Short CV/Education and training

  • 2015
    Full professor, Lund University

  • 2011 – 2015
    Senior lecturer (associate professor), Lund University

  • 2008
    Associate professor (“docent”) in Political Science, Uppsala University

  • 2007 – 2011
    Junior professorship at the MZES, University of Mannheim

  • 2006 – 2007
    Post-doctoral fellowship, University of Twente

  • 2005 – 2006
    Post-doctoral fellowship, European University Institute, Florence

  • 2004
    ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods, University of Michigan

  • 2003
    Ph.D. in Political Science Department of Government, Uppsala University

  • 2001 – 2002
    Visiting scholar, Department of Political Science, University of California San Diego

  • 2000
    ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods, University of Michigan

  • 1998
    B.A. in Political Science, University of Stockholm

Selected publications

  • Hanna Bäck & Marc Debus. 2016. Political Parties, Parliaments and Legislative Speechmaking. Palgrave.

    Hanna Bäck, Marc Debus & Wolfgang C. Müller. 2016. “Intra-party Diversity and Ministerial Selection in Coalition Governments”. Public Choice 166: 355-378.

  • Hanna Bäck & Johannes Lindvall. 2015. “Commitment Problems in Coalitions: A New Look at the Fiscal Policies of Multiparty Governments”. Political Science Research and Methods 3: 53–72.

  • Hanna Bäck, Marc Debus & Jochen Müller. 2014. “Who Takes the Parliamentary Floor? The Role of Gender in Speech-making in the Swedish Riksdag”. Political Research Quarterly 67: 504–518.

  • Hanna Bäck, Marc Debus & Patrick Dumont. 2011. “Who Gets What in Coalition Governments? Predictors of Portfolio Allocation in Parliamentary Democracies”. European Journal of Political Research 50: 441–478.

  • Hanna Bäck & Axel Hadenius. 2008. “Democracy and State Capacity. Exploring a J-shaped Relationship”. Governance 21: 1–24.

    Hanna Bäck & Patrick Dumont. 2008. “Making the First Move. A Two-Stage Analysis of the Role of Formateurs in Parliamentary Government Formation”. Public Choice 135: 353–373.

  • Hanna Bäck. 2008. “Intraparty Politics and Coalition Formation: Evidence from Swedish Local Government”. Party Politics 14: 71–89.

  • Hanna Bäck & Patrick Dumont. 2007. “Combining Large-n and Small-n Strategies: The Way Forward in Coalition Research”. West European Politics 30: 467–501.

  • Hanna Bäck. 2003. “Explaining and Predicting Coalition Outcomes. Conclusions from Studying Data on Local Coalitions”. European Journal of Political Research 42: 441–472.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • ‘Explaining radicalization and political violence’, research project funded by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg foundation (2017–2020).

  • ‘Yes Minister! A Survey of Cabinet Ministers’ Influence on Social Policy in Seven West European Countries’, research project funded by FORTE (2014–2016).

  • ‘Extreme Activism? Psychological Determinants of Protest Behavior’, research project funded by the Swedish Research Council (2011–2014).

  • ‘The Ideological Cohesion of Parliamentary Parties’, research project funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (2011–2014).

  • ‘”Strong” vs. “Weak” Governments and the Challenge of Economic Reforms”’, research project, part of SFB program, funded by the German Science Foundation (with Wolfgang C. Müller, 2010–2013).

  • ‘The Presidentialization of Parliamentary Democracies’, research project funded by the Swedish Research Council (with T. Persson, 2007–2009).

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the evaluation board of the Swedish research council, 2016 – 2018

  • Associate editor of the journal Political Psychology, 2015 – 2020

  • Editorial board member for the journal Statistics, Politics and Policy, since 2017


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