Carl Henrik Knutsen

Research Professor

Carl Henrik Knutsen
Additional position(s):
Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo

Work phone: (+47) 228 54244
Twitter: @carlhknutsen


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All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Dahlum, Sirianne; Carl Henrik Knutsen & Tore Wig (2019) Who Revolts? Empirically Revisiting the Social Origins of Democracy, Journal of Politics. DOI: 10.1086/704699.
Rød, Espen Geelmuyden; Carl Henrik Knutsen & Håvard Hegre (2019) The determinants of democracy: a sensitivity analysis, Public Choice. DOI: 10.1007/s1112.
Knutsen, Carl Henrik; Andreas Kotsadam; Eivind Hammersmark Olsen & Tore Wig (2017) Mining and Local Corruption in Africa, American Journal of Political Science 61(2): 320–334.
Dahlum, Sirianne & Carl Henrik Knutsen (2017) Democracy by Demand? Reinvestigating the Effect of Self-expression Values on Political Regime Type, British Journal of Political Science 47(2): 437–461.
Knutsen, Carl Henrik & Sirianne Dahlum (2017) What Counts as Evidence? Panel Data and the Empirical Evaluation of Revised Modernization Theory, British Journal of Political Science 47(2).
Dahlum, Sirianne & Carl Henrik Knutsen (2017) Do Democracies Provide Better Education? Revisiting the Democracy–Human Capital Link, World Development 94: 186–199.
Knutsen, Carl Henrik; Håvard Mokleiv Nygård & Tore Wig (2017) Autocratic Elections: Stabilizing Tool or Force for Change?, World Politics 69(1): 98–143.
Knutsen, Carl Henrik & Håvard Mokleiv Nygård (2015) Institutional Characteristics and Regime Survival: Why Are Semi-Democracies Less Durable Than Autocracies and Democracies?, American Journal of Political Science 59(3): 656–670.
Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2014) Income Growth and Revolutions, Social Science Quarterly 95(4): 920–937.
Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2013) Democracy, State Capacity, and Economic Growth, World Development 43: 1–18.
Knutsen, Carl Henrik & Hanne Fjelde (2013) Property rights in dictatorships: kings protect property better than generals or party bosses, Contemporary Politics 19(1): 94–114.
Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2011) Which Democracies Prosper? Electoral Rules, Form of Government and Economic Growth, Electoral Studies 30(1): 83–90.
Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2011) Security Threats, Enemy-Contingent Policies, and Economic Development in Dictatorships, International Interactions 37(4): 414–440.
Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2011) I’ll Mind My Own Business if You Mind Yours: The OAU and African Peace, Dynamiques Internationales.
Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2010) Investigating the Lee Thesis: How Bad is Democracy for Asian Economies?, European Political Science Review 2(3): 451–473.
Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2010) Measuring Effective Democracy, International Political Science Review 31(2): 109–128.

Popular Article

Carling, Jørgen; Marta Bivand Erdal; Bård Harstad; Carl Henrik Knutsen; Trude Lappegård; Torbjørn Skardhamar & Gudrun Østby (2018) Forskningsrådet vil snu opp ned på hvordan forskning kvalitetssikres, forbedres, vurderes og deles | Forskere ved PRIO og UiO, Aftenposten, 14 November.
Knutsen, Carl Henrik; Håvard Mokleiv Nygård & Tore Wig (2017) You’d think dictators would avoid elections. Here’s why they don’t., Washington Post, 14 March.

Conference Paper

Boese, Vanessa Alexandra; Scott Gates; Carl Henrik Knutsen & Håvard Strand (2019) Patterns of authority over space and time, presented at the European Political Science Association Annual Conference, Belfast, United Kingdom, 20–22 June 2019.
Hegre, Håvard; Carl Henrik Knutsen & Espen Geelmuyden Rød (2012) The Determinants of Democracy: A Sensitivity Analysis, presented at merican Political Science Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, January 9.
Knutsen, Carl Henrik 2008 "I'll mind my business if you mind yours": The OAU and non-intervention strategies in Post-Colonial Africa, presented at The Dynamics of Institutional Change and Conflict Working Group Workshop, , 29–30 September.

Report - Other

Carling, Jørgen; Marta Bivand Erdal; Bård Harstad; Carl Henrik Knutsen; Trude Lappegård; Torbjørn Skardhamar; & Gudrun Østby (2018) At the crossroads of open access to research, An assessment of the possible consequences of Plan S for publishing, research quality and research environments. Oslo: PRIO.
Carling, Jørgen; Marta Bivand Erdal; Bård Harstad; Carl Henrik Knutsen; Trude Lappegård; Torbjørn Skardhamar; & Gudrun Østby (2018) Veiskille for åpen tilgang til forskningsresultater, En redegjørelse for mulige konsekvenser av Plan S for publisering, forskningskvalitet og forskningsmiljøer. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - External Series

Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv; Carl Henrik Knutsen; & Gudmund Horn Hermansen (2019) Characterizing and Assessing Temporal Heterogeneity: Introducing a Change Point Framework, with Applications on the Study of Democratization, Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Institute Working Paper Series, 93. Gothenburg: Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Institute.

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