- Elisabeth Schober receives FRIPRO-funds Dec. 1, 2017 12:43 PM
REFLEX workshop: Expertise, democracy and non-majoritarian bodies
Nov. 27, 2017 2:49 PM
Modern democracies depend on expert knowledge. Yet giving more and more power to expert bodies that are not democratically elected may pose a threat to democracy. How can we avoid the illegitimate rule of experts?
Flying start for PhD network
Nov. 6, 2017 5:14 PM
The EU's legitimacy in the wake of the financial crisis was discussed by an international group of researchers in Oslo last month. PLATO has relevance written all over it, Vice-Rector Åse Gornitzka said at the project's kick-off Conference.
Inclusion and exclusion in an overheated world
Nov. 2, 2017 11:23 AM
Thomas Hylland Eriksen recently held a lecture in Aveiro, Portugal. Watch the video here.
- - People feel that social media is somewhere they live Oct. 31, 2017 12:39 PM
Free e-book from Overheating
Oct. 27, 2017 10:08 AM
Overheating is proud to announce the publication of a free e-book: "Knowledge and Power in an Overheated World", edited by Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Elisabeth Schober.
We are bursting with self-esteem in our 50s and 60s
Oct. 19, 2017 4:08 PM
Did you believe that young people feel like they are on top of the world? No, no, no, it’s the seniors who rules the roost.
Europe’s biggest political science conference at the University of Oslo
Oct. 2, 2017 3:15 PM
- Thank you from the Local Organising Committee
Only a few days before Norway’s General Elections more than 2000 experts on politics gathered at the University of Oslo for Europe’s biggest political science conference: ECPR General Conference 6 -9 September 2017. On the agenda was a broad range of interesting topics, amongst them: The future of the European welfare states, gender equality in recession, the EU and Brexit, Trump, and right-wing extremism and populism.
- A history of hope and disaster Sep. 29, 2017 2:50 PM
What happened after the financial crisis?
Sep. 29, 2017 2:24 PM
Fifteen young researchers from all over Europe are starting their PhDs this fall, all with the same question: Did the financial crisis lead to a crisis that now calls into question the very existence of the European Union?