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.

Picture of Jana Birke Belschner

Jana Belschner’s TMF project is about to begin

– I want to understand very specifically which electoral reforms can contribute to making democracy in aging societies more generationally equitable.

Picture of Itay in Oslo

Came to Bergen and Norway to examine the private education market

Itay is taking a PhD at UNC Chapel Hill. This semester he is visiting Sampol.

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Setting out to build a new research field

Aaron Spitzer’s ERC project, CONFRONT, has started. Over a period of five years, the project will explore arising conflicts between settlers and indigenous peoples.

Dalia Grybauskaitė.

Breakfast meeting with former Lithuanian president

Dalia Grybauskaitė visited the Christie Conference and the Institute of Comparative Politics this week.

Picture of Georg Picot in his office.

Illuminated the politics of low-wage employment

Georg Picot’s WAGEREG project has come to an end.

Research at the Department of Comparative Politics is organised in two research groups and two research seminars.

Citizens, Opinion, Representation

Challenges in Advanced Democracies

Lunch seminars in Comparative Political Economy

Research Design and Methods