Challenges in Advanced Democracies

The research group focuses its scholarly activity on the diverse challenges facing established democracies and the transformations they undergo. Such challenges and transformations relate to a variety of specific research foci such as institutions, diversity, transnationalization, globalization, terrorism and counterterrorism, European integration, and human security. The latter encompasses environmental issues as well as the ways that welfare states address important challenges such as labor migration and immigration, economic downturns, and an aging population. Alongside its concern with empirical phenomena, the group also directs its attention towards contemporary political philosophy, studying the concepts and principles that people use to describe, explain, and evaluate political events and institutions.


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.


Michaël Tatham wins the 2017 UACES Best Book Prize

Professor at the Institute of Comparative Politics, Michaël Tatham, wins yet another award for his outstanding work on European regions.


Research for the worst off in the labour market

Georg Picot has long done research on temporary employment. For his next project he wants to study low-wage employment and how the state influences wages.

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.