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To grasp developments in Norwegian politics, Stein Rokkan’s perspectives are needed, PhD student Olav Elgvin of the Department of Comparative Politics writes in newspaper Klassekampen. Rokkan’s political-sociological perspectives are not sufficiently present, according to Elgvin.
The new Centre on Law & Social Transformation officially opened on 22 August and is to be a dynamo for interdisciplinary research on law as an instrument of social change.
September 10th Herbert Kitschelt visits the Department of Comparative Politics to give the annual Stein Rokkan Memorial Lecture.
Mobilized Islam and state-society relations in Muslim majority countries with a special focus on Syria, Tunisia and Turkey are Dutch Teije Hidde Donker’s research interests.
New students at the Department of Comparative Politics and European Studies were welcomed by the department leadership Friday August 15th , and given a presentation of both the discipline and faculty.
Judicial politics, democracy, political institutions in Latin America are Argentinian Andrea Castagnola’s research interests.
Why justices dissent in the Norwegian Supreme Court and the potential impact of such dissents on the court’s development is the topic of Henrik Litleré Bentsen’s PhD project.