Per Selle is Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen and Senior Researcher at Norut - Alta. His research interests include voluntary organizations and welfare states, enviromental movements, political culture, indigenous politics and democratic theory. He has been jointly in charge of The Norwegian part of the Johns Hopkins Comparative Non-Profit Sector Project (CNP) and was a member of the group leading the Norwegian Power and Democracy Project.
The Holberg International Memorial Prize of 2011 is awarded to Professor of History, Jürgen Kocka. He is a historian of modern Germany and Europe and he is particularly interested in comparative approaches, social history and cooperation with the social sciences.