Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative
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About us

Dr. Fredrik Uggla

Contact Details:

fredrik.uggla (at)


  • Consultant


Fredrik Uggla has worked at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) as an evaluation officer and as a program officer in Bolivia and Egypt. From 2010 to 2012 he was the manager of Sweden’s regional program for democracy and human rights in the Middle East and North Africa. Fredrik has also participated in several independent evaluations of activities/organizations working in support of democracy and human rights, and in a number of electoral observation missions, primarily in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus.

Fredrik is an Associate Professor of political science and is currently on leave from Stockholm University where he holds the chair in Latin American Studies. His research primarily deals with democratization, institutional reforms, and different forms of political participation, and his findings have been published in several of the leading international research journals in these fields. He has also been a visiting fellow at various universities and institutes in South America and Europe.


Selected Publications:

  • Forthcoming: With L. Marsteintredet, “Allies and Traitors: Vice Presidents in Latin America.” Journal of Latin American Studies.
  • Forthcoming: “Latin America’s Human Rights Ombudsmen.” In Sieder, R., Ansolabehere, K. and Alfonso, T. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Law and Society in Latin America. 
  • “On-going Evaluation of Gender Mainstreaming at Sida – First report." Working Paper: Expert Group for Aid Studies, 2017.
  • Miradas Lejanas: Pensamiento social sueco sobre América Latina. CLACSO. (ed. with Maria-Therese Gustafsson), 2016.
  • With Katrin Uba "Protest Actions against the European Union, 1992–2007." West European Politics 34, no.2 (2011): 384-93.
  • "Incompetence, Alienation, or Calculation?" Comparative Political Studies 41, no. 8 (2008): 1141-64.
  • “Mainstreaming at Sida: A Synthesis Report.” Sida Studies in Evaluation: 05, 2007.
  • "Global Demands and National Politics: Attac in France and Sweden." Comparative Politics 38, no.2 (2006): 169.
  • "For a Few Senators More? Negotiating Constitutional Changes During Chile's Transition To Democracy." Latin American Politics and Society 47, no.2 (2005): 51-75.
  • "The Ombudsman in Latin America." Journal of Latin American Studies 36, no.3 (2004): 423-50.
  • "Disillusioned in Democracy: Labour and the State in Post-transitional Chile and Uruguay." PhD, Department of Government, Uppsala University, 2000.
  • With Axel Hadenius. "Shaping Civil Society.” In Civil Society and International Development. Paris: OECD, 1998.
  • "Making civil society work, promoting democratic development: What can states and donors do?" World Development 24, no.10 (1996): 1621-1639.