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Eivind Grip Fjær, Willy Pedersen and Sveinung Sandberg have published an article in The British Journal of Sociology. They show how the russ - graduating Norwegian high-school students - transform old buses into rolling private nightclubs. Here they can party, partially free of the normal constraints of commercial nightlife and adult control

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Per Gunnar Røe and Bengt Andersen have written a new article published in European Urban and Regional Studies that investigates the role of architecture and architects in transforming Oslo’s waterfront through spectacular architecture and urban design.

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In ‘binge drinking’ cultures, there is a strong association between alcohol consumption and violence. Yet several studies suggest that this link is cultural and contextual. Willy Pedersen, Heith Copes and Sveinung Sandberg explore the role of alcohol in incidents of violence in nightlife settings.

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Published in Geoforum Maiken Bjerga Kiil and Hege Merete Knutsen have applied the new concept Agency by exit to the “Not below 24,000” movement among Swedish nurse students and thus expanded our understanding of what strategies of coping, reworking and resistance entail.

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In this article published in European Societies, Anne Lise Ellingsæter and Ann-Zofie Duvander examine what the introduction of a familistic family policy measure like cash for childcare benefit means in the Nordic welfare states. The analysis displays diverse national policy processes and policy outputs and wide variation in parents’ responses to this policy incentive.

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In this article Eivind Grip Fjæra, Willy Pedersen, Tilmann von Soest and Paul Gray examine differences in the acceptability of visible intoxication among students in the UK and Norway, and to what degree possible differences reflect individual characteristics such as use of alcohol, perceived harm of alcohol consumption, and broader value orientation.

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In this article published in Built Environment Per Gunnar Røe has investigated the ideological foundation for the construction of a suburban estate in the 1970s, the mundane pragmatism of its inhabitants and how planning influences people's suburban experiences.

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"The delegates who gather at COP21 will define the boundaries for climate change that are considered acceptable and achievable, but it is individuals who will ultimately decide the future," writes Karen O'Brien in Science.

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Eivind Grip Fjær, Willy Pedersen and Sveinung Sandberg have written this article in Gender & Society about the sexual morality of young Norwegians in hook-up practices during high school graduation celebrations.

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Bronwyn Hayward, Elin Selboe and Elizabeth Plew have compared and contrasted how young citizens currently conceive their rights and responsibilities in light of a changing climate in Norway and New Zealand,two high-consumption societies.

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In this paper published in Social Politics, Anne Lise Ellingsæter and Eirin Pedersen suggest a new approach to the study of family policy impact on fertility. This approach extends beyond the standard model of incentives and cost-benefit rationales, highlighting the importance of cultural schemas and institutional trust.

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