Rubrik #11, 2017

Angela Bourne

A party ban is democracy's weapon of last resort

Some democratic states choose to ban anti-democratic parties, even though it is a contentious issue, because the parties are considered to be a threat to the democratic system or core values in society.

Sune Sønderberg Mortensen

Small words can have a major importance in court cases

Language may be crucial when a verdict has to be reached in a court case. This is according to language researcher Sune Sønderberg Mortensen, who has analysed audio recordings from the Court of Frederiksberg. His research is intended to make us more aware of the role of language in Danish court cases.

Mads Christian Dagnis

Populism will be moderated by the mainstream parties

We can expect a return to a more normal political situation in Europe in a few years, according to a political scientist at Roskilde University. The more extreme political parties will probably be weakened because mainstream parties will have realised that they need to be more in line with the population.

Janne Gleerup

New employment conditions threaten well-being and quality of work

We are developing a labour market that pressurises employees while undermining the high quality that our education system has otherwise paved the way for, according to researcher Janne Glerup.

Ib Tunby Gulbrandsen

Trump sets the media agenda

Donald Trump mostly tweets in the morning, where he tweets with a rather distinct voice, which allows him to manage and disrupt the media coverage, according to new research from Roskilde University.

Sevasti Chatzopoulou

The European debt crisis has brought people together across borders

Social movements mobilisation activities increased across borders as a reaction to the economic crisis that has especially hit southern Europe over the past decade as indicated by the Associate Professor Sevasti Chatzopoulou.

Line Engbo Gissel

The International Criminal Court risks blocking peace

The International Criminal Court prosecutes some of the most serious international crimes, but the court's procedure causes problems in some countries, according to new research by Assistant Professor Line Engbo Gissel.