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Published Feb. 21, 2020 10:11 AM

On February 19th, a 43-year-old German man carried out a far-right terror attack in the city of Hanau, in central Germany. He shot nine people at two locations in the city centre, as well as his own mother before committing suicide. He left a lengthy manifesto outlining his anti-migrant and racist worldview. In a month marked by the breaking of the country's long-enduring political ‘cordon-sanitaire’ , coupled with evidence of extensive far-right terrorist mobilisation and its most deadly terror attack since 1980, it is clear that Germany’s institutions are at a critical juncture in the struggle against right-wing extremism.

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Published Feb. 18, 2020 1:35 PM

In the aftermath of the festive month, Dutch PhD candidate Iris Beau Segers looks back on the annually recurring issue of Black Pete in the Netherlands, whose blackfaced appearance has been at the heart of a controversial public debate for almost a decade.  

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Published Feb. 3, 2020 1:11 PM

The RTV trend report recently published by C-REX shows that, since the 1990s, severe forms of right-wing terrorism and violence in Western Europe have decreased, particularly gang-related and unorganized forms of violence. Today, so-called ‘lone actors’ carry out most of the violence, a trend that has been reinforced by the emergence of various online platforms.  

Professorparet Anders Martin Fjell og Kristine Beate Walhovd mottar Demensforskningsprisen fra Nasjonalforeningen for folkehelsen
Publisert 31. jan. 2020 09:26

– Demens handler om aldring. Og aldringen påvirkes allerede før vi blir født, mener årets vinnere av Nasjonalforeningen for folkehelsens Demensforskningspris Anders Fjell og Kristine Walhovd.

Ragnhild Camilla Schreiner presenterer rapport
Publisert 21. jan. 2020 13:18

Under Januarkonferansen 2020 ble det sett nærmere på hva vi skal skatte av i fremtiden.

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Published Jan. 21, 2020 9:38 AM

What makes people translate their thoughts and feelings into action? With hate crimes against asylum seekers on the rise across Europe, this question has become increasingly relevant today. C-REX affiliate scholar Iris Segers argues that we need to look more closely at protesting communities, and engage with their stories, in order to understand what drives mobilization against asylum seekers across Western Europe.

Published Jan. 14, 2020 8:05 AM

The report «Mixing Logics: Multiagency Approaches for Countering Violent Extremism” is authored by Jennie Sivenbring and Robin Andersson Malmros of the Segerstedt Institute of Gothenburg University.

Publisert 14. jan. 2020 08:03

Rapporten «Mixing Logics: Multiagency Approaches for Countering Violent Extremism” er skrevet av Jennie Sivenbring og Robin Andersson Malmros ved Segerstedt-instituttet ved Gøteborgs universitet.

Penny Harvey foran murvegg
Publisert 9. jan. 2020 11:31

Gjennom sin stilling som professor II ved Sosialantropologisk institutt, har Penny Harvey forsøkt å sette mennesker i kontakt med hverandre intellektuelt.

Ayan Osman (23) var bare 14 år da hun reiste fra familien i Somalia til Norge. Snart ti år etter hører hun fremdeles de grufulle lydene fra krigen og hun har ennå ikke fått norske venner. Foto: Silje Pileberg.
Publisert 7. jan. 2020 13:41

42 prosent av enslige mindreårige asylsøkere opplever et høyt nivå av posttraumatisk stress fem år etter at de kom til Norge.

Published Jan. 7, 2020 11:53 AM

As far right politics is becoming an ever bigger part of mainstream politics, opponents and scholars of the far right have to leave their 20th century thinking behind and critically review their received wisdom. What might have been true in the 1990s, might no longer be true today. Taboos have been broken, preferences have shifted, and the broader political context has become much more accepting to far right politics and politicians.

Published Dec. 20, 2019 8:27 AM

The ECPR Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy invites applications for the upcoming Summer School on ‘Concepts and Methods for Research on Far-Right Politics’, which will be held at the Centre for Research on Extremism (C-REX), University of Oslo, from Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July 2020.

