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Aksel Sundström, Associate professor (docent) and senior lecturer at the University of Gothenburg, gave a short lecture on Youth without representation.
Lena Wängnerud, professor at the University of Gothenburg, gave a short lecture on Cleaners from Venus? Gender and anticorruption stereotypes across European regions The presentation builds on a paper with colleagues Monika Bauhr og Nicholas Charron.
Bo Rothstein, professor at the University of Gothenburg, gave a short lecture on Controlling Corruption: The Social Contract Approach. The presentation builds on Rothstein's new book by the same name.
Anne Skorkjær Binderkrantz, professor at Aarhus University, gave a short lecture on Interest groups across different political arenas: the role of group type, resources and context. The presentation was based on work from the INTERARENA project - Interest Groups across Political Arenas, including the paper From Policy Interest to Media Appearance: Interest Group Activity and Media Bias, co-... Read more
Stein Rokkan Memorial Lecture Symposium “Stein Rokkan’s Legacy: The Past and Future of Comparative Politics” was held on Friday, October 29th. The symposium follows the 2021 Stein Rokkan memorial lecture on Thursday and commemorates the 100th birthday of Stein Rokkan The symposium re-evaluated Rokkan’s work on nation-building, citizenship, democratisation, mobilisation and comparative politics... Read more
With her ERC Consolidator Grant for the project "SUCCESS", Professor Ragnhild Muriaas will shed light on what makes women leave politics faster than men, and what makes them stay. With the project, she will launch a completely new way of understanding gender balance in politics.
What can society and global organizations do better to stop right-wing extremist radicalization and terrorist content online?
Global displacement has reached an all time high in 2021. The world has never needed the UN Refugee Convention more than in its 70th anniversary year.
How SAMPOL is on the frontier of polar political science
Stein Rokkan would have been 100 years old on 4 July 2021. He was one of the world’s leading political sociologists during the first decades after the Second World War and he played a core role in the development of the social sciences at the University of Bergen in the late 1960s. He established the subject ‘comparative politics’.
Still, a handful of neighboring states continue to host the majority of Syrian refugees.
The CORE Lecture Series invites leading international scholars to present their ongoing research.
Over the past decade, China has emerged as a large actor on the African continent – primarily through trade, investment and as provider of development finance. But China is increasingly also playing a more direct political role.
Professor Elisabeth Ivarsflaten receives the ERC Consolidator Grant for the project "INCLUDE". The project addresses one of the most fundamental challenges of our time; how to live peacefully together as diverse societies.
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.
– Migration is an important field of law because legal status makes an enormous difference. If you have status as ‘citizen’ you are protected by the law in a completely different way than refugees and migrants.
Chr. Michelsen Institute and the University of Bergen have a long-standing agreement to strengthen development-related research in Bergen. We now invite applications for collaboration between our two institutions. Deadline 20 June, 2020.

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