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Professor Frank Aarebrot and research assistant Kjetil Evjen’s 'Land, makt og følelser' was launched 28. November at Litteraturhuset in Bergen. The book collects Aarebrot’s decades-spanning lectures on European state and nation-building.
CICERO-Director Kristin Halvorsen and Friends of the Earth Norway Leader Lars Haltbrekken joined editors Elisabeth Eide, Siri Gloppen and Lise Rakner to discuss their new edited volume ‘Klima, medier og politikk’.
Professors Siri Gloppen and Lise Rakner have co-edited "Klima, medier og politikk", a book that addresses energy politics discourse with particular emphasis on Norway as a petroleum producer. Elisabeth Eide and Dag Elgsem are co-editors.
Professor Frank Aarebrot and research assistant Kjetil Evjen recently published a new introductory-level text book on European state and nation-building, based on Aarebrot’s lectures.
Norwegian Entrepreneurship in Africa and Oceania Edited by Kirsten Alsaker Kjerland and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen
Postdoctor Yvette Peters finds in a new publication that more affluent citizens influence public policy more than poorer ones, and that differences in turnout partially explains it. The article is published in West European Politics and is co-authored by Sander J. Ensink.
The project seeks to ascertain how much personal responsibility citizens believe they have for their own income. Professors Stein Kuhnle, Siri Gloppen, and post-doc Cornelius Cappelen represent the Department of Comparative Politics in the project.
The application deadline for international applicants to master studies at The University of Bergen is 1 December for study start in August 2015 .
The Green Economies Network held an international workshop with invited researchers and PhD-students at Bjørnefjorden Guesthouse nearby Bergen on the 13th and 14th of November 2014.
Jonas Linde and Stefan Dahlberg find in a new article that political representation and government performance matter for satisfaction with democracy. The former is most significant in established democracies, the latter in new democracies. The article is written together with Sören Holmberg.
In a new volume titled "The Routledge Companion to Bourdieu’s 'Distinction" three researchers from the Department of Sociology contributes with the chapter "Cultural Distinctions in an Egalitarian Society".
Associate Professor Michaël Tatham says to Norwegian newspaper Klar Tale that even if certain regions in Europe were to become independent, close relations to the parent state and the EU would be maintained.
World-leading experts on survey-based research methods were among the participants at the 2014 Norwegian Citizen Panel Conference in Bergen, November 6th and 7th. Researchers met to share and discuss experiences with the use of survey-based research methods.
Professor Frank Aarebrot of the Department of Comparative Politics has won the Norwegian Research Council’s 2014 Award for Excellence in Communication of Science. It comprises a cash prize of NOK 250 000.