Elections and Democracy
The Norwegian National Election Studies (NNES) started at the Institute for Social Research in the 1950s, where it is still housed.
The Norwegian National Election Studies (NNES) started at the Institute for Social Research in 1957, and the institute has been a key contributor to research on elections and democracy for decades.
Today, the study of elections and democracy is a more important part of the institute’s research profile than ever before.
This field includes research on voting, turnout, electoral systems, the voting age, internet voting, referendums, political parties and democratically elected institutions.
The research employs a broad spectrum of research methods, such as public opinion surveys, register data and experimental methods.
The NNES cooperates extensively with other institutions and researchers, both nationally and internationally.
- Reshaping the Map of Local and Regional Self-Government. A study of the Norwegian Local Government Reform (NLGR) processes 2014-2019
- Disruptive Change and New Media Policies: A Field Approach
- Elites and society
- Health communication regimes (HeCoRe)
- Institutional Change in Democratic Society
- The Local Democracy Survey 2015-2017
- Women in local politics
- Growth, integration and coordination in executive government
- The Limits of Sámi Politics: Inside and Outside of the Sámi Polity
- The Sámi Parliaments as Representative Bodies
- The 2013 Sámi Election Study
- The 2017 Sámi Parliament Election Study
- The Norwegian National Election Studies (NNES) of 2017 and 2021
- Local referendums