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Brief CV

Professor Bjørn Erik Rasch

Department of Political Science

University of Oslo

P.O.Box 1097, Blindern

0317 Norway





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



Comparative constitutions

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): Demokratiideer 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.