Ola Listhaug

Programme Leader CSCW WG 6: Values and Violence; Professor of Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Email: ola.listhaug@svt.ntnu.no
Work phone: 91575212
Mobile phone: +4791575212

Research Interests

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
forthcoming. (with Bernt Aardal and Ingunn Opheim Ellis). ‘Institutional Variation and Political Support: An Analysis of CSES Data from 29 Countries’, accepted for publication in a volume edited by Hans-Dieter Klingemann. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2006.(with Matt Carlson). ‘Public Opinion on the Role of Religion in Political Leadership: A Multi-level Analysis of Sixty-three Countries’, Japanese Journal of Political Science 7(3): 251-271.

2006. (with Zan Strabac).’Podsrska demokraciji i snaga gradanskih stavova: Hrvatska u usporedbi sa stabilnim i novim demokracijama’ in Sabrina Ramet and Davorka Matiã (eds.): Demokratska tranzicija u Hrvatskoj [also scheduled for publication in English].

2006.(with Kristen Ringdal). ‘Slovenian Values in a European Context’, in Sabrina Ramet and Danica Fink-Hafner (eds.): Democratic Transition in Slovenia: Value Transformation, Education, and Media. College Station: Texas A&M University Press.

2006. ‘Political Disaffection and Political Performance: Norway 1957-2001’, in Mariano Torcal and José Ramón Montero: Political Disaffection in Contemporary Democracies. London: Routledge.

2005. ‘Oil Wealth Dissatisfaction and Political Trust in Norway: A Resource Curse?’, West European Politics 28 (4): 934-851.

2005. (with Christopher J. Anderson, André Blais, Shaun Bowler, and Todd Donovan). Losers’ Consent: Elections and Democratic Legitimacy. Oxford: Oxford University Press [also scheduled for publication in Italian].

2005. ‘Retrospective Voting’, in Jacques Thomassen, ed., The European Voter. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2004 (with Stuart Elaine Macdonald and George Rabinowitz). ‘Bush vs. Gore: Policy Issues in the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election’, Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning 45 (2): 185-213.

2004. (with Kristen Ringdal). ‘Civic Morality in Stable, New, and Half-hearted Democracies’, in Wil Arts and Loek Halman (eds.), European Values at the Turn of the Millennium, Leiden: Brill..

RECENT PAPERS
(with Maria Elena Sandovici). Ethnic Minorities and Political Participation, paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, August 31- September 3, 2006.

(with Kristen Ringdal) Trust in Political Institutions, paper prepared for the meeting of the European Social Survey Nordic Research Group, Copenhagen, February 16-17, 2006

(with Matt Carlson): ‘The Clash of Religion and Politics? A Multi-level Analysis of 63 Countries’, paper prepared for the conference Navigating Globalization: Stability, Fluidity, and Friction, Trondheim, August 4-6, 2005.

(with Albert Simkus and Kristen Ringdal): Disaggregating Public Opinion Toward Ethnic Conflict in Macedonia, paper presented at the conference on Disaggregating the Study of Civil War and Transnational Violence, University of California, San Diego, March 7-8, 2005.

(with Matt Carlson): Human Rights and Political Repression: A Cross-Country Analysis, paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, March 1.-5, 2005 and at the Midwest Political Science Association National Conference, The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, April 7-10, 2005.

(with Zan Strabac): Patterns of Ethnic Intolerance in Europe, paper prepared for the Fifth Pan-European Conference on International Relations, The Hague, September 9-11, 2004.

(with Zan Strabac): Support of Democracy and Strength of Civic Attitudes: Croatia Compared with New and Old Democracies, paper prepared for the Conference on Democratic Transition in Croatia: Value Transformation, Education, Media, Trondheim, September 3-4, 2004.

A Mild Resource Curse: The Impact of Oil Wealth Dissatisfactions on Political Trust in Norway, paper prepared for the Conference of the World Values Survey Association, Collegium Budapest/ Central European University, Budapest, September 2-5, 2004.

(with Stuart Elaine Macdonald and George Rabinowitz): Simulating Models of Issure Voting, paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association National Conference, The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, April15-18, 2004.

(with Stuart Elaine Macdonald and George Rabinowitz): Issue Voting in a Responsible Party System, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, August 28-31, 2003.

Winning and Losing in Cross-National Perspective, paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association National Conference, The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, April 2-6, 2003.

