In this paper, Torbjørn Gundersen and Cathrine Holst examine trust in science advice mechanisms, (i.e. institutions) designed to include scientists and other experts in public policymaking to provide warranted knowledge relevant to policy issues and policy recommendation based on that knowledge.
Sykehusene måtte omstille seg raskt da COVID-19 pandemien inntraff januar 2020. Denne artikkelen, av Lars Erik Kjekshus, belyser organisering og ledelse av pandemihåndtering ved Oslo universitetssykehus HF. Publisert i Nordisk Administrativt Tidsskrift.
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a total digital disruption of all activities at universities. New digital tools and arenas replaced the daily physical interactions between students and professors. How did this affect motivation and learning outcomes?
This article, by Ida Poppe and Lars Erik Kjekshus, uses the pandemic as a prism to understand how and why social relations and interaction are important in the educational system. Published in Current Psychology.
In a recent article published in Economic Geography, Terje Wessel investigates business services employment as a driver of income segregation. A key finding is that business services, particularly financial activities, exert a strong influence on income inequality but also, and independent of the former effect, on income segregation.
Based on a nationally representative survey in Georgia from 2021, Alexi Gugushvili and colleagues confirmed the association between perceived social mobility and physical and mental health, satisfaction with life, and the perceived state of affairs in the country. Published in Frontiers in Psychology.
This paper, by Aleksander Bern and Per Gunnar Røe, examines how the use of architectural competitions may change democratic and participatory aspects in urban planning. Published in Cities.
Katrine Fangen has recently reviewed the book "Hate in the Homeland: The new global far right" by Cynthia Miller-Idriss. Published in Young.
In this article, Maren Toft discusses the potential for quantitatively accounting of the social world as relationally constituted in both a topological and a temporal sense. Published in Bulletin of Sociological Methodology/Bulletin de Methodologie Sociologique.
Managers of street-level organizations play an important role in the successful implementation of public reforms. A prevailing view within the public administration literature is that this work involves the adaptation between reforms and local contexts, where divergence is viewed as a form of resistance to change. This article, by Lars Klemsdal and colueagues, challenges this prevalent reform-centric view by introducing a situation-centric perspective and coining the concept of situational work as a significant form of managerial work during implementation. Published in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.
Protective security management aims at protecting against malicious acts. It has, in a relatively short period, undergone substantial changes. One such change is the introduction of risk management. This article by Anne Heyerdahl investigates a debate about a standard for security risk assessment (SRA) in Norway. Published in European Security.
Simulation games are increasingly popular tools for opening up future imaginaries, especially in the arena of sustainability policy-making and decision support. However, there is a lack of understanding regarding the potential power of games in anticipatory governance. Manjana Milkoreit and co-writers explore this in new article in Geoforum.
This article by Michael Gentile and Martin Kragh contributes to the growing literature on how authoritarian regimes deploy disinformation and conspiracy theories to achieve foreign policy goals. While the effectiveness of these measures is disputed, their study—which is based on a rarely occurring natural experiment—makes an empirical contribution in this direction. Published in International Affairs.
The effects of socioeconomic position (SEP) across life course accumulate and produce visible health inequalities between different socioeconomic groups. Yet, it is not well-understood how the experience of intergenerational income mobility between origin and destination SEP, per se, affects health outcomes. This is what Alexi Gugushvili and co-writer explores in this article in PNAS Nexus.
We are honoured to serve as the Editors of European Societies, the flagship journal of the European Sociological Association (ESA), for 2021–2026, says Alexi Gugushvili and colleagues in the latest issue of the journal.
In this article published in International Migration Review Are Skeie Hermansen, Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund and colleague study whether neighborhood equalization contributes to intergenerational persistence in neighborhood contexts among descendants of immigrants in Norway.
This article in Socius shows how women in Norway are now more likely to receive college degrees than men. Yet important differences remain in the college majors of women and men.
In this research article, Agnes Fauske and her co-authors describe the results of a systematic review of the literature on the effects of policy on fertility since 1970 in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Australia.
In this research article Tina Baier and her co-authors compare genetic influences on educational achievement and their social stratification across Germany, Norway, Sweden, and the United States.
This paper explores the trajectories of Norwegians who, in their late-thirties, possessed financial assets such as securities, company shares and stocks, qualifying them as the wealthiest one percent nationally. Published in The British Journal of Sociology.
The new book The Politics of Citizenship in Indonesia, edited by Kristian Stokke and Eric Hiariej, presents case studies of citizenship in contexts from diverse angles to reveal how citizens are engaging in public life.
In this working paper, Tina Baier, Torkild Lyngstad and co-authors address a shortcoming in previous research on intergenerational correlation of educational attainment, by adopting a Multiple-Children-of-Twin design and decompose the ICE into its environmental and genetic transmission mechanisms.
In this working paper, Tina Baier focus on the extent to which parental separation affects genetic influences on educational attainment across 20th Century birth cohorts.
In this journal article, published in European Sociological Review, Torkild Lyngstad and co-authors ask whether birth order in the parental generation influences the educational attainment of their children.
In this research article, publised in Demography, Torkild Lyngstad and co-authors study sibling similarity in cognitive skills, school grades, and educational attainment in Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
In this working paper, Martin Isungset, Torkild Lyngstad and co-authors investigate whether birth order differences in education are caused by genetic differences.