The 2021/2021 project in this category is:

Social Governance Through Legislation

  • Led by Professors Erik Opsahl (NTNU) and Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde (UiO).

The research project will investigate not only the legal situation for marginal groups, but how politics, law and society changed with the introduction of legislation as an instrument of governance in the Middle Ages. This will be done by examining the role of law in political rhetoric and dialogue, the structures of governance and appliance of law, and the legal situation for marginal groups in society.


As the pandemic caused the Centre to shut down during the spring semester, CAS has extended the timeframe for the 2020/2021 project:

What is a Good Policy? Political Morality, Feasibility, and Democracy (GOODPOL)

  • Led by Professors Jakob Elster (UiO) and Cathrine Holst (UiO).

The research project will bring together philosophers and social scientists to make political philosophy that is applicable and sensitive to democratic concerns, and policy assessments that are conceptually adequate and in proper touch with moral requirements.


To read about former and future projects in Social Sciences and Law click here.

Learn about CAS research projects in the other two categories: Humanities and Theology and Natural Sciences, Medicine and Mathematics.

Interested in applying? Read about the application process here.