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Published Jan. 22, 2018 10:46 AM

C-REX have hired three new postdoctoral fellows and welcomes Graham Macklin, Pietro Castelli and Jacob Aasland Ravndal to the C-REX research team.

Published Jan. 22, 2018 10:46 AM

The ECPR Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy, the Centre for Research on Extremism (C-REX), and the Centre on Social Movement Studies (COSMOS) invite applications for the upcoming Summer School on ‘Concepts and Methods for Research on Far-Right Politics’, which will be held at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence, Italy, from Monday 25 to Friday 29 June 2018.

Published Dec. 1, 2017 12:43 PM

Associate Professor Elisabeth Schober has been granted FRIPRO-funding from the Norwegian Research Council as a Young Research Talent.

Published 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?

Published 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.

Published Nov. 2, 2017 11:23 AM

Thomas Hylland Eriksen recently held a lecture in Aveiro, Portugal. Watch the video here.

Published Oct. 31, 2017 12:39 PM

“Why We Post” is a project about the use and consequences of social media. Professor Danny Miller and his team have studied users around the globe, resulting in surprising conclusions. The recording of his lecture at UiO is now available.

Published 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.

Published 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.

Published Oct. 10, 2017 9:46 AM

M.Phil Jacob Aasland Ravndal at Center for Research on Extremism will publicy defend his doctoral dissertation for the degree of PhD: Right-Wing Terrorism and Violence in Western Europe: A Comparative Analysis

Published 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.

Published Sep. 29, 2017 2:50 PM

For decades, a lack of safe and efficient treatment meant that rheumatologists and their patients were caught between a devastating disease and harmful medicines, writes Jonas Kure Buer in an article at Sciencenordic.  

Claire Godet, Joris Melman, Jan Pesl
Published 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? 

Published Sep. 27, 2017 10:12 AM

The radical right party profited from the fact immigration was the number one election issue. But can its breakthrough last?

Vote leave campaign poster
Published Sep. 5, 2017 5:09 PM

European integration was long seen as unproblematic. Then Brexit came as a shock. ‘The world is changing, and it's both exciting and frightening,’ Professor Johan P. Olsen says. 

Published July 7, 2017 11:37 AM

While the differences between rich and poor have never been higher across OECD-countries, new research suggests that increased inequality can lead to higher risk of violence, racism, and extremism.

Gjørv commission at Utøya
Published July 3, 2017 10:29 AM

The 22 July Commission in Norway was closed and dominated by directors and experts. The Commission for Nuclear Waste Storage in Germany was open and dominated by expert groups and politicians. Which was better?

Overheatings project group at the closing conference.
Published June 29, 2017 11:37 AM

The Closing Conference of Overheating was held June 1, at the House of Literature in Oslo. The event was streamed live and is now available to watch in the following videos.

Published June 27, 2017 10:02 AM

The exhibition "Bel Suol d’Amore: The Scattered Colonial Body", by artist Leone Contini and curator Arnd Schneider, will be displayed at the Museo delle Civiltà in Rome from June 24 to July 9. 

Published June 26, 2017 11:04 AM

Christopher Sebastian Parker is a professor of political science at the University of Washington and will be a guest researcher at C-REX in the period August 15 - September 15

Published June 23, 2017 11:06 AM

C-REX Director Tore Bjørgo Chairs the section Right-Wing Extremism Beyond Party Politics at the ECPR General Conference in Oslo 6-9 September 2017.

Published June 21, 2017 3:41 PM

How often do incidents of antisemitic violence occur in contemporary Europe, and what trends are showing?

How exposed are Jewish populations in different countries? And who is behind these crimes?

Published June 1, 2017 4:14 PM

Economists have a large impact on policy-making, Johan Christensen writes in his latest book, where he reveals that neutral bureaucrats do not exist.

Published May 12, 2017 9:21 AM

A defining characteristic of this populist form of autocracy is the rejection of diversity and the attack on democratic institutions. Orbán is succeeding in both, Writes Cathrine Thorleifsson.

Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Published May 5, 2017 2:22 PM

What do you do when a global cooperation pollutes your hometown, while the owners live on a different continent? Who can you complain to when your job is moved to China? The research project Overheating has studied local consequences of globalization.

The closing conference was June 1.