Begins new project about container ships and global labour
Apr. 18, 2018 12:40 PM
Most commodities in circulation on this planet are transported on container ships before they end up in stores. But what do we know about the ships? What about the people who build them, work on them, and finally take them apart?
The Norwegian oil and gas supply industry in hard times: Innovation in global supply
Apr. 6, 2018 8:26 AM
A new project strive to understand how the dynamics of the oil industry global supply chain can contribute to Norway's ability to maintain its position as a leading exporter of offshore technology and to facilitate the optimal use of Norway's own petroleum resources
The technocrat that saved the euro
Apr. 3, 2018 8:16 PM
During the euro crisis, the European Central Bank carved out a new and more significant role for itself. While many agree that this saved the euro in the short term, new research by Jørgen Bølstad at ARENA suggests that the ECB’s new role as a lender of last resort may also prevent future crises.
How does internet use affect well-being?
Feb. 26, 2018 10:14 AM
Social media can increase happiness and nurture your social circle. But depending on who you are, social media can potentially also make you unhappy and more isolated.
Warns against explosive changes that create powerlessness
Feb. 14, 2018 10:16 AM
Ever-increasing rapid changes are creating powerlessness, resentment and opportunities all over the world. Through the Overheating project, Thomas Hylland Eriksen and his colleagues have studied how globalisation is changing our homes, workplaces and plans.
Bringing federalism back on the agenda
Jan. 31, 2018 12:09 PM
If the EU admits that it is a federation, the Union might be better able to strike the right balance between the supranational and national levels. Professor John Erik Fossum wants to revive the controversial concept.
- Elisabeth Schober receives FRIPRO-funds Dec. 1, 2017 12:43 PM
REFLEX workshop: Expertise, democracy and non-majoritarian bodies
Nov. 27, 2017 2:49 PM
Modern democracies depend on expert knowledge. Yet giving more and more power to expert bodies that are not democratically elected may pose a threat to democracy. How can we avoid the illegitimate rule of experts?
Flying start for PhD network
Nov. 6, 2017 5:14 PM
The EU's legitimacy in the wake of the financial crisis was discussed by an international group of researchers in Oslo last month. PLATO has relevance written all over it, Vice-Rector Åse Gornitzka said at the project's kick-off Conference.
Inclusion and exclusion in an overheated world
Nov. 2, 2017 11:23 AM
Thomas Hylland Eriksen recently held a lecture in Aveiro, Portugal. Watch the video here.