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  • 1.
    Aalto, Maarit
    et al.
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues.
    Olaussen, Elinor Jeanette
    Lagercrantz, Helena (Editor)
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues.
    Winther Wehner, Lasse (Editor)
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues.
    Smedegaard, Marianne (Editor)
    Dags för studier - universitet och högskolor i centrum2014 (ed. 500)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Nordiska goda exempel på stöd till studenter med funktionsnedsättning under utbildningen och under övergången från utbildning till arbete.

    Artikel 24 i FN:s konvention om rättigheter för personer med funktionsnedsättning, som alla nordiska länder harundertecknat, betonar rätten till utbildning på lika villkor. Den nationella funktionshinderpolitiken i de nordiska länderna betonar betydelsen av att personer med funktionsnedsättning ska få stöd under utbildningsperioden och i samband med övergången från utbildning till arbete.

    Ett syfte med detta häfte är att ge inspiration och idéer till universitet och högskolor i Norden för att underlätta för studenter med funktionsnedsättning att delta i och genomföra en högre utbildning. Ett annat syfte är att uppmärksamma övergången från utbildning till arbete.

  • 2. Aasland, Aadne
    Development in Research: An Outline of the Science Systems in Russia and the Baltic States.2007Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The science systems in Russia and, even more so, the Baltic States have undergone radical change in the years following the break-up of the Soviet Union. Although this report does not aim to provide a thorough description of the Soviet science system1, it is nevertheless useful to give a very brief outline of the structures which Baltic and Russian policy-makers were confronting at the outset of systemic reforms in the early 1990s.

  • 3. Aasland, Aadne
    Going Nordic – A NordForsk user survey: A survey among participants in NordForsk and NorFA networks and research training courses 1999-20052006Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    This survey conducted among participants in Nordic research network and research training course activities in the 1999-2005 period shows that 90% of the project participants continue collaborating after Nordic funding has ended.

    One in five respondents have applied for EU funding as a direct result of the Nordic collaboration.

    More than half the activities included partners from the Baltic countries, 28% involved partners from Russia.

    Eight in ten would find it impossible to carry out their activity without the support fromNordForsk (or former NorFA).

    Most respondents find the application procedures clear and easily accessible. NordForsk is not perceived to be overly bureaucratic, and most people are satisfied with their communication with the responsible NordForsk staff.

  • 4. Agung Banyu Perwita, Anak
    Indonesia and the Muslim World: Between Islam and Secularism in the Foreign Policy of Soeharto and Beyond2011Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    opular hostility and official ambivalence in Indonesia to the United States-led ‘War on Terror’ seem easily understandable in in the world’s largest Muslim country. But this kind of analysis misses the complexity of Indonesia and the host of internal differences behind this opposition. Military and bureaucratic elites since independence have worked to create a more secular nationalist Indonesian identity out of a multi-ethnic/religious mix, often provoking religious opposition. This dynamic (found also in Turkey, for instance) has especially shaped Indonesia’s encounter with and view of the outside world – and not least its reaction to events affecting the Muslim world.

    In this study, the author explores Islam as a domestic political variable in Indonesia’s foreign policy since independence. Here, Anak Agung Banyu Perwita argues that increasingly Indonesia’s foreign policy toward the Muslim world has become based on domestic political struggles. In support of his argument, the author mainly draws on material from the period when President Soeharto’s New Order regime ruled Indonesia but brings in more recent material from the post-Soeharto era to demonstate how Indonesian foreign policy is still shaped by the same forces today.

    Containing a wealth of information on the role of Islam in Indonesia’s foreign policy, this book is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand how the world’s largest Muslim country is reacting to the international challenges of the modern world.

  • 5. Airoldi, Adele
    The European Union and the Arctic: Developments and perspectives 2010-20142014Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The report analyses the policy statements on Arctic issues released from 2010 by the EU institutions and the EU’s role-building in the Arctic political framework, notably the Arctic Council. It describes how the EU’s role in the Arctic is seen in strategies and policy papers of Member States, and reports on the EU’s relations with other Arctic actors, particularly indigenous peoples. It gives an overall view of the status of the main EU policies with relevance for the Arctic and identifies the main challenges the EU has to face for progressing to an integrated and coherent Arctic policy.

  • 6. Al-Badri, Dominic
    et al.
    Berends, Gijs
    After the Great East Japan Earthquake: Political and Policy Change in Post-Fukushima Japan2013Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The triple disaster that struck Japan in March 2011 began with the most powerful earthquake known to have hit Japan and led to tsunami up to 40 meters in height that devastated a wide area and caused thousands of deaths. The ensuing accident at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant was Japan’s worst and only second to Chernobyl in its severity.

     

    But has this triple disaster also changed Japan? Has it led to a transformation of the country, a shift in how Japan functions? This book, with fresh perspectives on extraordinary events written by diplomats and policy experts at European embassies to Japan, explores subsequent shifts in Japanese politics and policy-making to see if profound changes have occurred or if instead these are limited.

     

    The book addresses those policy areas most likely to be affected by the tragedy – politics, economics, energy, climate, agriculture and food safety – describes how the sector has been affected and considers what the implications are for the future.

