Cathrine Holst

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Cathrine Holst is Professor at Department of Sociology and Human Geography and Research Professor at ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo. She is also connected to Centre for Research on Gender Equality (CORE), Institute for Social Research.

Academic interests

Cathrine Holst's main fields of academic interest are political sociology and democracy research, social and political theory, the role of knowledge and expertise in policy and politics, EU, European integration and the Nordic model, gender policy, feminist theory and gender studies.

Holst is director of the research project EUREX: Expertization of Public Inquiry Commissions in a Europeanized Administrative Order (2016-2020). She is also leader of a sub-project under PEriTiA (Policy, Expertise and Trust 2020-2022). Together with Willy Pedersen she is in charge of a study of changes in Norwegian drug policy (under the project PROMENTA).

In 2020/2021 Holst will be connected to Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Holst and Jakob Elster will be leaders of one of the research groups at CAS and the project What is a good policy? Political morality, feasibility and democracy (GOODPOL)

Teaching

  • SOS1000 Innføring i sosiologi
  • SOS1001 Introduksjon til sosiologi
  • SOS2001 Moderne sosialteori
  • SOS4200 Arbeidsliv og velferdsstat
  • SOS 4016 Individuelt leseemne i sosiologi
  • SOS 9234 New Trends in Contemporary Social Theory
  • STV 4436 Politikk og forvaltning i sentraladministrasjonen
  • STV 4108 Ideer og makt: Kritiske tilnærminger i statsvitenskap

Background

Holst has a dr. polit.-degree from University of Bergen (2005). From 2005 to 2007 she was Associate Professor in philosophy of the social sciences, University of Bergen.

She has been guest researcher at QoG (Quality of Government), University of Gothenburg (2014), Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute, Firenze (2012), Hans Jonas-Zentrum, Freie Universität, Berlin (2004), and New School for Social Research, New York (2001)

Holst has directed and participated in several research projects. She was member of the Norwegian Gender+ Equality Commission (2010-2012). She is an experienced journal editor and has had columns in several Norwegian newspapers. Holst is member of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and is currently Head of Board for the Science Studies Colloquium Series at the University of Oslo, see http://www.uio.no/english/research/news-and-events/events/guest-lectures-seminars/science-studies/

Tags: Democracy, Expertise, European integration, Political theory, Gender policy, Feminist Theory

