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    • Undersøkelse av hovedfags- og masterstudenters gjennomføring og vurdering av studiesituasjonen 

      Helgøy, Ingrid; Herfindal, Sturla; Sveri, Torgeir (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2006-06)
      This paper report on results from a survey carried out among a selection of 834 master students at University of Bergen. Only students which took final exam in the spring 2005 or were registered as a master student in ...
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    • Unearthing a European Union Family Policy. The Impact of Social Protection Policies 

      Lindén, Tord Skogedal (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2007-08)
      Scholars have noted that European Union social policy does not include a formal family policy. Based on a careful reading of many EU policy documents, I argue that those EU policies concerning families incorporated in ...
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    • A Union Bashing Model of Inflation Targeting 

      Meland, Frode (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2004-12)
      This paper shows that in an open economy, general price level inflation targeting may provide large wage setters with little incentive for wage restraint. This contradicts recent developments within the inflation targeting ...
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    • Unionised Oligopoly, Trade Liberalisation and Location Choice 

      Lommerud, Kjell Erik; Meland, Frode; Sørgard, Lars (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2003-03)
      In a two-country reciprocal dumping model, with one country unionized, we analyze how wage setting and firm location are influenced by trade liberalization. We show that trade liberalization can induce FDI, which is at ...
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    • Utredning om kompetansebehovet i helse- og sosialtjenestene samt kompetanseutfordringer i helse- og sosialfagene 

      Ludvigsen, Kari; Ravneberg, Bodil (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2012-04)
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    • Utvikling av forvaltningsrevisjon i Norge 

      Grahm-Haga, Kaia Christina Irmelinsdatter (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2006-11)
      This paper is based on an in-depth study of the development of performance auditing at the office of Auditor General of Norway. Performance auditing in Norway is a relatively new activity, and this study focuses on the ...
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    • Varig bolig framfor hospits 

      Ludvigsen, Kari; Fjær, Svanaug (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2007-02)
      This is a study of how actors in Norwegian municipalities cooperate to establish more permanent housing for persons living in various forms of temporary housing shelters. In particular, it focuses on the cooperation ...
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    • Velferdsstat, rettighetslovgivning og lokalt selvstyre 

      Christensen, Dag Arne (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2004-12)
      This paper focuses on individual social rights, and their consequences for Norwegian local democracy. In the Norwegian power study judicialization of politics is a key element in the crisis diagnosis over local democracy. ...
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    • Vest Tank ulykken – tilsyn uten ansvar 

      Lervåg, Knut Andreas Utkilen (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2010-06)
      The 24th of May 2007 there was an explosion at the Vest Tank-site located at the west coast of Norway. This paper presents and discusses how government agencies regulated the activities on the plant before and after the ...
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    • Welfare Law and the Construction of Social Citizenship 

      Magnussen, Anne-Mette; Nilssen, Even (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2011-09)
      The paper elaborates on the relationship between social citizenship and juridification. Departing from a Marshallian understanding of social citizenship, juridification processes concern the institutional construction of ...
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    • Welfare reform and «wicked issues» – from coupling to de-coupling? 

      Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2012-04)
      This paper seeks to identify trans-boundary innovative coordination practices and related modes of specialization and steering instruments in welfare administration reforms. We describe how the 2005 reform of the welfare ...
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    • The Welfare State: Three Normative Tensions 

      Kildal, Nanna (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2003-05)
      This working paper is based on the ideas that “social justice is the first virtue of social institutions” and that democratic governing principles should be “transparent”, that is, known and available for public consideration ...
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    • The Whole-of-Government Approach – Regulation, Performance, and Public-Sector Reform 

      Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2006-08)
      In this paper we first discuss «whole-of-government» initiatives as a reaction to the negative effects of NPM reforms such as structural devolution, performance management, and «single-purpose organizations». Second, we ...
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    • Will Increased Wages Reduce Shortage of Nurses? A Panel Data Analysis of Nurses’ Labour Supply 

      Askildsen, Jan Erik; Baltagi, Badi H.; Holmås, Tor Helge (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2002-12)
      Shortage of nurses is a problem in several countries. It is an unsettled question whether increasing wages constitute a viable policy for extracting more labour supply from nurses. In this paper we use a unique matched ...
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    • Working across boundaries: Collegial administration in central government – scope, variation and effects 

      Christensen, Dag Arne; Christensen, Tom; Lægreid, Per; Midtbø, Tor (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2010-05)
      In this paper we address the problems of working across boundaries in central government by focusing on the case of Norway. The main research questions are: a) How common is the use of working or project groups inside ...
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    • Worried sick? Sickness absence during organizational turmoil 

      Bratberg, Espen; Monstad, Karin (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2011-12)
      Sickness absence has risen over the past years in Norway. An explanation put forward is that a tougher labour market represents a health hazard, while a competing hypothesis predicts that loss of job security works as a ...
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    • Worried sick? Worker Responses to a Financial Shock 

      Bratberg, Espen; Monstad, Karin (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2013-12)
      Excessive sickness absence may hurt productivity and put a strain on public finances. One explanation put forward for increasing absence rates is that a tougher labour market represents a health hazard. A competing ...
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    • Økonomiske insentiv i arbeidslinjen, virker det? Evaluering av forsøksordning med kvalifiseringsstønad i «Prosjekt Amalie» i Åsane 

      Ravneberg, Bodil (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2004-10)
      Som en av tretten kommuner fikk Bergen tildelt midler fra Sosialdepartementet i 2001 for å iverksette tiltaket «Aktive arbeidsrettede tiltak for langtids sosialhjelpsmottakere». Den lokale varianten – et tre måneders ...
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    • "Øvelse gjør mester?". Øvelser som virkemiddel for bedre krisehåndtering og samfunnssikkerhet 

      Rykkja, Lise Hellebø (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2009-03)
      Notatet belyser hvordan myndighetene benytter øvelser for å oppnå bedre krisehåndtering innenfor samfunnssikkerhetsområdet. Øvelser er en viktig metode for å oppnå god krisehåndtering, men vies ofte liten oppmerksomhet i ...
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