  • 7. Albæk, Karsten
    et al.
    Andersen, Torben M.
    Asplund, Rita
    Barth, Erling
    Bratsberg, Bernt
    Calmfors, Lars
    Kauhanen, Antti
    Lassila, Jukka
    Maliranta, Mika
    Määttänen, Niku
    Raaum, Oddbjørn
    Røed, Knut
    Simson, Kristine von
    Sørensen, Allan
    Valkonen, Tarmo
    Vanhala, Pekka
    Vihriälä, Vesa
    The Nordic model – challenged but capable of reform2014Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The Nordic welfare model has received a lot of positive attention around the world.  High standard of living, small income disparities and substantial social mobility looks like a very attractive package. Moreover, sound public finances and strong emphasis on environmental sustainability suggest that today’s success has not been accomplished at the expense of future generations. But is there really a unique “Nordic Supermodel”, unshaken by the global economic crisis and capable of producing continuous high growth and world class welfare services when many developed economies struggle with the impacts of global competition and population ageing? This book shows that Nordic performance has not been quite as unique or uniform as often claimed. The recent global and European crisis and country specific shocks have affected also the Nordic countries, some of them very strongly. And there are as many variants of the Nordic model as there are Nordic countries. Going forward, also the Nordic countries will be challenged by ageing, globalisation and technological change, some more than the others. On the other hand many fundamentals remain strong in the Nordic countries, and, what is perhaps most important, the Nordics have proved themselves capable of adjusting.  Labour market practices, pension policies, and production of public services have been reformed to match new circumstances. Public policies have been aimed at creating new jobs and helping people in transition, not at protecting uncompetitive businesses. There is a strong, rational tradition of consensual policy making. Further reforms are needed, and some widening of income disparities may be inevitable. The message of the book is, however, that refocused and recalibrated in a realistic scale the Nordic model has good chances of thriving well into the future.

  • 8. Albæk, Karsten
    et al.
    Asplund, Rita
    Barth, Erling
    Lindahl, Lena
    Simson, Kristine von
    Vanhala, Pekka
    Youth unemployment and inactivity: A comparison of school-to-work transitions and labour market outcomes in four Nordic countries2015Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Young people follow highly different trajectories from age 16 up to age 20, a time period which is often argued to be the most critical in terms of their future labour market outcomes. The focus of this report is on investigating the look of these early pathways, as well as on exploring their link to labour market outcomes in adulthood. Results are reported and compared for four Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

  • 9.
    Amdam, Synnøve
    Faculty of Arts and Physical Education, Volda University College.
    Media Education Goes Professional?: Media Teachers’ Self-Image, Positioning and Educational Focus2017In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 38, no 1, p. 81-95Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    AbstractThis article explores how media teachers’ self-images, positionings and interpretative rep-ertoires inform educational practices in media education. Media education is viewed as a critical element of 21st century learning. However, we have very little knowledge of the im-plementers of this critical element, the media teachers. Based on a thematic literature review of historical positions of the Nordic media teacher, and supported by national survey data on the media teachers’ backgrounds, motivations and practices (n=383), the subject is explored through focus groups and individual interviews with media teachers at two case schools in upper secondary media education in Norway. The findings suggest that there are different and conflicting understandings about being media teachers, resulting in different educational practices with wider implications for the future implementation of media education. Keywords: media teachers, media education, media literacy, interpretative repertoires, pro-fessional cultures, communities of practice

  • 10. Andersson, Patrik
    Book Review2017In: Asia in Focus, ISSN 2446-0001, no 4, p. 26-27Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 11.
    Andreasson, Ulf
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Council of Ministers Secretariat.
    TILLIT – DET NORDISKA GULDET2017Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Rapporten handlar om social tillit i de nordiska samhällena. Norden har högst nivåer av social tillit i världen. Detta gynnar såväl samhällsekonomin som individer och samhället i dess helhet. Rapporten diskuterar bakgrunden till att den sociala tilliten blivit så hög i Norden samt vilka utmaningar som den står inför.

  • 12.
    Andreasson, Ulf
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Council of Ministers Secretariat.
    TRUST – THE NORDIC GOLD2017Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    This report concerns social trust in the Nordic countries. The Nordic region has the highest levels of social trust in the world. This benefits the economy, individuals and society as a whole. This report discusses the background to why social trust has reached such high levels in the Nordic region, and the present day challenges it is facing.

  • 13. Andreasson, Ulf
    et al.
    Stende, Truls
    Ett värdefullt samarbete: Den nordiska befolkningens syn på Norden2017Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Nordiska ministerrådet och Nordiska rådet har genomfört en större enkätundersökning om vad invånarna i Norden anser om det nordiska samarbetet: dess grunder, utformning och innehåll.

    Undersökningen visar at det nordiska samarbetet har ett brett folkligt stöd. Befolkningen menar at de två viktigaste grunderna för samarbetet er gemensamma värderingar och likartade samhällssystem. Den mest typisk nordiska värderingen upplevs vara yttrandefriheten.

    En betydande del av befolkningen anser att möjligheten att använda hela regionenför arbete, studier eller boende är en av de största fördelene med samarbetet. På det mest övergripande planet ses försvars- och säkerhetsfrågor som det viktigaste att samarbeta.

