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Who’s talking politics in Norway?

Good old political discourse is holding up even with all the new media. But the media pays little attention to interpersonal political conversations.

Everyone needs to help keep society safe

We expect police to take the lead in keeping streets safe. But a new book says parents, teachers, social workers and others should play a much bigger role in preventing crime.

Calves need more motherly care

Calves are usually separated from cows right after birth. A new study indicates that they should get more time with their mothers.

Indifference can make the world greener

We want to believe that common sense steers our choices. The problem is that we are a little lax, even when it comes to important climate issues.

– Feminist theory needs a revolution

According to Professor of Literature Toril Moi, feminist theory has become so abstract that it no longer says anything about ordinary women’s lives. Concepts like intersectionality have become so overtheoretical that they no longer apply to people’s actual experiences.

Swedes in Oslo are tired of negative stereotypes

Young Swedes in Oslo laugh at Swedish jokes in the beginning. But it's not so funny after a few years.

Sweden’s view of what makes ideal parents

The ideal parents see children as bringing meaning to their lives.

Youth grow more politically active – but vote like mum and dad

Teenagers and young adults are starting to get involved in politics again. But they aren’t radical like they were in the 1960s.

Opinion: "Denmark must not succumb to polarisation in the wake of Copenhagen attacks"

Nuances have it tough in times of polarisation and we must be careful not to fall back on prejudice and profiling, writes philosophy Professor Vincent F. Hendricks.

Global poverty and inequality: is welfare only for the lucky few?

A new research project sets out to investigate what happens when the fight against global poverty and inequality is left to the corporate sector.