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Bio-engineering multi-functional silvopastoral landscapes: A case study in Nicaragua

MF-Landscapes aims at understanding how to bio-engineer livestock production landscapes in Nicaragua, i. e. how to exploit new opportunities and solve problems within the domain of a multifunctional silvopastoral system (SP) that maximizes provisioning of ecosystem services and economically effi...

Tildelt: kr 5,9 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2016

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

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What drives inequity in child mortality? A study of a community in rural Ethiopia.

In African countries like Ethiopia there are large differences between communities in the risk of child death. Several interventions are now available to reduce child mortality in developing countries. Unfortunately the children who get those intervention s tend to be those at lowest risk, leadin...

Tildelt: kr 2,1 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2012

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

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Cultivated V kotschyana and C tinctorium, can they replace wild ones in products against gastric ulcer in Mali to retain the biodiversity?

Vernonia kotschyana and Cochlospermum tinctorium are of special interest since they are used against gastric ulcer in Mali and they form parts of formulations frequently used against gastric ulcer registered as Improved Traditional Medicines (Gastrocedal) A large proportion of the population of...

Tildelt: kr 4,7 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2012

Sted: Oslo

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Should States Ratify Human Rights Conventions?

Med hensyn til om stater bør ratifisere menneskerettighetskonvensjoner, er et sentralt funn at noen av de viktigste innvendingene ikke stå seg ved nærmere granskning. Hva gjelder populære diagnoser om et legitimitetsunderskudd, har vi funnet at flere av de bekymringene som får mest oppmerksomhet ...

Tildelt: kr 5,6 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2015

Sted: Oslo

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Indoor air pollution-A neglected poverty related cause of global ill health -impl. for health and society of promot. clean fuels in China-II

Smoke from solid fuels (biomass and coal) burned in households is among the leading health threats for people in developing countries, and is responsible for more than 1.6 million premature deaths annually - a quarter of which occur in China. Moreover, so lid fuel use for cooking and space heatin...

Tildelt: kr 2,0 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2012

Sted: Oslo

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Socio-economic determinants of cancer: Twin, adoptee and family based evidence from the Cancer Registry of Norway

With increased availability of multi-generation cancer data, most studies to date on family cancer risks have been measuring the incidence of various cancers within families and found higher family risks for breast, prostate, ovarian and uterine cancer. L ess is known about the underlying causes ...

Tildelt: kr 3,3 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2013

Sted: Oslo

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Elites in an egalitarian society

Et sentralt spørsmål som prosjektet har søkt ny kunnskap om, er om Norge virkelig er et så «spesialtilfelle» når det gjelder klasser og eliter som populære mediale, så vel som faglig funderte oppfatninger og forestillinger om Norge som et spesielt egalitæ rt samfunn synes å indikere, og hva denne...

Tildelt: kr 5,7 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2014

Sted: Vestland

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Local literacies and community spaces - Investigating transitions and transfers in the learning lives of Groruddalen

The overall objective of this project is to increase our knowledge and understanding about key issues of transition between different contexts and levels of learning. Developments within the knowledge society, especially due to technological innovation, h ave intensified interest in the relations...

Tildelt: kr 7,6 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2014

Sted: Oslo

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Popular Representation in Africa: The politics of expectations

Democratic decentralisation and gender sensitive policies have offered a massive opportunity for political parties in Africa to mobilise support. As for instance, in Malawi in 2000, as many as 860 new political offices were up for elections as a consequen ce of democratic decentralisation. Democr...

Tildelt: kr 2,9 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2013

Sted: Vestland

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Preventing Literacy Failure in Children at Risk: Effects from a preschool intervention on language and literacy

The present post-doc project aims to examine the effect from a preschool oral-language intervention. Undertaking this study is important for several reasons: On an international level, there is a scarcity of research on preschool interventions. This is es pecially true for studies concerning chil...

Tildelt: kr 2,9 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2009-2013

Sted: Oslo

FRISAM-Fri prosjektstøtte samfunnsvitenskap

The temporal dimension of tort law

The project aims at an elaboration and scientific development of the structures and theoretical framework connected to the temporal dimension of tort law. Such a work will be of international interest because every national legal order in western societie s is governed by a so far unexplored temp...

Tildelt: kr 4,8 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2008-2012

Sted: Vestland

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Searching for Security: Religious Mobilization and the Politics of 'Insecurity' in Indonesia

This project will map and explore the links between religious movements, 'security'-management and violence in the context of a weakened state. The project centers on the faith-based 'security' groups dedicated to fight crime and enforce justice that have emerged among Sasak Muslims and Balines...

Tildelt: kr 2,6 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2008-2012

Sted: Vestland

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Political Parties and Democracy: Decline or Change?

We study the role of political parties in contemporary democracies. The main research question is whether parties have primarily changed or declined as organizations and whether parties' contributions to democracy are stable or in decline. Our focus is th e behaviour and inter-relationship of par...

Tildelt: kr 8,0 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2008-2013

Sted: Oslo

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Being Jewish and Arab: Nationalism among Mizrahim in a development town in the Galilee.

The research project aims to investigate the meaning and dynamics of contemporary nationalism among Mizrahim (non-European Jews) in a development town in the Galilee in Northern Israel. I am interested in the subjective element of attachment to nations an d ethnic groups by their members, and I i...

Tildelt: kr 1,5 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2008-2012

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

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The Kola Birth Registry as a tool for populationbased studies of contaminants and influence on reproductive health and pregnancy outcome

A regional birth registry, compatible to the Norwegian birth registry, was initiated for Murmansk County in January 2006. The registry covers all 18 delivery departments in Murmansk County. The establishment of the birth registry has the potential of impr oving perinatal health and health care se...

