Team Members


Lise Rakner - Project Leader

Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen

Senior Researcher (20%), Chr. Michelsen Institute

Political scientist focusing on democratization, human rights, economic reform, taxation, institutional change and international aid.

As project leader, Lise has a hand in all dimensions of the project, but with a particular focus on contestation, association and gender rights.




Breaking BAD: Understanding Backlash Against Democracy in Africa

Lise Rakner (2018)

Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2018:1)


The Impact of elections: The case of Uganda

Svein-Erik Helle, Lise Rakner (2017)

In Johannes Gerschewski, Christoph H. Stefes: Crisis in Autocratic Regimes. Lynne Rienner Publishers pp. 111-134