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Prior studies often point to a negative long-term development of economies dependent on natural resources. New research finds that contrary to this image, the Norwegian oil and gas sector is highly innovative and very flexible, but still faces significant difficulties to change.
Rogers Brubaker has recently started his 4-year position as Eilert Sundt Professor II at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography. He will hold three public lectures during the two first weeks of September, as well as participating in several internal research seminars.
A research group at ARENA Centre for European Studies headed by Prof. John Erik Fossum has succeeded in a highly competitive bid for international research funding. ARENA is celebrating the success.
- An Anthropology of Nothing in Particular
Arab Family Studies
Nefissa Naguib has contributed with a chapter that reviews the uses of family in the anthropology of Egypt. The chapter explains a shift from an anthropological critique of the discourse power of family toward the analytical treatment of family as a broader category of the ethnographic study.
Special Issue: The changing role of non-majoritarian institutions in Europe
The introducing article by the editors Cathrine Holst and Eva Krick focus on the empirical variations and normative implications of the socio-political ties of expert bodies in the special issue of the European Politics and Society.
The Case of the European Central Bank
Christopher Lord analyses whether independent central banking removes an important area of policy-making from the process of mass political representation in the article in the special issue of European Politics and Society.