Department of Government
Event: GOV-Day

Student-led GOV-Day tackles "(What) does democracy have to deliver to survive?"

Join us for the first ever GOV-Day on 3 May in UiB Aula to discuss with our MA students, eminent political scientist Bo Rothstein, and Faculty members.

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The Department of Government is delighted to welcome you to celebrate outstanding research and student work in the fields of Politics, Public Administration, Policy, and Governance at our first ever GOV-Day. In its first edition, GOV Day is dedicated to reflections on “(What) does democracy have to deliver to survive?”.

Globally, democracies are in decline and young people hold the least faith in democracy: as the world is a facing compounding global crises - should we question democracy’s ability to deliver? Do democracies across the globe offer progressive solutions to the climate crisis, to inequality, and safe pathways for migration? If not, can democracies survive? To discuss one of the most pressing issues of our time, we have invited the Swedish political scientist Bo Rothstein from the University of Gothenburg to challenge our students and invited panelist to a debate.

To respond to the key note address by Professor Bo Rothstein, a panel debate will follow led by our Master students.

We kindly invite you to join the starting with coffee/tea at 1pm.

Please join us and spread the word to those interested in discussing democracies in challenging times. Please register here to enable our beverage orders.

We look forward to seeing many of you for GOV Day!