Nordic Political Science Association




Course at Oslo Summer School

NoPSA is arranging a course at Oslo Summer School in Comparative Social Science Studies 2016. The course is called “The Nordic Welfare State Model in a Comparative and European Perspective: Still the blue-print for growth, well-being and social cohesion?”. Lecturers are Associate Professor Caroline de la Porte, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and Professor Bo Rothstein

Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Further information about the course.


New Nordic Member in IPSA's Executive Committee

Professor Jørgen Elklit (Aarhus University) has been elected member of the 23rd IPSA Executive Committee. Elklit is professor of political science at Aarhus University in Denmark, where he has held various positions since 1970, including two periods as Head of Department. He was elected with the active support from the political science associations in the Nordic region.


Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science

The Johan Skytte Foundation and Uppsala University are now cordially inviting scholars in the field of Political Science to nominate candidates for the award of Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science 2014. Read more here.



New Book on the Nordic Voter

The Nordic Voter (Bengtsson, Hansen, Harðarson, Narud and Oscarsson, 2013) is the first book-length comparative analysis of voting behaviour in the five Nordic countries.

The book comprises detailed accounts of voter turnout, party identification, satisfaction with democracy, preferential voting, government support and party choice.

Analyses are based on a comparative data set prepared by national teams. An important reference for analysts of the Nordic welfare states in general and for electoral researchers in particular.



Kia Lindros elected to IPSA's Executive Commitee

In June 2012, Kia Lindroos was elected to the Executive Commitee of the International Political Science Association (IPSA). Lindros was supported by all the Nordic countries.

Lindros received the Master’s in Political Science in 1990 and the second master in Philosophy (1992), both at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. After research period in Germany (Universität zu Köln) she defended her Licentiate thesis in 1993. Ph.D. thesis in political science was finalized in 1998 (University of jyväskylä), after working at the Middlesex University, London. Currently, she works as professor of Political Science at the University of Jyväskylä. She is the President of the Finnish Political Science Association, Member of ECPSA Executive Committee and President of the ECPR Standing Group ”Politics and the Arts”. She is also member of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Political Thought and Conceptual Change.


Olafur Hardarson elected to ECPR’s Executive Committee

Olafur Hardarson from the University of Iceland in Reykjavik was this spring (2012) elected to ECPR’s Executive committee. He was supported by the Nordic Political Science Associations and the ECPR Official representatives (OR) from the member institutions in the Nordic countries. 7 of the 12 members of the Executive Committee were elected this time. The elected members of the Executive Committee are elected for a maximum term of six years. In the previous six-year period Jacob Torfing from the University of Roskilde was a member of the Executive Committee. Jonas Tallberg from the University of Stockholm has been a member of the Executive Committee the last three years and shall continue for the next three years.

The Executive Committee has important functions within ECPR.

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