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Published Nov. 8, 2016 3:41 PM

In summer 2016, we experienced an epic populist moment in one of the world’s oldest democracies: Brexit. As will be well known to readers of this newsletter, this British referendum on whether or not to leave the EU resulted in a small, but clear, majority in favor of leaving.

Protests in Pretoria, South Africa.
Published Nov. 2, 2016 2:05 PM

- We need new strategies to understand what is happening and why people are responding in similar ways all over the world, says anthropologist Vito Laterza.

Group photo of the heads of GLOBUS' research groups
Published Oct. 27, 2016 3:06 PM

Since its inception the European Union has proclaimed an ambition to promote justice at the global level. But what precisely is the EU’s contribution to global justice? What could a just foreign policy look like? These were among the questions discussed at the launch of the ARENA-coordinated GLOBUS project.

Published Oct. 20, 2016 11:22 AM

Most of the main individuals and organizations that are described as part of the “alt-right” by the media do not self-identify as such. While they use all kind of other neologisms, like “racial realists” and “white nationalists,” they are, and always have been, white supremacists!

Published Oct. 20, 2016 11:22 AM

Germany is one of the few countries in the world that has a very effective and transparent registration of politically motivated crimes. Sadly, this often leads to the impression that such crimes are more common in Germany than in other countries, just because they are more conscientious in collecting and publishing these data.

Published Oct. 20, 2016 11:22 AM

While the “AfD versus Merkel” provides a comfortable media frame, reducing a complex multiparty system to a two-horse race, it is simplistic and wrong.

Published Oct. 11, 2016 8:30 AM

The health authorities in Norway have not yet established a clinical follow-up program for children born to drug-addicted mothers. New research emphasizes that these children have a real need for it. 

Published Oct. 7, 2016 1:33 PM

We like eating meat more than the thought of eating animals. Scientists conclude that we choose not to really think about what we eat, because if we do we lose the appetite. 

Published Sep. 30, 2016 10:10 AM

How to link development and poverty eradication with sustainability, migration and security? Read the Global Justice Blog for an analysis of the main points of contestation in the EU's upcoming review of its common development policy. 

Gaston Gardillo
Published Sep. 29, 2016 2:51 PM

Gastón Gordillo will present this years Eilert Sundt-lecture on October 20th. The anthropologist is analyzing how these violent transformations in the form and texture of terrain affect local people, the trees and animals.

Published Sep. 6, 2016 10:47 AM

C-REX presents a RTV Dataset (available to researchers upon request) covering the volume of right-wing terrorism and violence in post-1990 Western Europe. The Dataset is developed by Jacob Aasland Ravndal.

brexit wordle
Published June 13, 2016 10:52 AM

The closer the relationship a non-member has to the EU, the more the EU sets the terms of operation for that state, John Erik Fossum writes, drawing some lessons from Norway in the event of a future Brexit.

Norway and EU flags
Published May 30, 2016 12:21 PM

Although European states such as Norway or Switzerland have different kinds of relationships with the EU, they are all becoming increasingly integrated into it, without any formal say. These states have given up national sovereignty without any compensation at EU level, and the UK’s debate should be mindful of the hegemonic nature of relations between the EU and its closely associated non-members.  

EU Britain Flags
Published May 12, 2016 2:51 PM

Can the Brits actually decide if they want out of the EU on the 23rd of June?

Published May 3, 2016 11:05 AM

ARENA has been awarded a prestigious grant from Horizon 2020 to establish a PhD network on the EU’s post-crisis legitimacy. Prof. Chris Lord will coordinate the research in a network of 20 partners.

Published Apr. 20, 2016 3:42 PM

Mgr. Jana Karlová, Ph.D. from the Czech Republic will be on a research stay at the Department of Social Anthropology and to our project from  April 17th to April 30th 2016.

Electric! Nina Chung Mathiesen (left) has tested tDCS and warns against daily use. James Roe is holding the tDCS-kit. Photo: Svein H. Milde
Published Apr. 20, 2016 2:58 PM

Electrical stimulation of the brain´s cells whilst solving challenging tasks can lead to mental overload.

Island Chief Telematua confronts menacing frigate birds while the sea rises. From the climate change stage drama ‘Moana: the Rising of the Sea’:  (Photo: Edvard Hviding)
Published Apr. 20, 2016 12:47 PM

Climate change is not only about extreme weather and rising seas but also about new forms of citizenship, solidarity, and resistance. “We still know too little about the human dimensions of climate change”, says social anthropologist Edvard Hviding of the University of Bergen.

soldiers of Odin in the streets
Published Apr. 15, 2016 10:04 AM

“Right-wing extremism has been smouldering below the surface since the Second World War. It was ignited by the influx of refugees in the 1980s and 1990s, and now the same thing is happening again,” says Tore Bjørgo, Director of the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX).

Published Mar. 23, 2016 5:18 PM

The country that host some of the largest numbers of refugees. A natural wonder under threat. A government building in Norway’s capital. And a retreat in the rainforest that “heals the world”. These are the four fieldsites of Overheating’s four new master’s students.

Published Mar. 10, 2016 9:58 AM

These days we expect elections in East Central Europe to be bad news for liberal democracy.

Published Mar. 4, 2016 12:00 AM

The Founding Fathers of the European Union (EU) believed that economic integration was the key to political prosperity in Europe.

Published Feb. 28, 2016 12:00 AM

I know what you are thinking... no, of course not. After all, the Republican Party, or Grand Old Party (GOP), is a party of the right, conservative, but square within the political mainstream.

Published Feb. 22, 2016 12:00 AM

Today is a special day in Dutch political history: it is the birthday of the Party for Freedom (PVV), a party known mostly for its "firebrand" leader, Geert Wilders.

Published Feb. 17, 2016 12:45 PM

One year is a long time in politics. Few know this better than German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who went from champion of the right and villain of the left in the Greek crisis to champion of the left and villain of the right in the refugee crisis in 2015.