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.


Full house at the opening of the Citizen Lab

New UiB digital-research laboratory makes its debut


Five young researchers funded millions

Five UiB scientists will receive over 100 million NOK from Bergen Research Foundation and the University of Bergen, who aim to lay the groundwork for world class research.


Ten nationalities now represented at Comparative Politics

- Diverse groups are more likely to succeed.

Sampol-lecturer at high school

The Big Question

Hans Tanks auditorium at Amalie Skram high school was packed with interested and engaged students at Vg3 when Associate Professor of Comparative Politics Michael Alvarez lectured about democracy and American politics for the students of Amalie Skram on Monday.

Lee Epstein

Top law scholar to join UiB

One of the world’s leading judicial scholars has joined the University of Bergen as a visiting professor.

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