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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.

GLOBAL ACADEMIC NETWORK
Professor Hakan G. Sicakkan from the University of Bergen speaking at the launch of the UN Global Academic Network of migration experts in Geneva in December 2019.

Bringing science to Global Refugee Forum

The University of Bergen political scientist Hakan G. Sicakkan has been named as one of the members in the UN Global Academic Network of migration experts.

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.

Workshop
Workshop

Methods workshop: “Bayesian Measurement in R/JAGS” with Dr. Xavier Fernández-i-Marín

The department's internal workshop on measurements and concepts proved to be both challenging and rewarding.

New professor
Stefan Dahlberg

Stefan Dahlberg gains promotion to professor

Stefan Dahlberg, who has been an associate professor at the department over the last years specializing in themes such as voter behavior and experimental research, has gained his promotion to professor.

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

Democracy and Development

Citizens, Opinion, Representation

Challenges in Advanced Democracies