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The University of Bergen offers a PhD course in connection with Bergen Exchanges 2016, organized by Centre on Law and Social Transformation (Chr. Michelsen Institute and Department of Comparative Politics). The course is held August 18th – August 26th.
Kenneth Bo Nielsen recently published an article on the flamboyant Indian politician Mamata Banerjee in the book "India's Democracies".
Alf Gunvald Nilsen has published an article in the International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society (IJPCS)
In April and June this year two PhD scholars from the Department of Social Anthropology defended their thesis.
There is a vacancy for a PhD position as well as a postdoctoral research fellow position at the Department of Comparative Politics within the research group on Democracy and Development.
Georg Picot, Associate Professor at the Department of Comparative Politics, receives the Publication Prize 2016 of the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Lee Epstein visited the University of Bergen this week for a seminar on rule of law organized by the Department of Comparative Politics and the Faculty of Law.
Professor Paul Sniderman, from Stanford University, is visiting the Department of Comparative Politics. The occasion is the establishment of DIGSSCORE, the University of Bergen’s major investment in digital social science.
On the 25th and 26th of April and 12th of May Nepal was struck by massive earthquakes. One year later we wanted to explore which farming systems fared better or worse after this natural disaster.
Lars Erik Berntzen is a former employee at the Department of Comparative Politics, and current Ph.D. candidate at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy). Berntzen is, together with Jonas Bergan Dræge, making the podcast "Politikk og Røvere".
Ingvild Aagedal Skage defended her Ph.D. degree at the University of Bergen on Friday May 27th with the thesis: «The urban poor as citizens and clients – enacting political agency through political parties and social movements in Kenya and Zambia».