At its Winter seminar on 9 February Sosiologen awarded several prizes for best articles and dissemination. Marte Mangset and Kristin Asdal are honoured to have received the prize for the best english-language article 2018 for their article "Bureaucratic power in note-writing: authoritative expertise within the state", published in the British Journal of Sociology last year.
The jury considered that "Mangset and Asdal's analysis provides as genuinely new understanding of the sources of power and authority among bureaucrats and in bureaucracies." The article, the jury adds, "demonstrates the power of a delicate mix of theory, comparative research - and, not the least, sociological imagination."
More details on the article, the rationale for the jury's decision, and other prize-winners, can be found here (in Norwegian): https://sosiologen.no/norsk-sosiologiforening/vinterseminaret/beste-artikler-og-vinneren-av-formidlingsprisen-2018/
The article itself can be consulted and downloaded here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1468-4446.12356