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A key concern for this research group is bottom-up processes in advanced democracies.  Many group members study some aspect of political participation or behavior either among the mass public or among elites. Central research topics include:

  • participation, social capital and civil society organizations
  • elections, election campaigns and voting behavior
  • public opinion
  • media and political communication
  • political parties and political representation
  • elite political behavior
  • quantitative, experimental and survey research methods
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CORE Lecture Series

The CORE Lecture Series invites leading international scholars to present their ongoing research.

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Stein Rokkan’s Legacy: The Past and Future of Comparative Politics

Stein Rokkan Memorial Lecture Symposium “Stein Rokkan’s Legacy: The Past and Future of Comparative Politics” was held on Friday, October 29th. The symposium follows the 2021 Stein Rokkan memorial lecture on Thursday and commemorates the 100th birthday of Stein Rokkan The symposium re-evaluated...

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Wouter Veenendaal: Population and Politics: The Impact of Scale

Wouter Veenendaal, associate professor at Leiden University, gave a short lecture on Population and Politics: The Impact of Scale. The presentation builds on Veendenaal’s book (co-authored with John Gerring, professor at the University of Texas at Austin) by the same name.

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Lena Wängnerud: Cleaners from Venus? Gender and anticorruption stereotypes across European regions

Lena Wängnerud, professor at the University of Gothenburg, gave a short lecture on Cleaners from Venus? Gender and anticorruption stereotypes across European regions The presentation builds on a paper with colleagues Monika Bauhr og Nicholas Charron.

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Bo Rothstein: Controlling Corruption - The Social Contract Approach

Bo Rothstein, professor at the University of Gothenburg, gave a short lecture on Controlling Corruption: The Social Contract Approach. The presentation builds on Rothstein's new book by the same name.

Activity

The research group meets once per month, on Wednesdays from 12:15 to 14, for presentations and discussions of research projects, guest lectures and student presentations of master thesis projects.