    Denna rapport er författad av Nordiska ministerrådets analys- och utredningsenhet. Enhetens rapportserie skal belysa aktuella ämnen som är centrala utifrån et nordiskt perspektiv. Detta er den tredje rapporten i serien. De två första var:

    • Tillit – Det nordiska guldet. Analys nr. 01/2017
    • Er Norden best i verden? Analys nr. 02/2017
  • 14. Andresen, Britt
    et al.
    Palmehag, Anna
    Wessman, Johan
    Wiborg, Thea
    ID‐ og grænsekontroller i Norden: Effekter af ID- og grænsekontroller i Norden sommer og efterår 20162016Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna rapport är en uppföljning av rapporten ID‐ og grænsekontroller i Norden. Effekter af ID‐ og grænsekontroller i et nordisk perspektiv som offentliggjordes den 4 juli 2016. Rapporten visar hur situationen har utvecklats under sommaren och hösten 2016 när det gäller de effekter kontrollerna har på mobiliteten, resenärer och ekonomin i de nordiska gränsregionerna. Rapporten fokuserar särskilt på situationen i Öresundsregionen där kontrollerna fortfarande har avsevärda negativa effekter för de resande. Detta gäller i synnerhet för de som arbetspendlar med tåg mellan Sverige och Danmark. Rapporten visar att antalet arbetstillfällen i Danmark som är tillgängliga för arbetspendling från Sverige med kollektivtrafik har reducerats avsevärt och undersökningar bland arbetstagare och arbetsgivare i regionen indikerar att arbetspendlingen kan komma att minska på längre sikt till följd av kontrollerna. Rapporten har utarbetats av Öresundsinstittutet på uppdrag av Nordiska ministerrådet.

  • 15.
    Annala, Kaisu
    et al.
    Nordic Council of Ministers.
    Teräs, Jukka
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    Nordic working group for green growth – innovation and entrepreneurship 2013-2016 Synthesis report2017 (ed. 2)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The synthesis report summarizes the work done by the Nordic Working Group during their four-year mandate period and puts it in a broader European and international context. The report focuses on the role and relevance of the regional level and regional players in promoting green growth in the Nordic countries and internationally and gives policy recommendations on how the Nordic regions can benefit from enhanced cooperation on green growth activities. The report focuses on two central areas of green growth: bioeconomy and industrial symbiosis. It analyses the key global drivers for green growth in these areas and positions the Nordic regional green growth - its strengths and weaknesses - against these global drivers.

  • 16.
    Arnardóttir, Jóhanna Rósa
    Nordens välfärdscenter.
    Mental health among youth in Iceland: Who is responsible? What is being done?2016Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    All children and young people are a huge resource. We have never had such well-educated and competent youngsters in the Nordic countries as we do today. At the sametime there are all the more young persons who claim to be suffering from mental illness, and young persons who, for various reasons, risk ending up in vulnerable situations.

    Growing mental illness amongst young people is one of the most serious public health challenges facing our Nordic society.

    The project Youth in the Nordic Region focuses on young persons who suffer from or are at risk of suffering from mental illness, as well as their situation at school and their later transition to work and providing for themselves. A further important topic of the project is early retirement and retirement on mental health grounds amongst young adults.

    As part of the project we have produced reports which shed light on various aspects of these areas. The report you are holding in front of you aims to give a quick, clear overview of who does what in Sweden in matters concerning young persons who suffer from or risk suffering from mental illness, and end up in long-term unemployment and with no meaningful purpose in life.

    We have produced summaries of all the Nordic countries plus Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Åland. We would like to point out to our readers that the summaries do not include everything that is done and that important and useful contributions may be lacking.

  • 17.
    Arvidsson, Kjell
    Nordic Council of Ministers, NORDICOM.
    ”Musikindustrin är död,länge leve musikindustrin!”: Eller historien om (hur) musikindustrinöverlevde digitaliseringen2016In: Nordicom Information, ISSN 0349-5949, Vol. 38, no 1, p. 101-109Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Den digitalisering som mediebranschen just nu genomgår har musikindustrin redanöverlevt. Denna artikel handlar därför om den svenska musikindustrins utvecklingfrån dess tillkomst 1903 fram till idag och hur man har hanterat förändringar orsakadeav bl.a. ny teknik genom åren. Nya aktörer har kommit med lösningarna och tagit enbetydande roll i branschen. När de gamla aktörerna anpassat sig har de lyckats bevakasina revir men med begränsad dominans.Eller sagt med en kunglig parafras; musikindustrin är död, länge leve musikindustrin.

  • 18. Ask Larsen, Flemming
    et al.
    Damen, Saskia
    Frölander, Hans-Erik
    Boers, Erika
    Nicholas, Jude
    Johannessen, Anna Maria
    Tuomi, Emmi
    Varran, Anne
    Hunsperger-Ehrlich, Henriette
    Andersen, Vivi
    Okbøl, Henrik
    Ask Larsen, Flemming (Editor)
    Damen, Saskia (Editor)
    Guidelines for Assessment of Cognition in Relation to Congenital Deafblindness2014 (ed. 500)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this booklet is to discuss assessment of cognition in relation to deafblindness. Cognitive ability is manifested in moments of shared attention. Expressions reveal capacity, but also give us possibilities to estimate schematic ability and comprehension of reality.

    The Guidelines are structured in three parts. Part I gives an introduction to the theoretical foundation of the work of the network and of the guidelines in the present booklet. Part II is an analysis of textbooks and introductions to assessment in general, that aim at teasing out general guidelines that need specific CDB focus. This part ends up in a set of recommenda­tions for assessment of cognition in relation to CDB. Part III is a series of examples from our own work that present different attempts at applying the presented guidelines and theoretical foundation, in combination with more specific assessment targets and procedures.

    All authors are professionals within the deafblind-field working practically in different disciplines or with research.

