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Professor emerita Kari Wærness and Associate Professor Karen Christensen at the Department of Sociology have contributed to a new book on care for the elderly in Norway and Japan.
As part of the celebration of professor Bruce Kapferer's 70th birthday, Marshall Sahlins will give a Distinguished Lecture in honour of Bruce Kapferer.
Due to the volcanic cloud blocking flights in Northern Europe, both the trial lecture and public defence for Bjørn Enge Bertelsens has, unfortunately, been postponed.
Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research (SCANCOR) at Stanford has since 1987 been an important resource for Norwegian and Scandinavian organization researchers. The Center was established as a result of a collaboration between Jim March and Johan P. Olsen. Today it is led by Professor Walter Powell, one of the world's leading organization researchers.
The workshop will take place from August 30 - September 3 2010 at Aalto University, Helsinki. Deadline for application for the course is June 1, 2010.
Associate professor at the Department of Sociology, Asuncion Lera St. Clair, has together with Professor Des Gasper edited the book “Development Ethics”. This book is a part of the series "The International Library of Essays in Public and Professional Ethics".
SOG is the Structure and Organization of Government Group of the International Political Science Association, which sponsors Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions
Paul G.Roness and Kristin Rubecksen are two of the writers of the new book "Autonomy and Control of State Agencies. Comparing States and Agencies", published at Palgrave Macmillan
The article "How to assess administrative reform? Investigating the adoption and preliminary impacts of the Norwegian welfare administration reform", where Anne Lise Fimreite and Per Lægreid are co-writers, is published in the Journal of Public Administration.
New article from Per Lægreid and Tom Christensen published in the Journal of Information Technology & Politics, Volume 7, Issue 1 January 2010.
Sveinung Sandberg, Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology, UiB has co-written a book on young black men dealing cannabis in Oslo. Sandberg and Willy Pedersen, professor in sociology at the University of Oslo, based the book on extensive fieldwork and repeated in-depth interviews with dealers aged between 15 and 30.
The project investigates how the Internet impacts the roles and functions of journalism's normative foundations, its political economy, its professional practices, its democratic functions and its audiences.
New book from professor Grete Rusten, University of Bergen and professor John R. Bryson, University of Birmingham.
The working paper, “Giardiasaken i Bergen - Krisehåndtering, samordning og flernivåstyring”, is part of the project "Flernivåstyring i spenningsfeltet mellom funksjonell og territoriell spesialisering " by Rokkansenteret. It is based on Eirik Dalheims’ thesis "Kommunal krise, nasjonal vekker – en studie av Bergen kommunes håndtering av giardiautbruddet høsten 2004" at the... Read more
The first electronic edition of the journal NJPG at Tribhuvan University, Jamal, Kathmandu, Nepal
"Coordinating "Wicked issues": The country Governor's Role in Norwegian Internal Security" is part of the research project «Multi-level governance in the tension between functional and territorial specialization». The paper examines the Norwegian County Governor’s role in internal security and civil protection, based on survey data from 2008.