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Quantifying the global socio-economic and policy drivers for Brazils contribution to climate change

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Awarded: NOK 7.4 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2014

Location: Oslo

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

EUPERFORM - Explaining the EU´s performance in NATO: EU-NATO relations and challenges facing the EU as a security actor (ECRP-2010)

EUPERFORM er et internasjonalt prosjekt med et overordnet mål om å bidra til ny forskningsbasert kunnskap om EUs rolle og innflytelse i internasjonale organisasjoner, og å studere dette gjennom bl.a. begrepet 'performance'. NUPIs bidrag til prosjektet har vært å studere EUs rolle i og samarbeid m...

Awarded: NOK 4.7 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2014

Location: Oslo

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

Negotiating new political spaces: claims for redistribution and recognition in Chile and Bolivia

The past two decades have seen the emergence and consolidation of several concomitant and contradictory political-economic processes in Latin America, which have changed conditions for collective action and civil society politics. Within these new 'struct ural contexts', political actors can be a...

Awarded: NOK 4.7 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2013

Location: Vestland

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

Attentive glimpse as retrieval associate: Components of objects' shape property-shape cue and recognition proficiency

Prosjektet er tredelt: Søkelyset rettes mot hvordan gjenkjenning av Del 1) velkjente figurer, Del 2) plasseringen av velkjente figurer og Del 3) ukjente figurer påvirker oppmerksomheten til mennesker med en praktisk/pedagogisk eller total blindhet. - Er det noe som popper opp, og som derfor kreve...

Awarded: NOK 2.8 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2015

Location: Oslo

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

Reframing the secular: Norwegian Muslims and vernacular practices of the secular

'Reframing the secular: Norwegian Muslims an vernacular practices of the secular' is a proposed ethnographic study based on informal and semi-structured interviews of as well as participant observation among young Norwegians of Muslim background (aged 20- 35 years, and of both sexes) aimed at gat...

Awarded: NOK 2.6 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2013

Location: Oslo

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

Interaction among human interference, climate and the viability and dynamics of contracted acacia populations in the Eastern Sahara

There are two main factors driving environmental change in arid lands, climate variability and human interference. ACACIA will focus on these factors' effect upon the dynamics and viability of an essential resource, namely tree populations of Acacia torti lis, in a short- and long-term perspectiv...

Awarded: NOK 7.4 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2013

Location: Vestland

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

Multiple-Documents Literacy: Understanding, Assessing, and Improving Students' Learning from Conflicting Information Sources

Multiple-documents literacy refers to the ability to locate, evaluate, and use diverse sources of information for the purpose of constructing and communicating an integrated, meaningful representation of a subject, issue, or situation. In Norway and many other countries, researchers, educators, ...

Awarded: NOK 5.4 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2014

Location: Oslo

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

The law and economics of relational contracts

Contracts form the web of the economy. The ability of parties to enter into voluntary contractual agreements is essential for economic exchange and prosperity. There are basically two devices that govern contracts: Contract law and norms. Contract law se ts the legal rules of exchanging parties'...

Awarded: NOK 5.8 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2014

Location: Rogaland

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

Localizing Global dynamics through Labour: Class as a new regime of value in Bali, Indonesia.

Prosjektet sin målsetnad er å undersøke forholdet mellom rask økonomiske vekst og framveksten av sosial lagdeling (klasse) på Bali, Indonesia. Hovudfokus er på dynamikkar involvert i nye arbeidsmoglegheiter/typar av arbeid og korleis prosessar av inkludering og ekskludering på den nye arbeidsmark...

Awarded: NOK 2.7 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2015

Location: Vestland

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

Long term poverty dynamics in Nepal.

We combine quantitative and qualitative methodologies to understand long term poverty dynamics in rural Nepal. We conduct life-history interviews with a large random sample of households, preferably with an elderly person in each household. Major events a re recorded, such as child births, separa...

Awarded: NOK 2.0 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2013

Location: Vestland

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

Localizing Globalization: Gendered Transformations of Work in Developing Economies

The overall aim of this interdisciplinary project is to investigate and compare how global flows of capital and goods shape local labour markets in different developing economies, and to study how these changes affect the way in which employment patterns, work forms and relations within househol...

Awarded: NOK 4.6 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2013

Location: Vestland

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

Power-Sharing, Democracy and Civil Conflict

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Awarded: NOK 7.4 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2014

Location: Oslo

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

The Moral Spectator: Engagement in Morally Transgressive Characters in the Television Series Dexter, The Sopranos and The Wire

How come we as spectators fail to sympathize with morally transgressive antagonists, but may sympathize with morally transgressive protagonists? This project will combine 1) philosophical study of a) existing empirical research in media psychology and b) writings on the puzzle of imaginative res...

Awarded: NOK 2.7 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2013

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

Party Politics in Palestine: Hamas and the Politicization of Resistance

Populærvitenskapelig framstilling (2010-14) Massebasert parti Overordnet viser forskningsresultatene fra prosjektet at Hamas stort sett oppfører, organiserer og utvikler seg tråd med de partiteoretiske forventningene. Som så ofte er tilfelle for nye partier begynte også Hamas med radikale mål ...

Awarded: NOK 4.7 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2015

Location: Vestland

FRISAM-Fri prosjektstøtte samfunnsvitenskap

Energy, Industry and Politics: Energy-technology as the Driver of (Sustainable) Economic Growth -- Past, Present and Future

A number of books have been written on the extraction and use of different natural resources: Coal, cod, tobacco, salt, etc. Also, there exists a rather technical literature on energy/energy production. But there are few books dealing with the production of energy on a more general level and its...

Awarded: NOK 1.8 mill.