Confidence in Government Institutions and Strength of Civic Morality in Europe: A Comparison of Trends in New and Old Democracies 1981-1999, paper presented at the workshop on Integration and Fragmentation: European Values at the Turn of the Millennium, Tilburg University, March 26-27, 2003.

(with Lars Grønflaten) Trends in Political Involvement and Activism in Norway, paper presented at the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, University of Edinburgh, March 28 - April 2, 2003.

A review and proposal for a comparative study of political trust, paper presented at the conference on Measuring the Emotional Economy of Europe, Brussels, June 2-3, 2003.

(with Bernt Aardal): Support of Democracy in Europe, paper presented at the conference on Democracy in the New Europe, Center for the Study of Democracy, University of California, Irvine, February 13.-16, 2003.

Background

Working experience:

Professor of Political Science, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (at NTNU since 1971 - the university changed name from University of Trondheim to NTNU in 1996)

RESEARCH AND HONORS
Member, European Values Study Executive Committee, 2001-
Director, Norwegian Values Study, 1982-
Member, Standing Committee for the Social Sciences, European Science Foundation,
1997-2002
Leader, research group on The Foundations of Public Opinion, Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in the academic year 1997-1998
Member of research group, Beliefs in Government, European Science Foundation, 1989 -1993
Leader, working group on Values and Violence, Centre for the Study of Civil War, PRIO, 2003-
Elected member, The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters
Elected member, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Member of the board The Ludvig Holberg Memorial Fund, 2004-2006
Franklin L. Burdette Pi Sigma Alpha Award of the American Political Science Association for the best paper presented at the annual meeting of APSA (with Stuart Elaine Macdonald and George Rabinowitz)
Heinz Eulau Award of the American Political Science Association for the best article in a volume of American Political Science Review (with Stuart Elaine Macdonald and George Rabinowitz)
Fulbright fellowship

VISITING POSITIONS
Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan, 1981
Visiting Scholar, University of Iowa, Fall 1990, Fall 1999
Visiting Scholar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Spring 1991, Spring 2000, 2005-2006
Senior Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen, November 1998

RECENT AND CURRENT PHD-STUDENTS
Ragnhild Nordås (CSCW)
Henning Finseraas (NOVA)
Beate Huseby (winner of the NSD Stein Rokkan prize for her dissertation)
Toril Aalberg (winner of the NSD Stein Rokkan prize for her dissertation; published as Achieving Justice: Comparative Public Opinion on Income Distribution, Leiden: Brill, 2003)


ARTICLES IN (inter alia)
Acta Sociologica, American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Political Research, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Japanese Journal of Political Science, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Politics, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Political Behavior, Public Choice, Scandinavian Political Studies, West European Politics

Education:

Dr.philos.(PhD), political science, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 1989
Mag.art. (MA), sociology, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 1972

Events

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Publications

Recent publications

All publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Kvaløy, Berit;Finseraas, Henning; & Listhaug, Ola (2012)The Publics’ Concern for Global Warming: A Cross-national Study of 47 Countries , Journal of Peace Research 49(1): 11–22.
Dyrstad, Karin; Halvard Buhaug; Kristen Ringdal; Albert Simkus; & Ola Listhaug (2011) Microfoundations of Civil Conflict Reconciliation: Ethnicity and Context, International Interactions 37(4): 363–387.
Simkus, Albert;Ringdal, Kristen; & Listhaug, Ola (2010) Was There a Decline in Ethnic Polarization in Macedonia Between 2003 and 2005? Results from a National Panel Analysis , Südosteuropa 58(1): 67–82.
Strabac, Zan; & Listhaug, Ola (2008) Anti-Muslim Prejudice in Europe: A Multilevel Analysis of Survey Data from 30 Countries , Social Science Research 37(1): 268–286.
Ringdal, Kristen;Simkus, Albert; & Listhaug, Ola (2007) Disaggregating Public Opinion on the Ethnic Conflict in Macedonia , International Journal of Sociology 37(3): 75–95.
Listhaug, Ola; & Strabac, Zan (2007) Anti-Muslim Prejudice in Europe: A Multilevel Analysis of Survey Data from 30 Countries , Social Science Research 37(1): 268–286.
Listhaug, Ola; & Carlson, Matthew (2006) Public Opinion on the Role of Religion in Political Leadership: A Multi-level Analysis of Sixty-three Countries , Japanese Journal of Political Science 7(3): 251–271.
Listhaug, Ola (2005) Oil Wealth Dissatisfaction and Political Trust in Norway: A Resource Curse? , West European Politics 28(4): 834–851.
Listhaug, Ola (1986) War and Defence Attitudes: A First Look at Survey Data from 14 Countries , Journal of Peace Research 23(1): 69–76.

