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Using qualitative data from Barpak, the epicentre of the 2015 earthquake, this article by Andrea J. Nightingale et al., examines the boundaries of state–society–citizen–environment.

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Effective action against climate change requires new ways of conceptualizing society, climate and environment, argue Andrea Joslyn Nightingale et. al. in this article in Climate and Development. The authors revisit important insights from the social sciences and humanities to break free of established categories.

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Based on fieldwork conducted at the only immigration detention centre in Norway, Liridona Gashi, Willy Pedersen and Thomas Ugelvik write about time as an important element of the the detainees' coping strategies in an article in Theoretical Criminology.

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In an article in Science and Public Policy, Eva Krick,  Johan Christensen and  Cathrine Holst show that there is an overall shift in temporary policy advisory committees in Norway towards science- and expertise-based governance and towards an increasing openness and public engagement.

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In a chapter titled "Norway: Ethnic (In)equality in a Social-Democratic Welfare State", Liza Reisel, Institute for Social Research, Are Skeie Hermansen and Marianne Takvam Kindt, University of Oslo / FAFO offer a systematic review of social science research in Norway on ethnic inequalities in education, from the period 1980–2017.

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Marianne Nordli Hansen and Øyvind Nicolay Wiborg have studied the association between class origin, wealth transfers, and wealth accumulation, with a focus on money transfers to Norwegian young adults. The study is presented in article in the European Sociological Review.

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Climate change means different things to different people. In this article Gail Hochachka presents an analytical framework that draws on adult developmental psychology and argues that a developmental approach can help to make sense of why there is such plasticity of meanings about climate change.

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Emma Arnold has published the paper ‘Aesthetics of zero tolerance’ in the journal CITY: analysis urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action. The paper draws on psychogeographic and photographic fieldwork conducted in Oslo to examine the aesthetic implications of zero tolerance policy against graffiti.

The role of consensus in theories of deliberative democracy is discussed in a symposium edited by Cathrine Holst together with Henrik Friberg-Fernros and Johan Karlsson Schaffer. An overview of the debate is given in the introductory article written by the editors.

In this paper Cathrine Holst compares two prominent approaches to global gender justice; Alison Jaggar’s ‘distributive’ approach and Nancy Fraser’s ‘participatory’ approach.

Based on qualitative interviews, this article by Hege Merete Knutsen, Katrine Fangen and Oksana Žabko explores the different experiences of Latvian and Swedish agency nurses in a situation of double control,  from the agency and at the workplace.

This article by Oksana Zabko, Katrine Fangen and Sylvi Endresen analyses migration decisions and labour market manoeuvring of Latvian migrants to Norway.

Building on a previous study, in this article Adrian F. Rogne et al. document both similarities and striking differences between the segregation patterns of non-European migrants in Norway and Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden.

In this article Anne Lise Ellingsæter and Ragnhild Steen Jensen examine ideas about the nature and desirability of part-time work for women based on government advisory commission reports published in Norway between 1978 and 2016.

In this article Hege Merete Knutsen explores how the mobility power of nurses contributes to changing relations between health institutions and temporary work agencies in the Norwegian welfare state.

Vacancy chain theory suggests that mobility opportunities spread within and between specific states, typically flowing from attractive to less attractive units, with households moving in the opposite direction. In this article Lena Magnusson Turner and Terje Wessel explore whether such welfare gains apply in a context, the Oslo region, which combines egalitarian welfare programmes and pro-market housing policies. 

This article by Sandra Feride Demiri and Katrine Fangen supplements the limited research on the monarchy by highlighting the symbolic and cultural value of Norway’s Royal House in nation-building.

In this article Cathrine Holst and Anders Molander examine a series of often-cited epistemic objections and tentatively outline a set of mechanisms that can contribute to alleviating the irreducible problem of epistemic asymmetries.

Emma Arnold has published a book review of the Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art, edited by criminologist Jeffrey Ian Ross, for the Journal of Urban Design.

In this paper, Emma Arnold explores the potential of psychogeographic walking and urban photography for conducting critical urban research.

The king's New Year's speeches are analyzed in a new article .

In this article George Galster and Terje Wessel explore multi-generational reproduction of socioeconomic status through transmission of housing wealth by investigating how the tenure, size and location of housing occupied by grandparents relates to the tenure and value of housing occupied by their grandchildren.

In this paper Cathrine Holst and Anders Molander focuse on epistemic worries about the expertisation of politics, and uses the Nordic system of advisory commissions as an empirical case. 

This paper by David Jordhus-Lier, Andreas Saaghus, Dianne Scott and Gina Ziervogel responds to the call by Wise et al. (2014) to improve our understanding of decisions related to urban climate adaptation by situating policy interventions in a broader governance contex

In this article, Magne P. Flemmen, Vegard Jarness and Lennart Rosenlund address the classical debate about the relationship between the economic and cultural aspects of social stratification.