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The Challenge from Terrorism in the Nordic Countries: An analysis of citizens’ reactions, policy responses and legitimacy

September 4, 2018

Does the threat of terrorism lead to a ruder, more caustic political environment and an erosion of confidence in the authorities? This is what researchers in the NordForsk project “The Challenge from Terrorism in the Nordic Countries: An analysis of citizens’ reactions, policy responses and legitimacy” will be trying to determine. The project will use data from The Norwegian Citizen Panel, and compare with data from similar panels in Sweden and Iceland, together with researchers from Reykjavik University and the University of Gothenburg.... Read more about The Challenge from Terrorism in the Nordic Countries: An analysis of citizens’ reactions, policy responses and legitimacy

Yvette Peters. Foto: Eivind Senneset, UiB.

The Politics of Inequality. How Representative Democracy (Mal-)Functions in Europe

August 22, 2018

Yvette Peters, researcher at the Department of Comparative Politics at University of Bergen was awarded a recruitment grant from the Bergen Research Foundation (BFS) in 2016. Peters' project is titled "The Politics of Inequality. How Representative Democracy (Mal-)Functions in Europe".  You can read more about the project and her thoughts on democracy and inequality here. ... Read more about The Politics of Inequality. How Representative Democracy (Mal-)Functions in Europe

Democracy in the age of populism

Democracy in the age of populism

December 15, 2017

Jonas Linde, professor at the Department of Comparative Politics, UiB, was awarded a FRIHUMSAM-grant for the project "Democracy in the age of populism". The project aims to explore how the growth of the radical right has fuelled political polarization and mistrust - and what can be done about it.

Linde will use the Norwegian Citizen Panel to collect data, and cooperate with Stefan Dahlberg and Elisabeth Ivarsflaten, DIGSSCORE researchers and leaders, along with Andrej Kokkonen of Aarhus University and Eelco Harteveld, University of Amsterdam.

You can read more about "Democracy in the age of populism" here.