The point of departure for this network is that we cannot take democracy for granted. Democracies need continuous maintenance. At the same time, democratic procedures, democratic community and democratic culture are crucial to ensuring the legitimacy of the welfare state's schemes.
In Norway, we are used to considering democracy as a basis when we study other policy areas. But how will our democracy be equipped to deal with current and future challenges?
The network consists of researchers who have conducted research on democracy and researchers who want to strengthen their knowledge of democracy. The members are connected to different departments at NOVA. Common to all is the interest in the challenges of democracy.
The network members meet once a month to discuss general themes related to democracy and political participation, ongoing research projects and different theoretical and methodological approaches. We also invite external researchers to present their research.
- Including Children and Young People in the Voluntary Service
- Empowering youth and co-creating social innovations and policymaking through youth-focused citizen social science (YouCount)
- DARE – Dialogue about Radicalisation and Equality
- Democracy, Equality, Learning and Mobilisation for Future Citizens (DEMOCIT)
- Cosmopolitan Turn and Democratic Sentiments (CONSENT)
- Humanitarian Report 2019: Between the Welfare State and Voluntary Work
- Under Pressure? Migration and Labor Market Integration in Norway (UPMIN)
- How do Norwegian Festivals Contribute to Artistic Development, Social Communities and New Forms of Political Participation? (FESTIPOL)