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Completed project

The Local Democracy Survey 2015-2017

Project period 2016 - 2017
Project employer Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation
Project nr. 10103
Project leader Jo Saglie

Project Goal

The project goal was to contribute to knowledge about the local election in 2015 in particular, and the function and legitimacy of the local democracy in general.

Project approach

The theme of the survey was voters' behavior, local party systems, voter participation, the municipality as a political arena, output-democracy, parties as intermediaries in local politics, municipalities reform, elderly participation and representation in local politics and campaigning and media.


Saglie, Jo & Christensen, Dag Arne (red.) (2017). Lokalvalget 2015 - et valg i kommunereformens tegn?. Abstrakt forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7935-390-4.  334 s.

Bergh, Johannes; Christensen, Dag Arne & Matland, Richard E. (2016). Getting out the vote : Experiments in voter mobilization among immigrants and natives in Norway. Rapport - Institutt for samfunnsforskning. 2016:12.


ParticipantDegree PhoneE-mail
Johannes Bergh Research Director, Politics, democracy, civil society PhD +47 943 88 242
Tor Bjørklund Affiliated Researcher Dr. philos. +47 408 99 922
Lawrence E. Rose Professor Emeritus PhD +47 482 88 459 +47 974 19 695
Jo Saglie Research Professor Dr. polit. +47 991 62 131
Signe Bock Segaard Senior Research Fellow PhD +47 994 28 724
Marte Winsvold Senior Research Fellow PhD +47 930 33 752
Dag Arne Christensen
Bjarte Folkestad
Hilmar Langhelle Mjelde
Jan Erling Klausen
Jacob Aars
Sveinung Arnesen
Richard Matland
Tags: Elections and Democracy
Published Apr. 9, 2015 8:46 AM - Last modified May 31, 2018 2:49 PM