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Published Aug. 15, 2018 10:43 AM

In his new book, “Boomtown”, Thomas Hylland Eriksen investigates the ambivalence and conflict in Gladstone, Australia, a community that is struggling with the effects of globalization.

Published Aug. 13, 2018 3:15 PM

University of California and University of Oslo researchers define the sensations associated with the emotion of ‘kama muta’.

Published July 13, 2018 1:38 PM
Published June 28, 2018 2:18 PM

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.

Published June 25, 2018 8:31 AM

Today UiO:Life Science funds seven convergence environments – interdisciplinary research groups that address major challenges within the life sciences related to health and environment/sustainability. Now a new application round starts. The registration deadline for the digital meeting place and workshops is 22 August.

Published June 21, 2018 2:46 PM
Published June 21, 2018 11:40 AM

NEPS MEDAL for the best publication in Peace Science

Left you see participants’ visual representation of a women with moderate gender-related attitudes. To the right you see participants’ visual representation of a feminist woman. Illustrations: Alexander Gundersen and Jonas R Kunst/ University of Oslo.
Published June 19, 2018 11:08 AM

A new study shows that Norwegians perceive feminist women as masculine, while they picture feminist men as feminine.

Photo of a boat sailing dangerously close between a whirlpool and a mountain
Published June 18, 2018 7:23 PM

Since 2008, the European Union faces a range of existential threats between populism, technocracy, and mediatisation. How can the EU address the rise of populist parties, the expanding role of the EU’s depoliticized bodies, and the world of social media?

The four editions of the book 'the Reforming ORganization' by Johan P. Olsen standing in a row in a book shelf.
Published June 11, 2018 2:35 PM

Johan P. Olsen’s ‘The Reforming Organization’ has been published in a new edition by Routledge. The book is increasingly relevant, following a revived interest in formal reform and their impact on practical organizational outcomes.

Published May 16, 2018 11:38 AM

The excellent lectures from Kathleen Blee and Michael Kimmel are now available online.

Published May 16, 2018 11:37 AM

Andrea Rinaldis lecture Ezra Pound's influence on post-war fascism  is finaly online.

The Crown Price and his family in bunads. Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB scanpix
Published May 15, 2018 2:17 PM

Can anyone wear a bunad? Is it a real bunad if it is made in China? Is it a symbol of origin and roots or a nationalistic symbol? Thomas Hylland Eriksen explains the Norwegian obsession with this tradional garment.

Published May 9, 2018 12:45 PM

How democratic was Norway in 1814? A new dataset allows you to explore the different dimensions of democracy from 1789 until now.

Published May 3, 2018 2:36 PM

Damaging your body may be a way to control negative emotions. New research from UiO shows that young people also use self-harm to communicate and share difficult feelings, which they are unable to express in words.

Container Ships being built in Subic, Philippines. Photo: Wonho Lee
Published Apr. 18, 2018 12:40 PM

Most commodities in circulation on this planet are transported on container ships before they end up in stores. But what do we know about the ships? What about the people who build them, work on them, and finally take them apart?

Published Apr. 6, 2018 8:26 AM

A new project strive to understand how the dynamics of the oil industry global supply chain can contribute to Norway's ability to maintain its position as a leading exporter of offshore technology and to facilitate the optimal use of Norway's own petroleum resources

The face of Mario Draghi. he is the President of the European Central Bank. Blue background.
Published Apr. 3, 2018 8:16 PM

During the euro crisis, the European Central Bank carved out a new and more significant role for itself. While many agree that this saved the euro in the short term, new research by Jørgen Bølstad at ARENA suggests that the ECB’s new role as a lender of last resort may also prevent future crises.

Published Feb. 26, 2018 10:14 AM

Social media can increase happiness and nurture your social circle. But depending on who you are, social media can potentially also make you unhappy and more isolated.

Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Published Feb. 14, 2018 10:16 AM

Ever-increasing rapid changes are creating powerlessness, resentment and opportunities all over the world. Through the Overheating project, Thomas Hylland Eriksen and his colleagues have studied how globalisation is changing our homes, workplaces and plans.

photo of the European Parliament building in Brussels
Published Jan. 31, 2018 12:09 PM

If the EU admits that it is a federation, the Union might be better able to strike the right balance between the supranational and national levels. Professor John Erik Fossum wants to revive the controversial concept.

Published Jan. 22, 2018 10:46 AM

C-REX have hired three new postdoctoral fellows and welcomes Graham Macklin, Pietro Castelli and Jacob Aasland Ravndal to the C-REX research team.

Published Jan. 22, 2018 10:46 AM

The ECPR Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy, the Centre for Research on Extremism (C-REX), and the Centre on Social Movement Studies (COSMOS) invite applications for the upcoming Summer School on ‘Concepts and Methods for Research on Far-Right Politics’, which will be held at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence, Italy, from Monday 25 to Friday 29 June 2018.

Published Dec. 1, 2017 12:43 PM

Associate Professor Elisabeth Schober has been granted FRIPRO-funding from the Norwegian Research Council as a Young Research Talent.

Published Nov. 27, 2017 2:49 PM

Modern democracies depend on expert knowledge. Yet giving more and more power to expert bodies that are not democratically elected may pose a threat to democracy. How can we avoid the illegitimate rule of experts?