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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.
Associate professor at the Department of Comparative Politics, Terje Knutsen, has published a new book on the he Democratisation of Eastern Europe after the fall of communism.
Professor Ann Nilsen from the Department of Sociology has co-edited a volume on work and family life balance
The Norwegian – Spanish salted fish project is a co-project between research institutions and commercial business in Norway and Spain.
Professor Emeritus Arild Holt-Jensen. This standard student reference has been totally revised and updated. It remains the definitive introduction to the history, philosophy, and methodology of human geography. Now in a fourth edition
Four universities in Europe will launch the first joint, integrated European master programme in System Dynamics in August 2010.
Do you want to be part of a new, enriching and international community? Do not miss the application deadline 1st of January of the European Master in System Dynamics.
Analyzing both historical contexts and geographical locations, this volume explores the continuous reformation of state power and its potential in situations of violent conflict.
The Management of Natural Resources, Knowledge and Identity on the Eastern Black Sea Coast.

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