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Published Nov. 18, 2014 10:11 AM

In this comment, Agustín José Menéndez analyses the current state of affairs in a crisis-ridden Europe. Is it a mere coincidence that claims of independence from Catalonia, Padania and Scotland have gained strength?

Published Nov. 10, 2014 12:29 PM

Federica Mogherini has outlined an ambitious plan for the EU's foreign and security policy, but whether it is attainable remains to be seen. Johanne D. Saltnes and Tine E. Brøgger analyse the new High Representative's agenda and vision.

Flip-flops are the first step many people take from being barefoot
Published Nov. 1, 2014 2:37 PM

Following the life of the worlds' simplest shoe provides encounters with the biggest migration streams in history, flip-flop smugglers in fast cars or on camels, and anxious company owners who don't want researchers nosing around.

Published Oct. 23, 2014 10:14 PM

The EU system has changed significantly as a result of the euro crisis. A major international conference in Oslo on 4-6 November will discuss the democratic implications of these changes, both for the EU and Norway.

Published Oct. 10, 2014 6:13 PM

Economic theories are not enough to understand economic processes. At the next Overheating seminar, Nina Boy will show that literary studies can provide important insights into the world of finance.

Published Oct. 3, 2014 7:52 PM

Learn from Caribbeans and see the world as many small interconnected islands that can only exist as a whole, says Kristian Van Haesendonck, who will speak at the next Overheating-seminar.

Published Sep. 30, 2014 9:45 AM

Smoking used to be cool. Today it is a pastime for kids with problems.

Published Sep. 27, 2014 5:14 PM

40 years ago it was an insignificant fishing village, now Macaé is Brazil’s bustling oil capital. While the oil rush is widely celebrated, both the favelas of the poor and the gated communities of the rich are growing, says Caroline Inglingstad.

Published Sep. 19, 2014 9:56 AM

They claim to know European women's experiences and needs. Some argue that more expert power makes EU gender equality policies less democratic. Researchers have studied what kind of expertise is involved.

Published Sep. 17, 2014 7:23 PM

​Even deep in the Amazon jungle people feel the consequences of global economic policies. In Peru, Margrethe Steinert is studying how the Asháninka indigenous people deal with mining companies, migrants and the neoliberal state.

Published Sep. 17, 2014 3:28 PM

ARENA contributed extensively to two workshops under the Nordic Political Science Congress in August. The themes discussed were the EU in the world and expert rule, respectively.

The conditions for change towards a more sustainable life are currently not be the best. Alliances between politicians and corporations overrun local communities. Here from a march in Canberra, 2014. Photo: David Burke, flickr
Published Sep. 2, 2014 8:46 PM

When mining sites, shipyards and power plants are built in their neighborhoods, many locals feel they have no say in it. – When big money is involved, politics tends to become less democratic. The slogan is no longer ‘people first’, but ‘money first’, Thomas Hylland Eriksen said at the largest gathering of anthropologists in Europe.

Published Aug. 13, 2014 8:30 PM

Corsica is perfectly suited for organic farming. But the growing tourism industry has turned arable land into housing estates. Young people are unsuccessfully looking for farm land, says anthropologist Marie Stormo Nilsson.

Published July 29, 2014 2:56 PM

Fair prices, better working conditions, security: It is supposed to be a solution to economic injustice. But in the tiny Caribbean island Dominica, more and more banana farmers are leaving Fair Trade, tells Frida Aamnes.

Published July 18, 2014 7:48 AM

Patients who have tried to commit suicide with medication, are prescribed more medication after the attempt, not less.

The panel
Published July 10, 2014 2:50 PM

A number of EU neighbouring countries are integrated in the internal market and adopt the EU acquis to various degrees, through the EEA agreement, bilateral or other agreements. This has important democratic implications.

Published July 3, 2014 12:52 PM

A world unique event has occurred in Sweden: Agreement between municipalities and the responsible nuclear company on how to handle nuclear waste.

Published June 18, 2014 12:24 PM

Lack of energy not only harms businesses in Nepal, but also contributes to new class divides, pollution and migration to richer countries.

Published June 4, 2014 3:54 PM

The responsibility for kitchen hygiene has been delegated to ready meals and kitchen equipment.

Published June 2, 2014 4:08 PM

How to collaborate in a research project when your collegues are spread across five continents? Email? Skype? Facebook? The Overheating-team found something intellectually more rewarding.

Published May 27, 2014 1:25 PM

Do old civilizational traditions still play a role in economic life today? In a new project, Overheating researcher Chris Hann wants to show that so-called civilizational analysis can give us new insights into the current political and economic crises - and maybe also solutions.

Published May 12, 2014 2:04 PM

The EPISTO project is co-organizing the workshop 'Deliberation after consensus: Democracy, epistemic quality and public discourse', which will take place in Paris on 20-21 November 2014.

Published May 9, 2014 3:21 PM

European citizens have been humiliated by how the Eurozone crisis has been handled, Erik O. Eriksen claims in a recent book. This could however be a source for building solidarity, which is largely lacking in today’s Europe.

Published May 8, 2014 9:40 AM

John Erik Fossum has contributed to a recent report on the role of national parliaments in EU decision-making published by the UK Parliament.

Published May 2, 2014 2:27 PM

Norway lacks fundamental debates and distinct political alternatives, Johan P. Olsen states in his latest book.