Martin Søyland

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Mobile phone +47 93662683
Room 717
Available hours Thursday 09.00-10.00
Visiting address Gullhaug torg 1 0484 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1097 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic interests

  • Comparative politics
  • Methodology  and statistics
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Executive-legislative relationship
  • Ministerial durability studies
  • Stortinget


  • PhD in Political Science, University of Oslo (2016-2020)
  • MA in Political Science, University of Oslo (2013-2015)
  • BA in Political Science, University of Oslo (2010-2013)
  • One-year program in History, University of Stavanger (2009-2010)
Tags: Comparative Politics, Methodology, Statistics, Parliamentarism


  • Søyland, Martin (2022). Party Control and Responsiveness: How MPs Use Variation in Lower-Level Institutional Design as an Electoral Responsiveness Mechanism. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. ISSN 1613-0073. 3133.
  • Søyland, Martin & Høyland, Bjørn (2021). The Politics of Legislative Debates. In Bäck, Hanna; Debus, Marc & Fernandes, Jorge (Ed.), The politics of legislative debates. Oxford University Press. ISSN 9780198849063. p. 633–650. doi: 10.1093/oso/9780198849063.003.0031.
  • Finseraas, Henning; Høyland, Bjørn & Søyland, Martin G. (2020). Climate politics in hard times: How local economic shocks influence MPs attention to climate change. European Journal of Political Research. ISSN 0304-4130. doi: 10.1111/1475-6765.12415. Full text in Research Archive
  • Søyland, Martin G. & Høyland, Bjørn (2019). Electoral Reform and Parliamentary Debates. Legislative Studies Quarterly. ISSN 0362-9805. 44(4), p. 593–615. doi: 10.1111/lsq.12237. Full text in Research Archive
  • Langsæther, Peter; Gjerløw, Haakon & Søyland, Martin G. (2019). Is all PR good PR? How the content of media exposure affects candidate popularity. Electoral Studies: an international journal on voting and electoral systems and strategy. ISSN 0261-3794. 57, p. 143–152. doi: 10.1016/j.electstud.2018.11.009. Full text in Research Archive
  • Lapponi, Emanuele; Søyland, Martin G.; Velldal, Erik & Oepen, Stephan (2018). The Talk of Norway: A Richly Annotated Corpus of the Norwegian Parliament, 1998–2016. Language Resources and Evaluation. ISSN 1574-020X. 52(3), p. 873–893. doi: 10.1007/s10579-018-9411-5. Full text in Research Archive
  • Søyland, Martin G. (2017). Survival of the Ministers: On Ministerial Durability in Postwar Norway. Scandinavian Political Studies. ISSN 0080-6757. 40(2), p. 182–206. doi: 10.1111/1467-9477.12086. Full text in Research Archive
  • Søyland, Martin G. (2015). Tilbakeholden og ekspansiv liberalisme: - Om utenrikspolitikk i State of the Union-taler. Internasjonal Politikk. ISSN 0020-577X. 73(1), p. 7–28. doi: 10.17585/ip.v73.241.

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Published June 17, 2015 10:48 AM - Last modified Apr. 6, 2022 12:20 PM