Professor Bjørn Erik Rasch
Department of Political Science
University of Oslo
P.O.Box 1097, Blindern
BRIEF PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
1982 Graduated in political science (cand. polit.), University of Oslo (UiO)
1982-87 Research Fellow, University of Oslo
1988-90 Researcher, University of Oslo
1990-94 Senior Researcher, Institute for Social Research (ISF), Oslo
1994-current Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo
1997-99 Adjunct Professor, Public Administration, Lillehammer College
1999-01 Adjunct Researcher, Directed Project on Electoral Administration in Southern Africa, Norwegian Center for Human Rights
2001-02 Member of Research Group on Constitutions, Center for Advanced Study, Oslo
2005-11 Director of Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo
2009-11 Academic Director, Interfaculty Research Program on Democracy, University of Oslo
2012-current Chair of the Steering Committee, Interfaculty Research Program on Democracy, UiO
2012-current Vice-Dean for Education (prodekan for undervisning), Faculty of Social Sciences, UiO
2008-09 Completed the leadership development Program for Research Managers, University of Oslo
2012-current Member of Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
‒Parliaments and governments; parliamentarism
‒Voting procedures and electoral systems
‒Social choice theory and theories of democracy
1987 The Duncan Black Prize for the best article in the journal Public Choice
1999 Fagbokprisen (Textbook Award) by the publisher Fagbokforlaget. NOK 100.000
1990-93 Co-editor Norsk Statsvitenskapelig Tidsskrift (Norwegian Journal of Political Science)
2006-08 Editorial Board Legislative Studies Quarterly
1997-10 Editorial Board Journal of Theoretical Politics
1993 (June-September) Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego
1994 (February) Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung, Universität Mannheim
1997 (February-April) Department of Government, Harvard University
1999-2000 Department of Political Science, Columbia University, New York
Rasch & Tsebelis eds. (2011): The Role of Governments in Legislative Agenda Setting. London: Routledge.
Rasch & Congleton (2006): “Stability and Constitutional Amendment Procedures”, in
Congleton & Swedenborg, eds. Democratic Constitutional Design and Public Policy. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Rasch (2000): “Parliamentary Floor Voting Procedures and Agenda Setting in Europe”, Legislative Studies Quarterly 25: 3-23.
Kotzé & Rasch (2000): Elections and Democracy in Southern Africa. Report (270 p.). Oslo: Norwegian Centre for Human Rights.
Niemi & Rasch (1987): “An entension of Black’s theorem on voting orders to the successive procedure”, Public Choice 54: 187-190.
Rasch (1987): “Manipulation and strategic voting in the Norwegian parliament”, Public Choice 52: 57-73.
Rasch & Tsebelis (1995): “Patterns of Bicameralism”, in Döring ed. Parliaments and Majority Rule in Western Europe. New York: St. Martin’s Press.
Rasch (1995): “Parliamentary Voting Procedures”, in Döring (see above).
Rasch (2004): Kampen om regjeringsmakten. Norsk parlamentarisme i europeisk perspektiv. Bergen: Fagbokforlaget.
Rasch (2000): Demokrati – ideer og organisering. Bergen: Fagbokforlaget.
Rasch red. (2005): Islamistisk terrorisme. Oslo: Abstrakt forlag.
Rasch red. (2008): Amerikansk politikk. Politisk system og politisk tenkning. Oslo: Abstrakt forlag.
Hovi & Rasch (1996): Samfunnsvitenskapelige analyseprinsipper. Bergen: Fagbokforlaget.