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Monika Bauhr

Monika Bauhr is associate professor of political science and research fellow at the Quality of Government Institute at University of Gothenburg. She has previously been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, University of Florida, and University of Dar es Salaam. From 2014-2017, she was the scientific coordinator of ANTICORRP (Anticorruption Policies Revisited: Global Trends and European Responses to the Challenge of Corruption), a multidisciplinary research project funded by the European Commission. Her research focuses on the link between democracy, transparency and corruption.

During her tenure at CES, Bauhr will address the theoretical and empirical challenges of reducing economic and social inequality in Europe. Using newly collected regional data from across Europe, her project will investigate the influence of corruption on societies and their civic and electoral engagement of their citizens. Her research will also explore the correlation between higher representation of women on lowering corruption, increasing public support for financial aid from the EU and narrowing inequality.

Bauhr’s most recent work has appeared in journals such as International Studies Quarterly; Global Environmental Politics; Governance, Comparative Political Studies; European Union Politics; the European Journal of Political Research and the Journal of European Public Policy.

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


  • Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Gothenburg
  • Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University

Research Project

Democracy, corruption and inequality in Europe


Political Science