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Published Dec. 18, 2019 10:45 AM

How can analysis of ‘credibility contests’ help us understand where and when anti-minority activism is more likely to gain momentum? Joel Busher, Gareth Harris and Graham Macklin draw on their recent research to provide some pointers.

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Publisert 10. des. 2019 12:05

Når demokratier truer med å forvitre, blir kunnskap om autoritære regimer viktig. Carl Henrik Knutsen mottar ERC-stipend for å forstå diktatorens logikk.

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Publisert 6. des. 2019 13:05

Den 16.desember disputerer Trond Christian Vigtel med avhandlingen "Understanding Retirement Decisions".

Published Dec. 4, 2019 9:33 AM

We are very glad to invite you to submit papers and full panels to the 2020 ECPR General conference in Innsbruck, Section Populism, Radicalism and Extremism: At the Margins and into the Mainstream.

The Section is endorsed by the Standing Group on Extremism and Democracy and will be chaired by Pietro Castelli Gattinara (C-REX, University of Oslo), Léonie de Jonge (University of Groningen), and Ofra Klein (European University Institute).

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Published Dec. 3, 2019 9:41 AM

Ethnonationalism has been as common in Georgia as in other post-Soviet countries, but the far-right social movement has especially been gaining traction for the past five years, gradually becoming larger, more diverse, and more violent. The parliamentary elections approaching in 2020 create a window of opportunity for far-right actors to gain access to mainstream politics. ​

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Publisert 2. des. 2019 08:59

- Hvordan kan man bygge et nærområde til en T-banestasjon hvor folk faktisk ønsker å være? spør Thomas Hylland Eriksen. Arbeidsmarkedet åpner seg for anvendt antropologi.

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Publisert 26. nov. 2019 15:20

Det har gått 50 og 30 år sidan Universitetet i Oslo fekk sine Nobelprisar i økonomi. – Ragnar Frisch og Trygve Haavelmo la vesentlege delar av grunnlaget for moderne økonomisk teori og metode, seier økonomiprofessor Kalle Moene.

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Publisert 21. nov. 2019 15:47

Hva vil det si å være donor-unnfanget? Det lurte Martin Eggen Mogseth på da han i voksen alder oppdaget at han selv var unnfanget på denne måten. Nå har han vunnet Våg å vite- prisen på 10 000 kroner for oppgaven han skrev om temaet.

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Publisert 21. nov. 2019 15:47

Kan etnisk mangold på fotballbanen brukes som en form for møteplass for å avverge voldelig ekstremisme? Det var spørsmålet Ann-Cathrin Coenen stilte seg. Nå vinner hun Våg å vite-prisen på 10 000 kroner for oppgaven.

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Publisert 21. nov. 2019 15:47

Hva gjør at våpenhviler varer? Det var spørsmålet Tora Sagård stilte seg. Nå har hun vunnet Våg å vite-prisen for oppgaven.

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Publisert 21. nov. 2019 15:47

Hva vil det si å være donor-unnfanget? Hva gjør at våpenhviler varer? Kan etnisk mangfold og fotball forebygge ekstremisme? Og hvordan kan utvinning av fossilt brennstoff være bærekraftig? Det er aktuelle spørsmål de fire vinnerne av årets Våg å vite-priser søker svar på.

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Published Nov. 18, 2019 9:04 AM

During the last few years, especially around the refugee crisis in 2015-16, vigilante groups popped up all over Europe and North America, patrolling the streets and national borders. They claimed to protect the local citizenry against crime and security threats constituted by illegal migrants and minority groups.

Thomas Hylland Eriksen foran bokhyller
Publisert 12. nov. 2019 09:01

Hvorfor trenger verden antropologi? Thomas Hylland Eriksen framhever fagets anvendelighet, også utenfor akademia.