  • 19. Ask Larsen, Flemming
    et al.
    Schjøll Brede, Kari
    Raahauge, Steen
    Kunst er noget vi gør2010Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 20.
    Axelson, Tomas
    Nordic Council of Ministers, NORDICOM.
    Vernacular Meaning Making: Examples of Narrative Impact in Fiction FilmQuestioning the ‘Banal’ Notion in Mediatizationof Religion Theory2015In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 36, no 2, p. 143-156Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The outcome of an audience study supports theories stating that stories are a primarymeans by which we make sense of our experiences over time. Empirical examples ofnarrative impact are presented in which specific fiction film scenes condense spectators’lives, identities, and beliefs. One conclusion is that spectators test the emotional realismof the narrative for greater significance, connecting diegetic fiction experiences with theirextra-diegetic world in their quest for meaning, self and identity. The ‘banal’ notion of themediatization of religion theory is questioned as unsatisfactory in the theoretical context ofindividualized meaning-making processes. As a semantically negatively charged concept, itis problematic when analyzing empirical examples of spectators’ use of fictional narratives,especially when trying to characterize the idiosyncratic and complex interplay betweenspectators’ fiction emotions and their testing of mediated narratives in an exercise to findmoral significance in extra-filmic life. Instead, vernacular meaning-making is proposed.

  • 21. Axelson, Tomas
    Vernacular Meaning Making: Examples of Narrative Impact in Fiction FilmQuestioning the ‘Banal’ Notion in Mediatizationof Religion Theory2015In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 36, no 2, p. 143-156Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The outcome of an audience study supports theories stating that stories are a primarymeans by which we make sense of our experiences over time. Empirical examples ofnarrative impact are presented in which specific fiction film scenes condense spectators’lives, identities, and beliefs. One conclusion is that spectators test the emotional realismof the narrative for greater significance, connecting diegetic fiction experiences with theirextra-diegetic world in their quest for meaning, self and identity. The ‘banal’ notion of themediatization of religion theory is questioned as unsatisfactory in the theoretical context ofindividualized meaning-making processes. As a semantically negatively charged concept, itis problematic when analyzing empirical examples of spectators’ use of fictional narratives,especially when trying to characterize the idiosyncratic and complex interplay betweenspectators’ fiction emotions and their testing of mediated narratives in an exercise to findmoral significance in extra-filmic life. Instead, vernacular meaning-making is proposed.

  • 22. Bakken, Børge
    Migration in China1998Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Economic reform in China has led to an internal migration of people within the world's most populous nation on a scale never seen before. Since China's new industrial revolution began in the late 1970s, there has been a flow of tens of millions (perhaps even hundreds of millions) of surplus labour and their families moving from rural to urban areas. This phenomenon has been described in terms of both a blessing for China's economic growth and a threat against its social order.

    Contributors to this edited volume look at the different aspects of internal Chinese migration. The volume also briefly introduces current research and gives pointers to methodological traps and misunderstandings that can occur in the field.

  • 23. Barland, Jens
    Tekstreklame: Digitaliseringen løfter frem igjenjournalistikkens eldste problem2016In: Nordicom Information, ISSN 0349-5949, Vol. 38, no 1, p. 61-68Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [no]

    Tekstreklame var konflikten som startet diskusjonene om presseetikk for over 100 årsiden. I dag reduserer digitaliseringen journalistikkens fortrinn som annonsekanal ogmedienes inntekter krymper. Konkurransen i digitale mediemarkeder krever også merpublisering enn tidligere, og med færre ressurser. Slik åpnes dørene til redaksjonellespalter for eksterne bidrag. Denne artikkel påviser og drøfter hvordan den digitaleutviklingen påvirker gamle og nye forretningsmodeller for journalistikk, og hvordandet skaper konflikter om tekstreklame.

  • 24.
    Barland, Jens
    Nordic Council of Ministers, NORDICOM.
    Tekstreklame: Digitaliseringen løfter frem igjenjournalistikkens eldste problem2016In: Nordicom Information, ISSN 0349-5949, Vol. 38, no 1, p. 61-68Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [no]

    Tekstreklame var konflikten som startet diskusjonene om presseetikk for over 100 årsiden. I dag reduserer digitaliseringen journalistikkens fortrinn som annonsekanal ogmedienes inntekter krymper. Konkurransen i digitale mediemarkeder krever også merpublisering enn tidligere, og med færre ressurser. Slik åpnes dørene til redaksjonellespalter for eksterne bidrag. Denne artikkel påviser og drøfter hvordan den digitaleutviklingen påvirker gamle og nye forretningsmodeller for journalistikk, og hvordandet skaper konflikter om tekstreklame.

  • 25. Barr, Michael D.
    et al.
    Skrbiš, Zlatko
    Constructing Singapore: Elitism, Ethnicity and the Nation-Building Project2011Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Singapore has few natural resources but, in a relatively short history, its economic and social development and transformation are nothing short of remarkable. Today Singapore is by far the most successful exemplar of material development in Southeast Asia and it often finds itself the envy of developed countries. Furthermore over the last three or four decades the ruling party has presided over the formation of a thriving community of Singaporeans who love and are proud of their country.

    Nothing about these processes has been 'natural' in any sense of the word. Much of the country's investment in nation-building has in fact gone into the selection, training and formation of a ruling and administrative elite that reflects and will perpetuate its vision of the nation. The government ownership of the nation-building project, its micromanagement of everyday life and the role played by the elite are three fundamental elements in this complex and continuing process of construction of a natrion. The intense triangulation of these elements and the pace of change they produce make Singapore one of the most intriguing specimens of nation-building in the region.