Tildelt: kr 4,2 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2008-2014

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

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Pastoralism in China: Policy and practice

In contemporary China pastoralism as a way of life is under pressure. This project investigates the links between changes in herding practices and changes in the policy framework governing access to important resources such as grazing land and water sourc es. Using multi-sited field research, the...

Tildelt: kr 5,2 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2008-2012

Sted: Oslo

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Responsibility, individual choice and redistributive policy

The aim of the project "responsibility, individual choice and redistributive policy" is to analyse how considerations of individual responsibility can be incorporated into both normative and positive theory. In doing so, the project aims to clarify the fo undations of normative economic analysis ...

Tildelt: kr 7,5 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2008-2013

Sted: Vestland

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Sustainability for the 21st Century: Overcoming Limitations to Creative Adaptation in Addressing the Climate Challenge

The IPCC is accumulating sufficient evidence to the effect that that the current climate challenge poses a global threat to human survival on an unprecedented scale (IPCC 2007). There is a need for a new paradigm of sustainable development which would bot h take on board the latest climate resear...

Tildelt: kr 10,0 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2008-2013

Sted: Oslo

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The Nature and Development of Language and Language Disorders in Children

Prosjektet, The Nature and Development of Language and Language Disorders in Children, er en longitudinell studie av muntlig og skriftlig språkutvikling i typisk og forsinket utvikling i overgangen barnehage-skole (4-9 år). Den består av to komponenter. Del 1 omfatter longitudinelle prosjekter, d...

Tildelt: kr 8,1 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2008-2016

Sted: Oslo

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Influence of the Matrix on Species Richness in Ugandan Forest Fragments

The power-law species area relation (SAR) has been used to predict that as the size of a habitat fragment decreases, the number of species supported by that fragment will fall. Despite the widespread usage of the SAR in conservation biology, the relation ship is confounded by a number of factors...

Tildelt: kr 5,0 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2008-2017

Sted: Vestland

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Youth Exclusion and Political Violence

Recent academic studies have found that large youth cohorts, or 'youth bulges', under conditions of social, economic and political exclusion, increase the risk of political violence such as small-intensity armed conflict, terrorism and rioting. However, these large youth cohorts may also represe...

Tildelt: kr 2,8 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2008-2013

Sted: Oslo

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Nye kjønn, andre krav? Likestillingens barn i skole og familie New world - old gender? Growing up in a gender equality era.

The project combines a cluster of 10 related projects studying boys and girls at different age levels and in the contexts of school, family and leisure activities. They focus on the relation between societal changes in gender and changes in the requiremen ts of skills and competence of citizenshi...

Tildelt: kr 7,1 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2014

Sted: Oslo

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Legitimacy, identity, hierarchy: Strategic communication in the hospital sector

The project will investigate the development and the consequences of a new communication infrastructure and a new discourse on the role of strategic communication in the hospital sector. The emphasis will be on three issues: 1) the relationship between st rategic communication and the legitimacy ...

Tildelt: kr 6,6 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2012

Sted: Vestland

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Paradoxes of Design: Aesthetication as a Barrier to Sustainable Consumption?

The project will investige related processes of design and consumption by focusing on the way aesthetics is managed by designers and consumers. Following set of research questions arise: How does designers understand sustainable design? How can we underst and differences in how aesthethication co...

Tildelt: kr 3,3 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2012

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

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Effects of climate change on soil microarthropod diversity and ecological function

The arctic region is currently facing great environmental changes of greenhouse-gas warming, with likely strong consequences for structure of plant and animal communities and ecosystem processes. The rates of the biological processes are mediated by tempe rature, season length, temporal and spati...

Tildelt: kr 2,6 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2012

Sted: Oslo

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Petroleum related FDI, local conditions and poverty reduction - the Macae region of Brazil

The main aim of my study is to determine if petroleum related foreign direct investments (FDI) in the Macaé region of Brazil can be characterized as a "tool for poverty reduction". The theory section discusses FDI, local conditions and poverty reduction. Regarding the effects of FDI on host regio...

Tildelt: kr 2,0 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2012

Sted: Ukjent Fylke

FRISAM-Fri prosjektstøtte samfunnsvitenskap

Mending the Past: A comparative study of victim reparations in three Latin American countries

The present project proposal aims to explore the treatment of the issue of victim reparations in three Latin American countries - Peru, Guatemala and Chile - by focusing on the conceptual framework of their respective reparation programs, and the implicat ions this will have for the identificatio...

Tildelt: kr 2,6 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2012

Sted: Oslo

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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Urban and Peri-Urban Horticulture in Bénin

Urban and peri-urban (UPU) horticulture provides an increasingly important source of income in many African countries. A major factor driving the importance of UPU gardening is an increasing marketing opportunity for a growing population of unemployed and unskilled youths in the cities. However,...

Tildelt: kr 5,5 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2014

Sted: Akershus

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Poverty alleviation and sustainable livelihoods in small-scale fisheries: The Case of Nicaragua and Tanzania.

In this project we question how poverty can be alleviated through ecosystem-based management of natural resources. Alleviating poverty sometimes requires strategies which are inherently in conflict. As one seeks to reduce poverty, one risks aggrevating it . For instance, in fisheries and coastal ...

Tildelt: kr 4,9 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2012

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

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Maternal mortality and morbidity in Malawi and the Gambia

This project is an expansion and continuation of an already ongoing program in maternal health research in Africa. One focus is the Gambia, a poor, muslim West African country with high maternal mortality, but relatively low HIV prevalence, and Malawi, a similarly poor country in Southern/Centr...

Tildelt: kr 2,6 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2007-2012

Sted: Oslo