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A new research project headed by Prof. Lise Rakner, will research whether dictators are abusing formal institutions in a Backlash Against Democracy (BAD) in Africa, or whether formal institutions increasingly restrain the discretionary power of more-or-less democratic politicians.
Johan and Ragnhild are the first-ever conference coordinators at the UiB Collaboratory. This spring, they are up to something big …
- Although elections are essential for the relationship between citizens and the political elite, the post-election phase and the subsequent correspondence between citizens’ expectations and policy outcomes is also fundamental, says new post-doc Andrea Fumarola.
SAMPOL’s newest graduate researcher is intrigued by “the many-headed creature that is civil society.”