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  • August Röhss Chair in Political Science

    [15 May 2020] The Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, now seeks to appoint a world class researcher, outstanding teacher and committed colleague to the August Röhss Professorship in Political Science. The ideal candidate will be a scholar of international distinction with an excellent record of research in one or several of the subfields of political science. The candidate will also have a commitment to and enthusiasm for teaching and student advising, institution building, and engagement with policymakers, practitioners and the public.

  • The University of Gothenburg starts the autumn 2020 term remotely

    [14 May 2020] In order to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, the University of Gothenburg will start the autumn term with the same general restrictions that are already in place. This means that remote studies will continue at least until 31 October, at the earliest. This was decided by the Vice-Chancellor on Monday.

  • Old democracies cope better with severe crisis than newer ones

    [6 May 2020] In established democracies with long experience of democracy, the risk of democratic breakdown, in the face of a crisis like the current corona-crisis, is low. The outlook is very different for new democracies, especially those with weak civil society and weak political parties, according to research from the University of Gothenburg.

  • To be fast and accurate - a dilemma for journalists during crises

    [3 Apr 2020] When the crisis strikes journalists struggle with being both quick and correct. Often news are being published with wordings like "according to unconfirmed (or uncertain) information". The researchers Jacob Sohlberg and Bengt Johansson at University of Gothenburg have investigated if the public understand these so called journalistic disclaimers.

  • Prize for PhD thesis on sexual violence

    [1 Apr 2020] Anne-Kathrin Kreft, postdoc at the Department of Political Science, has been awarded the Christiane-Rajewsky-Preis 2020 for her PhD thesis Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict: Threat, Mobilization and Gender Norms, by the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies.

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