Project Period: 2010-2012

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

EUROCORES: Transformation of European Universities (TRUE). Individual Project 1.

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Awarded: NOK 4.1 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2014

Location: Vestland

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

Reasserting indigenous life-styles in the European North: Ideology and Post-Soviet reality in the case of the Russian Sámi

This project addresses political and economic tensions experienced by tundra-based communities in the Russian Northwest. In particular, it aims to investigate the problematic situation of the Sámi people in the Kola Peninsula in their relations with state institutions, with external investors in...

Awarded: NOK 1.7 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2013

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

EUROCORES: Transformation of European Universities (TRUE). Individual Project 7.

TRUE prosjektet ser på hvordan europeiske universiteter endrer seg organisatorisk. Dette delprosjektet fokuserer på hvordan lærestedene fungerer som strategiske organisasjoner og har også sett på hvordan landskapet for høyere utdanning endrer seg i Europa . Generelt i prosjektet er finner vi at u...

Awarded: NOK 3.0 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2014

Location: Oslo

FRISAM-Fri prosjektstøtte samfunnsvitenskap

EUI - Comparing tax policy change in Scandinavia: welfare capitalism reformed?

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Awarded: NOK 1.7 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2012

Location: Ukjent Fylke

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

EUI -Labor supply and the importance of human capital accumulation

I will look at the importance of unvoluntary unemployment in explaining labor supply in a life cycle model with human capital. In particular, I will focus on the estimation of the Frisch elasticity when the probability of becomming unemployed depends on t he level of human capital.

Awarded: NOK 1.7 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2014

Location: Ukjent Fylke

FRISAM-Fri prosjektstøtte samfunnsvitenskap

The social meaning of children. Reproductive choice, gender and social class

The inability of the western world to reproduce its population is expected to have dramatic consequences for the future; the conception of a "fertility crisis" has entered the public debate of many countries. By contrast, individual women and men may rega rd the possibility to choose to have fewe...

Awarded: NOK 4.8 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2012

Location: Oslo

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

Legal frameworks for Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services in the Himalayas (HimaLines)

Himalines var eit fleirvitskapleg prosjekt som omfattar rettsvitskap, biologi og sosialantropologi. Målsetjinga var å undersøkja i kva grad ulike rettslege ordningar påverkar utviklinga i biodiversitet og økosystem, særleg i skogsområde, sett i samanheng med kulturelle og andre faktorar som påve...

Awarded: NOK 6.5 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2016

Location: Vestland

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

EUI - Nominal rigidities in prices of goods and services in the case of Norway

How should we model price setting behavior in Norway? Do firms adjust prices as in time-dependent models or as in state-dependent models? And how important are heterogeneity in price setting behavior between different sectors?

Awarded: NOK 1.6 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2014

Location: Ukjent Fylke

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

Critical journalism in China: Journalists, social activists and new spaces of representation

I prosjektet har jeg gjennom intervjuer og tekstanalyser undersøkt hvordan kinesiske journalister og aktivister formidler samfunnsspørsmål og problemer ut til offentligheten. Den kinesiske offentlige sfæren er underlagt politisk kontroll. I perioden etter 2008 har sensuren blitt mer omfattende, o...

Awarded: NOK 3.2 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2014

Location: Oslo

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

Link between Diarrhea and Dengue: Fecal contamination and dengue mosquito production in household water containers in Southeast Asia

Vannrelaterte sykdommer er på den globale folkehelseagendaen. Integrasjon av kontrollstrategier for slike sykdommer kan være både hensiktsmessige og kostnadseffektive. Diarésykdommer og dengue feber er store globale helseproblemer. Husholdningenes lagring av vann kan være en felles faktor for beg...

Awarded: NOK 6.0 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2015

Location: Akershus

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

The end or the beginning of conflict? Post-war power sharing in the multi-ethnic polities of Ethiopia and Sudan

The point of departure is that power sharing arrangements alone are by no means a quick fix to the successful accommodation of ethnic diversity. All according to context, similar institutional models may have detrimentally different outcomes in different states and among a state's sub-communities...

Awarded: NOK 3.7 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2013

Location: Vestland

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

Village scale solar systems for development: Transfer of social and technological innovations between India and Kenya

This social science based research project will analyse Indian experiences with implementation and social organisation of village solar PV power plants and their socio-economic impacts. Furthermore, the project will actively transfer experiences from Indi a to Kenya on implementation and social o...

Awarded: NOK 9.1 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2014

Location: Oslo

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

Socioeconomic Consequences of Climate Change in Sub-equatorial Africa

In Africa climate change will lead to a warming which is likely to be larger than the global average. Precipitation will change; most noticeably with drying in the southern and in the northern parts of the continent and increased precipitation over the Et hiopian Plateau. Less attention has been ...

Awarded: NOK 7.9 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2014

Location: Oslo

FRISAM-Fri prosjektstøtte samfunnsvitenskap

NERA congress in Trondheim 5-7 March 2009

NERA (Nordic Educational Research Association) holds its annual congress in Trondheim 2009, 5-7 March . The convenor is the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management at Dragvoll, Trondheim. NERA started in 1972 and has established itse...

Awarded: NOK 0.25 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2012

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

FRIHUMSAM-Fri prosj.st. hum og sam

Theorizing Risk, Money and Moralities in Migration (TRiMM)

Prosjektet tar for seg teoretiske sider ved internasjonal migrasjon og transnasjonale relasjoner gjennom studier av risiko, penger or moralske oppfatninger. Størstedelen av arbeidet bygger på et case-studie av migrasjon fra Senegal til Spania. De teoretiske analysene er også knyttet til forskerne...

Awarded: NOK 5.0 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2014

Location: Oslo