Anders Lidström is Professor Emeritus in Political Science with a research focus on local, regional and urban politics and governance, in Sweden and in a comparative perspective.
Anders Lidström is Professor Emeritus in Political Science with a research focus on local, regional and urban politics and governance. Empirical studies concern both Swedish conditions and comparisons between countries. Recent studies include examinations of conditions for local self-government and local democracy and of comparisons of local systems of local government in different European states.
Recent publications include Multilevel Democracy. How Local Institutions and Civil Society Shape the Modern State (with Jefferey Sellers and Yooil Bae). Cambridge University Press, 2020 and the report on the reduced support for the Swedish social democratic party: "Socialdemokraternas tillbakagång 1973-2014: strukturella förklaringar och regionala variationer", Umeå universitet, 2018
New articles are “Subnational Sweden, the national state and the EU”, Regional & Federal Studies, vol 30, no 2, pp. 137-154, 2020 and “Adjusting to international standards: Has Sweden learned from the European Charter of Local Self-Government?” Lex localis - Journal of Local Self-Government, vol 16, no 4, pp. 951-969, 2018 (with Tom Madell)
Anders Lidström serves in the Group of Independent Experts on the European Charter of Local Self-Government, Council of Europe.