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Is the tradition of women’s marital name change just some sort of inertia or drag, which will slowly disappear as modernity progresses, or does this tradition fulfil more contemporary roles? ask Simon Duncan, Anne Lise Ellingsæter and Julia Carter in an article in Sociological Research Online.

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Cathrine Holst and Anders Molander have written a text on Jon Elster in SAGE Research Methods Foundations. 

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Cathrine Holst and Anders Molander  have contributed with the chapter "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".

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The research findings presented by Are Skeie Hermansen, Nicolai T Borgen and Arne Mastekaasa in an article in the European Sociological Review, suggest that adolescent school and neighbourhood contexts are not major determinants of children’s later-life socio-economic attainments in the Norwegian welfare state setting.

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In an article published in Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, Julia Bentz and Karen O'Brien explore the role of art as a driver for societal transformation in a changing climate and consider how an experiment with change can facilitate reflection on relationships between individual change and systems change.

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In an article in Ethnicities, Anne Lise Ellingsæter, Ragni Hege Kitterød and Kjersti Misje Østbakken present their findings on immigrant fathers' utilisation of parental leave in Norway. 

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Katrine Fangen and Carina Riborg Holter have interviewed  15 people who were censored for posting comments of a racist, discriminatory or hateful nature. In an article in Poetics they write about what characterizes these online commenters' self-understanding and enemy images.

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In an article published in Housing Studies, Terje Wessel and Erik Bjørnson Lunke investigate whether first-time parents in Oslo have become more loyal to urban living.

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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.