Åse Berit Grødeland

Research Professor (Researcher I)


Phone: +47 971 69 114

E-mail:  ase.b.grodeland@fafo.no


Åse B. Grødeland is a specialist on post-communist states. She holds an M.A. (Oslo University), an M.Phil. in Soviet and East European Studies and a PhD (University of Glasgow). Her PhD focused on the emergence and development of the Green Movement in Ukraine. Grødeland has previously held research positions at University of Glasgow, NIBR and CMI. She has directed several international research projects on low-level corruption, informal practice, and legal culture in several post-communist states – including Ukraine. Grødeland’s research is methodologically innovative: it combines qualitative and quantitative methods in an unusually integrated manner. She also has non-academic work-experience from Ukraine and other countries of the Former Soviet Union – incl. as international expert on long-term media monitoring missions. More recently, she spent a year in Central Asia working as Senior Analyst for The International Crisis Group (ICG). Grødeland has published extensively. She speaks fluent Russian and reads/understands Ukrainian.


Corruption, informal practice, legal culture, legal transfers, civil society, NGOs.




  • Åse B. Grødeland and William L. Miller, European Legal Cultures in Transition (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), xx + 566 pp. ISBN 978-1-107-05035-8 cloth & E-book.
  • William L. Miller, Åse B. Grødeland and Tatyana Y. Koshechkina, A Culture of Corruption? Coping with Government in Postcommunist Europe (Budapest: Central European University Press, 2001), xviii + 365 pp. ISBN 963 9116 98 X cloth/963 9116 99 8 paperback).

Published in Ukrainian as: William L. Miller, Åse B. Grødeland and Tatyana Y. Koshechkina (translator: Dmytro Sklyarenko), Zvychayeva Koruptsiya? [Routine Corruption?] (Kyiv: K.I.S. Ltd, 2004). ISBN 966-8039-38-6 (paperback).

  • Åse Berit Grødeland. ’Culture, Corruption and the Orange Revolution’, in Juliane Besters-Dilger (ed.) Ukraine on its Way to Europe? Interim Results of the Orange Revolution (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2009), 79-102.

Published in Ukrainian as: ‘Kulturni zasady, korruptsia ta Pomarancheva revoliutsia’, in Juliane Besters-Dilger (ed.) Ukraina na shliakhu do Evropy. Promizhni rezultati Pomaranchevoi revoliutsii (Kyiv: Kyevo-Mohylianska akademia, 2009).