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Professor Stein Kuhnle of the Department of Comparative Politics collaborates with Norwegian, Finnish, American and Russian partners on a new research project on welfare reform in Russia. The project is led by the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research.
The TV2 News Channel and The Royal Norwegian Naval Academy are among those asking for the Ukraine expertise of Associate Professor Terje Knutsen. During the tense situation in Ukraine Norwegian media have frequently asked for the Eastern Europe expert’s assessment.
The Ukraine crisis, the free trade agreement between the EU and the US and the EU’s relations with Norway were among the topics the EU’s ambassador to Norway Helen Campbell spoke about in her visit to the Department of Comparative Politics April 4th.
Professor Stein Kuhnle is the co-editor of a new book on work-life balance in Europe and China. Together with Norwegian and Chinese colleagues he discusses how China can learn from the experiences of European welfare states.
Professor Frank Aarebrot was recently honored for his TV-lecture on Norwegian history by Rector Dag Rune Olsen of the University of Bergen. Professor Aarebrot’s popularizing of academic knowledge has been widely praised in the weeks ensuing the live-TV lecture.
The annual Stein Rokkan Memorial Lecture was held 24 October. Professor Donatella della Porta, Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, Italy gave the lecture The reemergence of a class cleavage? Social movements in times of austerity. Professor Donatella della Porta is a prominent scientist in the field of social movements.
A delegation from the Department of Comparative Politics visited Shanghai in April. The program consisted of a workshop at Fudan University and signing a new agreement with East China Normal University.
A delegation from the Department of Comparative Politics visited Shanghai in April. The program consisted of a workshop at Fudan University and signing a new agreement with East China Normal University.
Sondre Båtstrand presents a new approach for categorizing politics in his article «Giving content to new politics», which will be published in Party Politics.
Sondre Båtstrand presents a new approach for categorizing politics in his article «Giving content to new politics», which will be published in Party Politics.
The research group "Challenges in Advanced Democracies" invites to a stimulating presentation. Wojciech Nowiak from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland, Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, will give a talk on "Welfare policy changes in Poland" at our research group seminar on October 24th.
Michaël Tatham has recently been named Associate Professor at the Department of Comparative Politics. This is a short presentation of our newest colleague.
Michaël Tatham has recently been named Associate Professor at the Department of Comparative Politics. This is a short presentation of our newest colleague.
This year's Rokkan lecture will be held by Margaret Levi, Jere L. Bacharach Professor of International Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Washington.
The American Political Science Association's (APSA) "Task Force on Democracy, Economic Security, and Social Justice in a Volatile World" published it's final report this spring. Siri Gloppen, from the Department of Comparative Politics, has been a member of the task force.
Professor Deborah Brautigam is moving on to Johns Hopkins University.
The first semester of the new exchange program at Fudan University in Shanghai is well underway. The semester course give students insights into Chinese politics and development in a global perspective.
The annual REPLA workshop for phd candidates – call for papers! Deadline for submission of abstracts: 22nd of february.

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