Think is Umeå University's magazine and web site focusing on research, education and outreach through interviews, reports, films and photos. The theme for 2018 is democracy – a highly topical subject considering the upcoming election this September.
Democracy has become the most common form of government around the world. But democracy doesn’t just happen. People sacrifice their lives to achieve something we take for granted: freedom of speech an... Read more
Democracy is often an important part of making peace, even if the road there can be violent. Anna Jarstad is studying peace processes that were initiated during the 1990s and the events that affected ... Read more
If the British electoral system had been applied to the 2014 Swedish election, the Social Democrats would have received a two-thirds majority. “The Moderate Party would have taken the other seats in ... Read more
Fake news, produced by foreign troll factories or domestic groupings spread virally through social media, will impact the 2018 Swedish election. That’s what several researchers believe. Read more
Think – an inquisitive magazine
Think 1 2018 focuses on democracy.
In this issue of Think, we have gathered a number of Umeå researchers who give their view on what democracy involves, what’s important for upholding democracy, and what the threats to democracy are.
Citizen science — a democratic approach to science
Keith Larson, ecologist and project coordinator for the Climate Impacts Research Centre (CIRC).