This page is organized thematically, starting with research projects I work on right now. For a chronological list of publications, see my CV.
Policing, Schooling, and Public Health
Ben Ansell and I are writing a book about the political history of public services such as policing, schooling, and vaccinations, building on our previous work on the political origins of national education systems. During the period 2017–2022, I am also the principal investigator of a broader project, funded by the Swedish Research Council, on public services in comparative and historical perspective.
Ansell, Ben, and J. Lindvall. 2018. Inward Conquest. Book manuscript in preparation.
Ansell, Ben, and J. Lindvall. 2013. "The Political Origins of Primary Education Systems." American Political Science Review 107:3. Replication data. Documentation of data on school systems. Documentation of data on heads of government.
State Capacity and Democratic Government Since the Nineteenth Century
I am a member of the team behind the research program STANCE, State-Making and the Origins of Global Order in the Long Nineteenth Century and Beyond, which is funded by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation.
Sara Kalm and J. Lindvall. 2018. "Poor Relief and Internal Contols, 1830–1880." In preparation.
Kerstin Enflo, Alexandra Lopez Cermeno, and J. Lindvall. 2018. "Religion, Railways, and Reform." In preparation.
J. Lindvall and Jan Teorell. 2018. "State Capacity as Power." In preparation.
Tony Ingesson, Mårten Lindberg, J. Lindvall, and Jan Teorell. 2018. "The Martial Origins of Democracy." Democratization 25:4.
Thomas Brambor and J. Lindvall. 2018. "The Ideology of Heads of Government, 1870–2012." European Political Science 17:2.
Thomas Brambor, Agustín Goenaga, J. Lindvall, and Jan Teorell. 2017. "The Lay of the Land: Information Capacity and the Modern State." Revise and resubmit at a political science journal.
Sara Kalm and J. Lindvall. 2017. "Immigration and the Modern Welfare State, 1880–1920." Revise and resubmit at a political science journal.
J. Lindvall. 2017. "Economic Downturns and Electoral Competition Since the 1870s." The Journal of Politics 79:4. Replication materials are available via Harvard Dataverse.
J. Lindvall. 2017. "Technology and Politics: A Research Agenda." Short think-piece on new project. Please email if you have comments.
J. Lindvall, Hanna Bäck, Carl Dahlström, Elin Naurin, and Jan Teorell. 2017. Samverkan och strid i den parlamentariska demokratin. Stockholm: SNS.
J. Lindvall and Bo Rothstein. 2006. "Sweden: The Fall of the Strong State." Scandinavian Political Studies 29:1.
Reform Capacity: Institutions and Public Policy
In 2012–2016, I was the principal investigator of the research project The Reform Capacity of Governments, which was funded by the European Research Council.
Per Andersson and J. Lindvall. 2018. "Urgent Problems, Long-Term Problems, and Political Institutions." Accepted for publication in Journal of Theoretical Politics.
J. Lindvall. 2017. Reform Capacity. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Carlo Knotz and J. Lindvall. 2015. "Coalitions and Compensation: The Case of Unemployment Benefit Duration." Comparative Political Studies 48:5. Replication materials are available via the journal's website. A companion paper, "Using Quantitative Methods to Study Welfare State Reforms," is forthcoming in SAGE Research Methods Cases.
Hanna Bäck and J. Lindvall. 2015. "Commitment Problems in Coalitions." Political Science Research and Methods 3:1. Replication materials are available via the journal's website.
Carl Dahlström, J. Lindvall, and Bo Rothstein. 2013. "Corruption, Bureaucratic Failure and Social Policy Priorities." Political Studies 61:3.
J. Lindvall. 2011. "The Political Foundations of Trust and Distrust: Reforms and Protests in France." West European Politics 34:2.
J. Lindvall. 2010. "Power Sharing and Reform Capacity." Journal of Theoretical Politics 22:3.
Electoral Competition and the Economy
In 2010–2013, I was the principal investigator of the research project The Political Consequences of Economic Crises, which was funded by the Swedish Research Council.
J. Lindvall. 2014. The Electoral Consequences of Two Great Crises. European Journal of Political Research 53:4. Replication do-file. Replication data, 1930s. Replication data, 2000s.
J. Lindvall and David Rueda. 2014. "The Insider-Outsider Dilemma." British Journal of Political Science 44:2.
J. Lindvall, Johan Martinsson, and Henrik Oscarsson. 2013. "Party Choice in Hard Times: Group-Specific Responses to Economic Downturns in Sweden." Electoral Studies 32:3.
J. Lindvall. 2012. The Political Consequences of the Great Depression and the Great Recession: Remarkably Similar. Swiss Political Science Review 18:4.
J. Lindvall and David Rueda. 2012. Insider-Outsider Politics: Party Strategies and Political Behavior in Sweden." In Patrick Emmenegger, Silja Häusermann, Bruno Palier, and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser (eds.), The Age of Dualization. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Corporatism and Party Politics
Mette Anthonsen, J. Lindvall, and Ulrich Schmidt Hansen. 2011. "Social Democrats, Unions, and Corporatism. Denmark and Sweden Compared." Party Politics 17:1.
Mette Anthonsen and J. Lindvall. 2009. "Party Competition and the Resilience of Corporatism." Government and Opposition 44:2.
Lindvall, J., and Joakim Sebring. 2005. "Policy Reform and the Decline of Corporatism in Sweden." West European Politics 28:5.
Economic Policy and Labor Market Policy
Leif Lewin and J. Lindvall. 2015. "One Hundred Years of Swedish Economic Policy." In Jon Pierre (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
J. Lindvall. 2012. "Politics and Policies in Two Economic Crises." In Nancy Bermeo and Jonas Pontusson (eds.), Coping with Crisis. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
J. Lindvall. 2010. Mass Unemployment and the State. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
J. Lindvall. 2009. "The Real but Limited Influence of Expert Ideas." World Politics 61:4.
J. Lindvall. 2008. "Sweden: Stability Without Europe." In Kenneth Dyson (ed.), The Euro at Ten. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
J. Lindvall. 2006. Ett land som alla andra. Stockholm: Atlas.
J. Lindvall. 2006. "The Politics of Purpose. Swedish Economic Policy After the Golden Age." Comparative Politics 38:3.
J. Lindvall. 2004. "The Politics of Purpose. Swedish Macroeconomic Policy After the Golden Age." PhD thesis, University of Gothenburg.
Religion and Politics
J. Lindvall. 2016. "När Branting mötte Söderblom." I Vetenskapssocieteten i Lund: Årsbok 2016.
Lars Bo Kaspersen and J. Lindvall. 2008. "Why No Religious Politics? The Secularization of Poor Relief and Primary Education in Denmark and Sweden." Archives européennes de sociologie 49:1.