    In this critical study of the politics of ethnicity and elitism in Singapore, Barr and Skrbiš look inside the supposedly 'meritocratic' system, from nursery school to university and beyond, that produces Singapore's political and administrative elite. Focusing on two processes - elite formation and elite selection - they give primary attention to the role that etho-racial ascription plays in these processes but also consider the input of personal connections, personal power, class and gender. The result is a study revealing much about how Singapore's elite-led nation-building project has reached its current state whereby a Singaporean version of Chinese ethno-nationalism has overwhelmed the discourse on national and Singaporean identity.

  • 26.
    Bastiansen, Henrik G
    Nordic Council of Ministers, NORDICOM.
    Rethinking Mass Communications in Norway: The Neglected Power of the Centre-Left Alliance in the Early 20th Century and its Importance until the Present2014In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 35, no 2Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The present article discusses the importance of the early years of mass communications in order to understand the shaping of them – the power of creating mass media for whole nations. It begins with references to scholars studying large nations and asks whether their results can be generalized to smaller countries. Therefore, it uses Norway as a case study. To what degree were Norway’s four major mass media – press, film, radio and television – formed institutionally in their early years? And if they were formed in this way, how long did the consequences of such a formation last? These questions have been neglected topics in research, so in order to answer them we also need to rethink the connections between the different media.

  • 27. Bastiansen, Henrik G
    Rethinking Mass Communications in Norway: The Neglected Power of the Centre-Left Alliance in the Early 20th Century and its Importance until the Present2014In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 35, no 2Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The present article discusses the importance of the early years of mass communications in order to understand the shaping of them – the power of creating mass media for whole nations. It begins with references to scholars studying large nations and asks whether their results can be generalized to smaller countries. Therefore, it uses Norway as a case study. To what degree were Norway’s four major mass media – press, film, radio and television – formed institutionally in their early years? And if they were formed in this way, how long did the consequences of such a formation last? These questions have been neglected topics in research, so in order to answer them we also need to rethink the connections between the different media.

  • 28. Bechmann, Anja
    et al.
    Bilgrav-Nielsen, Kristine
    Korsgaard Jensen, Anne-Louise
    Data as a Revenue Model: Sharewall as a Payment Methodand Editorial Algorithm in the News Industry2016In: Nordicom Information, ISSN 0349-5949, Vol. 38, no 1, p. 76-82Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Does data solve the crisis in legacy news companies? This article discusses data as arevenue model and the use of editorial algorithms to curate content and still meetpublic values. Furthermore, the article criticizes the news companies for using datain traditional advertisement revenue models, which have proved difficult to uphold.Instead we need to focus on public values along with micro segment data in what arehere termed social responsible algorithms. We also need to continue the discussion onthe very concept of news and to experiment with news ‘packaging’ that are not derivedfrom legacy news companies, but from born-digital ones.

  • 29.
    Bechmann, Anja
    et al.
    Nordic Council of Ministers, NORDICOM.
    Bilgrav-Nielsen, Kristine
    Korsgaard Jensen, Anne-Louise
    Data as a Revenue Model: Sharewall as a Payment Methodand Editorial Algorithm in the News Industry2016In: Nordicom Information, ISSN 0349-5949, Vol. 38, no 1, p. 76-82Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Does data solve the crisis in legacy news companies? This article discusses data as arevenue model and the use of editorial algorithms to curate content and still meetpublic values. Furthermore, the article criticizes the news companies for using datain traditional advertisement revenue models, which have proved difficult to uphold.Instead we need to focus on public values along with micro segment data in what arehere termed social responsible algorithms. We also need to continue the discussion onthe very concept of news and to experiment with news ‘packaging’ that are not derivedfrom legacy news companies, but from born-digital ones.

  • 30. Benediktsson, Karl
    Harvesting Development: The Construction of Fresh Food Markets in Papua New Guinea2002Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This book addresses the global–local tension evident in much work on development issues, through the example of fresh food markets in Papua New Guinea. A key feature is the author’s skilful and inventive interweaving of theoretical constructs with a detailed ethnography of marketing networks, at the rural village and the urban market-place, as well as in the ‘spaces in between’.

    The work shows the rural community not as an isolated universe, but as consisting of dynamic linkages and networks which extend way beyond the locality. At the same time, local actors with their own agendas and interpretations of the metanarrative of ‘development’ are shown to be crucially important for shaping the outcome of the market integration process.

    This book is of relevance to geographers, anthropologists, sociologists and economists dealing with development issues. It is also an important read for Oceanianists/Melanesianists as it tackles processes and problems, which few ethnographers, who have worked in Papua New Guinea, have made their central concern. It is suitable for courses in development studies, geography and human ecology, and Oceanic studies, at advanced undergraduate or postgraduate level. While it deals with complex theoretical issues, it is written in a clear and accessible language. This makes the book a worthwhile read also for those outside of academia, for instance in government or international agencies, who work with rural development issues and design and monitor development projects.

