governments, and holds an adjunct position at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Bergen. She is the PI of the research project Breaking BAD: Understanding Backlash Against Democracy in Africa.