News on democracy
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...
New means of protecting Ukraine’s refugees
30 mars 2022
“The biggest refugee situation since the Second World War.” This is how international law scholar Rebecca Thorburn Stern describes the situation pr...
Transforming space and society in Kiruna
24 mars 2022
State and corporate ideas about nature, people and the future played a decisive role in the development of Kiruna as a mining town over a century a...
Research puts war in Ukraine in perspective
23 mars 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine raises many questions – about the impact on the security situation in Europe and the world, about the backdrop to the ...
Ukrainian researchers get help from Scholars at Risk
15 mars 2022
Anna Jonsson Cornell, Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law, is currently working intensively with the organisation Sch...
“The war in Ukraine is welding all of Europe together”
02 mars 2022
Hello there... Li Bennich-Björkman. You’re the University’s Johan Skytte Professor of Eloquence and Government, affiliated with the Institute for R...
“Reliable information important to stop rumors spreading”
15 februari 2022
Hello Dan Larhammar, Professor of Molecular Cell Biology and President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. There, you took the initiative to ...
Unequal knowledge about cardiovascular diseases
08 februari 2022
Although many people know what increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks, not everyone recognises their own risk factors...
Shirin Ahlbäck Öberg unfazed by inconvenient truths
15 november 2021
Like heading a large research programme. That is how Shirin Ahlbäck Öberg describes her role in Sweden’s Corona Commission. As one of eight members...
Uppsala researcher in EU expert group against disinformation
01 november 2021
The European Union has appointed an expert group to develop guidelines and support for teachers to help them protect EU citizens from disinformatio...
Less violence but uncertain future in Afghanistan
11 oktober 2021
The civil war in Afghanistan has been one of the world’s longest and bloodiest conflicts. Since the Taliban took power on 15 August, the situation ...
Celebrating peace and conflict research in Uppsala
05 oktober 2021
Peace and conflict research first began at Uppsala University 50 years ago. We will be celebrating this anniversary with a symposium in the Univers...
Parental support crucial for better school performance
31 augusti 2021
Interest in studies and effort are important for pupils in achieving high grades, but high grades also require lots of work at home and extensive p...