  • 31.
    Bengtsson, Mette
    Nordic Council of Ministers, NORDICOM.
    Approaches to Political Commentary in Scandinavia: A Call for Textual, Evaluating Scholarship2015In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 36, no 1, p. 5-18Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Political commentary is a contested genre that has attracted a great deal of attention in the Scandinavian public debate, whereas the scholarly literature on it is still in an initial phase. In order to strengthen future research, the present paper suggests a two-dimensional matrix indexing the research on Scandinavian political commentary along the dimensions text/context and descriptive/evaluative. The matrix enables us to see more clearly what we already know and where we lack knowledge. It enables us to see how each category can be developed, the interplay among them, and the obvious lack of textual, evaluative ap-proaches. The author argues that a joint, cross-disciplinary engagement is necessary if we are to adequately understand the potentials and problems of political commentary.K

  • 32. Bennike, Kathrine Bjerg
    et al.
    Faber, Stine Thidemann
    Nielsen, Helene Pristed
    Gender, Education and Population Flows: Summary report on knowledge, cross-Nordic experiences and examples from practice2016Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    During the Danish Presidency for the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2015, attention was drawn towards challenges and best practice examples in relation to gender, education and population flows in peripheral areas throughout the Nordic countries - Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and the autonomous countries, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Åland. The present report summarises the findings and conclusions which are covered in the existing Nordic research and literature within the field, as well as the experience and professional responses, which were presented during the course of the common dialogue and exchange of experience.

  • 33. Bennike, Kathrine Bjerg
    et al.
    Faber, Stine Thidemann
    Nielsen, Helene Pristed
    Køn, uddannelse og befolkningsstrømme: Opsamling af tværnordiske indspil, erfaringer og praksiseksempler2016Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [da]

    Under det danske formandskab for Nordisk Ministerråd blev der i 2015 sat fokus på udfordringer og gode praksiseksempler i relation til køn, uddannelse og befolkningsstrømme i yderområderne i hele Norden – Norge, Danmark, Sverige, Finland, Island og de selvstyrende lande Grønland, Færøerne samt Åland. Denne opsamlingsrapport sammenfatter de resultater samt konklusioner, som er afdækket i den eksisterende nordiske forskning og faglitteratur på området samt de erfaringer og faglige indspil, som er kommet frem undervejs i den fælles dialog og erfaringsudveksling.

  • 34. Beresford, Melanie
    et al.
    Tran, Angie Ngoc
    Reaching for the Dream: Challenges of Sustainable Development in Vietnam2004Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Transition economies allow the study of fundamental questions about the nature of markets. How do they arise and do they necessarily follow the same modus operandi as markets in other countries? How does the state influence the development of markets? How does the opening of the economy to global market influences affect the process of institutional change? How do people respond to both internal and external influences? And how in the context of an underdeveloped transitional economy like Vietnam, do such influences affect the prospects for sustainable and equitable development?

    This book focuses on the differentiated ways in which the double transition in Vietnam, from central planning and from under-development, affects various sectors of the population.

  • 35. Bergman, Elin
    Dyrstad, Eirik Handegård
    Lind, Lars H.
    Skogli, Erland
    Stronghold and Qualities of the Nordic Health Tech Ecosystem2018Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    This report assembles a knowledge base for the Nordic Welfare Solutions project, which one of the flagship projects under the Nordic prime ministers' initiative Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges. The report gives an overview of the core qualities and strongholds of the Nordic health tech ecosystem, concentrating exclusively on health tech solutions outside of the pharmaceutical industry.

    The Nordic health care systems are globally renowned for providing efficient (in cost-benefit terms) and high-quality healthcare to its entire population. This is for example reflected by the fact that politicians from the US and the publication This is reflected in international media and political debates, which often point to the Nordic's successful healthcare models, and is confirmed by various international rankings.

    Health tech solutions are increasingly part of larger health solution value chains or ecosystems, and companies delivering them are therefore likely to benefit from closer cooperation across industries and countries. Closer Nordic cooperation can help create stronger networks and a critical mass of companies, as well as improve market access and  aid Nordic companies in exporting their solutions.

  • 36.
    Bergström, Annika
    Journalism Media and Communication (JMG) University of Gothenburg.
    Digital Equality and the Uptake of DigitalApplications among Seniors of Different Age2017In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 38, no Special Issue 1, p. 79-91Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ageing societies are facing challenges from the perspective of the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). There is an increase in online services relevant for the economic, political, cultural and private life. Those who participate more fully in a digi-tally mediated social life enjoy advantages over their digitally disadvantaged counterparts. Today’s digital divide is not first and foremost between pensioners and others, but between younger and older pensioners. Scholars identify the need for longitudinal research among younger and older seniors to understand the differences between more or less advantaged users. Based on longitudinal, representative surveys, the present study finds that there is a clear gap between younger and older seniors, and that it is closing only very slowly. Age and level of education are powerful explanatory factors whereas generational belonging and social capital contribute only to a limited extent to the understanding of Internet uptake among older adults.

  • 37. Berjlund, David
    Nordiska samarbetet för barn och unga: -historien om hur samarbetet växte fram2014Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Om Norden, 1900-talets demokratiska genombrott och folkligt samarbete över nationsgränser som förutsättning och bakgrund till både det officiella nordiska samarbetet och barn- och ungdomsfrågornas betydelse.

  • 38.
    Berlina, Anna
    et al.
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    Greve Harbo, Lisbeth
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    Ole Rasmussen, Rasmus
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    Wang, Shinan
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    Norlén, Gustaf
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    Nordic-Baltic Demographic Vulnerability Assessment at municipal level2016Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Across the world people are moving nationally from rural areas to bigger towns and cities, and within the European Union, people are also increasingly moving between countries. While migration in the Nordic countries has exceeded natural population increase as the most prominent driver of population growth, the Baltic countries have experienced significant out-migration in the latest decades. However, migration is only one of several demographic challenges that affect the demographic structure in municipalities and regions. Ageing of the population is another key challenge; in some places emphasised by out-migration of people in age groups being active in the labour force. Life-expectancy has steadily increased and together with the decrease in birth and death rates, people are living longer while the number of children is declining. Retirement age, the age when people exit the labour force, has not changed parallel with the increasing life expectancy and thus adds to the increased proportion of non-productive elderly citizens. These changes in the composition of the population will increasingly affect vital societal parameters such as the labour supply and the dependency burden, and eventually the ability to provide sufficient social services at municipal level.

