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Published Aug. 15, 2022 12:27 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a total digital disruption of all activities at universities. New digital tools and arenas replaced the daily physical interactions between students and professors. How did this affect motivation and learning outcomes?

This article, by Ida Poppe and Lars Erik Kjekshus, uses the pandemic as a prism to understand how and why social relations and interaction are important in the educational system. Published in Current Psychology. 

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Published July 7, 2022 2:03 PM

In a recent article published in Economic Geography, Terje Wessel investigates business services employment as a driver of income segregation. A key finding is that business services, particularly financial activities, exert a strong influence on income inequality but also, and independent of the former effect, on income segregation.

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Published June 7, 2022 1:45 PM

Based on a nationally representative survey in Georgia from 2021, Alexi Gugushvili and colleagues confirmed the association between perceived social mobility and physical and mental health, satisfaction with life, and the perceived state of affairs in the country. Published in Frontiers in Psychology. 

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Published May 19, 2022 2:01 PM

Managers of street-level organizations play an important role in the successful implementation of public reforms. A prevailing view within the public administration literature is that this work involves the adaptation between reforms and local contexts, where divergence is viewed as a form of resistance to change. This article, by Lars Klemsdal and colueagues, challenges this prevalent reform-centric view by introducing a situation-centric perspective and coining the concept of situational work as a significant form of managerial work during implementation. Published in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

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Published May 16, 2022 10:17 AM

Protective security management aims at protecting against malicious acts. It has, in a relatively short period, undergone substantial changes. One such change is the introduction of risk management. This article by Anne Heyerdahl investigates a debate about a standard for security risk assessment (SRA) in Norway. Published in European Security. 

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Published May 5, 2022 4:20 PM

Simulation games are increasingly popular tools for opening up future imaginaries, especially in the arena of sustainability policy-making and decision support. However, there is a lack of understanding regarding the potential power of games in anticipatory governance. Manjana Milkoreit and co-writers explore this in new article in Geoforum.

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Published Apr. 19, 2022 1:12 PM

This article by Michael Gentile and Martin Kragh contributes to the growing literature on how authoritarian regimes deploy disinformation and conspiracy theories to achieve foreign policy goals. While the effectiveness of these measures is disputed, their study—which is based on a rarely occurring natural experiment—makes an empirical contribution in this direction. Published in International Affairs.

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Published Mar. 29, 2022 3:25 PM

The effects of socioeconomic position (SEP) across life course accumulate and produce visible health inequalities between different socioeconomic groups. Yet, it is not well-understood how the experience of intergenerational income mobility between origin and destination SEP, per se, affects health outcomes. This is what Alexi Gugushvili and co-writer explores in this article in PNAS Nexus.

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Published Mar. 15, 2022 12:21 PM

We are honoured to serve as the Editors of European Societies, the flagship journal of the European Sociological Association (ESA), for 2021–2026, says Alexi Gugushvili and colleagues in the latest issue of the journal.