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.
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.
Mediated (re)presentations of suburbs have a cultural impact on perceptions of real life suburbs. This is according to Per Gunnar Røe who has contributed with a chapter in the new book Suburbia in the 21st century - From Dreamscape to Nightmare?
Despite growing gender equality in society and preferences for egalitarian marriages among young adults, this article by Anne Lise Ellingsæter argues that wedding traditions in the Nordic context perpetuate patriarchal ideas. Published in the latest volume of Acta Sociologica.
The rationale behind this study, published in Frontiers in Sociology, Alexi Gugushvili and coleagues are using empirical data from Poland, to investigate how individuals’ origin and destination socio-economic position and social mobility are linked to self-rated health and reported psychological wellbeing.
In this article published in Social Science & Medicine, Alexi Gugushvili examines whether changing one's socioeconomic position over the life course affects health. The findings argue that perceived upward mobility has a consistent and strong positive effect on health outcomes in Poland.
In this article published in Quality & Quantity, Alexi Gugushvili examines how the choice of socioeconomic positions in terms of educational, occupational, and income attainment, and the choice of health measures in terms of obesity, depressive symptoms, and self-rated health, influence findings on the origin and destination effects, as well as the health implications of social mobility.
In this article published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, Willy Pedersen observes a reconfigured landscape of sexual victimization patterns among Norway adolescents due to their increasing participation on social media and digital platforms.
In this article published in Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, Are Skeie Hermansen uses heat plots to visualize differences in ethnic and socioeconomic characteristics of workplace contexts by immigrant background.