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Please join us for a special seminar presentation by Tom Leschine, Visiting Scholar from the University of Washington. Tom will be speaking on the research that has brought him to the Department of Comparative Politics this spring.
Thom Leschine, a life-long student of marine environmental decision making, is pursuing his interest in the far north while visiting the Dept. of Comparative Politics.
A project of audio podcasts brought Franklin Furlong to the Dep. of Comparative Politics as visiting scholar.
The history of China and the world and the natural evolution of Democracy are in prof. Alan T. Wood’s focus while visiting the Dep. of Comparative Politics.
The level of diversification among justices of the Norwegian Supreme Court has been mapped by professors William Shaffer, Erik Waltenburg (Purdue University) and Gunnar Grendstad, professor at The Department of Comparative Politics.
How did the banking crisis affect Icelanders’ political support and perception of corruption? Gissur Erlingsson, Richard Öhrvall (Linkøping U.) og Jonas Linde (Sampol) gives you the answers in a recently published paper.
In a new article, Michaël Tatham finds that the influence of demographically heavier and supranationally well-networked regions is greater than that of smaller regions. This is, however, conditioned by an indirect effect of the level of decentralisation.
Post-doctor Cornelius Cappelen finds in a new article in Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning that inheritance taxation has low legitimacy within the Norwegian population. Nonetheless, he and co-author Jørgen Pedersen conclude, an increase of the tax is principally defensible in light of egalitarian ideals.
In the spring semester 2015 the Department of comparative politics offer a new course titled SAMPOL 208: The Commercialization of Security in Peace and Conflict.
Post-doctor Gyda Marås Sindre has received a mobility grant co-funded by the EU (The Marie Curie Fellowship) and the The Norwegian Research Council. Sindre will study post-conflict political parties.
Professor Siri Gloppen and colleagues study the nature and effects of the juridification of welfare policy in a new edited volume published by Edward Elgar Publishing. Post-doctor Cornelius Cappelen and Professor Lise Rakner contribute chapters.
Visiting scholar Stefan Dahlberg finds in a new article that transitions in issue ownership are fairly common – more common than usually believed – but that the frequency of these transitions largely depends on the precise definition being used. The article is published in Scandinavian Political Studies and is co-authored by Love Christensen and Johan Martinsson.
Professor Lars Svåsand finds in a new article that flawed party regulation has contributed to a deinstitutionalization of the Malawian party system. The article is published in International Political Science Review.
Marybel Perez presents her dissertation 02. December 2014 for the degree of PhD at the University of Bergen: ‘The European Union’s socialising institutions. The role of EU think tanks in EU policymaking’.
Upon an initiative by Professor Stein Kuhnle and Norwegian Social Science Data Services Director Bjørn Henrichsen, author Arild Stubhaug has begun writing the official biography of comparative politics co-founder Stein Rokkan.
Professor Frank Aarebrot and research assistant Kjetil Evjen’s 'Land, makt og følelser' was launched 28. November at Litteraturhuset in Bergen. The book collects Aarebrot’s decades-spanning lectures on European state and nation-building.

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