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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this article published in International Migration Review Are Skeie Hermansen, Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund and colleague study whether neighborhood equalization contributes to intergenerational persistence in neighborhood contexts among descendants of immigrants in Norway.
This article in Socius shows how women in Norway are now more likely to receive college degrees than men. Yet important differences remain in the college majors of women and men.
In this research article, Agnes Fauske and her co-authors describe the results of a systematic review of the literature on the effects of policy on fertility since 1970 in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Australia.
In this research article Tina Baier and her co-authors compare genetic influences on educational achievement and their social stratification across Germany, Norway, Sweden, and the United States.
This paper explores the trajectories of Norwegians who, in their late-thirties, possessed financial assets such as securities, company shares and stocks, qualifying them as the wealthiest one percent nationally. Published in The British Journal of Sociology.
The new book The Politics of Citizenship in Indonesia, edited by Kristian Stokke and Eric Hiariej, presents case studies of citizenship in contexts from diverse angles to reveal how citizens are engaging in public life.
In this working paper, Tina Baier, Torkild Lyngstad and co-authors address a shortcoming in previous research on intergenerational correlation of educational attainment, by adopting a Multiple-Children-of-Twin design and decompose the ICE into its environmental and genetic transmission mechanisms.
In this working paper, Tina Baier focus on the extent to which parental separation affects genetic influences on educational attainment across 20th Century birth cohorts.
In this journal article, published in European Sociological Review, Torkild Lyngstad and co-authors ask whether birth order in the parental generation influences the educational attainment of their children.
In this research article, publised in Demography, Torkild Lyngstad and co-authors study sibling similarity in cognitive skills, school grades, and educational attainment in Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
In this working paper, Martin Isungset, Torkild Lyngstad and co-authors investigate whether birth order differences in education are caused by genetic differences.
In this article published in European Sociological Review, Tina Baier and co-authors ask to what extent differences in education, occupational standing, and income are attributable to genes, and do genetic influences differ by parents’ socioeconomic standing? When in a children’s life course does parents’ socioeconomic standing matter for genetic influences, and for which of the outcomes, fixed at the different stages of the attainment process, do they matter most?
In this working paper Martin Isungset, Tina Baier and Torkild Lyngstad study whether the relative importance of genetic and environmental influences for lifetime income changed as gender equalization took place.
In this working paper, Martin Isungset and co-authors assess and disentangle the relative importance of genetics and social background for children’s standardized academic test scores.
Mediated (re)presentations of suburbs have a cultural impact on perceptions of real life suburbs. This is according to Per Gunnar Røe who has contributed with a chapter in the new book Suburbia in the 21st century - From Dreamscape to Nightmare?
In this article published in Journal of Marriage and Family Tina Baier and her co-author uses a behavioral genetics approach to test whether parental separation lowers the importance of genes for children's school performance.
Despite growing gender equality in society and preferences for egalitarian marriages among young adults, this article by Anne Lise Ellingsæter argues that wedding traditions in the Nordic context perpetuate patriarchal ideas. Published in the latest volume of Acta Sociologica.
The rationale behind this study, published in Frontiers in Sociology, Alexi Gugushvili and coleagues are using empirical data from Poland, to investigate how individuals’ origin and destination socio-economic position and social mobility are linked to self-rated health and reported psychological wellbeing.
In this article published in Social Science & Medicine, Alexi Gugushvili examines whether changing one's socioeconomic position over the life course affects health. The findings argue that perceived upward mobility has a consistent and strong positive effect on health outcomes in Poland.