My research focuses on the role of the body in social transformation and the reproduction of power, especially as this occurs through the materials of everyday life. How do states incorporate national subjects through recognition of cutural and legal rights, and how are these agendas reproduced yet challenged through daily routines? From studies of global infrastructure in the Indigenous Arctic, craft making and cultural tourism in Sápmi, to land demarcation in East Africa, I write about the institutionalized, environmentally situated, and embodied ways that people experien...
Offentlig politikk med særlig vekt på samhandlingen mellom det sentrale og lokale styringsnivået, helsesamhandling, beslutningsprosesser og vilkårene for lokaldemokrati i kommunene.
Deltar i instituttets forskningsgruppe Local Democracy Research Group (LDR)
- Kommunale vekstvedtak, NAVF-prosjekt
- Beslutningsstruktur og fordelingsutfall ved innføring av Nytt Inntektssystem, NAVF-prosjekt (Kommunelovprogrammet)
My main interest is in a theory of collective action in modern society. The assumption is that the dynamics of collective action is poorly understood in the social sciences because they lack concepts to account for the rational aspects of collective action. The development of the three concepts of collective rationality, solidarity as a medium and collective power is central to this undertaking.
The politics and foreign policy of China; Northeast Asian politics and political economy (China, Japan, North and South Korea, Russian Far East); Arctic foreign policy and regional relations, including Asia-Arctic diplomacy; international relations theory and practice; security studies including economic and non-traditional security.
Current Research Interests