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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.

Study | Sampol

Elective courses autumn 2017

Wondering which courses to choose this autumn? Here is an overview over elective courses at the 200-level at the Department of Comparative Politics. The courses are open for all students at the University of Bergen and taught in English.

Book-prize winner

Political scientist scores publication award

Professor Michaël Tatham honoured by the Faculty of Social Sciences for his volume on European regions, which was published by Oxford University Press.

New Publication

How do political parties address precarious labour?

SAMPOL researcher examines stances on ‘non-standard employment’

NEWS | MIGRATION

A renewed focus on migration

Professor Hakan G. Sicakkan wants to strengthen research on migration and transnationality in Bergen as part of the University of Bergen's focus on global challenges, which is one of three focus areas in the university's strategy for 2016-2022.

NEWS | GLOBAL CHALLENGES

New focus area successfully launched

The Faculty of Social Sciences contributes strongly within all three pillars of the focus area Global Challenges: global health, inequality and migration.

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

Democracy and Development

Citizens, Opinion, Representation

Challenges in Advanced Democracies