Faculty of Social Sciences

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Post-doctor Cornelius Cappelen finds in a new article in Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning that inheritance taxation has low legitimacy within the Norwegian population. Nonetheless, he and co-author Jørgen Pedersen conclude, an increase of the tax is principally defensible in light of egalitarian ideals.
In the spring semester 2015 the Department of comparative politics offer a new course titled SAMPOL 208: The Commercialization of Security in Peace and Conflict.
Post-doctor Gyda Marås Sindre has received a mobility grant co-funded by the EU (The Marie Curie Fellowship) and the The Norwegian Research Council. Sindre will study post-conflict political parties.
Professor Siri Gloppen and colleagues study the nature and effects of the juridification of welfare policy in a new edited volume published by Edward Elgar Publishing. Post-doctor Cornelius Cappelen and Professor Lise Rakner contribute chapters.
Visiting scholar Stefan Dahlberg finds in a new article that transitions in issue ownership are fairly common – more common than usually believed – but that the frequency of these transitions largely depends on the precise definition being used. The article is published in Scandinavian Political Studies and is co-authored by Love Christensen and Johan Martinsson.
Ann Nilsen at The Department of Sociology has published a new article in the latest edition of Families, Relationships and Societies.
Associate Professor Katrine Vellesen Løken at the Department of Economics is one of the researchers at the University of Bergen who has been given a prestigious research funding throught the FRIPRO program for young research talents.
How do Norwegian energy corporations handle corporate social responsibility when they invest abroad? A new project at the Department of Social Anthropology, led by Professor Ståle Knudsen, aims to explore this timely issue. The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway and will involve partners from Christian Michelsen Institute, the University of Sussex, and others.
Professor Lars Svåsand finds in a new article that flawed party regulation has contributed to a deinstitutionalization of the Malawian party system. The article is published in International Political Science Review.
The ECOPAS project of the university’s Department of Social Anthropology brings the climate challenges faced by the Pacific Islands to Bergen, through a new collaboration between the University of Bergen and the Bergen International Festival.
Marybel Perez presents her dissertation 02. December 2014 for the degree of PhD at the University of Bergen: ‘The European Union’s socialising institutions. The role of EU think tanks in EU policymaking’.
Upon an initiative by Professor Stein Kuhnle and Norwegian Social Science Data Services Director Bjørn Henrichsen, author Arild Stubhaug has begun writing the official biography of comparative politics co-founder Stein Rokkan.