  • 39.
    Berlina, Anna
    et al.
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    Greve Harbo, Lisbeth
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    Rasmussen, Rasmus Ole
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    Perspectives on labour mobility in the Nordic-Baltic region: Mobility trends between the Baltic and Nordic states and different national policy approaches to the increased mobility in the macro-region2017Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This publication is one outcome of a project on labour mobility between the Nordic-Baltic countries: “Enhanced Nordic-Baltic co-operation on challenges of labour mobility in the Nordic-Baltic region” that the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Offi ce in Lithuania led during 2014-2016 in co-operation with the the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Offi ces in Estonia and Latvia, and Nordregio in Sweden. Th e overall objective of the project was to facilitate understanding and strengthen co-operation within the Nordic-Baltic region on labour mobility and demographic development across Nordic and Baltic municipalities and regions. Th e project is a follow-up of the initiative “Challenges of Migration in the Nordic-Baltic Region: Impact on National Labour Markets, Welfare State and Demographic Situation” implemented by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Offi ces in the Baltic States in 2013. Among other activities realized within the framework of this 2014-2016 initiative are the following conferences: • Family and Migration in the Baltic-Nordic Region: Challenges and Solutions, Vilnius, 21 November 2014 • Labour Migration in the Nordic-Baltic Region: Trends of Labour Migration - Ready for Changes? Tallinn, 27 March 2015 For a full overview of the project and related publications, please see Nordregio’s website: www.nordregio.se/BLAM

  • 40.
    Berlina, Anna
    et al.
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    Mikkola, Nelli
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    Huerta Morales, Alberto
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    Bioenergy Development in Finland and Sweden: The cases of North Karelia, Jämtland, and Västernorrland2017Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This working paper looks into rural bioenergy development in Finland and Sweden.The first chapter provides insight into bioenergy development in North Karelia in Finland. It aims at identifying the enabling factors behind the relatively successful local bioenergy development and considers how the bioenergy development has impacted sustainable local and regional development in North Karelia. The working paper is based on desk studies and interviews conducted with stakeholders in North Karelia in 2016.The second chapter provides insight into bioenergy development in Jämtland region, Sweden. It highlights the key drivers as well as factors impeding bioenergy development, the key actors involved and bioenergy embeddedness in the community. The chapter is based on desk studies and interviews conducted in 2015.The third chapter provides insight into bioenergy development in Västernorrland region, Sweden. It highlights the key drivers as well as factors impeding bioenergy development, the key actors involved and bioenergy embeddedness in the community. The chapter is based on desk studies and interviews conducted in 2015–2016.This working paper is one of the outputs of the TRIBORN project: Triple Bottom Line Outcomes for Bioenergy Development and Innovation in Rural Norway. The project investigates how to increase the production of bioenergy in ways that promote sustainable rural development understood as positive economic, social and environmental outcomes. The Working Paper provided valuable input into the development of the Policy recommendations on Bioenergy and rural development in Europe (Nord­regio Policy Brief 2017:3).The TRIBORN (Securing triple bottom line outcomes from bioenergy development and innovation in rural Norway, project no 233640/E50) is a research project funded by the Research Council of Norway (2014-2017). Read more about the TRIBORN Project here: http://www.nibio.no/prosjekter/triborn

  • 41.
    Berlina, Anna
    et al.
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    Mikkola, Nelli
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    Teräs, Jukka
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    Industrial Symbiosis: A key driver of Green Growth in Nordic Regions?2016Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Industrial symbiosis (IS) is all about saving money and reducing consumption by working together to maximise the outputs that can be generated from resources. It is one approach to realising a circular economy and achieving green growth. Through symbiotic activities between organisations, IS promotes sustainable resource use, minimises the input of materials and simultaneously eliminates waste. This policy brief presents five IS case studies from across the Nordic Region followed by a series of policy recommendations based on good practice in Nordic countries.

  • 42.
    Berlina, Anna
    et al.
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    Tepecik Diş, Asli
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    Jungsberg, Leneisja
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordregio.
    LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS FORMATION: The potential of local food initiatives in the Baltic Sea Region2017Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This working paper describes the state of play of local food initiatives in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) by examining EU and national policy contexts and by highlighting good practices of local food initiatives in Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden and Belarus. The working paper investigates the key drivers and factors impeding the development of these initiatives. The working paper is based on desk studies, input received during meetings with stakeholders and researchers from the BSR, and interviews with good practice initiators in 2016–17. This working paper is one output of the Local food: Formation of local food markets project financed by the Swedish Institute. The overall aim of the project was to strengthen co-operation and to build knowledge of local food system formation by various actors working on rural development issues in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). Another objective of the project was to investigate and share good practices in building, shaping, reproducing and promoting alternative food networks and markets over time and space in the BSR countries (Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Belarus).

  • 43.
    Bernhardsson, Bo
    Nordic Council of Ministers, NORDICOM.
    Det fria ordets vanskliga väg2016In: Nordicom Information, ISSN 0349-5949, Vol. 38, no 1, p. 52-55Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Grundlagsfäst yttrandefrihet och pressfrihet är nödvändiga förutsättningar för demokratin.Men inte nödvändigtvis tillräckliga för att resultatet ska bli en väl fungerandedemokrati. En sådan förutsätter allsidig information och opinionsbildning, att allaberättelser blir berättade och att alla medborgare blir sedda och kommer till tals. ISverige har presstödet funnits och gjort nytta i nära nog ett halvt århundrade, men isin nuvarande utformning har det nu tjänat ut. Det behöver reformeras och bli till ettmediestöd anpassat till det nya medielandskapet.

