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We are immensely happy to announce that our PhD-fellow Barbara Ruiken successfully defended her dissertation “Discretionary Decision-Making in Child Protection Care Order Cases” and has therefore acquired a PhD at the University of Bergen. The defense took place on 16.4.2024.
Our colleague Fabian Hattke has been honored for his co-authored article “Theories and Theorizing in Public Administration: A Systematic Review. The award has been announced at the annual meeting of the Commission Public Management in the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB).
Juliana Tappe Ortiz proposes to extend research on rebel leader characteristics and peace negotiations.
This year’s theme for International Women's Day focuses on Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress and the crucial role of inclusion in achieving gender equality. For this occasion we re-visit Professor Ragnhild Muriaas' research on gendered electoral financing, delving into global initiatives shaping women's political participation in different countries.
Postdoctoral Fellow Juliana Tappe Ortiz and Associate Professor Corentin Poyet participated to the "6th international week" of the Catholic University of Lille.
Head of the course Lise Rykkja and Jill Loga welcomed the first cohort of leaders from the ministries and affiliated units to Bergen and to the political science course on wicked problems, collaboration, and coordination in the public sector.
The Department of Government has the pleasure to present the annual March / Olsen Honorary Lecture, featuring Professor Kerstin Sahlin as our distinguished speaker with a lecture on "The Institutional Ambiguity of Universities".
The article Value Conflicts Revisited: Muslims, Gender Equality, and Gestures of Respect published in British Journal of Political Science, is based on the study of the inclusion of Muslims in liberal democracies in the presence of value conflict.
As part of the Breaking Bad Understanding Backlash to Democracy in Africa, Lise Rakner with Marja Hinfelaar , Sishuwa Sishuwa and Nic van de Walle (2023) published the following article in a special issue of Journal of Eastern African Studies focusing on Zambia's most recent elections.
Lise Rakner, with Odd Helge Fjeldstad (CMI) have published a book chapter in a recent new publication from Oxford University Press.
Esther Song started in January as the Department of Government’s first tenure track associate professor, focusing on China as a global actor.
Kjetil Børhaug and Hanne Kvilhaugsvik are contributors of a recent book on the framework plan for kindergartens.
What are the key drivers behind the European Union's groundbreaking regulation of artificial intelligence?
Arild Aurvåg Farsund is co-author of this book, which was written together with John Erik Fossum, Christopher Lord, Fay Madeleine Farstad, Merethe Dotterud Leiren, Espen D.H. Olsen, Marianne Riddervold, Johanne Døhlie Saltnes, Øyvind Svendsen and Jarle Trondal.
On Friday, August 25th 2023, the Department of Government was pleased to host this year's March / Olsen Honorary Lecture with Professor Walter W. (Woody) Powell as the distinguished speaker. The title of the lecture by Professor Powell was called "The Iron Cage Redux - Looking Back and Forward".
Who are the key actors in interest intermediation in higher education in Western Europe?
Carlo Koos from the Department of Government is one of the authors of this new article published in American Political Science Review.
New article in the prestigious Journal of Social Policy: PhD candidate Mathea Loen and Professor Marit Skivenes finds that a majority of populations in Czechia, England, Finland, Norway, Poland, and Romania express confidence in their child protection system.