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Several staff members from the Department of Social Anthropology have edited and written chapters in new books. The latest release is "The Social Life of Economic Inequalities in Contemporary Latin America", edited by Iselin Å. Strønen and Margit Ystanes.
Comparative politics professor Elisabeth Ivarsflaten finds fossil-fuel workers support renewable energy while opposing constraints on oil and gas.
Five UiB scientists will receive over 100 million NOK from Bergen Research Foundation and the University of Bergen, who aim to lay the groundwork for world class research.
On 23 November Tord Austdal from the Department of Social Anthropology defended his thesis.
Ida Juhasz and Marit Skivenes recently published their article "Child welfare workers' experiences of obstacles in care order preparation : a cross -counrty comparison" in the European Journal of Social Policy.
Researcher Lila Nath Sharma’s thesis shows that the conservation of biodiversity, food production and forest exploitation is possible to integrate in the same geographical area, but only by a broad environmental and biogeographic approach.
Marit Skivenes and Oda Krogh Læret has contributed with the book chapter «Quality and legitimacy in child welfare decisions” in the book “Decisions in the child welfare system” (In Norwegian: “Beslutninger i barnevernet”) (eds.: Bente Kojan & Øivind Christiansen)
Questions of aesthetics and cultural identity add layers of complexity to the reconstruction process that cannot – and should not – be ignored.
Rector Dag Rune Olsen visited the University of the South Pacific to strengthen ties between Bergen and Fiji. Whilst in the Pacific, he also met with UiB exchange students.