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.
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- 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.

ERC Starting grant
Smilende mann med brun blazer og rutete skjorte foran SV-fakultetet.

Spitzer has been awarded the prestigeous ERC Starting Grant

«This is an opportunity to tackle prominent but largely-overlooked challenges plaguing the frontiers of developed liberal democracies» Aaron Spitzer says.

Christies gate 15 og navneskilt.

Christies gate 15 changes the building name to Stein Rokkans hus

On Friday, September 22nd, Christies gate 15 will be renamed Stein Rokkans hus. The official name change will be marked with a visit from rector Margareth Hagen.

Portrett av Ruben

New postdoctoral fellow

Ruben Berge Mathisen is the Department’s newest postdoc

New PhD course
Portrett av Däubler

New PhD course in Causal Inference with Observational Data

On 26-27 September Dr. Thomas Däubler will hold a two-day workshop that provides an introduction to statistical methods for causal inference with observational data

An illustration

The EU’s asylum policy: critical view from an advocacy leader

Catherine Woollard, Director of the European Council for Refugees and Exiles, visited the students of EUR105.

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

Democracy and Development

Citizens, Opinion, Representation

Challenges in Advanced Democracies