Magnus Bergli Rasmussen

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Magnus B. Rasmussen

Postdoc and Associate professor

University of Oslo and Oslo New University College

I am a postdoc at University of Oslo and a Associate Professor Oslo New University College Prior to this, I was a Senior Research Fellow at Institute for Social Research Oslo. My research is concerned with the origins of regulatory and redistributive institutions, the political and organizational forces that facilitate or restrict their development, and the interplay between them.

I have an fortchoming book with Cambridge University Press on my work on revolutionary threat and social policy development.

My work is featured in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Comparative Politics, British Journal of Political Science, Politics and Society, Social Science History, Scandinavian Political Studies, and news outlets such as the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage Blog and Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.

On the second of february I became father to Bernhard "Bernie" Bergli Stuvøy.



  • Welfare state development and social policy

  • Inequality

  • Party organization and electoral systems

  • Democratization

  • Forms of labor organization and mobilization

  • Historical data collection



  • PhD in Political Science, 2016
    Aarhus University

  • MA in Political Science, 2012
    University of Oslo