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  • The EU and the Arctic: European foreign policy in the making 

    Wegge, Njord (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2012-04-30)
    The EU is currently reviewing its interests in the High North and has recently started developing an Arctic policy. This article aims at explaining this foreign policy expansion by applying a theoretical framework consisting of three levels: (1) the internal level – viewing EU foreign policy (EFP) as the product of an “organization;” (2) the state level – in specifically accounting for the role ...
  • Brent jord: langsiktige politiske konsekvenser av nedbrenning og tvangsevakuering i Nord-Troms og Finnmark 

    Buck, Marcus; Markussen, Joakim Aalmen; Stein, Jonas (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-04-21)
    Høsten 1944 iverksatte den tyske okkupasjonsmakten operasjon «Nordlicht», også kjent som «den brente jords taktikk». De materielle ødeleggelsene og de menneskelige omkostningene var enorme. Selve ødeleggelsene og operasjonen er godt dokumentert, men ikke de langsiktige samfunnsmessige og politiske konsekvensene. I denne artikkelen bruker vi to kausale design, endring-i-endringer og den syntetiske ...
  • Working Paper: Progressive Cities: Urban-rural polarisation of social values and economic development around the world 

    Luca, Davide; Terrero-Davila, Javier; Stein, Jonas; Lee, Neil (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-01)
    In contrast to the conservative values of rural populations, cities are often seen as bulwarks of liberal, progressive values. This urban-rural divide in values has become one of the major fault lines in western democracies, underpinning major political events of the last decade, not least the election of Donald Trump. Yet, beyond a small number of countries, there is little evidence that cities ...
  • Et rettighetsfellesskap: samisk systembygging i den norske enhetsstaten 

    Falch, Torvald; Selle, Per (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-02-08)
    Artikkelen er inspirert av Stein Rokkans «impossibility theorem», som sier at integreringsmekanismene i den enkelte nasjonalstat er så omfattende at betingelsene for en sterk felles europeisk identitet med et institusjonelt politisk tillitsfellesskap ikke er mulig. Artikkelen snur blikket fra forholdet mellom den enkelte nasjonalstat og et overnasjonalt EU til betingelsene for nasjonsbygging på et ...
  • Exponential Growth and New Agendas – a Comprehensive Review of the Arctic Conference Sphere 

    Steinveg, Beate (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-06-15)
    The Arctic region has attracted the interest of Arctic and non-Arctic states, as well as non-state actors, for decades. Corresponding with the growing attraction towards the region, the number of conferences attending to Arctic issues has expanded. This article provides an historical mapping of the Arctic conference sphere, and demonstrates how the establishment of Arctic conferences has both ...
  • Territorial reforms, mobilisation, and political trust: a case study from Norway 

    Stein, Jonas; Saghaug Broderstad, Troy; Bjørnå, Hilde (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-01-06)
    The focus of this study is the political trust implications of territorial reforms, approaches to territorial reform, and the effects of the mobilisation of political-territorial collective identities. We focus on the political trust effects of political-territorial mobilisation grounded on territorial reforms, and of voluntary and forced structural reforms. The case examined is that of Norway, a ...
  • Nutrient fuxes from an Arctic seabird colony to the adjacent coastal marine ecosystem 

    Finne, Eirik Aasmo; Varpe, Øystein; Durant, Joël; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Poste, Amanda (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-02-22)
    Seabirds are important vectors for nutrient transfer across ecosystem boundaries. In this seasonal study, we evaluate the impact of an Arctic colony (Alkhornet, Svalbard) of Black-legged Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) and Brünnich’s Guillemots (Uria lomvia) on stream nutrient concentrations and fuxes, as well as utilization by coastal biota. Water samples from seabird-impacted and control streams ...
  • Leisure time of working children in Addis Ababa 

    Eriksen, Sissel H.; Emebet, Mulugeta (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-08-27)
    Based on Article 31(1), the rights of the child to rest and leisure, and applying sociology of childhood as our theoretical approach, we investigated leisure and play among working children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Data from 45 qualitative interviews shows that the reasons behind work vary among children. For some, the primary motivation for work is getting money for recreation, while others ...
  • The third age On old age in a comparative anthropological perspective 

    Schackt, Jon (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-12-17)
    dag regnes uttrykket «den tredje alder» gjerne som ensbetydende med pensjonisttilværelsen, selv om forestillingen om at menneskelivet kan deles inn i tre aldre er svært my e eldre enn pensjonsinstituttet. Denne forestillingen kan spores til tidlig i menneskeslektas utvikling, da behovet for «reservemødre» nødvendiggjorde sosial integrering av tre (snarere enn bare to) generasjoner. Denne integreringen ...
  • Diversity Policies as Tools to Increase Participation and Encounters. 

