Welcome to my website. I hold the August Röhss Chair in Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. I specialize in comparative politics and political economy.
I am currently the principal investigator in the research project Public Services in Comparative and Historical Perspective.
My most recent book is Inward Conquest: The Political Origins of Modern Public Services (Cambridge University Press, with Ben Ansell).
My most recent article is "The Changing Faces of the Modern State" (Governance, with Katren Rogers).
My most recent book in Swedish is 134 dagar (Makadam förlag, with Jan Teorell, Hanna Bäck, and Johan Hellström).
My CV can be downloaded here. My Google Scholar page can be found here. To send an email message, click here.
If you want to know what I think political science is all about, please see my recent article "Political Science as Architecture" (European Political Science).