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QoG News

February 2017

Stockemer, Daniel & Aksel Sundström (2017). Women in cabinets: The role of party ideology and government turnover. Party Politics (published online January 2017).

Rönnerstrand, Björn & Victor Lapuente (2017). Corruption and use of antibiotics in regions of Europe. Health Policy (published online January 2017).

Sjöstedt, Martin & Marina Povitkina (2016). Vulnerability of Small Island Developing States to Natural Disasters. How much do effective governments help? Journal of Environment and Development (published online December 2016).

Grimes, Marcia (2017). "Procedural Fairness and Political Trust". In Zmerli, Sojna and Tom van der Meer (eds.). Handbook on Political Trust. Edwar Elgar Publishing.

Persson, Anna (forthcoming in March 2017). "The Modern State: Characteristics, Capabilities, and Consequences". In Burnell, Peter, Lise Rakner, and Vicky Randall (eds.). Politics in the Developing World, 5th edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Dahlström, Carl & Victor Lapuente (forthcoming in 2017). Organizing Leviathan. Politicians, Bureaucrats, and the Making of Good Government. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Rothstein, Bo & Aiysha Varraich (forthcoming in 2017). Making Sense of Corruption. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Congratulations to Frida Boräng, who together with Marcia Grimes, Bo Rothstein, Helene Ahlborg (Chalmers) and Madelene Ostwald (GMV) has been granted 3.6 million for the project "Institutional Challenges and Strategies for Sustainable Development."
New and updated versions of the QoG Datasets are now available on our website:

The 2017 version of the QoG Standard; QoG OECD; and QoG Basic datasets include data for the year 2016 for a number of data sources, and also include, for the first time, The Bayesian Corruption Index, Environmental Treaties, Resources Indicators, and the Index of Public Integrity.

All datasets are as usual available in four different formats (.xls; .dta; .csv; .sav). You can download the latest 2017 versions of the Quality of Government Datasets and Codebooks by following the link below:

Or for direct access to the specific datasets, use the following links:
The QoG institute is currently looking for a DATABASE SUPERVISOR to replace Anna Khomenko who left the institute in November. 

Type of employment: Permanent post
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Political Science, Gothenburg
First day of employment: As soon as possible
Probationary employment
Reference number: PET 2017/114

The main job assignments includes:

• Collect, assemble, and maintain datasets for quantitative analysis within STATA.
• Monitor, collect and analyze new data from research organizations, academic journals, and reports.
• Assisting senior researchers with quantitative data analysis and answering data related questions.
• Create tables, graphs and other visualizations to complement presentations and published material.
• Working together with the program’s web site coordinator to oversee the updates of the data visualization tools and web pages.

The job assignment will also include investigating the opportunities to further develop the QoG institute’s

For further information about this position of for applying, please see:
Policy Dialogue Day 2017 
“From Knowledge to Action: Current Insights on Democracy, Governance and Armed Conflict” in Gothenburg, Sweden, May 10th, 2017.

This year’s Policy Dialogue Day is organized jointly by the V-Dem (Varieties of Democracy) Institute, the QoG (Quality of Government) Institute, GLD-Gothenburg (Program for Governance and Local Development) and UCDP (Uppsala Conflict Data Program). The Policy Dialogue Day seeks to bridge the gap between analysis and practice. It will cover topics related to the most recent findings in the areas of democracy, conflicts, corruption, and local governance. This annual Policy Day continues to serve as a dialogue platform for practitioners and policy-makers, and academics.

More information and a preliminary program is available on:
To sign-up, please contact Natalia Stepanova, Operations&Outreach Manager, V-Dem Institute, at latest by April, 7th 2017.

Lunch seminars
The QoG lunch seminars agenda for spring 2017 is available on our website:
The QoG institute regularly organizes activities, such as, conferences, workshops and open lectures. Up-to-date information on upcoming events is available on our website:

Best regards,
The QoG Team

The QoG Institute is an independent research institute within the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. We are 30 researchers who conduct and promote research on the causes, consequences and nature of Good Governance and the Quality of Government (QoG) – that is, trustworthy, reliable, impartial, uncorrupted and competent government institutions.

The QoG Institute 
P.O. Box 711, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
Visiting address: Sprängkullsgatan 19, Gothenburg


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