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.


A senior UiB official returns to her roots

The Department of Comparative Politics has a new professor, but she’s no junior staffer. Until recently she was the University of Bergen’s second-in-command.


- There are many ways to teach, even within the format of a lecture

Department’s new lecturer brings creativity to the classroom.


What factors shape voters’ views of female candidates?

New post-doc explores perceptions of women in politics.


A ‘scholar at risk’ finds sanctuary

The Department of Comparative Politic's new guest professor is a target of the Azerbaijani regime.

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

Democracy and Development

Citizens, Opinion, Representation

Challenges in Advanced Democracies