Local communities, rural life, culture

This field of research addresses various aspects related to the development of Norwegian rural and local communities. Trends and phenomena associated with processes of change and new adaptations in rural communities are central. Research activities focus on /issues related to living conditions, welfare, central and local government administration, services, mobility, and various aspects of the relationship between the rural and the urban.

Ongoing projects
Closed projects
2017 2020
Local crowdfunding for a low-emission society: Investigating the concept of local climate crowdfunding for Norway (COOLCROWD)
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2017 2020
Grazing resources, large carnivores and local communities - LOCAL CARNIVORE
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2016 2019
“The outfields” – between primary production, resource for development and environmental good
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2016 2020
BIOTOUR: From place-based natural resources to value-added experiences: Tourism in the new bio-economy
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2016 2019
Combined solar and membrane drying technologies for sustainable fruit preservation in developing countries
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2016 2017
Evaluation of government and public management in the Værnes region
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2015 2017
(Recruit) Recruitment as a condition for value creation -impacts of fisheries restructuring and internationalization on fisheries employment networks
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2014 2016
Democracy, equity, and the local community: Welfare and education in a globalized world
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2014 2017
Endringsstudier i Snøhettaområdet 2014-2017: Villrein, ferdsel og forvaltning
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2014 2017
CAPTURE+: Sustainable biochar systems for a zero emission society
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2013 2015
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2013 2016
Maintenance of Local Grazing Resources
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2012 2015
How do children experience nature? Meaning-making and socialization to outdoor life
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2012 2016
The multiethnic community: Exclusion or inclusion of immigrants?
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2012 2013
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2010 2013
Challenges for succession in family farms and small family firms in rural areas
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2010 2013
Structural changes in agriculture, rural communities and cultural landscapes
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2009 2012
Love on the farm: A risky business? Marital settlements, cohabiting agreements and divorces in family farms
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2008 2010
Nature-based farm tourism – the importance of hosting in the experience economy
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2007 2013
Culturally grounded tourism and local food in rural development (CULTOURFOOD)
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2007 2010
Conceptions of centre and periphery and the transforming power of mobility
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2007 2007
Nature and health. Research on a development project
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2007 2010
Innovation in small-scale rural tourism: How to organise and co-operate for improvement and expansion?
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2007 2010
Evaluation of a governmental programme on development of local communities.
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2007 2013
Tourism’s role in negotiations on rurality
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2007 2012
The Second Home Phenomenon and New Rural Conflicts. Implications for Policies for a Rural
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2007 2010
Power and Privilege, Meaning and Management - Gender in the Board Room
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2006 2006
Innovation in small scale rural turism
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2005 2005
Second homes
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2005 2008
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2004 2006
A cognitive approach to rural sustainable development - the dynamics of expert and lay knowledges
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2004 2005
Identity and belonging in the process of geographical change in municipalities
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2003 2005
Green care
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2003 2005
Recruitment to farming
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2001 2010
Project Leader
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2001 2007
Rural communities between the rural and the urban - a holistic perspective on change processes (INTBU)
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2000 2001
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1998 2002
Rural innovation
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1998 2001
Landscape planning as a tool for economic development in forest areas
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