Department of Comparative Politics

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Comparative politics is the systematic study of political institutions, organisations, processes and behaviour at the local, national and international level. Comparisons across political systems and over time are central to the subject. The main focus of the research is democracy and democratisation in a wide sense, thematically and geographically.

Do you want to study Comparative Politics?

We offer study programs in Comparative Politics, European Studies and Democracy Building.
- Study programs

- For exchange students

- Read mores about studies in comparative politics

If you need information regarding your studies, you can contact the student adviser or The Information Centre at The Faculty of Social Sciences.

New associate professor at Sampol
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Welcome Kyle!

We are delighted to welcome Kyle Marquardt as our new colleague at the department

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Will Greenland gain sovereignty?

Sampol scholars explore Denmark’s Inuit territory as it grapples with the prospect of statehood

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Meet our two new PhD candidates

Lena Weltrich and José Zurita-Tapia are newly appointed PhD candidates at the Department of Comparative Politics.

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New PhD course in Panel and Pooled data Analysis!

The next course in the series of short courses in quantitative methods that the CORE research group organises will cover various questions and specification issues in multivariate analysis of pooled and panel data.

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Kappe – what and how?

On 3 May Sampol and Admorg jointly organised the seminar "Kappe – tips, tricks and experiences" for all interested PhD candidates at SV

Research at the Department of Comparative Politics is organised in three research groups.

Democracy and Development

Citizens, Opinion, Representation

Challenges in Advanced Democracies