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Inequality may lead to violence and extremism

While the differences between rich and poor have never been higher across OECD-countries, new research suggests that increased inequality can lead to higher risk of violence, racism, and extremism.

Romani distrust of government lives on

More Romani people in Norway value the importance of education. But the historical distrust and fear of authority haven’t disappeared.

Roma and Romanians opt for Oslo despite abuse

Many homeless Roma and Romanians who panhandle on the streets of Oslo have experienced being spat on, struck or kicked. Despite such incidents, many like it in Oslo and plan to return.

Blond, sexy and immigrant

Migration equals boat refugees, asylum seekers, poverty, domestic workers, and racism in the new country. But migration is also beautiful Swedish women who find it easy to succeed in the United States.

Russian right-wing extremists responsible for strikingly high level of violence

While extremism is on the decline in Western Europe, it is on the increase in Russia, where right-wingers have killed at least 600 people since 2004.

Courts more likely to move against racist and discriminatory speech

The threshold has been lowered for prosecuting and convicting people of hate speech in Norway, according to a Bergen legal scholar.

Less gay-bashing, more Romani harassment

Swedes are filing fewer hate crime complaints now than in the past, but Norway files far fewer hate crime complaints overall than its neighbour to the east. Are Norwegians actually more tolerant or is it simply a reporting issue?

Norway's problem with immigration

Media and politicians spread fear about immigration and foreign cultures. This is a new form of racism, says a researcher who studied the public discourse in Norway before and after the terror attacks in 2011.

Measuring the fear of immigrants

In many European countries there are negative attitudes towards immigrants, which may be due to fear. Now a team of researchers have developed a tool to measure xenophobia.