Department of Sociology


Sociologists study relations between humans in small and large social communities, between individuals, groups and organisations at the local, national and global level.

New publication by David E. J. Herbert
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Reaching for a new sense of connection: soft atheism and ‘patch and make do’ spirituality amongst nonreligious European millennials

In surveys a growing proportion of Europeans, especially young people, claim they have ‘no religion’, yet only a minority of these say they are atheist or agnostic; what then, do they believe, and how do their beliefs influence how they live their lives? And as religion’s influence diminishes for...

In the footsteps of Rokkan

“Cleavage structures and school politics: a Rokkanian comparative-historical analysis”

This paper explores comparatively and historically why Nordic and Continental welfare and education regimes differ in the degree of comprehensiveness of their primary and lower secondary school systems.

New publication by Lekve
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"Labour struggles in the new world of work"

Does internationalization of the labour market pose a threat to the Norwegian model? In this article, Lekve examines this question through an analysis of the strike in Norse Production during the autumn of 2017.

New publication by Hjellbrekke and Korsnes
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Circulation at the Top: Elites, Social Mobility and Intergenerational Capital Conversion

Despite calls for bridging the gap between the sociology of social class and the sociology of elites, there are few examples where this actually has been done. This article seeks to do so by applying approaches and statistical techniques commonly used in studies of social mobility in an analysis of...

New publication by Hjellbrekke and Korsnes
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Field Analysis, MCA and Class Specific Analysis: Analysing Structural Homologies Between, and Variety Within Subfields in the Norwegian Field of Power

In this chapter, Hjellbrekke and Korsnes discusses how the homology thesis can be investigated statistically by turning to two variants of geometrical data analysis: MCA and class specific MCA (Le Roux og Rouanet 2010). In particular, class specific MCA (herafter CSA ) is a methodological innovation...