Rubrik #11, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.