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.
- Communication Power of Politicians in a Digital Age (CEPOL)
- Democracy, trust and political inequality
- Disruptive Change and New Media Policies: A Field Approach
- Growth, integration and coordination in executive government
- Health communication regimes (HeCoRe)
- Immigration and Support for the Welfare State: Local and Institutional Responses
- Lokalvalgundersøkelsen 2019 og 2023
- New roads to a good local democracy
- Online debate cultures: A study of participants in polarised debates
- Populism, Inequality and Institutions
- Reshaping the Map of Local and Regional Self-Government. A study of the Norwegian Local Government Reform (NLGR) processes 2014-2019
- The 2017 Sámi Parliament Election Study
- The Limits of Sámi Politics: Inside and Outside of the Sámi Polity
- The Norwegian National Election Studies (NNES) of 2017 and 2021