Magnus Bergli Rasmussen

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Magnus B. Rasmussen

Associate professor

University of South Eastern Norway

I am associate professor at University of South Eastern Norway. Prior to this, I was a postdoc at University of Oslo and Senior Research Fellow at Institute for Social Research.

My research is concerned the development of social policy, political institutions, parties and trade unions through extensive historical data collection.

Add my forthcoming book (Reforming to Survive: The Bolshevik Origins of Social Policies) to your wishlist here.

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 2021 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