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Johannes Lindvall

Visiting Scholar 2016-2017

Residency Dates: September 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017


Johannes Lindvall

Johannes Lindvall is a Professor of Political Science at Lund University, Sweden. Before joining Lund University in 2010, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford (2007–2010) and at the European University Institute in Florence (2006). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Gothenburg in 2004.

Lindvall is the author of Mass Unemployment and the State (Oxford University Press 2010) and Reform Capacity (which will be published by Oxford University Press in 2017) as well as articles in journals such as the American Political Science Review, the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, the European Journal of Political Research, and World Politics. He is currently working on Inward Conquest, a joint project with Ben Ansell (Oxford) on the expansion of public services in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Professor of Political Science, Lund University


  • Johannes Lindvall, Reform Capacity (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
  • Johannes Lindvall, “Coalitions and Compensation: The Case of Unemployment Benefit Duration.” In: Comparative Political Studies 48:5 (2015).
  • Johannes Lindvall, “Commitment Problems in Coalitions: A New Look at the Fiscal Policies of Multi-Party Governments,” in: Political Science Research and Methods 3:1 (2014).
  • Johannes Lindvall, “The Electoral Consequences of Two Great Crises,” in: European Journal of Political Research 53:4 (2014).
  • Johannes Lindvall, “The Insider-Outsider Dilemma,” in: British Journal of Political Science 44:2 (2014).
  • Johannes Lindvall, “The Political Origins of Primary Education Systems,” in: American Political Science Review 107:3 (2013).
  • Johannes Lindvall, “Union Density and Political Strikes,” in: World Politics 65:3 (2013).
  • Johannes Lindvall, Mass Unemployment and the State (Oxford University Press 2010).

Other Material

Political Science

Areas of Expertise:
Comparative Politics
Political Economy

Research Topic:
Inward Conquest: The Revolution in the Art of Government That Shaped the Modern World