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Citizens, Opinion, Representation

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

 

NEW EMPLOYEE

New post-doc tackles political inequality in post-communist countries

The Department of Comparative Politics' new post-doc, Trajche Panov, has been taking on several ambitious projects over the last years. For his post-doc term in Bergen, he wants to research political inequality in post-communist countries, both of which he sees as understudied.

New post-doc

New Post-Doc will research political responsiveness

- Although elections are essential for the relationship between citizens and the political elite, the post-election phase and the subsequent correspondence between citizens’ expectations and policy outcomes is also fundamental, says new post-doc Andrea Fumarola.

Workshop

Internal UiB workshop on ‘The Politics of Inequality’

January 17th 2018, the researchers connected to the project "The Politics of Inequality" in Bergen arranged a workshop to learn about each other's research and expertise.

New Article

Do Polls Influence Opinions?

A new publication by Sveinung Arnesen, Mikael P. Johannesson, Jonas Linde and Stefan Dahlberg examines the potential self-fulfilling prophecy of public opinion.

NEW EMPLOYEE

Do the poor vote for politicians who favour the rich?

New Ph.D. researcher looks at whether voters’ and leaders’ positions match up.

Activity

The research group meets once per month, on Wednesdays from 14:15 to 16, for presentations and discussions of research projects, guest lectures and student presentations of master thesis projects. See the Student Portal for further announcements.