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Three Perceptions of Norwegianness: Descent, Cultural Practice and Citizenship The article discusses Norwegianness defined by descent, cultural practice and citizenship. The theoretical starting point is Brubaker’s ”groupness” concept. Empirically, the article is based on interviews with young adult immigrants and young adult descendants of immigr...
Tolerance and equality are widespread norms in the official policy of many European countries. The educational system is an arena which even more than others is meant to foster equal opportunities by giving individuals the opportunity to strive for social mobility through their educational performance. Despite this, young people from ethnic minorit...
Ethnic residential segregation is often explained with the claim that ‘immigrants don’t want to integrate—they prefer to stick together with co-ethnics’. By contrast, mixed neighbourhoods are seen as crucial for achieving social cohesion. In line with spatial assimilation theory there is a normative assumption that people interact with those living...
Against the background of the transnational Barents Cooperation, the article explores the multisided views of borderland locals in Kirkenes. Based on semi-structured interviews, there were seven, partly contradictory, perspectives on Russians and a local orientation towards Russia. The same individuals expressed views that went beyond either endors...
Formålet med dette prosjektet er å gi en systematisk oppsummering av forskning på konsekvenser av rasisme og diskriminering på grunn av etnisitet og religion, samt å identifisere kunnskapsbehov. I kunnskapsoppsummeringen kartlegges temaer og type konsekvenser i forskningen – eksempelvis konsekvenser knyttet til helse, deltakelse i utdanning og tilk...
This publication is also accessible online: https://www.norden.org/no/publication/hvordan-gar-det-med-unge-flyktninger-i-norden-coming-age-exile-cage
Purpose: This article explores the question: what shapes young refugees' often high educational aspirations? A sense of mastery and future hope are among the numerous factors that can positively predict school achievements. High aspirations may thus contribute to both young refugees' improved educational outcomes and wellbeing. Method: We discuss...
This article discusses two relatively underexplored topics in international migration research: place attachment processes and staying intentions in the new place of residence. The analysis is based on findings from semi-structured interviews with internal and international labour migrants in two rural Norwegian municipalities. In a study that prim...
EUMARGINS second policy brief focuses on the impact of citizenship legislation on inclusion and exclusion processes in seven different countries: Norway, Sweden, Estonia, UK, Italy, France and Spain. We discuss the great variation in citizenship policies from country to country and the core principles these different national naturalisation require...
To gain more knowledge about educational and psychosocial challenges young refugees face upon resettlement, and what these mean for their functioning in everyday life in general and in school in particular
The project looks into organised volunteer efforts for refugees and asylum seekers in Norway from entry to long-term integration. The emphasis is on volunteer responses to asylum seekers arriving in Norway in 2015, and cooperation between civil society and the public sector for asylum seekers and refugees in 2015-2016. http://www.hioa.no/Om-HiOA/Senter-for-velferds-og-arbeidslivsforskning/NIBR/Prosjekter/Frivillighetens-ressurser-og-bidrag-i-forbindelse-med-flyktningekrisen