Studying, teaching and practicing democracy at the University of Agder
The University of Agder and its Faculty of Social Sciences are committed to research, teaching and engagement activities related to the study of democracy.

Young people holding EU and Ukraine flags
Panoramic view of the city of Kristiansand, southern Norway [Photo: mvaligursky/iStock]

Nordic countries such as Norway are well known for their long tradition of practicing democracy. Alongside strong formal checks and balances at all levels of governance, a democratic culture of consensus and collective and horizontal decision-making is ingrained in everyday life at work and in the broader society.

The University of Agder (UiA), in southern Norway, and its Faculty of Social Sciences – the institutions that host and fund this blog – are no exception and feature “democracy and active citizenship” among the interdisciplinary priority areas of their strategy. Read more about UiA democracy-related activities and initiatives here.