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Published Dec. 4, 2019 9:33 AM

We are very glad to invite you to submit papers and full panels to the 2020 ECPR General conference in Innsbruck, Section Populism, Radicalism and Extremism: At the Margins and into the Mainstream.

The Section is endorsed by the Standing Group on Extremism and Democracy and will be chaired by Pietro Castelli Gattinara (C-REX, University of Oslo), Léonie de Jonge (University of Groningen), and Ofra Klein (European University Institute).

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Published Dec. 3, 2019 9:41 AM

Ethnonationalism has been as common in Georgia as in other post-Soviet countries, but the far-right social movement has especially been gaining traction for the past five years, gradually becoming larger, more diverse, and more violent. The parliamentary elections approaching in 2020 create a window of opportunity for far-right actors to gain access to mainstream politics. ​

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Published Nov. 29, 2019 12:28 PM

Summer ended 100 days ago, and we now all need a vitamin D boost. Very few of us manage to get enough vitamin D from the food we eat.

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Published Nov. 29, 2019 10:10 AM

Congratulations to Torjus Lunder Bredvold for winning the student pitch at the UiO Energy Forum!

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Published Nov. 27, 2019 1:13 PM

Atle Wold discusses the Nordic model as branding tool, and how perceptions of the Nordic region abroad reflect countries’ domestic concerns.

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Published Nov. 25, 2019 9:42 AM

The research project Futuring Sustainable Nordic Business Models is under way.

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Published Nov. 20, 2019 9:35 AM

In 2020 SUM will offer more elective courses than ever before. Six of these will be intensive 5 credit courses.

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Published Nov. 20, 2019 9:21 AM

In order to tackle drug-resistant tuberculosis, more focus needs to be placed on social conditions, rather than biomedicine, according to a new study.

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Published Nov. 18, 2019 9:04 AM

During the last few years, especially around the refugee crisis in 2015-16, vigilante groups popped up all over Europe and North America, patrolling the streets and national borders. They claimed to protect the local citizenry against crime and security threats constituted by illegal migrants and minority groups.

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Published Nov. 14, 2019 5:09 PM

Little is known about how governments put together and put to use policy advisory commissions. In her dissertation, Stine Hesstvedt seeks to find out if and how politics play a role in the Norwegian policy advisory commission system.

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Published Nov. 13, 2019 2:58 PM

Who is a dissident? When did the word enter international political vocabulary, and how did it come to mean human rights activists rather than religious heretics?

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Published Nov. 12, 2019 11:28 AM

Young people who eat breakfast and lunch generally eat more healthily during the course of the day. These are the results of a study which was conducted by researchers at the Department.

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Published Nov. 11, 2019 9:13 AM

Liberal Roots of Far-Right Activism, by Lars Erik Berntzen, discusses the nature and implications of the anti-Islamic turn of the contemporary far right in Western Europe, North America and beyond.

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Published Nov. 8, 2019 3:04 PM

This Working paper intends to give a thorough introduction of the Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) and Generation Identity (GI) to inform future research, policy-making, and preventive work.

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Published Nov. 6, 2019 12:25 PM

Decision-makers are often trusting of scientific and technical expertise. But could expertise replace democratic control?

Daniel Maul is an associate professor at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History at the University of Oslo. Photo: UiO
Published Nov. 5, 2019 2:19 PM

UiO researcher Daniel Maul has written a book on ILO's first 100 years and believes the organization's historical message of looking at social and political rights in context continues to be applicable today.

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Published Nov. 1, 2019 9:38 AM

The anthology Frie ord i Norden? [Free speech in the Nordic region?] sheds new light on the development of the public sphere and freedom of expression in the Nordic countries in the 19th century.

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Published Oct. 31, 2019 11:35 AM

- We want to support all good initiatives that can strengthen research about the Nordic countries at UiO, says Director of UiO:Nordic, Professor Tore Rem.

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Published Oct. 29, 2019 3:58 PM

Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are highly hereditary diseases. But is it possible to predict who will get them? That is one of the aims of Associate Professor Lars Tjelta Westlye, who is now to receive the Anders Jahre Prize for Young Scientists.

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Published Oct. 29, 2019 10:39 AM

The United Kingdom will become the EU's first ex-member state. Can the relationship between the non-member Norway and the EU be used as a model for the UK after Brexit?

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Published Oct. 28, 2019 9:54 AM

In the aftermath of the episodes of mass political violence that have occurred across Europe over the past decade, scholars and commentators are regularly confronted with the question of ‘how can we prevent this from happening again?’. Håvard Haugstvedt, PhD at the University of Stavanger and visiting researcher at C-REX, explains why answering is more complex than usually assumed.

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Published Oct. 21, 2019 1:10 PM

Henrik Marstal takes a critical look at the marketing of Nordic music, and the vague and oftentimes excluding term “Nordic cool”

Published Oct. 16, 2019 10:22 PM

Arne Viste is 'finally' on trial for employing undocumented migrants. Professors Malcolm Langford and Katja Franko comment on the case in the Washington Post.

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Published Oct. 15, 2019 2:03 PM

ARENA celebrated its 25th anniversary with a half-day public conference at the House of Literature on 18 November 2019. 

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Published Oct. 11, 2019 3:14 PM

2019 has so far been a very productive year for researchers connected to the Living the Nordic Model project. Here is an overview of some of the most recent research articles, book chapters and reports that we have published!