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Civil Society

Research on civil society and the voluntary sector is a long-standing tradition at the Institute for Social Research. Today, this research topic covers Norwegian as well as international conditions.

Research on civil society is a long-standing tradition at the institute, and, during the past years, it has been further developed and expanded into new research topics. Examples include the role of non-profit organisations as welfare providers and the importance of civil society for societal resilience – the community's ability to handle and process disruptive events.

A lot of the research on Norwegian conditions takes place at the Centre for Research on Civil Society and Voluntary Sector, such as studies of long-term trends in participation, organisation, politics and policy.

In addition, civil society research at the institute has a strong international and comparative dimension, including the EU-funded Third Sector Impact project.



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Audun Fladmoe PhD Senior Research Fellow +47 924 82 023 Send e-mail
Bernard Enjolras PhD Research Professor, Director Center for research on civil society and voluntary sector +47 976 89 237 Send e-mail
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Daniel Arnesen M.Sc. Research Fellow +47 415 57 586 Send e-mail
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Karl Henrik Sivesind Dr. polit. Research Professor +47 997 06 127 Send e-mail
Kari Steen-Johnsen PhD Research Director, Politics, democracy, civil society +47 906 49 417 Send e-mail
Marte Winsvold PhD Senior Research Fellow +47 930 33 752 Send e-mail
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Published June 9, 2017 12:41 PM - Last modified Aug. 30, 2017 12:23 PM