Publications

  • Holst, Cathrine (2020). Fra Helga Hernes til #metoo. Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning.  ISSN 0809-6341.  (1) Full text in Research Archive.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2020). Når samfunnsforskere anbefaler politikk. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning.  ISSN 0040-716X.  (1) Full text in Research Archive.
  • Holst, Cathrine & Christensen, Johan (2020). How Do Advocacy Think Tanks Relate to Academic Knowledge? The Case of Norway. Scandinavian Political Studies.  ISSN 0080-6757.
  • Holst, Cathrine & Moe, Hallvard (2020). Deliberative systems theory and citizens’ use of online media: testing a critical theory of democracy on a high achiever. Political Studies.  ISSN 0032-3217. Full text in Research Archive.
  • Krick, Eva & Holst, Cathrine (2020). Governance by hybrid advisory committees - a hallmark of social democracy?. Comparative Social Research.  ISSN 0195-6310.  35
  • Henrik, Friberg-Fernros; Johan, Karlsson Schaffer & Holst, Cathrine (2019). Deliberation after consensus. Journal of Public Deliberation.  ISSN 1937-2841.  15(1) . doi: https://www.publicdeliberation.net/jpd/vol15/iss1/art12/ Full text in Research Archive.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Ekspertenes rolle i demokratiet, I:  Årbok 2018. Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi.  Novus Forlag.  ISBN 9788270999217.  Kapittel. Full text in Research Archive.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Ekspertifisering og europeisering i norske likestillingsutredninger, I: Cathrine Holst; Hege Skjeie & Mari Teigen (red.),  Europeisering av nordisk likestillingspolitikk.  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-42704-4.  Kapittel 7.  s 149 - 169
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Hva er en god NOU?. Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0800-336X.  (4), s 344- 351 . doi: https://doi.org/10.18261/issn.1504-3053-2019-04-05 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Marx' kritikk av ekspertkunnskap, I: Christoffer Conrad Eriksen (red.),  Den unge Marx: Rett, samfunn og vitenskapsteori.  Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 9788202588076.  4.  s 149 - 174
  • Holst, Cathrine & Molander, Anders (2019). Epistemic Worries about Economic Expertise, In John Erik Fossum & Jozef Batora (ed.),  Towards a Segmented European Political Order. The European Union's Post-crises Conundrum.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781138495333.  Kapittel 4.  s 72 - 92 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Holst, Cathrine & Molander, Anders (2019). Epistemic democracy and the role of experts. Contemporary Political Theory.  ISSN 1470-8914.  18(4), s 541- 561 . doi: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41296-018-00299-4 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Holst, Cathrine & Molander, Anders (2019). Jon Elster, In  SAGE Research Methods Foundations.  Sage Publications.  ISBN 9781473965003.  Pioneers.
  • Holst, Cathrine; Skjeie, Hege & Teigen, Mari (2019). Likestillingspolitikk og europeisk integrasjon, I: Cathrine Holst; Hege Skjeie & Mari Teigen (red.),  Europeisering av nordisk likestillingspolitikk.  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-42704-4.  1.  s 11 - 34 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Krick, Eva; Christensen, Johan & Holst, Cathrine (2019). Between ‘scientisation’ and a ‘participatory turn’. Tracing shifts in the governance of policy advice.. Science and Public Policy.  ISSN 0302-3427.  46(6), s 927- 939 . doi: 10.1093/scipol/scz040 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Krick, Eva & Holst, Cathrine (2019). The socio-political ties of expert bodies. How to reconcile the independence requirement of reliable expertise and the responsiveness requirement of democratic governance, In Eva Krick & Cathrine Holst (ed.),  Experts and Democratic Legitimacy. Tracing the Social Ties of Expert Bodies in Europe.  Routledge.  ISBN 9780367427535.  Chapter 1. Full text in Research Archive.
