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  • Strong Correlation between Corruption and Electoral Success of Populist Parties

    [3 Apr 2017] The quality of society´s institutions affects not only the service people receive but also who wins the political power. Research from the University of Gothenburg shows that corruption is one reason some European populist parties have achieved great electoral success in recent parliamentary elections.

  • New Index Indicating Increased Power and Opportunities for Women

    [20 Feb 2017] A new index makes it possible to compare women's freedoms and rights over time and space in an entirely new way. The index, developed by the research programme Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) at the University of Gothenburg, shows that women's power and opportunities have increased dramatically over the last 100 years.

  • We are looking for postdoctoral fellows, researchers and doctoral students

    [6 Dec 2016] The Department of Political Science is looking for postdoctoral fellows, researchers and doctoral students.

  • Prestigious Research Grant to Political Scientist

    [2 Dec 2016] Political scientists at the University of Gothenburg will use evolutionary biology methods to measure why some countries develop to stable democracies and some don¿t. This is made possible by an ERC Consolidator Grant of two million euros awarded to Professor Staffan I Lindberg, manager of the research programme Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem).

  • 28 million to political scientists from The Swedish Research Council

    [3 Nov 2016] The Swedish Research Council has taken decisions on applications in this year´s Open Call for proposals within Humanities and Social Sciences and Development Research. The department received 28,3 million kronor in total.

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