Staffan Andersson

Staffan Andersson

Institutionen för statsvetenskap Fakulteten för samhällsvetenskap
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My research and teaching mainly concerns comparative politics and public administration. I am particularly interested in the functioning of democracy, how power is organised, why institutions work well or badly and the integrity of public administration. British politics is another interest.

I started to work at Linnaeus University in October 2006. Before that, during 2004-2006, I was a Research Fellow at the School of Politics & International Relations, University of Nottingham. I defended my PhD thesis at Umeå University (2002). My master’s degree in economics is from Lund University (1994).


I teach courses in comparative politics, public administration, method, and political corruption and supervise undergraduate and masters dissertations. I also supervise doctoral students.


The main part of my publications concern corruption, public integrity, public administration and decision making in times of crisis. I am director for the research group Governance, ethics, and corruption (GEC). Currently I work on two books: Ethics in long term care in the U.S. and Sweden (with Frank Anechiarico and Elian Sorensen, Hamilton College) and Public sector ethics in practice (with Helena Ekelund, Torgny Klasson and Erik Wångmar).

Selected publications (see full list below).

Andersson, S., Aylott, N., Eriksson, J. (2022). Democracy and Technocracy in Sweden's Experience of the COVID-19 PandemicFrontiers in Political Science. 4.

Andersson, S.Ekelund, H. (2021). Promoting Ethics Management Strategies in the Public Sector : Rules, Values, and Inclusion in Sweden. Administration & Society.

Corruption and Corruption Control: Democracy in the Balance (2019, Routledge, with Frank Anechiarico)


I engage with society in relation to my research. Currently, I serve as scientific expert for the Council of Europe's anti-corruption organisation GRECO in the preparation of its 6th evaluation round on preventing corruption and promoting integrity at the sub-national level in member states. Another example is that I am a member of the Scientific Council of the Swedish Agency for Public Management.


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