Mikael Sandberg

Job Title

Professor (full), Political Science


LHS, Halmstad University, Sweden



Area of Expertise

  • Conflict
  • Gender and constitutions
  • Diversity
  • Customary governance/legal pluralism
  • Human rights
  • Judicial system design
  • Minority issues
  • Participation
  • Power sharing (horizontal/vertical)
  • Religion
  • Security sector


Books (peer reviewed)


Åberg,  Martin and Sandberg, Mikael (2003), Social Capital and Democratisation. Roots of Trust in Post-Communist Poland and Ukraine, with Martin Åberg, Ashgate, 332+xvi pp (http://books.google.se/books?id=uy1nPLTUhscC&printsec=frontcover&hl=sv#v=onepage&q&f=false )


Sandberg, Mikael (1999), Green Post-Communism? Environmental aid, Polish Innovation and evolutionary political-economics, Routledge 1999, 221+xiv pp (http://books.google.se/books?id=Oe-FAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA46&lpg=PA46&dq=green+post+communism&source=bl&ots=4d8KSu87Ik&sig=8KDI2ygSSXSFcro0AMSC14Di9pw&hl=sv&sa=X&ei=sXQBU6W4OsrhywOOjoAQ&ved=0CFwQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=green%20post%20communism&f=false )


Ph. D. Dissertation

Sandberg, Mikael (1989), Learning from Capitalists: A Study of Soviet Assimilation of Western Technology, Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell 1989, (Ph.D. dissertation), 264+xi pp



Peer-reviewed articles


Rånge, Max and Sandberg, Mikael (2015), “Introducing the MaxRange Datasets: Monthly Data on Political Institutions and Regimes Since 1789 and Yearly Since 1600” (accepted for publication in an international scientific journal)


Rånge, Max and Sandberg, Mikael (2015), Windfall Gains or Eco-Innovation? ‘Green' Evolution in the Swedish Innovation System, Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Volume 18: 2pp 1-229-246, First online: 07 October 2015 (DOI 10.1007/s10018-015-0128-z, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10018-015-0128-z).


Nelson, Anders, and Sandberg, Mikael, “Labour-market Orientation and Approaches to Studying—A Study of the first Bologna Students in a Swedish Regional University”, Studies in Higher Education (Published online 25 Feb 2015, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03075079.2015.1007942 )


Jansson, F., Lindenfors, P, Sandberg M. (2013). Democratic revolutions as institutional innovation diffusion: Rapid adoption and survival of democracy. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 80, Issue 8, October 2013, Pages 1546–1556 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2013.02.002 )


Sandberg M and Lundberg, P (2012). Political Institutions and their Historical Dynamics, PLoS 7(10): e45838. (http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0045838 )


Sandberg M, Lindenfors P, Jansson F (2011). The Cultural Evolution of Democracy: Saltational Changes in A Political Regime Landscape. PLoS ONE, 6 (11), s. e28270 - .  (http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0028270 )


Sandberg M (2011). Soft Power, World System Dynamics, and Democratization: A Bass Model of Democracy Diffusion 1800-2000. JASSSJournal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 14 (1), s. 4.  (http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/14/1/4.html)


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