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PhD candidate Bo Wignes has published an article on effects of spousal loss in Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
Hans-Tore Hansen, Liv Syltevik (UiB) and Kjetil Lundberg (UNI Rokkan) have published an article titled "Digitalization, Street-Level Bureaucracy and Welfare Users' Experiences" in Journal of Social Policy & Administration
Johs. Hjellbrekke and Vegard Jarness, in cooperation with Magne Flemmen from University of Oslo, have recently published an article in Sociology. The title is "Class, Culture and Culinary Tastes: Cultural Distinctions and Social Class Divisions in Contemporary Norway."
The sociologist Gisle Andersen wants the climate debate to be viewed more from a societal aspect. For this to happen, he believes the social sciences should get more actively involved in both research and the public debate.
The renowned sociologist Kari E. Wærness has been awarded the Royal Norwegian Order of Saint Olav. She receives the order for her services to society.
Vegard Jarness from the Department of Sociology and Sam Freidman from London School of Economics have recently published an article in Poetics.
NB! The seminar will be held in the seminarroom at the ground-/first floor, Sydnesplassen 12/13 the hole semester! Open course at the Department of Philosophy, autumn 2016.
Kjetil G. Lundberg (UniReseach Rokkan Centre) og Liv Johanne Syltevik (Department of sociology) have published an article on everyday interaction in the front line of the Norwegian welfare state in Journal of Organizational Ethnography.
Kenneth Bo Nielsen recently published an article on the flamboyant Indian politician Mamata Banerjee in the book "India's Democracies".
Alf Gunvald Nilsen has published an article in the International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society (IJPCS)
Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Patrik Oskarsson wrote an article on the development deadlocks of the Indian state in Economic and Political Weekly.
Fredag 19. februar 2016 holdt professor emeritus Ørjar Øyen et kåseri om «Wiensenteret» for kolleger og stab ved Sosiologisk institutt. Wiensenteret ble etablert som et senter som skulle drive samfunnsvitenskapelig forsknings- og dokumentasjonssamarbeid på tvers av Jernteppet under den kalde krigen.
Vegard Jarness, postdoctor at Dept. of Sociology, was awarded best article in english in 2015 by the Norwegian Sociology Assosiation for the article ”Cultural vs Economic Capital: Symbolic Boundaries Within the Middle Class”.
The Department of Sociology offers a new course on "Life courses in a Scandinavian Welfare State" from spring 2016. This course focuses on the provision of welfare in in different phases of life.
Alf Gunvald Nilsen has recently published an article in the journal Critical Sociology that addresses the relationship between Marxist and postcolonial theory.

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