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Gissur Erlingsson


My main research interests are 1) corruption in mature democracies, specifically in developed welfare states, 2) local self-government and the organization of the local tier, and 3) local democracy and work conditions for councilors.


Portrait of man leaning on a railingGissur Ó Erlingsson. Photo credit ANNA VALENTINSSON

Curriculum vitae

Seleceted publications

  1. Erlingsson, Gissur Ó & Susanne Wallman Lundåsen (kommande). ”When State-level Institutions Cannot Tell the Whole Story: An Inquiry into the Variations of Municipal Quality of Government”, Governance – an International Journal of Policy Administrations and Institutions.
  2. Ödalen, Jörgen, Douglas Brommesson, Gissur Ó Erlingsson & Johan Karlsson Schaffer (2018). Teaching University Teachers to Become Better Teachers: The Effects of Pedagogical Training Courses at Six Swedish Universities”, Higher Education Research and Development, early view online.
  3. Erlingsson, Gissur Ó, Jonas Linde & Richard Öhrvall (2016). “Distrust in Utopia? Public Perceptions of Corruption and Political Support in Iceland Before and after the Financial Crisis in 2008”, Government and Opposition, 51(4), 553–579.
  4. Erlingsson, Gissur Ó, Jörgen Ödalen & Erik Wångmar (2015). ”Understanding Large-Scale Institutional Change: Social Conflicts and the Politics of Swedish Municipal Amalgamations 1952-1974”, Scandinavian Journal of History 40(2), 195–214.
  5. Erlingsson, Gissur Ó, Kåre Vernby & Richard Öhrvall (2014). “The Single-issue Party Thesis and the Sweden Democrats”, Acta Politica 49(2), 196–216.
  6.  Linde, Jonas & Gissur Ó Erlingsson (2013). “The Eroding Effect of Corruption on System Support in Sweden”, Governance 26(4), 585–603.
  7. Erlingsson, Gissur Ó, Karl Loxbo & Richard Öhrvall (2012). ”Anti-immigrant Parties, Local Presence and Electoral Success”, Local Government Studies 38(6), 817–839.
  8. Erlingsson, Gissur Ó & Mikael Persson (2011). “The Swedish Pirate Party and the 2009 European Parliament Election: Protest or Issue Voting?”, Politics, 31(3), 121–128.
  9. Bergh, Andreas & Gissur Ó Erlingsson (2009). ”Liberalization without Retrenchment: Understanding the Consensus on Swedish Welfare State Reforms”, Scandinavian Political Studies 32(1), 71–93.
  10. Erlingsson, Gissur Ó (2009). ”The Spatial Diffusion of Party Entrepreneurs: Explaining Party Formation in Sweden 1973–2002”, Political Geography, 28(7), 654–673.