Department of Administration and Organization Theory

Democracy and Citizenship in Education

The Department will offer a PhD Course in Democracy and Citizenship in Education this fall. Deadline for application is September 9th.

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The course elaborates democracy and citizenship in education from a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives. These subjects are relevant for many subjects in school as well as related disciplines outside school. Therefore, the course will reflect approaches from a variety of fields of theory and research. An important starting point is that the educational system in most Western countries has a mandate and a task to raise (prepare) democratic citizens. This task is being challenged by globalizations, increased diversity and marketization of education. The conditions for developing political, local, national and/or cosmopolitan identities change accordingly. On-going research projects will be presented and discussed in the course, and the participants will be invited to present their projects for discussion.


  • Trond Solhaug, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
  • Maria Olson, Stockholm University/University of Dalarna, Sweden
  • Hans Siggaard Jensen, University of Aarhus, Denmark
  • Ove Korsgaard, University of Aarhus, Denmark
  • Kjetil Børhaug, University of Bergen
  • Christine Jacobsen, University of Bergen
  • Marianne Takle, Oslo and Akershus University College


For more information see the course description page. Reading list will be announced soon. You will find the program attached below.