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Published Dec. 17, 2018 3:58 PM

In February 2015, the Counterterrorism and Security Act was passed by the UK Parliament. The Act imposed a legal duty on several public bodies, including higher education institutions (HEIs), to “have due regard to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”, a requirement referred to as the Prevent Duty.

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Published Dec. 5, 2018 3:44 PM

European decision-makers point to flexible relationships with the EU as a way to maintain their countries’ independence and autonomy. New research from ARENA suggests that political differentiation might in fact lead to the opposite, which does not bode well for the UK after Brexit.

Published Dec. 5, 2018 11:20 AM

In the latest C-REX Working Paper, Next steps for Scholarship on Gender and the Far-Right, Professor Kathleen Blee, University of Pittsburgh, discusses the state of scholarship on gender and the far right.

Published Nov. 27, 2018 3:13 PM

James G. March was for 50 years a research collaborator and close friend of ARENA founder Johan P. Olsen. Their research on institutions and organizations have inspired countless researchers within numerous fields of study, such as European Studies. 

Published Nov. 5, 2018 11:16 AM

If research can only be as good as the data on which it is based, then the study of terrorism has been in serious trouble for decades, writes Bart Schuurman.

Published Nov. 1, 2018 12:21 PM

Is framing Islam as a ‘bad religion’ inevitable?

Published Oct. 26, 2018 9:30 AM

Society for Terrorism Research, C-REX, University of Oslo, and the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 13th annual International conference June 20-21, 2019: The data revolution in terrorism research: implications for theory and practice 

Published Oct. 25, 2018 8:58 AM

Joel Busher and Graham Macklin identifies a number of issues that needs to be addressed for the concepts of ‘reciprocal radicalisation’ and ‘cumulative extremism’ to add value.

Published Oct. 24, 2018 3:47 PM

Crises can have a positive outcome for companies. When they see the challenges and changes in the environment as a new normal, they can use it as an opportunity to engage in more ambitious innovation efforts.

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Published Sep. 18, 2018 2:50 PM

Could the 'Norway model' work for the UK post-Brexit? Do EU agencies threaten the EEA agreement? These were topics of discussion when policy-makers and ARENA researchers met during Arendalsuka 2018.

Published Aug. 31, 2018 8:58 AM

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.

Published Aug. 20, 2018 2:49 PM

How much does a company specialising in services such as Telenor invest in innovation? Researchers at the University of Oslo have contributed to changing how Telenor sees innovation.

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Published Aug. 20, 2018 2:41 PM

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.

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 Aug. 9, 2018 3:35 PM

Trump’s former adviser is no evil genius. But his reputation as a dangerous figure risks becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy, writes Cas Mudde

Published July 12, 2018 1:17 PM

The five-year trial of Beate Zschäpe, the last surviving member of the National Socialist Underground (NSU), a neo-Nazi terrorist group, has finally ended with Zschäpe, the principal defendant, receiving a life sentence for her part in ten racially motivated killings.

Published July 9, 2018 3:07 PM

Why do people leave far-right extremism?  Do they simply tire of the hateful messages?  Is it too difficult to stay attached to a politics that one’s friends and family reject?

Published July 9, 2018 2:13 PM

On May 14/15 2018, C-REX, the Centre for Research on Extremism in the Faculty of Social Sciences held a cross-disciplinary conference on ‘Gender and Extremism’ at the University of Oslo.

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. A new application round has started. The deadline for submitting a full application is 31 December.

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.

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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?