- New study about interdependencies between societies and ecological system published in Nature Sustainability
- Heidegger in Ruins – a mini symposium on post-truth
- Sofia Näsström new Professor in Political Science
- 2019 Johan Skytte Prize to Margaret Levi
- Research grant from Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation for research on democratic self-defence
- Research grant from the Swedish Research Council to TRAMPOLINE
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Research at the Department of Government
Our research is characterised by methodological diversity, ranging from advanced statistical analysis to historical methods and analysis of ideas, and covers all major sub-areas of political science. A central focus of much of our research are questions of power and democracy as they arise in Sweden, Europe and the Global South.
- "Generous welfare systems don’t make immigration more expensive for countries" shows new working paper by Joakim Palme and Markus Österman et al.
- "The Politics of Public Silence" Camille Pellerin presents her research in seminar in Addis Ababa.
- "Why Academic Freedom Matters". See Li Bennich-Björkman's 2018 TEDx talk.
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Johan Skytte Prize
In 1622, Johan Skytte, then Vice-Chancellor of the University, established the Johan Skytte chair in Eloquence and Government, which is probably the world’s oldest active professorship in political science. The lands included in the original donation continue to finance research and the Johan Skytte Prize. The prize money of SEK 500,000 is awarded every year by the Skytte Foundation at Uppsala University to the person who has made the “most valuable contribution to political science”. Find out more about the Skytte Prize.