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Published Apr. 3, 2020 10:07 AM

The Covid-19 crisis is exploited by Viktor Orbán to consolidate power and undermine democracy. The increasingly authoritarian Prime Minister has used the pandemic to further authoritarian ends. Democratic backsliding in Hungary has for long been a cause of concern for the European Union.

Hus med grantrær på taket
Publisert 31. mars 2020 15:41

I det rykende ferske dobbeltnummeret av Norsk antropologisk tidsskrift, synliggjør Nordisk laboratorium siste års fokus på nordiske hjem.

Frivillige syr til koronasmittede- Syria
Publisert 27. mars 2020 14:51

- Det kan hende vi finner ut at systemer som virker naturlige, egentlig bare er unødvendige konstruksjoner, sier Karen O’Brien. Professoren i samfunnsgeografi har forska på hva som skal til for at vi forandrer oss.

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Published Mar. 23, 2020 9:42 AM

Ireland’s general election on 8 February saw a proliferation of radical right-wing candidates but did not herald the expected breakthrough of these parties. As Shaun McDaid explains, the little support for the radical right in Ireland is mainly explained by the ability of the political left to more effectively mobilise the electorate on issues other than immigration. While not counting on imminent success, the radical right in Ireland might nevertheless have the stamina to play the long game. 

Havnearbeidere og politi på eksporthavnen Qingdao i Kina
Publisert 19. mars 2020 14:22

- Når pandemien er forbi, kommer det nok en diskusjon om hvordan vi skal tilnærme oss de internasjonale markedene, og om inntektene våre skal knyttes så tett til bedriften vi jobber i, sier Kalle Moene. Professoren i samfunnsøkonomi har i en årrekke forsket på spenningene mellom den norske likhetsmodellen og internasjonal økonomi.

Bilde av studenter og en powerpoint på en dataskjerm.
Publisert 18. mars 2020 14:19

- Allerede mandag - fire dager før universitetene ble stengt - begynte jeg å forberede digital undervisning. Du kan si at jeg så det komme, sier professor ved Økonomisk institutt Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe.

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Published Mar. 17, 2020 10:45 AM

Multiagency collaboration structures are given a central role in preventing the recruitment of youth to extremism. In this study of Nordic policies developed to counter extremism and prevent crime, we have mapped and compared how multiagency collaboration is to be organized, what practices that are to be utilized and the legal frameworks that guides information sharing practices in collaborative work. The findings entail previously unknown discrepancies, similarities and differences between the Nordic countries that can help to inform a sometimes heated and polarized debate on how extremism is being handled. 

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Publisert 6. mars 2020 17:20

- Vi må sikre kvinner i rekrutteringsstillinger optimale muligheter til å utvikle sine talenter og bygge kompetanse, sier professor ved Institutt for psykologi, Kristine Beate Walhovd. Hun er en av flere kvinner på SV- fakultetet, som er opptatt av bedre kjønnsbalanse.

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Published Mar. 3, 2020 10:01 AM

What role does religion play in Western European politics nowadays? Is it true that the radical right rediscovered religion for its political communication? C-REX visiting fellow Jakob Schwörer and Xavier Romero-Vidal address these questions in a recently published article in “Religion State and Society”. The text analysis on 36 European parties suggest that nativist parties are focusing on rejecting a religious outgroup, namely Islam, but hardly refer to religious in-groups such as Christians. Since the radical right rarely refers to other religious dimensions than the exclusion of Muslims, there is limited empirical evidence of the so-called “rise of religion” in party politics.

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Published Feb. 28, 2020 8:31 AM

Over this past week, the Indian capital of Delhi has been home to violence between Hindus and Muslims with a rising death toll each day. Eviane Leidig shows not only how this is the most recent manifestation of a legacy of right-wing extremist activity in India, but also that the response of global far right actors suggest a more disturbing connection between the extreme right in India and the West. 

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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.

The Al-Noor Mosque in Baerum, Norway
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.

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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.