Rebekka Lange-Nielsen

Guest researcher
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Visiting address Gaustadalléen 30A Floor UE 0373 Oslo
Postal address P.O. Box 1143 0318 Oslo

Rebekka Ravn Lange-Nielsen will stay at ARENA until 15 Dcember 2021, and is an Associate Researcher at CERGU (Centre for European Studies at The Univerity of Gothenburg). She is currently involved in the Research Project Non-Compliance as a Threat to International Collective Action, being conducted in the period of 2019-2022.

Non-compliance with joint rules can undermine the sustainability of cooperation by affecting the will among other actors to both comply and create new rules. This project will explain the causes and effects of non-compliance for international cooperation, specifically focused on the EU; and contribute to literatures on collective action, non-compliance; and the role of international courts in enforcing collective action.

The project gathers two innovative datasets: on non-compliance from the rulings of the EU Court; and on the effects of non-compliance on cooperation through a survey with member state representatives to the EU Council.

Academic interests

Lange-Nielsens’ interests and previous work evolves around political economy, eastern Europe, democracy, and individual rights and rule of law in the EU.


Rebekka Ravn Lange-Nielsen has BA in Political Science from the University of Oslo. During that time she worked at Statistics Norway, collecting data for EU-SILK under Eurostat and Lederskapsundersøkelsen by ISF (Institute for Social Research). 

She then worked at the Norwegian embassy of Budapest, doing political reporting on the crackdown of academic freedom and the erosion of the independence of the court justice.

She then pursued a Masters’ degree in European Studies at Gothenburg University. At the same time, she was also an assistant researcher at V-Dem, involved in the production of the 2020 Democracy Report: Autocratization goes viral.

Published Nov. 25, 2021 11:16 AM - Last modified Dec. 3, 2021 11:03 AM