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Published Aug. 24, 2011 1:25 PM

Associate Professor Katrine Fangen at Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, and Professor Ann Mari Sellerberg at Department of Sociology, Lund University in Sweden, have edited the anthology, Mange ulike metoder (Many Different Methods). The book is published simultaneously in Norway and Sweden by Gyldendal Akademisk and Förlaget Studentliteratur, and is now available in Norwegian books stores.

Norwegian publisher's website

Published June 20, 2011 12:47 PM

Indicators of Children's Well-Being: Theory and Practice in a Multi-Cultural Perspective has now been translated to Chinese and published by the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families

Series: Social Indicators Research Series , Vol. 36

Ben-Arieh, Asher; Frønes, Ivar (Eds.)

Reprinted from SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH, 80:1, 83:1 and 84:3 and CHILD INDICATORS RESEARCH, 1:1, 2008 2009, XII, 592 p., Hardcover

Published Oct. 10, 2010 11:19 AM

Indicators of Children's Well-Being: Theory and Practice in a Multi-Cultural Perspective

Series: Social Indicators Research Series , Vol. 36

Ben-Arieh, Asher; Frønes, Ivar (Eds.)

Reprinted from SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH, 80:1, 83:1 and 84:3 and CHILD INDICATORS RESEARCH, 1:1, 2008 2009, XII, 592 p., Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-4020-9303-6

Forlags side: http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/quality+of+life+research/book/978-1-4020-9303-6

Published Oct. 10, 2010 11:19 AM

Adapting to climate change is a critical problem facing humanity. This involves reconsidering our lifestyles, and is linked to our actions as individuals, societies and governments. This book presents the latest science and social science research on whether the world can adapt to climate change. Written by experts, both academics and practitioners, it examines the risks to ecosystems, demonstrating how values, culture and the constraining forces of governance act as barriers to action. As a state-of-the-art review of science and a holistic assessment of adaptation options, it is essential reading for those concerned with responses to climate change, especially researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and graduate students. Significant features include historical, contemporary, and future insights into adaptation to climate change; coverage of adaptation issues from different perspectives: climate science, hydrology, engineering, ecology, economics, human geography, anthropology and political science; and contributions from leading researchers and practitioners from around the world.

Published Oct. 10, 2010 11:19 AM

What is the relationship between women and the welfare state? How do women reconcile paid work and family responsibilities? These questions are of central political concern to nearly all Western industrialised countries and have provoked considerable scholarly disagreement. In this timely book, Dr Arnlaug Leira presents both a theoretical and an empirical analysis of the relationship between women’s lives, employment practices and childcare provision.

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