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 "Railroads and Reform: How Trains Strengthened the Nation State" (British Journal of Political Science, with Alexandra Cermeño and Kerstin Enflo).
My most recent book in Swedish is 134 dagar (Makadam förlag, with Jan Teorell, Hanna Bäck, and Johan Hellström).