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Department of Comparative Politics

 

Comparative politics is the systematic study of political institutions, organisations, processes and behaviour at the local, national and international level. Comparisons across political systems and over time are central to the subject. The main focus of the research is democracy and democratisation in a wide sense, thematically and geographically.

Do you want to study Comparative Politics?


We offer study programs in Comparative Politics, European Studies and Democracy Building.
- Study programs

- For exchange students

- Read mores about studies in comparative politics

If you need information regarding your studies, you can contact the student adviser or The Information Centre at The Faculty of Social Sciences.

The quality of our lives

Taking Research to New Heights

Yvette Peters is trying to strengthen democracy by studying political inequality and representation. She likes the idea that her work is relevant.

Semester start

Fresh Heads of State Occupy Campus

On Friday August 19th, the stage was set for "fagdag" at the Department of Comparative Politics, as part of semester start week.

Law and social change

Welcome to the 2016 Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation

The Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation is an annual interdisciplinary meeting place for scholars who want to understand the interplay between law and social change.

SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

Islamist movements and contentious politics in the Middle East draw a record number of students

Post doctor Teije Hidde Donker says his research and course is about a “hot topic” that also relates to the debate on terrorism and the threat of radicalism in Europe and Norway.

Publishing

Two new articles from Jonas Linde

Jonas Linde, Professor at the Department of Comparative Politics, has together with Stefan Dahlberg published two new articles.

Research at the Department of Comparative Politics is organised in three research groups.