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Ongoing project

New forms of collective action

Project period 2014 - 2017
Project employer Kulturdepartementet, Barne-, likestillings- og inkluderingsdepartementet, Helse- og omsorgsdepartementet, Arbeids- og sosialdepartementet
Project nr. 10023.4

The various forms of mobilisation and participation within civil society are changing. While the relationship between voluntary organisations and their members change, new forms of participation emerge alongside the established structures. This project highlights the extent and significance of such new forms of collective action, along with how new forms of mobilisation and organisation affect civil society as an arena of engagement, expression and community. We focus particularly on three types of change processes and the new types of participation and organisation that accompany them:


  • Digitalisation and the growth of social media.

  • The growth of new local forms of organising.

  • The growth of a multicultural, transnational civil society.


 Additional colleagues: Steinar Gjerde (research assistant).


Audun Beyer PhD Senior Research Fellow +47 402 23 626 Send e-mail
Ivar Eimhjellen PhD Senior Research Fellow Send e-mail
Jørn Ljunggren PhD Senior Research Fellow +47 419 21 291 Send e-mail
Per Selle Dr. Polit Professor Send e-mail
Kari Steen-Johnsen PhD Research Director, Politics, democracy, civil society +47 906 49 417 Send e-mail
Kristin Strømsnes Dr. polit Professor Send e-mail
Steinar Gjerde
Tags: Civil Society
Published May 25, 2017 9:50 PM - Last modified May 18, 2018 2:00 PM