Department of Comparative Politics

News archive for Department of Comparative Politics

Professor Terje Tvedt criticizes Social Sciences for being “water blind”.
Georg Picot, Associate Professor at the Department of Comparative Politics, receives the Publication Prize 2016 of the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Lee Epstein visited the University of Bergen this week for a seminar on rule of law organized by the Department of Comparative Politics and the Faculty of Law.
Professor Paul Sniderman, from Stanford University, is visiting the Department of Comparative Politics. The occasion is the establishment of DIGSSCORE, the University of Bergen’s major investment in digital social science.
Lars Erik Berntzen is a former employee at the Department of Comparative Politics, and current Ph.D. candidate at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy). Berntzen is, together with Jonas Bergan Dræge, making the podcast "Politikk og Røvere".
Ingvild Aagedal Skage defended her Ph.D. degree at the University of Bergen on Friday May 27th with the thesis: «The urban poor as citizens and clients – enacting political agency through political parties and social movements in Kenya and Zambia».
Associate Professor at the Department of Comparative Politics, Michael Alvarez, is one of three finalists from the University of Bergen in a competition to find Norway's best lecturers by the newspaper Morgenbladet.
Maren Christensen Bjune defended her ph.d. thesis "Religious change and political continuity. The evangelical church in Guatemalan politics" on Friday 20th May.
Lars Skov Henriksen, professor at Aalborg University, visited the Department of Comparative Politics on Wednesday. His talk about Scandinavian civil society was very popular and well attended by the academic staff.
Given the opportunity, students exchanged the traditional written essay with lectures on the Boer's of South Africa, radio casts on LGBT rights and a road movie on political participation in the small island municipality of Utsira.
One million children of Erasmus couples and the Oslo embassy's trainee programme were among the subjects of EU ambassador Helen Campbell's guest lecture on Wednesday.
The SNoW 2016 Workshop invites papers on family-work relations and related social policies and welfare institutions in China and the Nordic countries.
The Meltzer Research Fund has awarded Professor Michaël Tatham the Meltzer prize for young researchers.
Professor Stein Kuhnle has a comment titled "The dilemma of more taxes for better welfare" on print in China Daily's edition on March 2nd.
In an article published in the latest edition of Scandinavian Political Studies, Jon Kåre Skiple and Gunnar Grenstad et al. analyze the behaviour of Norwegian Supreme Court Justices in economic cases in the period 1963 - 2012.
Safe and legal abortion, access to health services for non-heterosexuals, HIV transmission. Focusing on political determinants on sexual and reproductive health, professor Siri Gloppen is getting ready to hire a new post-doc to the Department of Comparative Politics.
In the latest edition of Journal of European Public Policy, read Georg Picot’s latest published article on «Globalization and healthcare policy: a constraint on growing expenditures»
Hakan G. Sicakkan member of international research group that receives funding for research initiative on hidden migration in the context of global economic, social and political transformations.