Byborgerpanelet was a research collaboration between Bergen kommune and the University of Bergen. Sveinung Arnesen, Jacob Aars and Anne Lise Fimreite had over 80 randomly drawn citizens of Bergen in the Citizen lab to discuss local democracy issues, more specifially city district councils.
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.