    Nyseth, Torill (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-12-02)
    Informed by the concept of diversity, this article discusses the issue of municipalities’ facilitation of ethnic diversity and integration in two cities in northern Norway. Municipalities are in a position to accommodate ethnic diversity in more pragmatic ways than the nation-state through local policies. We explore diversity policies in three different areas: democratic participation, urban planning, ...
  • Den tredje alder: Om alderdommen i et sammenliknende antropologisk perspektiv 

    Schackt, Jon Ragnvald (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-12-17)
    I dag regnes uttrykket «den tredje alder» gjerne som ensbetydende med pensjonisttilværelsen, selv om forestillingen om at menneskelivet kan deles inn i tre aldre er svært mye eldre enn pensjonsinstituttet. Denne forestillingen kan spores til tidlig i menneskeslektas utvikling, da behovet for «reservemødre» nødvendiggjorde sosial integrering av tre (snarere enn bare to) generasjoner. Denne ...
  • Living With Difference – Interventions for Just Cities 

    Aure, Marit; Førde, Anniken (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-12-02)
    Most cities, including small and medium ones, experience diverse multicultural populations. The sustainability of such diverse cities requires them to be capable of living with differences and diversity without producing new social inequalities and sustaining old ones. We argue that there is a need for a new conceptualization with which to approach cultural diversity, differences and similarities ...
  • Everyday Hospitality and Politics 

    Kofoed, Lasse; Simonsen, Kirsten; Førde, Anniken (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-12-02)
    The article explores everyday hospitality and politics through inclusive forms of integration initiatives in everyday life and urban communities in Denmark and Norway. It investigates how local initiatives and creative social strategies by local actors can empower and include refugees and immigrants in local communities. This article is based on participant observations of urban communities in ...
  • Approaching the boundary problem: Self-determination, inclusion, and the unpuzzling of transboundary conflicts 

    Spitzer, Aaron John (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-06-03)
    In recent decades, decisionmakers have increasingly faced conflicts juxtaposing demands for self-determination and inclusion. Political theorists term this juxtaposition “the boundary problem.” They have offered normative solutions, especially for “just inclusion,” proposing what states owe to exogenous individuals like migrants and refugees. Meanwhile, as I show, legal scholars have developed ...
  • Stitching People Together: The Art of Cross-Cultural Encounters in an Embroidery Workshop 

    Aure, Marit; Al-Mahamid, Marsil Andjelov (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-12-02)
    This article discusses how to live with differences while maintaining differences in an international embroidery workshop in Tromsø, Norway. It explores the role of art in enabling interactions between strangers, showing how individuals become part of collectives and facilitate social change. This collaboration between artist and researcher draws on data from arts-based participant observations and ...
  • Meeting Places and Integration: Participatory Mapping of Cross-Cultural Interactions in Norwegian 

    Taff, Gregory; Aure, Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-12-02)
    Increased immigration into Scandinavia warrants the need for knowledge about differential uses of urban spaces by populations with various cultural backgrounds and the conditions that support cross-cultural interactions in these spaces. Immigrants and native Norwegians in Tromsø and Bodø were encouraged to log information about locations where they spend time on online participatory maps, along with ...
  • Strategic partnership setting for Sino-Russian cooperation in Arctic shipping 

    Kobzeva, Mariia (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-08-28)
    This article analyses the cooperation policies between China and Russia in the development of shipping in the Russian Arctic. This process is analysed as a part of a comprehensive partnership and strategic interaction, able to significantly affect the development of the Global Arctic. It is necessary to study the principals and opportunities of this partnership format which allows for mitigating ...
  • Making the smart grid through pilot projects. Insights, lessons and ways forward 

    Skjølsvold, Tomas Moe; Henriksen, Ida Marie; Kristoffersen, Berit; Hojem, Johannes Fjell; Stoychova, Iva (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2021)
    This report analyses 30 pilot and demonstration projects that advance smart grids with flexible consumption and high levels of renewable energy production in Norway.<p> <p>• We see pilot and demonstration projects as key sites in the production of future societies.<p> <p>• Such projects are usually evaluated based on techno-economic criteria, while their contribution to broader societal processes ...
  • Corporatization in local government: Promoting cultural differentiation and hybridity? 

    Berge, Dag Magne; Torsteinsen, Harald (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-04-06)
    Corporatization implies disintegration of public authority, leading to not only structural but also cultural differentiation of government, transforming it into a fragmented and hybrid governance system consisting of an authority and multiple autonomous or semi-autonomous operators. This article addresses corporatization at the local government level in Norway, exploring if and how this change ...

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