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Pro-government Russian media tells about Ukrainian refugees being evacuated to Russia from Ukrainian Nazis. The papers fail to report on millions of Ukrainians fleeing from a Russian invasion to neighbouring countries in Europe.
If Russia manages to occupy Ukraine, it will be extremely difficult for the occupying forces to control the country, according to Michael Gentile, Ukraine researcher.
The differences in wealth between Norwegians is now far greater than in several other European countries. Marianne Nordli Hansen and Maren Toft have been interviewed by sciencenorway.no after writing about Norwegian inequality in American Sociological Review.
Twenty-seven social scientists have contributed to the book Arbeiderklassen (The working class).
Grete Brochmann believes that the Danes’ latest experimental policy to return refugees to Syria is also an extreme line in the European context.
In many countries, the current political opinions of different groups firmly oppose each other. A new study of two Norwegian Facebook forums points out how group discussions on social media may be pushing the boundaries.
Professionals in psychology and psychiatry have long regarded them as a risk group. Parents have become anxious about how they will fare in adulthood. Now a long-term study shows that the concern for the shy and well-behaved teenagers has been unnecessary.
Do you want to make Oslo more sustainable and at the same time gain credits and work-related experience? Collaboration, urban development and sustainability are keywords for the course CityStudio Oslo, which is now recruiting a new cohort of students for autumn 2020.
"We may find that systems that seem natural are really just unnecessary constructs," says Karen O'Brien, professor of human geography, who has researched what it takes for people to make changes in their lives.
How does the rising discontent affect political behavior in the EU? And how do people from the so-called "places that don't matter" - vent their anger against the system at the ballot box?
The green shift is creating losers in the labour market. David Jordhus-Lier is investigating what people who are in danger of losing their jobs think about Norwegian climate policy.
- It is the university of life that people engage in in their leisure time, says Lise Kjølsrød. In her new book the sociologist argues that "adults’ play" such as rock climbing and art collecting are not only important for the individual, but also for society.
Gunn Birkelund will speak at the INAS 2018 Conference at Stanford this week. The topic for her talk will be the field experiments of hiring processes across the world.
The #Metoo campaign that swept across Norway and the world before Christmas is part of what is called the fourth wave of feminism. Sociology professor Cathrine Holst thinks the women in today's women's struggle seem to be more united than they were at the turn of the millennium.
- We can reduce our vulnerability to extreme weather, says Karen O'Brien. She was a key member of a group of researchers who contributed crucial knowledge to the climate panel, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
When professor Willy Pedersen started researching in the 1980s everyone thought that harsh penalties were the solution. Now, The Liberal Party of Norway, The Conservative Party of Norway, The Norwegian Labour Party and The Norwegian Socialist Left Party all agree that drug policy needs to be changed.