  • 44. Bernhardsson, Bo
    Det fria ordets vanskliga väg2016In: Nordicom Information, ISSN 0349-5949, Vol. 38, no 1, p. 52-55Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Grundlagsfäst yttrandefrihet och pressfrihet är nödvändiga förutsättningar för demokratin.Men inte nödvändigtvis tillräckliga för att resultatet ska bli en väl fungerandedemokrati. En sådan förutsätter allsidig information och opinionsbildning, att allaberättelser blir berättade och att alla medborgare blir sedda och kommer till tals. ISverige har presstödet funnits och gjort nytta i nära nog ett halvt århundrade, men isin nuvarande utformning har det nu tjänat ut. Det behöver reformeras och bli till ettmediestöd anpassat till det nya medielandskapet.

  • 45. Birch Christiansen, Lena
    et al.
    Zierau Kuds, Mette
    Winther Wehner, Lasse (Editor)
    Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues.
    Smedegaard, Marianne (Editor)
    Mental health for families with a child with disabilities2012Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 46. Birch Christiansen, Lena
    et al.
    Zierau Kudsk, Mette
    Пилотный проект «Психологическое здоровье2011Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 47.
    Birkemose, Jan
    Nordic Council of Ministers, NORDICOM.
    Nogle medier vil overlevead blockerne2016In: Nordicom Information, ISSN 0349-5949, Vol. 38, no 1, p. 56-59Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [no]

    Det er en alvorlig trussel mod nordiske netmedier, at op mod hver fjerde bruger filtrererannoncerne væk og dermed underminerer mediernes økonomi. Allerede nu eksperimenterermange medier med forskellige initiativer for at få brugerne til at betale ellerse annoncerne. For at kompensere for de tabte annonceindtægter, vil mange medierintroducere native annoncering. Og takket være ad blockerne vokser en ny annoncefripublicisme frem, hvor brugerne, og deres ønsker og behov, kommer i centrum, somaldrig tidligere. De medier, der ikke formår at omstille sig til de nye forhold, får sværtved at overleve.

  • 48. Birkemose, Jan
    Nogle medier vil overlevead blockerne2016In: Nordicom Information, ISSN 0349-5949, Vol. 38, no 1, p. 56-59Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [no]

    Det er en alvorlig trussel mod nordiske netmedier, at op mod hver fjerde bruger filtrererannoncerne væk og dermed underminerer mediernes økonomi. Allerede nu eksperimenterermange medier med forskellige initiativer for at få brugerne til at betale ellerse annoncerne. For at kompensere for de tabte annonceindtægter, vil mange medierintroducere native annoncering. Og takket være ad blockerne vokser en ny annoncefripublicisme frem, hvor brugerne, og deres ønsker og behov, kommer i centrum, somaldrig tidligere. De medier, der ikke formår at omstille sig til de nye forhold, får sværtved at overleve.

  • 49. Bjerke, Paul
    et al.
    Kjos Fonn, Birgitte
    A Hidden Theoryin Financial Crisis Journalism?: The Case of Norway2015In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 16, no 2, p. 113-127Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The present article analyses press coverage of the dramatic finance crisis and the ensuingEuropean debt crisis in Europe, in three decisive periods. The authors conduct quantitativeand qualitative content analyses of two major mainstream Norwegian newspapers, Aftenpostenand Dagbladet, employing concepts and methods from framing theory, to analysecoverage in the framework of two contesting schools in economics.The study finds traces of discussions of finance brokers’ ethics and some discussions ofgovernmental regulations that made the 2008 crisis possible, but few indications of a basicdiscussion of the system as such. The authors conclude that the crisis was framed more asa superficial, short-term problem (as per a mainstream, neoliberal theory of economics)than as a deeper and long-term system problem (as a more critical ‘political economics’theory would have held).

  • 50. Björkhagen, Martin
    From Communal War to Peaceful Coexistence:: The Influence of Adat Culture in North Maluku, Indonesia2017In: Asia in Focus: A Nordic journal on Asia by early career researchers, ISSN 2446-0001, no 4, p. 6-17Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines how adat culture influenced peace-building and reconciliation efforts in North Maluku Province (NMP), Indonesia. This province was plagued by communal conflict from 1999 to 2000 following the fall of President Suharto’s regime. Nonetheless, NMP stands out as a rare success story for its comparatively quick consolidation of peace and its bottom–up efforts to reconcile the community, which was divided along ethno-religious lines. In-depth interviews were conducted with local elite and expert actors, and the Reality Check Approach (RCA) was used to explore the emic perspective of villagers at the grassroots level. An important key to the successful peace-building was that both the elite actors in regency government and most people at the grassroots level were united in their efforts to use a reinvigorated adat culture to reconcile the communities. In addition, minority groups and migrants were largely included and standard top-down attempts at reconciliation were absent, as most international organisations also promoted the local initiatives. The level of reconciliation does not, however, extend further than peaceful coexistence, partly because issues of culpability remain taboo in NMP. To achieve thorough reconciliation, the former conflicting parties would need to assume responsibility for wrongdoing and follow it up with forgiveness.

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