News on democracy
When Swedes agree to pause democracy
12 maj 2023
Swedish people are very positive about their democracy and how it works. Despite that, a majority thinks that our democratic freedoms and rights co...
Professor Ashok Swain has 500,000 followers on Twitter
31 mars 2023
Ashok Swain conducts research into climate change, right-wing populism and migration – global issues that have become increasingly urgent and press...
Democracy researchers to participate in literature festival
22 mars 2023
War, crime and literature as a path to reconciliation is the theme of the Uppsala International Literature Festival on March 23–25. One of the orga...
Gender equality in the Riksdag can be improved
02 mars 2023
In many ways, the Riksdag is an equal workplace, but research by Uppsala University shows that women face multiple obstacles in their work. A worry...
Early actions can prevent gang shootings
01 mars 2023
In 2022, Sweden saw an average of more than one shooting per day and more than one deadly shooting per week. Research shows that only a small propo...
“There wasn't one Soviet Union – there were a lot of Soviet Unions”
27 januari 2023
Hello there, Li Bennich-Björkman, professor at the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies and Skyttean Professor of Eloquence and Political Sci...
Political exclusion risks undermining democracy
05 december 2022
COLUMN. There are clear signs that the current political system is unable to offer all people equal opportunities to participate in political life ...
Conference: 30 years of EU citizenship
21 november 2022
This year marks 30 years since European Union citizenship came into being. It will be highlighted at an international, interdisciplinary conference...
Tackling nuclear threat through knowledge
19 oktober 2022
Since the war in Ukraine broke out, nuclear weapons have once again become a genuine threat to humanity. To promote nuclear disarmament, expertise ...
Energy: EU fuel tax cuts could increase Russian oil profits
19 september 2022
An EU-wide fuel tax cut of €0.20 per litre could increase oil profits in Russia by more than €8 million per day in the first one to three years, ac...
New thesis on radical nationalism and religion
16 september 2022
A new thesis from Uppsala University shows that religion has become important for Swedish radical nationalists. Historian of religion Tomas Poletti...
“The Sweden Democrats’ discourse has become normalised”
14 september 2022
The Sweden Democrats surpassed the Moderate Party and will now be a force to be reckoned with. What type of government are we most likely to see? A...
New data on violent political protest in UCDP
08 juli 2022
Violent political protest has become increasingly common across the globe, with the Middle East and Africa displaying the trend most often. This is...
Political intolerance limits debate in Sweden
16 juni 2022
Political intolerance is high in Sweden, and more than half are reluctant to express their views in public. This is shown in a survey conducted by ...
Can democracy solve the climate crisis?
13 juni 2022
Hello Linda Wedlin, organisor and moderator of a panel discussion during Almedalen Week with the theme ‘What knowledge and what kind of democracy i...
Why go and vote in the autumn elections?
07 juni 2022
COLUMN. Uncertainty is the fundamental existential condition of democracy. When we go to vote, we share that uncertainty about the future equally a...
Robert Goodin awarded the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science
25 april 2022
Professor Robert Goodin, Australian National University, is the recipient of the 2022 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, often referred to as...
Parents with a low education level discriminated in school choice
07 april 2022
Parents with a higher education and parents with Swedish names are treated better when they contact schools for information prior to choosing a sch...
Putin’s vision of a conservative orthodox superpower
06 april 2022
Following traditional, conservative and Christian Orthodox ideals, in contrast to the “morally adrift” West, and defending Russia as a superpower. ...
The threat of nuclear weapons creates a completely new situation
30 mars 2022
When Putin threatened use of nuclear weapons, the world saw the emergence of a new security situation. “Deployment of nuclear weapons is now seen a...