Marcia GrimesThe Quality of Government Institute, Sweden (QOG)
Marcia Grimes is Associate Professor at the Political Science Department and a research fellow at The Quality of Government Institute, University of Gothenburg. Research Interests: Grimes research interests include the role of civil society in combatting corruption, both in terms of contributing to societal accountability, as well as advocacy efforts to bring about legal and institutional change. Her earlier work focuses on whether citizens’ perceptions of fairness in decision making affect their inclination to trust political institutions. She has also conducted research on the promise and perils of government transparency for societal accountability. On-Going Research: Grimes is currently exploring how the relationship between the political and administrative spheres of government affects clientelism and for the functioning of democracy more generally, expecially citizens' involvement in accountability efforts. Additionally, she is involved in a collaborative effort with Lena Wängnerud exploring the relationship between women’s representation and levels of corruption. Teaching: Since 2009, Marcia Grimes has been the Director of Studies for the Master of Science program International Administration and Global Governance.