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Barbara Victoria Ruiken

PhD Candidate
Administrasjon for Institutt for politikk og forvaltning, Institutt for sammenlignende politikk og Sosiologisk institutt
  • E-mailbarbara.ruiken@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Christies gate 15
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7802
    5020 Bergen

PhD candidate ved Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism. My PhD project focusses on discretionary decision-making in child protection adjudications. Through analysing judgments regarding care orders for newborn children I investigate how decisions are made and justified, and discuss implications for equal treatment and discretion.

Moderator for Barnevernfrokost, an open webinar series aimed at professionals in the child protection systems and students. 

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2023). A tale of two cases–investigating reasoning in similar cases with different outcomes. European Journal of Social Work.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Analyzing decision-maker’s justifications of care orders for newborn children: equal and individualized treatment. Journal of Public Child Welfare.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Services and support for mothers and newborn babies in vulnerable situations A study of eight European jurisdictions. Children and Youth Services Review.
Report
  • Show author(s) (2022). Fylkesnemndas avgjørelser om institusjonsplasseringer av barn og unge – 2021 og 2018. .
  • Show author(s) (2019). Mot et Barneperspektiv i Barnevernet: En studie av implementeringen av programmet Mitt Liv Barnevern . .
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) (2021). Støtte til mødre og nyfødte i sårbare situasjoner.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2023). A Tale of Two Cases - Investigating Reasoning in Similar Cases with Different Outcomes.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Services and support for mothers and newborn babies in vulnerable situations.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Analysing decision-maker’s justifications of care orders for newborn children.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Peer-reviewed publications

Ruiken, B. (2023). A tale of two cases – investigating reasoning in similar cases with different outcomes. European Journal of Social Work, 0(0), 1–18.

Ruiken, B. (2022). Analyzing decision-maker’s justifications of care orders for newborn children: Equal and individualized treatment. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 0(0), 1–24.

Luhamaa, K., McEwan-Strand, A., Ruiken, B., Skivenes, M., Wingens, F. (2020). Services and support for mothers and newborn babies in vulnerable situations A study of eight European jurisdictionsChildren and Youth Services Review

Reports

Ruiken, B. (2022) Fylkesnemndas avgjørelser om institusjonsplasseringer av barn og unge – 2021 og 2018Bergen: Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism, University of Bergen.

Ruiken, B. (2022) Fylkesnemndenes avgjørelser om omsorgsovertakelser av barn og unge: Kartlegging fra årene 2021, 2018, og 2008Bergen: Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism, University of Bergen.