About the Research Programme on Democracy

Democracy as Idea and Practice is an interfacultary research programme at the University of Oslo. The programme has participants from several areas of research at The Faculty of Social Sciences, The Faculty of Humanities, The Faculty of Law and other faculties at the University of Oslo. Presently, about 50 researchers at the University of Oslo are associated with the programme.  Their research covers a wide range of topics in the field of democracy research, and deals with normative as well as empirical problems.

Research has new knowledge and new perspectives as its aim. The Research Programme on Democracy invites research on all aspects of democratization and democratic governance, but concentrate on four broad areas:

  • Constitutional democracy
  • Multilevel democracy – from local to global levels
  • Democratic participation
  • Cultural preconditions for democracy

Research problems in these areas can be analysed in various ways, but in each one of the researchers from different disciplines are brought together in seminars and projects.

Please do not hesitate to contact us  at demokrati-info@stv.uio.no if you want to discuss project plans, seminars, lectures, publication opportunities, etc.

Published May 6, 2011 9:38 AM