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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.

RESEARCHERS TO WATCH

Fighting for democracy

Thomas Piketty's bestseller about capitalism made it clear to Yvette Peters what her next research project would focus on: political inequality.

New publication

Labour market reform in Italy and Spain

UiB political scientist finds diversity in state austerity responses

RESEARCH | POLITICAL STUDIES

When reintegrating ex-fighters, does ‘how’ matter more than ‘what’?

Comparative politics scholar Johanna Söderström makes a surprising discovery as part of a research project on peacebuilding.

STUDYING THE STUDIES

Getting the big picture of Norwegian political science

Comparative politics scholars analyze 15 years of major publications.

Publication

Assessing democracy in the ‘Bergen tradition’

New work by Michaël Tatham and Yvette Peters at the Department of Comparative Politics grapples with European changes.

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

Democracy and Development

Citizens, Opinion, Representation

Challenges in Advanced Democracies