Portrait: Anne Mette Kjær

Research Interests

International relations and governance. African governance and politics with a specific interest in public reforms.

Anne Mette Kjær

Assoc. Professor at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University


PhD and MA in Political Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Selected Assignments

Research Project Coordinator, Governance and state capacity in Uganda

Research Project Team member, Elites and the New Poverty Agenda

Consultancy Team member, appraising DANIDA governance programming in Uganda

Selected Publications

Kjær, Anne Mette with Yasin Olum (2008) "From confrontation to acquiescence? The role of civil society and the media in the 2006 elections in Uganda" in Rakner, Kiiza et al (eds) Electoral Democracy in Uganda: Understanding the Institutional Processes adn Outcomes of the 2006 Multiparty Elections, Fountain Publishers, Kampala

Kjær, Anne Mette (2008) "Governance theory and the urban bureaucracy" in Davies, Jonathan an dDavid Imbroscio (eds) Theories of Urban Politics, London: Sage

Boesen, Nils, and Anne mette Kjær (2006) "Power and Politics in Weak States: An Emerging Paradigm Shift for Donors?" Forum for Development Studies, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp 325-340

Kjær, Anne Mette (2008) " State Capture". Entry in Encyclopaedia of governance. London: Sage