  • Skjeie, Hege; Holst, Cathrine & Teigen, Mari (2019). Helt isolert? Hvordan Norge påvirkes av - og selv påvirker - EUs likestillingspolitikk, I: Cathrine Holst; Hege Skjeie & Mari Teigen (red.),  Europeisering av nordisk likestillingspolitikk.  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-42704-4.  10.  s 218 - 237 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Skjeie, Hege; Holst, Cathrine & Teigen, Mari (2019). Splendid Isolation? On How a Non-member Is Affected by — And Affects — EU Gender Equality Policy, In Moira Dustin; Nuno Ferreira & Susan Millns (ed.),  Gender and Queer Perspectives on Brexit.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-3-030-03122-0.  Kapittel 17.  s 439 - 461 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Engelstad, Fredrik; Holst, Cathrine & Aakvaag, Gunnar C. (2018). Introduction: Democracy, Institutional Compatibility and Change, In Fredrik Engelstad; Cathrine Holst & Gunnar C. Aakvaag (ed.),  Democratic State and Democratic Society.  De Gruyter Open.  ISBN 978-3-11-063407-5.  Chapter 1.  s 1 - 21
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Afterword: Varieties of Expertisation, In Cathrine Holst; Marta Warat & Magdalena Góra (ed.),  Expertisation and Democracy in Europe.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1138288232.  Afterword.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Kjønn, feminisme og vitenskap, I: Ståle Gundersen; Tarjei Mandt Larsen & Cato Wittusen (red.),  Utvalgte filosofiske emner til EXPHIL.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-03125-5.  7.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Kjønn, feminisme og vitenskap, I: Susanna Maria Solli & Eivind Balsvik (red.),  Introduksjon til samfunnsvitenskapene; Bind 2. (3. utgave).  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-02966-5.  Kapittel.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Promoting Global Justice When Backlash Strikes: EU and UN Beijing +20. GLOBUS Research Papers.  ISSN 2535-2504.  2018(7) Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Scandinavian Feminism and Gender Partnership, In Nina Witoszek & Atle Midttun (ed.),  Sustainable Modernity: The Nordic Model and Beyond.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1138718210.  Kapittel 6.  s 102 - 118
  • Holst, Cathrine; Góra, Magdalena & Warat, Marta (2018). Introduction: Expertisation and Democracy in Europe, In Cathrine Holst; Marta Warat & Magdalena Góra (ed.),  Expertisation and Democracy in Europe.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1138288232.  Intro.
  • Holst, Cathrine & Krick, Eva (2018). Committee Governance in Consensus Cultures: An Exploration of Best Practice Cases in Germany and Norway, In Fredrik Engelstad; Cathrine Holst & Gunnar C. Aakvaag (ed.),  Democratic State and Democratic Society.  De Gruyter Open.  ISBN 978-3-11-063407-5.  Kapittel 7.  s 151 - 174
  • Holst, Cathrine & Molander, Anders (2018). Asymmetry, disagreement and biases: epistemic worries about expertise. Social Epistemology.  ISSN 0269-1728.  32(6), s 358- 371 . doi: 10.1080/02691728.2018.1546348 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Krick, Eva & Holst, Cathrine (2018). The socio-political ties of expert bodies. How to reconcile the independence requirement of reliable expertise and the responsiveness requirement of democratic governance. European Politics and Society.  ISSN 2374-5118. . doi: 10.1080/23745118.2018.1515866 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Seibicke, Helena & Holst, Cathrine (2018). Unpacking Gender Expertise: The Case of the European Women’s Lobby, In Cathrine Holst; Marta Warat & Magdalena Góra (ed.),  Expertisation and Democracy in Europe.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1138288232.  7.
  • Christensen, Johan & Holst, Cathrine (2017). Advisory Commissions, Academic Expertise and Democratic Legitimacy: The Case of Norway. Science and Public Policy.  ISSN 0302-3427.  44(6), s 821- 833 . doi: 10.1093/scipol/scx016 Full text in Research Archive.

