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Victor Lapuente Giné

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University of Gothenburg (Sweden)

Biography

Victor Lapuente is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Oxford and the Juan March Institute (Madrid). His research deals, in the first place, with comparative public administration, and in particular on the causes and consequences of adopting Weberian bureaucracies: why some countries have historically developed merit-based administrations while others have created more patronage-based or “at will” administrative apparatuses? Which are the consequences of these administrative choices over a certain number of socially relevant outcomes, such as corruption, quality of government or civil conflict? Secondly, Lapuente is currently studying values and attitudes of public managers from a comparative perspective. His research has been published in journals like The Journal of Politics, European Journal of Political Research, Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory, Governance, Public Choice, Journal of Comparative Economics, Party Politics, Political Research Quarterly or Local Government Studies. Victor is also a columnist in Spain's newspaper El Pais. 

Background and education

  • (2007) PhD, University of Oxford

Research

Research interests

  • Public Administration
  • Comparative politics

Selected publications

  • Dahlström, Carl; Lapuente, Victor

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    2017.Organizing Leviathan. How the relations between politicians and bureaucrats shape good government..Cambridge University Press,
  • Charron, Nicholas; Dahlström, Carl; Fazekas, Mihály; Lapuente, Victor

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    2016.Careers, Connections, and Corruption Risks: Investigating the impact of bureaucratic meritocracy on public procurement processes.The Journal of Politics,79 no.1:89-104
  • Lapuente, Victor; Rothstein, Bo

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    2014.Civil war Spain versus Swedish harmony: The quality of government factor.Comparative Political Studies,47, 10:1416-1441
  • Charron, Nicholas; Dijkstra, Lewis; Lapuente, Victor

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    2014.Mapping Quality of Government in the European Union: A Study of National and Sub-National Variation.Regional Studies,48.1:68-90
  • Charron, Nicholas; Lapuente, Victor

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    2013.Why do some regions in Europe have a higher quality of government?.The Journal of Politics,75 nº3:567-582
  • Dahlström, Carl; Lapuente, Victor; Teorell, Jan

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    2012.The Merit of Meritocratization: Politics, Bureaucracy, and the Institutional Deterrents of Corruption.Political Research Quarterly,
  • Charron, Nicholas; Dahlström, Carl; Lapuente, Victor

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    2012.No Law Without State.Journal of Comparative Economics,40(2):176-193
  • Fernández-Albertos, José; Lapuente, Victor

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    2010.Doomed to disagree? Party-voter discipline and policy gridlock under divided government.Party Politics,17(6):801-822
  • Dahlström, Carl; Lapuente, Victor

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    2010.Explaining Cross-Country Differences in the Adoption of Performance-Related Pay in the Public Sector.Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory,(20):577-600
  • Charron, Nicholas; Lapuente, Victor

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    2010.Does Democracy Produce Quality of Government?.European Journal of Political Research,(49):443-470