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Associate Professor Elisabeth Ivarsflaten says to Newspaper Aftenposten that the two parties’ different origins render them not fully comparable.
Increasing the pressure on mosques can contribute to further radicalization of Muslims, PhD student Olav Elgvin writes in an op-ed in newspaper Aftenposten.
How parties are able to reward their own voters was the topic of the 2014 Stein Rokkan Memorial Lecture. Students and faculty at the Department of Comparative Politics filled the auditorium to hear the prominent professor speak.
Associate Professor Ragnhild L. Muriaas and Happy M. Kayuni find in a new study of Malawi that even though earmarked electoral financing can improve the prospects of female candidates in intra-party nomination battles, such strategies also have unintended negative consequences.
How do Muslim religious leaders in Europe understand the relationship between Islam and politics? This will be answered in Olav Elgvin’s PhD proejct.
To grasp developments in Norwegian politics, Stein Rokkan’s perspectives are needed, PhD student Olav Elgvin of the Department of Comparative Politics writes in newspaper Klassekampen. Rokkan’s political-sociological perspectives are not sufficiently present, according to Elgvin.
The new Centre on Law & Social Transformation officially opened on 22 August and is to be a dynamo for interdisciplinary research on law as an instrument of social change.
September 10th Herbert Kitschelt visits the Department of Comparative Politics to give the annual Stein Rokkan Memorial Lecture.
Mobilized Islam and state-society relations in Muslim majority countries with a special focus on Syria, Tunisia and Turkey are Dutch Teije Hidde Donker’s research interests.
New students at the Department of Comparative Politics and European Studies were welcomed by the department leadership Friday August 15th , and given a presentation of both the discipline and faculty.
Judicial politics, democracy, political institutions in Latin America are Argentinian Andrea Castagnola’s research interests.
Why justices dissent in the Norwegian Supreme Court and the potential impact of such dissents on the court’s development is the topic of Henrik Litleré Bentsen’s PhD project.
Professor Stein Kuhnle and co-editors Pauli Kettunen og Yuan Ren presented the new Chinese-language book «Reshaping Welfare Institutions in China and the Nordic Countries» at the Nordic Centre, Fudan, on June 6th.
PhD student Svein-Erik Hansen Helle says to newspaper Trønder-Avisa that authoritarian regimes try to give the impression that decisions are made through thorough democratic processes.
Associate Professor Elisabeth Ivarsflaten says to newspaper Klassekampen that EU sceptics of all hues did well in the EU elections, with a few exceptions.
The second round of the Norwegian Citizen Panel recently ended, and a lucky participant has now won a 25 000 kroner travel voucher.
Professor Jonas Linde says to local newspaper Sunnhordaland that politicians often underestimate the importance of having the right contacts. A recent survey done by the newspaper shows that less than half of the elected politicians in the municipality of Stord believes knowing the right people matters for influencing political outcomes there.
The Department of Comparative Politics is now a partner in PluriCourts - The Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, a Centre of Research Excellence at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.

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