Modes of Ordering: Labelling, Classification and Categorization in Lebanon’s Refugee Response

LawTransform’s Maja Janmyr has co-written a socio-legal article on Syrians in Lebanon which has just been published in the Journal of Refugee Studies. The article explores the question of: how and with what consequences are individuals fleeing the Syrian conflict to Lebanon given various legal, bureaucratic and social labels by humanitarian, state and local government […]

Are there population biases against migrant children?

Hege Stein Helland, Kartin Križ, Sagrario Segado Sánchez-Cabezudo & Marit Skivenes (2018)

Children and Youth Services Review

“Are there population biases against migrant children? An experimental analysis of attitudes towards corporal punishment in Austria, Norway and Spain” in Children and Youth Services Review. The study asks whether migrant children are viewed differently than native children, employing an experiment on a representative sample of the populations of Austria, Norway and Spain. Citizens are […]

Political determinants of Sustainable Development Goals

Authors: Camila Gianella,  Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado and Siri Gloppen We read with interest the article by the GBD 2016 SDG Collaborators1 (Sept 16, p 1423), which presents a comprehensive analysis of the potential gaps and gains in the health-related Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Among the issues that caught our attention when reading the Article was the […]

Brazil: Conservative mobilization and adolescent pregnancy in Latin America

Authors: Camila Gianella,  Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado and Angélica Peñas Defago On September 27, 2017, the Brazilian Supreme Court – in a 6 to 5 judgment – decided that public schools can have “confessional” (Catholic) religious teaching in their curriculum. The constitutional case had been proposed by the Attorney General, who argued that current practice – that privileges Roman Catholic […]

Care order templates as institutional scripts in child protection: A cross-system analysis

Authors Jill Duerr Berrick (School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley, USA) Jonathan Dickens (Centre for Research on Children and Families, University of East Anglia, UK) Tarja Pösö (School of Social Sciences and Humanities¸ University of Tampere, Finland) Marit Skivenes (Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen)   The article comperes blank […]

What causes Latin America’s high incidence of adolescent pregnancy?

Authors: Camila Gianella  Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado  Angélica Peñas Defago Latin America is the only region in the world where adolescent pregnancies are not decreasing. According to a recent article in the Lancet, if the current trend continues, Latin American countries will not fulfill the sustainable development goal on adolescent pregnancy by 2030. This underperformance has […]

UNHCR and the Syrian refugee response: negotiating status and registration in Lebanon

Maja Janmyr (2017)

When a host state rejects the international refugee law regime, yet faces an unprecedented number of refugees, how does the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) execute its mandate to provide international protection to these refugees? This paper seeks to attend to this pertinent issue by focusing on the role and practice of UNHCR […]

Pathways to permanence in England and Norway: A critical analysis of documents and data

Marit Skivenes (University of Bergen) and June Thoburn (University of East Anglia) (2017)

Published in Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 67, 2016, pp. 152-160. The English language term ‘permanence’ is increasingly used in high income countries as a ‘short-hand’ translation for a complex set of aims around providing stability and family membership for children who need child welfare services and out-of-home care. From a scrutiny of legislative […]

Child welfare workers’ experiences of obstacles in care order preparation: a cross-country comparison

Ida Juhasz (University of Bergen) and Marit Skivenes (University of Bergen) (2017)

Published in European Journal of Social Work, 2016 This paper examines the significant obstacles that child protection workers in four countries, England, Finland, Norway and the USA (CA), believe they would face at their workplace, in a case of a child removal decision. There are many potential barriers employees may experience in their work practice, […]

The role and function of the spokesperson in care order proceedings: A cross-country study in Finland and Norway

Rosi Enroos (University of Tampere), Hege Helland (University of Bergen), Tarja Pösö (University of Tampere), Marit Skivenes (University of Bergen) and Milfrid Tonheim (University of Bergen) (2017)

Published in Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 74, 2017, pp- 8-16. The article explores the spokesperson’s role and function when representing children in care order proceedings in Norway and Finland. The Norwegian and Finnish child welfare systems share many similarities in international comparisons – they both have a family-service approach with a strong recognition […]