Policy and Social Research and two partners, Norwegian Social Research (NOVA) and the Department of Occupational Psychology, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine in Poland, have received a grant from the Polish-Norwegian Research Programme for a study of work–life balance among Polish and Polish-Norwegian couples. The study will be carried out 2013–2016. Read more here.
I am guest editor of a forthcoming issue of the journal Retfærd, to be published this year, exploring the relevance and possible uses of Martha Albertson Fineman’s vulnerability approach in a Nordic context.
By taking the human side of the human rights trope and the shared, human condition of vulnerability, as a point of departure, Fineman’s vulnerability approach reconceptualizes the relations between individuals and society. It emphasizes state obligations to provide the resources and institutions that generate resilience towards the inevitable dependencies and misfortunes that define human life. The implications of Fineman’s vulnerability analysis are possibly far-reaching, with wide-ranging implications even for Nordic countries.