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Published May 10, 2016 9:18 AM

Tore Wig and Andreas Forø Tollefsen have written this article published in Political Geography on the location of violence in internal conflicts in Africa. They ask whether there is a correlation between the quality of local political institutions and the occurrence of conflict-related violence.

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Published May 9, 2016 8:42 AM

Eivind Grip Fjær, Willy Pedersen and Sveinung Sandberg have published an article in The British Journal of Sociology. They show how the russ - graduating Norwegian high-school students - transform old buses into rolling private nightclubs. Here they can party, partially free of the normal constraints of commercial nightlife and adult control

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Published Apr. 28, 2016 9:00 AM

Per Gunnar Røe and Bengt Andersen have written a new article published in European Urban and Regional Studies that investigates the role of architecture and architects in transforming Oslo’s waterfront through spectacular architecture and urban design.

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Published Apr. 18, 2016 1:16 PM

In ‘binge drinking’ cultures, there is a strong association between alcohol consumption and violence. Yet several studies suggest that this link is cultural and contextual. Willy Pedersen, Heith Copes and Sveinung Sandberg explore the role of alcohol in incidents of violence in nightlife settings.

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Published Mar. 7, 2016 11:33 AM

Published in Geoforum Maiken Bjerga Kiil and Hege Merete Knutsen have applied the new concept Agency by exit to the “Not below 24,000” movement among Swedish nurse students and thus expanded our understanding of what strategies of coping, reworking and resistance entail.

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Published Jan. 20, 2016 7:31 AM

In this article published in European Societies, Anne Lise Ellingsæter and Ann-Zofie Duvander examine what the introduction of a familistic family policy measure like cash for childcare benefit means in the Nordic welfare states. The analysis displays diverse national policy processes and policy outputs and wide variation in parents’ responses to this policy incentive.

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Published Jan. 14, 2016 2:40 PM

In this article Eivind Grip Fjæra, Willy Pedersen, Tilmann von Soest and Paul Gray examine differences in the acceptability of visible intoxication among students in the UK and Norway, and to what degree possible differences reflect individual characteristics such as use of alcohol, perceived harm of alcohol consumption, and broader value orientation.

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Published Dec. 15, 2015 10:35 AM

In this article published in Built Environment Per Gunnar Røe has investigated the ideological foundation for the construction of a suburban estate in the 1970s, the mundane pragmatism of its inhabitants and how planning influences people's suburban experiences.

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Published Dec. 10, 2015 11:30 AM

"The delegates who gather at COP21 will define the boundaries for climate change that are considered acceptable and achievable, but it is individuals who will ultimately decide the future," writes Karen O'Brien in Science.

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Published Dec. 2, 2015 8:17 AM

Ragnvald Kalleberg has contributed the chapter ”Scientific Misconduct, Plagiarism, and Institutional Control of Misconduct” in this revised edition of the reference work of social and behavioral sciences.

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Published Nov. 18, 2015 9:57 AM

Eivind Grip Fjær, Willy Pedersen and Sveinung Sandberg have written this article in Gender & Society about the sexual morality of young Norwegians in hook-up practices during high school graduation celebrations.

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Published Nov. 17, 2015 10:18 AM

Per Gunnar Røe, Bengt Andersen & Oddrun Kristine Sæter have contributed the chapter "Trust and distrust in Oslo. Examining the relationship between the ideals of urban policy and the (re)actions of citizens" in this book which highlights the changing face of social sustainability and social disintegration in Scandinavian cities.

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Published Nov. 5, 2015 3:03 PM

Ragnvald Kalleberg has contributed chapter 17: "Plagiarism as Violation of Law in Norway. On Inappropriate Juridification of Research Ethics". In a new book which discusses issues relating to integrity in research

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Published Nov. 5, 2015 2:45 PM

In this new book Ivar Frønes examines and brings together the various disciplines and perspectives on socialization in the life course approach and presents an analysis of socialization that advances our understanding of the process.

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Published Oct. 16, 2015 8:23 AM

This new book, edited by Karen O'Brien and Elin Selboe, presents climate change as an adaptive challenge that is fundamentally linked to beliefs, values and worldviews, as well as to power, politics, identities and interests.

Published June 15, 2015 10:36 AM

Bronwyn Hayward, Elin Selboe and Elizabeth Plew have compared and contrasted how young citizens currently conceive their rights and responsibilities in light of a changing climate in Norway and New Zealand,two high-consumption societies.

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Published May 7, 2015 7:18 AM

In this paper published in Social Politics, Anne Lise Ellingsæter and Eirin Pedersen suggest a new approach to the study of family policy impact on fertility. This approach extends beyond the standard model of incentives and cost-benefit rationales, highlighting the importance of cultural schemas and institutional trust.

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Published Apr. 18, 2013 2:09 PM

Abdulkader Saleh Mohammad, senior research fellow at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography, presents in this book an analysis of the identity of the agro-pastoral Saho community in Eritrea, which was cemented during centuries of confrontation with Abyssinian rulers and by their rebellion against external domination.

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Published Feb. 28, 2013 12:57 PM

Grete Brochmann and Elena Jurado are the editors of a new book about European immigration policy. In this book, leading immigration experts question the effectiveness of countries selecting immigrants on the basis of national interests. Besides efforts to regulate the flow and rights of immigrants, they argue that governments across Europe need to devise labour market, welfare and immigration policies in a more integrated fashion.

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Published Feb. 28, 2013 8:19 AM

Anne Lise Ellingsæter, An-Magritt Jensen og Merete Lie are the editors of a new book, The Social Meaning of Children and Fertility Change in Europe, which shifts the attention from fertility decline in Europe to why people do have children, asking what children mean to them.

In addition, Anne Lise Ellingsæter and Eirin Pedersen have authored the chapter, "Economic Risk, Fertility and the Welfare State: Understanding Individual Rationales".


Published Feb. 4, 2013 9:57 AM

I antologien The Costs of Children. Parenting and Democracy in Contemporary Europe, nylig publisert på forlaget Edward Elgar, har Anne Lise Ellingsæter bidratt med artikkelen  Childcare Politics and the Norwegian Fertility ‘Machine’. Arnlaug Leira har bidratt med artikkelen Valuation of Children and Childcare.

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Published Feb. 4, 2013 9:57 AM

Edited by Kristian Stokke and Olle Törnquist "this book provides vauable insights on how democracy can be deepened and made to serve the interests of working people without sacrificing economic growth. The point of departure is Nordic social democracy, but the challenges of economic development, institution building and political mobilization in the Global South provide the context for understanding the book's core concern of transformative politics."

Published Jan. 28, 2013 7:24 AM

This volume edited by Chandra Lekha Sriram, Jemima García-Godos, Johanna Herman and Olga Martin-Ortega examines the complex relationship between peacebuilding and transitional justice through the lenses of the increased emphasis on victim-centred approaches to justice and the widespread practices of disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) of excombatants.

Published Jan. 3, 2013 8:08 AM

Edited by Mark Luccarelli and Per Gunnar Røe this volume offers a critical assessment of the urban environmental policy making approach to the development of Oslo. It describes the limitations and opportunities inherent in 'green Oslo' and suggests the need for much broader integrative approaches. It concludes by highlighting lessons which other cities might learn from Oslo.

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Published Dec. 13, 2012 2:48 PM

Arnlaug Leira is one of three editors of this two volume collection of articles on family policies.

‘A genuinely international and hugely valuable collection of papers on one of the most important strands in modern social policy scholarship. It also has a powerful editorial introduction that is likely to become a standard reference point.’ – Howard Glennester, London School of Economics, UK

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