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Mastergrad i Politikk og forvaltning

At the Department of Government we conduct research on and engage in teaching within many of the classical problems in political science and political theory, such as the relationship between state and society, politics and administration; organization and individual; professionalization; the division of responsibility between the public and private sectors; democratization; the nature of politics; conditions for governance and leadership.   

Our study programmes are suitable for those who have an interest in understanding the construction of society, and who like discussing issues such as societal security, knowledge, climate, child protection, welfare policies, and large political-administrative reforms. Read about international students' experiences from our Master's programme here



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Asian Politics and Policy

What explains the growth of the NGO sector in China?

In a paper recently published in Asian Politics & Policy, Esther Song explains the evolution of NGO policies in China by drawing attention to central-level directives and the variegated origins of non-governmental organizations in China. The key is the adaptiveness of the party-state.

New publication
Illustration of Caro Koos

Stigma and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: Gendered Civic Engagement

Congratulations to Carlo Koos and Richard Traunmüller on their publication of their research in the recognised journal American Political Science Review.

Momentum 2024-2025
Postdoc Hege Stein GHelland.

Hege Stein Helland elected delegate for Momentum

Congratulations to our postdoctoral researcher, Hege Stein Helland, who has been elected as a delegate for the UiB Momentum program for 2024-25.

new publication
Professor Regine Paul

How can we create a democratic AI future worth living?

New "Handbook on Public Policy and Artificial Intelligence" (lead editor Regine Paul) tackles burning questions in digital era.

Name change

The department has recently changed its name, and we are currently working on updating our website. You may come across pages that show the department’s old name. Learn more about the recent name change here.

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