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Published Jan. 21, 2020 9:38 AM

What makes people translate their thoughts and feelings into action? With hate crimes against asylum seekers on the rise across Europe, this question has become increasingly relevant today. C-REX affiliate scholar Iris Segers argues that we need to look more closely at protesting communities, and engage with their stories, in order to understand what drives mobilization against asylum seekers across Western Europe.

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Published Jan. 17, 2020 1:31 PM

We are happy to announce that Erica Colman-Denstad has a new position as Doctoral Research Fellow at SUM.

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Published Jan. 16, 2020 10:39 AM

John Erik Fossum gave a speech at the annual seminar of the European Parliament Former Members Association in the European Parliament in Brussels on 11 December 2019. 

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Published Jan. 15, 2020 1:10 PM

The funding comes from the Norwegian Research Council.

Published Jan. 14, 2020 8:05 AM

The report «Mixing Logics: Multiagency Approaches for Countering Violent Extremism” is authored by Jennie Sivenbring and Robin Andersson Malmros of the Segerstedt Institute of Gothenburg University.

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Published Jan. 13, 2020 11:16 AM

Many feel invaded by digital technology and social media. Some take control, and disconnect.

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Published Jan. 9, 2020 12:18 PM

Through her position as Professor II at the Department of Social Anthropology, Penny Harvey has tried to put people intellectually in touch with each other.

Published Jan. 7, 2020 11:53 AM

As far right politics is becoming an ever bigger part of mainstream politics, opponents and scholars of the far right have to leave their 20th century thinking behind and critically review their received wisdom. What might have been true in the 1990s, might no longer be true today. Taboos have been broken, preferences have shifted, and the broader political context has become much more accepting to far right politics and politicians.

Published Dec. 23, 2019 9:14 PM

If you want to maintain a stabile weight, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer, then daily consumption of nuts is recommended, not only for Christmas, but all year round.

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Published Dec. 20, 2019 10:56 AM

After the euro crisis in 2009, the common currency was heavily criticised by many politicians. But how do European citizens perceive the euro? Joris Melman studies this question in his PhD project.

Published Dec. 20, 2019 8:27 AM

The ECPR Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy invites applications for the upcoming Summer School on ‘Concepts and Methods for Research on Far-Right Politics’, which will be held at the Centre for Research on Extremism (C-REX), University of Oslo, from Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July 2020.

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Published Dec. 19, 2019 9:07 AM

- How can you build out an area in the immediate vicinity to an underground station so that people will actually want to be there? asks Thomas Hylland Eriksen. The employment market is opening up for applied anthropology.

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Published Dec. 18, 2019 10:45 AM

How can analysis of ‘credibility contests’ help us understand where and when anti-minority activism is more likely to gain momentum? Joel Busher, Gareth Harris and Graham Macklin draw on their recent research to provide some pointers.

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Published Dec. 12, 2019 4:40 PM

The anthology Contested Hospitalities in a Time of Migration: Religious and Secular Counterspaces in the Nordic Region sheds light on Nordic hospitality practices in a time of ever stricter immigration policies.

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Published Dec. 12, 2019 11:01 AM

Aortic valve calcification is a challenging condition for the health service and for the patients concerned. The only treatment currently available is surgery. Mariia Boganova recently defended her thesis which addresses the options available for future pharmacological treatment.

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Published Dec. 11, 2019 12:31 PM

Christian values and symbols are used to create an us/them dichotomy in the debate on immigration.

Published Dec. 11, 2019 9:55 AM

Call for Papers for three workshops at the University of Copenhagen (27-29 May 2020), Södertörn University (September 2020) and the University of Oslo (January 2021). Read the full Call for Papers here.

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Published Dec. 10, 2019 12:24 PM

Catherine Bradley has been granted funds from the European Union to trace the history of a single musical moment across 500 years.

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.