Björn Erik Rasch

Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo

(visiting professor at LIEPP from February 1st to March 2nd 2018)

University of Oslo
Political science

Bio :

Bjørn Erik Rasch is Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo. His research is currently focused on legislative organization, parliamentarism, and constitutional amendment procedures. Rasch has written or edited thirteen books, of which The Role of Governments in Legislative Agenda Setting (co-edited with Tsebelis, Routledge 2011), Parliaments and Government Formation (co-edited with Cheibub and Martin; Oxford University Press 2015) and Constituent Assemblies (co-edited with Elster, Gargarella and Naresh; Cambridge University Press, May 2018) is the three latest ones. He has published numerous articles in books and journals such as Public Choice, Legislative Studies Quarterly, West European Politics, Journal of Legislative Studies, and European Journal of Political Economy. Rasch was member of a Constitutional Commission appointed by the Norwegian Parliament in 2003 to review and modernize the Norwegian Court of Impeachment, and a committee who designed a new electoral system for the Sami Parliament in Northern Norway. Rasch is directing (principal investigator) the research project “The Evolution of Parliamentarism and Its Political Consequences,” funded by the Norwegian Research Council 2013-2018. Rasch is member of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. 

Contributions :

Professor Rasch presents his paper entitled Investiture Rules and Formation of Minority Governments in Parliamentary Democracies in a seminar organized by LIEPP on February 13th, 2018.

Personal page :

See Björn Erik Rasch personal page for further information