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When professor Willy Pedersen started researching in the 1980s everyone thought that harsh penalties were the solution. Now, The Liberal Party of Norway, The Conservative Party of Norway, The Norwegian Labour Party and The Norwegian Socialist Left Party all agree that drug policy needs to be changed.
We congratulate Marianne Nordli Hansen on receiving FRIHUMSAM research funding for the project Paradoxes of wealth and class: historical conditions and contemporary configurations.
AdaptationCONNECTS in collaboration with the wider climate research group at the Department of Sociology and Human Geografi, UiO, participated at the Science Fair 2017 in Oslo with the stand: “Climate. Cacao. Coffee. What is important to you?”
In this conversation with Evolve Karen O'Brien highlights the importance of linking personal and structural transformation. In particular she calls for increased focus on what role humans can have in system change.
In her book “$2 a day: Living on almost nothing in America”, Kathryn Edin depicts the lives of families living in desperate poverty. On Tuesday 19th September, she will explain how people manage to survive without cash in todays’ USA.
Professor Grete Brochmann has been recommended for the award of 'Doctor Honoris Causa' by the Academic Council of Roskilde University.
"Oslo is in many ways an ethnic city in which a large part of the city's non-western immigrant population has settled it’s eastern districts. It would not be unreasonable to think that children of non-western immigrants who have grown up in multicultural neighbourhoods feel strongly attached to these," says Pål Oskar Hundebo.
Action Research is inviting articles for the special issue: Climate Change and Action Research: Creating Transformative Knowledge With Stakeholders.
The AdaptationCONNECTS project is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow. Want to work with us and explore the role of art in adaptation processes? Apply before 15 August.
People who are unemployed often have difficulties getting back into the labor market, particularly if the unemployment spell is long-lasting. - But how is the situation for unemployed minorities? Are they doubly disadvanted in the job market?
What matters to us? What kind of future do we want? How can we get there as a society? These questions formed the foundation of a writing assignment in the bachelor level course “Environment and Society” . Their thought-provoking texts are now presented in Taking a Stand: Students’ Perspectives on Environmental Issues (PDF)
Apollon research magazine asked three renowned researchers what it takes to make the world greener and the role of innovations within social sciences and law.
Fast track Special Issue on 1.5°C climate change research and social transformation to support IPCC Special Report.
Karen O'Brien has written an article in Tvergastein Issue 8 under the theme "Something to Declare: Unpacking Travel".
This PhD course explores the relationship between adaptation and transformation, two concepts that are key to understanding societal responses to climate change.
- Many people believe that major social change must start from above. But historically we see that such changes have often started small, says Karen O'Brien, professor of Human Geography at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography.
The havoc wreaked by the terrorist organization Boko Haram is one example of the unrest that starts in remote areas with weak local institutions. Peace workers increasingly must look at the local conditions, according to a new doctoral thesis.
The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet has large deficits and is entirely dependent on state aid. To show that they deserve the money, they work purposefully to bring classical music down to Earth.
China's enormous economic growth has lifted millions out of poverty and raised citizens' standard of living. The other side of the picture is growing income inequality.
Children of immigrants are better educated, and earn far more, than their parents.
While Palestinians see the Israeli occupation as the core of the conflict, Israelis defend the occupation in terms of their security.
Providing care for ageing parents can corrode your health more than raising your children, according to a new study. But while the state has generous welfare schemes for parents, there is little work leave to be had when it's mum or dad that needs your help
Immigrant women who bring a spouse from their country of origin have poorer career prospects, according to a new doctoral thesis.