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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.

Researcher to watch
Ragnhild Muriaas Politics as profession

Politics as profession

Professor Ragnhild Muriaas at the University of Bergen started her working career as a DJ. Now she investigates what strings must be played in politics to make a footprint.

News
Hakan Sicakkan

A vital moment to study international refugee protection

UiB professor Hakan G. Sicakkan’s newly launched project Protect will study refugees’ rights to international protection. A vital moment for projects like Protect, UN Refugee Agency says.

Money Talks
Money Talks Professor Ragnhild Muriaas in Malawi during political campaign

Patriarchal structures an obstacle to women in politics in many countries

– Most often the priviliged are the winners in politics, and who is priviliged depends on gender, says professor Ragnhild Muriaas, who has lead the research project Money Talks.

European Social Survey
ESS tildeling

Digsscore granted national responsibility for European Social Survey ESS

– We are very happy to mark our position as a national competence centre on survey data and development of the survey method, says deputy dean Ragnhild Muriaas.

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

Democracy and Development

Citizens, Opinion, Representation

Challenges in Advanced Democracies