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Åse Berit Grødeland
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Senior Researcher (Researcher 1)

PhD in Russian and East European Studies, University of Glasgow

Research areas

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




  • Åse B. Grødeland and Leslie T. Holmes, ‘Nash chelovek’ (russisk for «Vår Mann»), in Alena Ledeneva (ed.), Global Encyclopaedia of Informality. Vol. 1 (London: UCL Press, 2018), pp. 299-303.

  • Åse Berit Grødeland. ‘Public and Elite Perceptions of Supranational Courts: The European Perspective’, Review of Central and East European Law, vol. 39, no. 1, 2014, 41-94.

  • Åse Berit Grødeland and Aadne Aasland. ‘Elite Perceptions of the Judiciary in East Central and South East Europe’, European Review, vol. 21, no. 1, 2013, 70-102.
  • Åse Berit Grødeland. ‘Public Perceptions of Corruption and Anti-Corruption Reform in the West Balkans’, The Slavonic and East European Review, vol. 91, no. 3, 2013, 535-598.
  • Aadne Aasland, Åse Berit Grødeland and Heiko Pleines. ‘Trust and Informal Practice among Elites in East-Central and South East Europe’, Europe-Asia Studies, vol. 64, issue 1, 2012, 115-43.
  • Åse Berit Grødeland and Aadne Aasland. ‘Civil Society in Post-Communist Europe: Perceptions and Use of Contacts’, Journal of Civil Society, vol. 7, no. 2, 2011, 129-56.
  • Åse Berit Grødeland and Aadne Aasland. ‘Fighting Corruption in Public Procurement in Post-Communist States: Obstacles and Solutions’, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, vol. 44, no. 1, 2011, 17-32.
  • Åse Berit Grødeland. ‘Elite Perceptions of Anti-Corruption Efforts in Ukraine’ (special issue: Anti-Corruption for Eastern Europe, edited by Diana Schmidt-Pfister and Holger Moroff), Global Crime, vol. 11, no. 2, 2010, 237-60.

    Also published in Diana Schmidt-Pfister and Holger Moroff (eds) Fighting Corruption in Eastern Europe. A Multilevel Perspective (Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2012).

  • Åse Berit Grødeland. ‘“They have achieved a lot because we have paid them to do a lot”: NGO and International Donor Perceptions of each other in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia and Serbia’, Global Society, vol. 24, no. 2, 2010, 171-99.
  • Åse Berit Grødeland. ‘Suspiciously supportive or suspiciously obstructive? – The Relationship Between Local Government and NGOs in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia and Macedonia’, International Journal of Public Administration, vol. 31, no. 8, 2008, 911-52.
  • Åse Berit Grødeland. “Red Mobs”, “Yuppies” and “Lamb Heads”: Informal Networks and Politics in the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania, in Europe-Asia Studies, vol. 59, no. 2, March 2007, 217-52.

Book chapters

  • Åse Berit Grødeland.  ‘Informal Practice in the Judiciary:  A Comparison of East Central Europe, South East Europe and the West Balkans’, in William B. Simons (ed.) East European Faces of Law and Society:  Values and Practices (Leiden/Boston:  Brill, 2014), 81-104.

  • Åse Berit Grødeland. ’Informal Relations in Public Procurement. The Case of East Central and South East Europe’, in Jan Kubik and Amy T. Linch (eds.) Justice, Hegemony and Social Movements: Views from East/Central Europe and Eurasia (New York: New York University Press/SSRC, 2013), 346-384.
  • Åse Berit Grødeland. ‘Networks and Informal Power Structure in South East Europe’, in Thomas Döring and Dietmar Sternad (eds.) Handbook of Doing Business in South East Europe (Basingstoke, Hampshire/New York, N.Y: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), 109-49.  
  • Åse Berit Grødeland. ‘Culture, Corruption and Anti-Corruption Strategies in Post-Communist Europe’, in Sebastian Wolf and Diana Schmidt-Pfister (eds.) Anti-Corruption Regimes in Europe. Between Corruption, Integration and Culture (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag, 2010), 137-60.
  • Åse Berit Grødeland. ’Culture, Corruption and the Orange Revolution’, in Juliane Besters-Dilger (ed.) Ukraine on its Way to Europe? Interim Results of the Orange Revolution (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2009), 79-102.
  • Åse Berit Grødeland. ‘Informal Practice, Cultural Capital and Politics in the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania’, in John Pickles (ed.) State and Society in Post-Socialist Economies (Basingstoke, Hampshire/New York, N.Y.: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2008), 229-52.
  • Åse Berit Grødeland. ‘Informality, legal institutions and social norms’, in Transparency International. Global Anti-Corruption Report 2007 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), 306-9.


  • Åse B. Grødeland, Morten Kinander and Janne H. Matlary, The End of National Legal Culture?  The Case of Norway (forthcoming, 2016).

  • Åse B. Grødeland and William L. Miller. European Legal Cultures in Transition (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015)



  • Åse Berit 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, No. 3 / 2007.

Other articles, op-eds


Slides and presentations



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