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  • Holst, Cathrine; Skjeie, Hege & Teigen, Mari (red.) (2019). Europeisering av nordisk likestillingspolitikk. Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-42704-4.  249 s. Show summary
  • Krick, Eva & Holst, Cathrine (ed.) (2019). Experts and Democratic Legitimacy. Tracing the Social Ties of Expert Bodies in Europe. Routledge.  ISBN 9780367427535.  136 s. Show summary
  • Engelstad, Fredrik; Holst, Cathrine & Aakvaag, Gunnar C. (ed.) (2018). Democratic State and Democratic Society. De Gruyter Open.  ISBN 978-3-11-063407-5.  403 s.
  • Holst, Cathrine; Warat, Marta & Góra, Magdalena (ed.) (2018). Expertisation and Democracy in Europe. Routledge.  ISBN 978-1138288232.  230 s. Show summary

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  • Holst, Cathrine (2020, 17. januar). Intervju med Dag og Tid om NOU-ene.  Dag og Tid.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2020). Krig og litteratur: Ondskapens banalitet. Samtale med Arne Johan Vetlesen om Hannah Arendt.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2020). Likestilling i et flerkulturelt Europa.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Asymmetry, Disagreement and Biases: Epistemic Worries About Expertise and How to Address Them.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Deliberative systems theory and online media use.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Deliberative systems theory and online media: testing a critical theory of democracy on a high achiever.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Democratic and epistemic worries about expertise.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Descriptive Representation in International Courts.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Distributive justice or participatory parity?.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Drug policy, policy-making and democratic legitimacy.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019, 09. april). EU og likestilling. [Internett].  KILDEN.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Ekspertene kommer. Om kunnskapsbasert politikk.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Eksperter i politikken.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Ekspertkunnskap og gode samfunnsbeslutninger.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Epistemic and democratic worries over expertise.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Europeisering av nordisk likestillingspolitikk.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Expertization of policy-making - good or bad?.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Gender Equality and the Law: Comments to a framework paper on Nordic gender equality law.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Global Gender Justice: Distributive Justice or Participatory Parity?. GLOBUS Research Papers. 1.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). "Gutteproblemet" og Stoltenberg-utvalget i et NOU-perspektiv: en tentativ analyse.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019, 07. oktober). Interview with European Platform of Women Scientists. [Internett].  European Platform of Women Scientists.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Kritikk uten politikk. Anmeldelse av Capitalism (2018) av Nancy Fraser og Rahel Jaeggi. Agora : Journal for metafysisk spekulasjon.  ISSN 0800-7136.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Lovutforming i et samfunnsvitenskapelig perspektiv.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Marx' kritikk av ekspertkunnskap.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Nordic Gender Equality Law.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Politikk i dystre tider. Morgenbladet.  ISSN 0805-3847.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Politikk i dystre tider. Hannah Arendt.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Scientization of policy-advice?.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Spania og Norge: Kommentar på lansering av bok om den spanske borgerkrig og Norge av Bernt Hagtevdt m.fl.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2019). Vitenskapens normer.
  • Holst, Cathrine & Christensen, Johan (2019). Expertization of policy-making. Bridging the gap between normative theory and empirical analysis.
  • Holst, Cathrine & Isungset, Martin Arstad (2019). Presentasjon av NOU-studie for forskergruppa Social Inequality and Population Dynamics (SIPD).
  • Holst, Cathrine & Krick, Eva (2019). Committee governance in consensus democracies.
  • Christensen, Johan & Holst, Cathrine (2018). The Role of Experts in Policy-Making: Bridging the Gap Between Normative Theory and Empirical Analysis. Show summary
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). A comment to "Agents seeking principals – the role of policy intermediaries in corporate political Activity".
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Asymmetry, disagreement and biases.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Asymmetry, disgareement and biases.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). EU og nordisk likestilllingspolitikk.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Ekspertenes inntog. Når forskere lager politikk.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Ekspertenes rolle i demokratiet.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Epistemic worries over the political role of expertise.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Er det eksperter vi er? Om samfunnsforskerens ulike rolle.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Helga Hernes, feminisme og sosialdemokrati.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Knowledge-Based Policy-Making? A Coversation with Cass Sunstein and Anine Kierulf.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018, 06. desember). Kunnskapsbasert politikkutforming – en samtale med Cass Sunstein. [Fagblad].  Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Kvalitative metoder i politikkutforming.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Makt- og demokratiutredningen – treffer analysen 15 år etter? Kommentar til Øyvind Østerud.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Maktutredningen 15 år etter. En kommentar til Øyvind Østerud.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Norske offentlige utredninger mellom fag og politikk. Samtale med Grete Brochmann og Anne Lise Ellingsæter.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Offentlige utredninger i politikkutforming.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Om eksperter i offentlige utredninger.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Promoting global justice when backlash strikes: the Beijing consensus on gender equality – and what happened to it. Global Justice Blog.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Scandinavian Feminism and Gender Partnership.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). The role of academic knowledge in Norwegian think tanks.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Theorising from experience. Comment to Louis McNay.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Trust in Science. A Comment to Susan Owens.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2018). Vi som elsker Europa. Innlegg i paneldebatt om ny bok av Sten Inge Jørgensen.
  • Holst, Cathrine & Christensen, Johan (2018). Panel: Tracing Expertization. Show summary
  • Holst, Cathrine & Christensen, Johan (2018). The role of experts in policy-making. Bridging the gap between normative theory and empirical scholarship.
  • Holst, Cathrine & Christensen, Johan (2018). The role of experts in policy-making: Bridging the gap between normative theory and empirical analysis.
  • Holst, Cathrine & Langvatn, Silje Aambø (2018). Accountability of experts - is it what we need?.
  • Holst, Cathrine & Langvatn, Silje Aambø (2018). Accountability of experts: What does it mean, why is it challenging - and is it what we need?.
  • Holst, Cathrine & Lyngstad, Torkild Hovde (2018). Årets sosiolog 2018 - Nils Petter Gleditsch. sosiologen.no.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2017, 02. september). - Økt makt til ekspertene kan bli et problem. [Internett].  forskning.no.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2017). A global setback for women's rights. Global Justice Blog.
  • Holst, Cathrine (2017). Advisory Commissions, Academic Knowledge and Democratic Legitimacy.

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