Research Staff

Lise Rakner

Senior Researcher (20%)

Completed projects

Jan 2008 - Jan 2012

Litigating the Right to Health

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

Political scientist focusing on democratisation and human rights, economic reform, taxation, institutional change and international aid, with a particular emphasis on Southern and Eastern Africa.

Political scientist focusing on the issues of democratisation and human rights, economic reform, taxation, institutional change and international aid, with a particular emphasis on Southern and Eastern Africa.

Her current research interests concern electoral administration and party developments in Sub-Saharan Africa and more generally the relationship between political and economic processes of reform, accountability and the development of political institutions.

Rakner has served as consultant for NORAD, SIDA, DFID, the World Bank, and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As of September 2006, Rakner works  as a Professor of Comparative Politics (50 %) at the University of Bergen.