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    • Scholarship, Subtext, Submission and Mission: Reintroducing Paul Olav Bodding 

      Bleie, Tone (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      The Santal Mission began as a Baptist home mission in tribal British India in the late 1860s and went through several name changes. It developed into a transatlantic, Lutheran, enlightenment-oriented, pastoral movement in the late pioneer era (1880s-1890s) with ardent supporters in India, England, Scotland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and America. Under the stewardship of most notably, the co-founders ...
    • Will migrant workers rescue rural regions? Challenges of creating stability through mobility 

      Aure, Marit; Førde, Anniken; Magnussen, Tone (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-03-16)
      Many rural communities experience new growth through in-migration. In Herøy, Northern Norway, this is a result of increased labour migration in the fishing industry and a comprehensive effort by the municipality to encourage migrant workers to settle there. This paper addresses the ambiguities of creating stability through mobility. Through a case study from Herøy, we explore the complex relations ...
    • China’s bilateral diplomacy in the Arctic 

      Peng, Jingchao; Wegge, Njord (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-12-11)
      This article investigates China's bilateral diplomacy in the Arctic towards the USA, Canada, Denmark/Greenland, Norway, Russia, and Iceland. In seeking to identify (1) the most important bilateral issues, (2) whether China's diplomacy towards some of Arctic states has been more successful than others, and (3) the long-term goals of China's Arctic diplomacy and presence, the article utilizes insights ...
    • Mobile fathering: absence and presence of fathers in the petroleum sector in Norway 

      Aure, Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-04-24)
      This article examines the fathering practices of men in mobile work in the petroleum industry in Norway. In particular, it analyses the spatial mobility of these men and how their absence and presence impact their fathering. Drawing on insights from gendered migration and mobility studies, fathering and ‘new material’ approaches, this article nuances the understanding of current fathering practices ...
    • Re-politicisation as post-NPM response? Municipal companies in a Norwegian context 

      Moldenæs, Turid; Torsteinsen, Harald (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-03-17)
      This is an exploratory study of re-politicisation of municipal companies in one Norwegian municipality. Unlike re-municipalisation, which seems to imply the reversal of privatisation and out-contracting, and the reinstitution of municipal ownership, the Norwegian case demonstrates a continued adherence to the provision of certain public services through municipal companies. However, our study reveals ...
    • Reducing Energy Subsidies in China, India and Russia: Dilemmas for Decision Makers 

      Dansie, Grant; Øverland, Indra; Lanteigne, Marc (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2010-02-01)
      This article examines and compares efforts to reduce energy subsidies in China, India and Russia. Despite dissimilarities in forms of governance, these three states have followed surprisingly similar patterns in reducing energy subsidies, characterised by two steps forward, one step back. Non-democratic governments and energy importers might be expected to be more likely to halt subsidies. In fact, ...
    • Innledning : Interseksjonalitet, flertydighet og metodologiske utfordringer 

      Berg, Anne-Jorunn; Flemmen, Anne Britt; Gullikstad, Berit (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2010)
    • Saudi Arabia and Iran: Friends or Foes? 

      Bleie, Tone (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2016)
      Bokanmeldelse av "Saudi Arabia and Iran: Friends or Foes?" av Banafsheh Keynous. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
    • Promoting and Protecting Values through Leadership Agency: Experiences from Disaggregation and Autonomisation of Waste Management 

      Andersen, Ole Johan; Torsteinsen, Harald (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Disaggregation and autonomisation of public service procurement have been at the cutting edge for the last two to three decades, not least due to the importance that reform programmes inspired by New Public Management (NPM) have acquired. This development has led to widespread corporatisation and increasing emphasis on leadership and managerial freedom. In this article, we explore the role of ...
    • Norwegian Municipalities and Reputation Building 

      Bjørnå, Hilde (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      This article explores how council leaderships act as agents in promoting reputational policies. It introduces a public policy perspective to research on public sector reputation. It asks how the political leader and the administrative leader are agents in reputational policies and to what extent different interests and coalitions can influence thought patterns and behaviour in the municipal ...
    • The Return of China, Post-Cold War Russia and the Arctic: Changes on Land and at Sea 

      Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø; Gallucci, Vincent F. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-05-04)
      With a long view of the Arctic in international politics and economics, the paper discusses the effects of political and economic power transitions for the Arctic, focusing on Sino-Russian relations. The Arctic has in the last decade received new attention from new quarters of the world, especially Asian emerging powers, which reflects climate change and power transition/globalization. The focus ...
    • Imagining a Postpetroleum Arctic. 

