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The Impact of Religion: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy (IMPACT)

The Impact of Religion: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy is a multidisciplinary research programme at Uppsala University. IMPACT runs over a ten year period 2008-2018 funded by the Swedish Research Council and Uppsala University, organised in six thematic research areas:

  • Welfare, Health and Wellbeing,
  • Family, Gender and Demography,
  • Migration and Citizenship,
  • Democracy, Communication and Media,
  • Secularity, Secularism and Human Rights,
  • Science, Knowledge and Education.

In all of these areas questions connected to religion and society will address challenges for law, politics and culture, in continuity with the research undertaken within the Impact of religion programme. In all areas we take responsibility for a development of theory and methods for multi-disciplinary research.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN AND HUMAN DIGNITY

The research project is intended to create a clearer idea of which effects artificial intelligence may have in terms of rights, ethics, world views and social institutions at a global level.

CONTRIBUTIVISM

On Practices, Debates and Attitudes About Grounding Democratic Inclusion on Economic Contributions. Contributivism is the idea that economic contribution grounds political 
influence in the form of franchise. This project investigates institutional embodiments and political prospects of this idea in the EU today.

IMPACT OF RELIGION

​The Impact of Religion: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy (IMPACT) is a multidisciplinary research programme at Uppsala University.

PENTECOSTAL MIGRANTS IN SECULAR SWEDEN. INFLUENCES AND CHALLENGES (VR PROJECT)

Migration is one of the most pressing political and social issues in contemporary Sweden. With migration, religion has also become more visible. How does religious migration influence the Swedish secular society?

RESPOND - MULTILEVEL GOVERNANCE OF MASS MIGRATION IN EUROPE AND BEYOND

The recently granted Horizon 2020 project RESPOND will study the multilevel governance of migration in 11 countries. The consortium behind this project consists of 14 partners from source, transit and destination countries and will be coordinated by Uppsala University.