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Christensen and Lægreid studies the conflict that followed the reorganization of Statistics Norway
– Most often the priviliged are the winners in politics, and who is priviliged depends on gender, says professor Ragnhild Muriaas, who has lead the research project Money Talks.
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 circulation mobility in elite formations.
Lægreid with chapter on public administration research in Norway.
PhD Candidate Akram Hossain coauthor chapter on democratic participation in Bangladesh in new book.
Christensen and Lægreid with new publication on Coordination Quality
James Hathaway sheds new light on change within public accountability organizations in Zambia
Public connection in, the informed citizen out.
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 that allows us not only to explore the relation between the field of power and its subfields, but... Read more
Taking the risk-choice-freedom-paradox as theoretical starting point and drawing on empirical research from the international HORIZON 2020 research project on youth mobility – MOVE – we scrutinise young people’s general international mobility experiences and, specifically, the interrelatedness of risks, choices and freedom under mobility.
Social anthropologists highlight how Norwegian energy companies handle their responsibility abroad.
The future is urban – and the future is already here!
Sustainable development, climate change and energy transformation call for innovation in all sectors of society. In University of Bergen's course in Sustainable Innovation, you will create innovative solutions to real sustainability challenges.
Gro wrote her Master Thesis in Administration and Organization on “Implementation theory and changes in organizations” and this has been one of the building stones of a 30-year career in HR. With Christmas approaching, Gro explains to international students at UiB her interpretation of the meaning of Norwegian's most emblematic word: koselig.
With prospects of an extensive transformation of the biggest cargo-port on the Norwegian west coast into a sustainable urban mixed business and residential area, researchers and students from CET were invited to give their perspectives on sustainable urbanism at BYLAB.
This article explores the complexities and ambiguities in Norwegian families’ interaction with the public childcare system.
Bygnes with a new open access publication in Journal of International Migration and Integration: Not All Syrian Doctors Become Taxi Drivers: Stagnation and Continuity Among Highly Educated Syrians in Norway
Call for abstracts is now open for Bergen International Student Conference 2020: Beyond Sustainable Development. Join us in Bergen on March 23–24th 2020 to discuss the pressing issues of our times.

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