Crises will always come back – but the impact can be mitigated
14 September 2010
We have learned a few things from previous economic crises. But our thinking about the future is still too short-sighted, and we forget that crises come and go.
The political entrepreneur – a new breed of politician
2 September 2010
A sweeping change is underway in the Swedish democratic system. The number of people who are members of a political party is shrinking, and voters are becoming more independent with each election. Not even politicians are as faithful to their part...
Multidisciplinary center focusing on Russia
4 August 2010
A new Center for Russian Studies is taking shape at Uppsala University. It will be the only one of its kind in Sweden and will pursue multidisciplinary research focusing on Russia and its neighboring countries. The Center is intended to be an adva...
Religion – a social factor of ever greater importance
16 July 2010
Religion, society, and law – what do they have to do with each other? A great deal, is the answer from two of the 40 Uppsala researchers who are pursuing research on the impact of religion on society.
Database on conflicts can help promote peace
17 June 2010
At Uppsala, information is collected about all the wars, conflicts, and peace processes in the world. All this information is stored in a conflict database that researchers, students, journalists, and others from all over the world can access. It ...
Put political rhetoric under the magnifying glass
17 June 2010
Politicians and interest groups vie for the attention and support of the audience and the media. Everyone wants to be seen and have their message heard. But for those listening, it is important to put on their rhetorical eyeglasses and critically ...
Infants can do more than we think
16 June 2010
- Infants have great social competence by the age of six months. They perceive much of their surroundings and can do more than we think, says Professor Claes von Hofsten, who works at Babylab in Uppsala. Here researchers study the connection betwe...
Natural disasters call for coordinated research efforts
15 June 2010
Knowledge about how natural disasters can be predicted and how help to afflicted communities should be implemented exists in many different research fields. Uppsala University is therefore creating an interdisciplinary research environment for sec...
Do labor market measures yield more jobs?
17 May 2010
How is unemployment affected by political reforms? What are the connections between unemployment and health? How does the structure of the educational system impact success on the job market? These are some of the questions to be addressed at the ...
Historians to shed light on women’s work
15 March 2010
We know very little about what people worked with in the past – and especially little about women. Now a database about women’s work is being created to answer many questions. For one thing, it has been shown that women are very important to the g...
Transparency in politics can lead to greater corruption
10 October 2008
Why are some countries more prone to political corruption? Viviana Stechina from Uppsala University, Sweden, has investigated why corruption among the political elite was more extensive in Argentina than in Chile during the 1990s. Among other thin...
Why rebel groups attack civilians
29 May 2008
In civil war, rebel groups often target civilians despite the fact that their actual target is the government and that they are often dependent on the support of the civilian groups they attack. This may seem illogical, but there are rational reas...
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