Monograph

Listhaug, Ola;Donovan, Todd;Bowler, Shaun;Blais, André; & Anderson, Christopher J. (2005) Losers' Consent: Elections and Democratic Legitimacy. : .

Book Chapter

Ringdal, Kristen; Albert Simkus & Ola Listhaug (2013) Macedonian Civic Values within a European Perspective, in Ramet, Sabrina P.; Ola Listhaug; & Albert Simkus, eds, Civic and Uncivic Values In Macedonia. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (26–40).
Ringdal, Kristen; Ola Listhaug & Albert Simkus (2013) Bosnian civic values in a European context, in Listhaug, Ola; & Sabrina P. Ramet, eds, Bosnia-Herzegovina Since Dayton: Civic and Uncivic Values. Ravenna: Angelo Longo Editore (137–158).
Ringdal, Kristen;Simkus, Albert; & Listhaug, Ola(2012) Disaggregating Public Opinion on the Ethnic Conflict in Macedonia, in Ringdal, Kristen; & Simkus, Albert, eds, The Aftermath of War: Experiences and Social Attitudes In the Western Balkans. : Ashgate(171–192).
Sandovici, Maria Elena; & Listhaug, Ola(2012) Expectations about the Present and Future of Bosnia-Herzegovina: Optimism or Pessimism?, in Ringdal, Kristen; & Simkus, Albert, eds, The Aftermath of War: Experiences and Social Attitudes In the Western Balkans. : Ashgate(257–268).
Listhaug, Ola(2011) Conclusion Serbia and the Serbs In World War Two. : Palgrave Macmillan(285–290).
Listhaug, Ola;Ringdal, Kristen; & Simkus, Albert(2011) Serbian Civic Values in a European Context Civic and Uncivic Values, Serbia In the Post-Milosevic Era. : Central European University Press(51–75).
Ramet, Sabrina P.; & Listhaug, Ola(2009) Ethnic Minorities in Serbia Serbia Matters: Domestic Reforms and European Integration. : (157—164).
Listhaug, Ola; & Ringdal, Kristen(2004) Civic Morality in Stable, New and Half-Hearted Democracies European Values at the Turn of the Millennium. : (341–362).
Ringdal, Kristen; & Listhaug, Ola(2004) Civic Morality in Stable, New and Half-Hearted Democracies European Values at the Turn of the Millennium. : (341–362).

Edited Volume

Ramet, Sabrina P.; Ola Listhaug; & Albert Simkus, eds, (2013) Civic and Uncivic Values in Macedonia. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Listhaug, Ola; & Sabrina P. Ramet, eds, (2013) Bosnia-Herzegovina since Dayton: Civic and uncivic values. Ravenna: Angelo Longo Editore.
Listhaug, Ola; Sabrina P. Ramet; & Dragana Dulic, eds, (2011) Civic and Uncivic Values: Serbia in the post-Milošević Era. Budapest: Central European University Press.
Ramet, Sabrina P.; & Ola Listhaug, eds, (2011) Serbia and the Serbs in World War Two. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Conference Paper

Ringdal, Kristen;Simkus, Albert; & Listhaug, Ola 2008 Ethnic Polarization and Post-Conflict Animosity: The Case of Macedonia, presented at American Political Science Association, , 28–31 August.
Simkus, Albert;Ringdal, Kristen; & Listhaug, Ola 2007 Geographic Patterns in Attitudes towards Post-Conflict Reconciliation in Macedonia, presented at the 4th ECPR Standing Group of International Relations conference, , 12–15 September.
Ringdal, Kristen; & Listhaug, Ola 2007 Trust in Political Institutions: The Nordic Countries Compared with Europe, presented at Statsvitenskaplig Fagkonferanse, , 3–5 January.
Ringdal, Kristen;Simkus, Albert; & Listhaug, Ola 2005 Disaggregating Public Opinion on the Ethnic Conflict in Macedonia, presented at a conference on Disaggregating the Study of Civil War and Transnational Violence, , 7–8 March.
Carlson, Matthew; & Listhaug, Ola 2005 The Impact of Human Rights Conditions on Perceptions: A Multilevel Analysis of 58 Countries, presented at the 46th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, , 1–5 March.