      Dale, Brigt; Kristoffersen, Berit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-07-29)
      As tensions mount across the Arctic concerning the utilization of natural resources and the implications for ecologies and their social connectedness, we bring attention to how futures beyond the (potential) extraction period are considered. What does the future hold if one looks beyond the extraction period of nonrenewable resources, and how do these questions of where we are heading inform local ...
    • Russiske kvinner i Nord-Norge: fortellinger om soppturer og Sovjettid 

      Wara, Tatiana (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-10)
      The article portrays and discusses various reorientation practices used by Russian women who have migrated to the Finnmark region in Northern Norway. It draws on participant observation, individual interviews and focus group interviews. The fieldwork revealed that mushroom related activites picking, talking about, preparing and eating constitute an important part of a shared Russian heritage ...
    • Story found or story lost? Storytelling in audiovisual municipality branding. 

      Moldenæs, Turid (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      The aim of the article is to add to our knowledge of reputation management efforts in municipalities. Despite the multitude of such efforts, few have been studied. The specific focus is on the contents of reputation films made by Norwegian municipalities. Is there a story in these films? If so, what is the message conveyed, and is it convincing in its attempt to present the different municipalities ...
    • Transnational science Guanxi: A necessary, but insufficient, condition for Sino-Danish flows of knowledge, talent and capital in genetics 

      Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø; Du, Xiangyun; Søndergaard, Martin Karnøe (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Genetics is observed as a particularly active field of Sino-Danish science collaboration, brain circulation and funding. Explaining the level of activity of this scientific field is therefore valuable for understanding the conditions allowing such activity. This paper identifies Danish scientific excellence as a necessary, but insufficient, condition. This condition becomes sufficient together with ...
    • Human capital development and a Social License to Operate: Examples from Arctic energy in the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland 

      Smits, Coco; Justinussen, Jens Christian Svabo; Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-04-04)
      The Arctic region is opening up due to climate change, causing sea ice extend and snow cover to decrease. Over the past decade economic activities, including fisheries, shipping, oil & gas, mining and tourism have increased throughout the region. Especially the oil and gas activities are subject to public debate and attract a lot of (international) attention. Obtaining and maintaining the support ...
    • Russian Proposals on the Polar Code: Contributing to Common Rules or Furthering State Interests? 

      Bognar, Dorottya (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-11)
      The mandatory Polar Code was finally adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in May 2015. The present article examines the role and contribution of the Russian Federation in the decision-making process of the Polar Code through its proposals, in the form of submissions, statements, and oral interventions. The purpose of these proposals is investigated with respect to the safety ...
    • Establishing Shared Knowledge about Globalization in Asia and the Arctic 

      Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø; Graczyk, Piotr (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-07-29)
      Shared knowledge about globalization in the Arctic is driven, in part, by economic growth in Asia and by increasing interaction between Arctic communities and Asian academics, businesses, civil society organizations, and governments engaged in Arctic political, economic, and scientific development.1 Shared knowledge that is produced by Arctic communities and Asian actors is necessary for ...
    • CFS-/ME-pasienters ulike erfaringer med Lightning Process 

      Sandaunet, Anne Grete; Salamonsen, Anita (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      <b>Bakgrunn:</b> Lightning Process (LP) er en kursbasert treningsmetode som er under debatt når det gjelder behandling av CFS/ME.<br> <b>Hensikt:</b> Denne kvalitative studien har som mål å styrke kunnskapen om CFS/ME-pasienters ulike erfaringer med LP.<br> <b>Metode:</b> Studien undersøker hva som skiller beskrivelsene til to pasientgrupper som hadde ulike erfaringer med metoden. Den ene ...
    • Rådmannsundersøkelsen 2013 

      Willumsen, Tord; Aarsæther, Nils; Bjørnå, Hilde; Buck, Marcus (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2014-09)
      Klassisk byråkrat eller administrativ entreprenør? Delrapport fra NFR-prosjektet “De-collectivization of decision-making and the decline of a local mandate”