Today, PRIO Research Professor Cindy Horst is featured in a news article in the Norwegian newspaper Vårt Land. The article looks at new research on religiously diverse societies, and Horst talks about the new PRIO project Active Citizenship in Culturally and Religiously Diverse Societies (ACT).
The research project, which begins in June 2014, will look into what it means to be an active civic participant. In Europe’s culturally and religiously diverse societies, citizens have different frameworks for how they take an active role in public affairs. Project researchers will study the nature of these differences and their political significance. Based on its findings, the project seeks to refine scientific theories of civic engagement. The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway undre programme Cultural Conditions Underlying Social Change (SAMKUL) programme.