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Master thesis: Safeguarding borders, or safeguarding queers?

Yngvild Gotaas Torvik has submitted her master thesis on queer asylum, titled “Safeguarding borders, or safeguarding queers – Norwegian perceptions of (in)credible LGBT asylum seekers …

Master’s thesis: A Postmaterialist Explanation of Homophobia in Africa

Ruben Berge Mathisen, a research assistant at the Centre on Law and Social Transformation, submitted his master’s thesis on homophobia in Africa in June 2018. …

Frå sinke til føregangsland på transpersonars rettar

Moldestad’s MA thesis I løpet av to år gjekk Norge frå å vere ei sinke når det gjelder transpersonar sine rettar til å bli eit …

Projects

Truth and Reconciliation in a Democratic Welfare State: The Indigenous Sami and the Kven/Norwegian Finns Minority in Norway (TRUCOM)

This project will study how Norway – a well-established democratic welfare state – attempts to settle the negative effects of long-lasting policies of assimilation and …

Cosmopolitan Turn and Democratic Sentiments

The CONSENT-project will study the children’s rights situation in Norway and Romania. All children possess rights as declared in the United Nations Convention on the …

Legitimacy challenges

The premise for the LEGITIMACY project is that the mobilization against the Norwegian child protection system is but one piece in a larger picture about …

PluriLand: Theorizing Conflict and Contestation in Plural Land Rights Regimes

Advisory board: Daniel Brinks, Aninka Claassens, Duncan Kennedy and Alf Gunvald Nilsen. The PluriLand project aims to develop a theory of land rights claiming in …

PROTECT: The Right to International Protection. A Pendulum between Globalization and Nativization?

Coordinator: University of Bergen, Department of Comparative Politics. Principal investigator is Professor Hakan G. Sicakkan on behalf of the Department of Comparative Politics, UiB. The …

 

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Two master theses completed as part of the Water-rights project

Congratulations to Mathilde Thorsen and Sara Ekblom on their master theses! The Water-rights’ project team is really proud of you! Water & Power (2017-2018). Mathilde Thorsen …

Water & Power – Dissertation by Mathilde Thorsen

On 1st. of June comparative politics student Mathilde Thorsen handed in her master thesis: ‘Water & Power: Has the elevation of the right to water …

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