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A multi-faceted research environment

The Department of Political Science is well known for its eminent research and its deep engagement with the wider community. In the most recent evaluation of the research conducted at the University of Gothenburg, the Department of Political Science was found to be one of Europes foremost in its field.

Research profile

Our areas of research engage and affect people. They are pressing and highly topical areas such as:

  • elections and voter behaviour
  • opinions
  • democracy and democratisation
  • the quality of institutions
  • public policy and public administration
  • political theory
  • international politics
  • European politics
  • gender policy
  • environmental policy

Overall, the Department of Political Science aims to contribute to a better understanding of society so that we are able to meet society´s challenges with knowledge from a variety of perspectives.

Debate and community engagement

We are an open and modern Department of Political Science, engaged in debate within the community as well as research. The research results generated are crucial, topical, and often generate engagement far beyond the seminar room or conference locale. We disseminate our knowledge to a wider audience by publishing a steady stream of scholarly articles, books, reports and op-eds in the media. We also participate regularly as experts and commentators, especially during election campaigns.

More about our inspiring research 

Interested in our research areas? Read more here.

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