In the spring of 2020, during the period with closed schools and strict infection control measures, researchers conducted an online survey among students in lower secondary schools in Oslo. In an article Tilmann von Soest, Anders Bakken, Willy Pedersen and Mira A. Sletten show that the adolescents reported a marked reduction in life satisfaction and subjective well-being after the introduction of restrictions.
In an article in Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening, Tilmann von Soest, Willy Pedersen, Anders Bakken and Mira A. Sletten write that a majority of adolescents in Oslo reported that they always or to a large extent followed the Norwegian infection control rules during the COVID-19 pandemic, but with variations in gender and other aspects.
Based on data covering the entire population, Maren Toft og Vegard Jarness demonstrate that the Norwegian upper class tend to find their patners among the same upper class.
Camilla Houeland explores relations between popular protests and institutional politics in Nigeria's petroleum-dependent economy in an article in The Extractive Industries and Society.
In an article in Area, Camilla Houeland, David C. Jordhus‐Lier and Frida Hambro Angell analyze the confrontation of opposing climate policy positions in the build‐up to the 2017 LO‐Norway congress.
In an article in Sustainability Ragnhild Dahl Wikstrøm and Lars Böcker present promising evidence that e-bikes could play a crucial role in achieving a sustainable transport transition, pointing out that interventions are essential for upscaling and mainstreaming.
In an article in Ethnicities, Grete Brochmann and Arnfinn H. Midtbøen explore how ideas about nationhood and integration have influenced the divergence in citizenship policies in Scandinavia, and what overall purpose the policy-changes reflect.
In an article in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Arnfinn H. Midtbøen, Grete Brochmann et. al. examine whether perceptions of ideal citizenship criteria and assessments of Norway’s current rules differ between groups.
In this article Hege Bakke Sørreime and Kjetil Tronvoll explore how accountability in extractive resource governance is conceived and re-shaped as a consequence of the changing political context in Tanzania, made possible by the inherent ambiguity in the concept of accountability.
Katrine Fangen and Maria Rite Nilsen have written an article in Journal of Political Ideologies, after interviewing leaders of two anti-Islamist groups and one neo-Nazi group.
Based on an investigation of the three main advocacy think tanks in Norway, Johan Christensen (Leiden University) and Cathrine Holst have written an article in Scandinavian Political Studies.
In an article in PLOS One, Fredrik Jansson (Stockholm University), Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund and Mats Lillehagen suggest a new method for detecting patterns of social clustering and use it to study whether students tend to cluster socially based on similar background.
Gunn Birkeland and her colleagues have interviewed 58 employers and find that previous experience with immigrant workers matters when it comes to the willingness to hire others regarded as belonging to the same group.
In an article in Sociology, Maren Toft and Sam Friedman demonstrate the considerable effect parental wealth has on economic returns for those in the very highest income-earning positions in Norway.
Are Skeie Hermansen is co-author of an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on the results of a large international study on rising inequality.
In an article in Political Studies, Cathrine Holst and Hallvard Moe address some weaknesses in deliberative systems theory and argues for a refined version of the theory.
Emma Arnold has published a book review of Graffiti and Street Art: Reading, Writing and Representing the City, edited by Konstantinos Avramidis and Myrto Tsilimpounidi, for the journal Urban Studies.The review has additionally been published on the Urban Studies blog.
In Myanmar, ethnic parties have been relatively ineffective in ensuring representation, writes Kristian Stokke in article in Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, and he goes on to identify key explanations for the weak electoral performance.
Myanmar’s political trajectory remains open-ended, but at least for the time being it seems to be a relatively stable hybrid regime, write Kristian Stokke and Soe Myint Aung in an article in The European Journal of Development Research.
Kristian Stokke has contributed with the chapter "Political parties and religion in Myanmar" in The Routledge Handbook to Religion and Political Parties.
What characterizes labour internationalism in the public sector? Jørgen EikenMagdahl and David Jordhus-Lier have interviewed office bearers in the most important global union federation in this sector, and in an article in Political Geograhpy they identify three strategic rationales: the political-institutional, the movement-popular and the industrial-corporate.
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.
Cathrine Holst and Anders Molander have written a text on Jon Elster in SAGE Research Methods Foundations.
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".
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.