Åse Berit Grødeland
Åse Berit Grødeland
Research Professor

    Academic background:

    PhD in Russian and East European Studies, University of Glasgow


Area of work:

Legal culture, corruption and anti-corruption reform, informal practice, civil society.


Research areas:

Emerging economies


Åse B. Grødeland is a political scientist/specialist on post-communist states. She holds an M.A. (mixed degree) from Oslo University, an M.Phil. in Soviet and East European Studies and a PhD from University of Glasgow.

Her PhD focused on the emergence and development of the Green Movement in Ukraine.

Grødeland has previously held research positions at University of Glasgow, NIBR and CMI. She has directed several international research projects on low-level corruption, informal practice, and legal culture in the Former Soviet Union, East Central Europe, South East Europe and the West Balkans. Grødeland’s research is methodologically innovative in that it combines qualitative and quantitative methods in an unusually integrated manner.

She also has extensive non-academic work-experience from countries in the Former Soviet Union – as a tour-leader to the USSR and as international expert on long-term media monitoring missions to several post-communist states. More recently, she spent a year in Central Asia working as Senior Analyst for The International Crisis Group (ICG) – covering Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Grødeland has published extensively – including several policy reports and analytical reports on countries in Eurasia.

She speaks fluent Russian and reads/understands Ukrainian.

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Åse B. Grødeland and Leslie T. Holmes

Nash chelovek , 2018

Åse Berit Grødeland

Public and Elite Perceptions of Supranational Courts: The European Perspective

Review of Central and East European Law , 2014

Åse B. Grødeland and Aadne Aasland

Elite Perceptions of the Judiciary in East Central and South East Europe

European Review , 2013

Åse B. Grødeland

Public Perceptions of Corruption and Anti-Corruption Reform in the West Balkans

The Slavonic and East European Review , 2013

Aadne Aasland, Åse B. Grødeland and Heiko Pleines

Trust and Informal Practice among Elites in East Central and South East Europe

Europe-Asia Studies , 2012

Åse B. Grødeland and Aadne Aasland

Civil Society in Post-Communist Europe: Perceptions and Use of Contacts

Journal of Civil Society , 2011

Åse B. Grødeland and Aadne Aasland

Fighting Corruption in Public Procurement in Post-Communist States: Obstacles and Solutions

Communist and Post-Communist Studies , 2011

Åse B. Grødeland

Elite Perceptions of Anti-Corruption Efforts in Ukraine

Global Crime , 2010

Other publications

Åse B. Grødeland and William L. Miller

European Legal Cultures in Transition , 2015 (forthcoming)

Åse B. Grødeland

Informal Relations in Public Procurement. The Case of East Central and South East Europe , 2013

I: Jan Kubik and Amy T. Linch (eds.)

Åse B. Grødeland

Networks and Informal Power Structure in South East Europe , 2011

I: Thomas Döring and Dietmar Sternad (eds.) Handbook of Doing Business in South East Europe

Åse B. Grødeland

Culture, Corruption and Anti-Corruption Strategies in Post-Communist Europe , 2010

I: Sebastian Wolf and Diana Schmidt-Pfister (eds.) Anti-Corruption Regimes in Europe. Between Corruption, Integration and Culture

Åse B. Grødeland

Culture, Corruption and the Orange Revolution , 2009

I: Juliane Besters-Dilger (ed.) Ukraine on its Way to Europe? Interim Results of the Orange Revolution

Åse B. Grødeland

Informal Practice, Cultural Capital and Politics in the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania , 2008

I: John Pickles (ed.) State and Society in Post-Socialist Economies

Åse B. Grødeland

Informality, legal insitutions and social norms , 2007

I: Transparency International Global Anti-Corruption Report 2007

Åse B. Grødeland and Aadne Aasland

Informality and Informal Practices in East Central and South East Europe

CERC (Contemporary Europe Research Centre, University of Melbourne) Working Papers Series , 2007