The local impact of increased numbers of state employees on start-ups in Norway

This study assesses the impact of concentrations of state employees on local growth and development. Local multiplier effect theory suggests that the increased local demand of state employees, especially highly skilled employees, would stimulate the local supply of goods and services and, hence, local development. However, other theories of regional development have shown that factors such Read More

The centre–periphery dimension and trust in politicians: the case of Norway

Scholars have often studied social, political and economic factors affecting trust. This article considers the relationship between spatial location and trust in politicians. We hypothesise that the centre‒periphery framework developed by Stein Rokkan has explanatory value for the study of trust in politicians. By using multilevel regression analysis on a large-N survey on a crucial Read More

Working paper – Striking Similarities

Working paper on The Striking Similarities Between Northern Norway and Northern Sweden. Contrary to the view held by many actors, this paper, by using a quantitative and longitudinal analysis in a comparative perspective, show that the demographic development in Northern Norway and Northern Sweden is much more similar than many think. Through the last 60 Read More

Myter og fakta om norsk og svensk distriktspolitikk

Nord-Sverige er skrekkeksempelet for nordmenn som kjemper mot kommunereformen. Men i de siste 45 årene har avfolkningen i Nord-Norge vært større enn på den andre siden av grensen, skriver stipendiat Jonas Stein. Når man sammenligner befolkningsutviklingen i Nord-Norge og Nord-Sverige, er det ingenting som tyder på at norsk distriktspolitikk har fungert mye bedre. Det er Read More

Presentation Gator and the High North

Presentation by Jonas Stein on the Franco-Norwegian seminar on the Changing Arctic. How Gator is constructed and some of the demographic and political development in Northern norway and Northern Sweden from 1945 until today. presentation-gator-october-2016

Universitets-forsker kritiserer Nordlys for misvisende alkoholforside

Joda, det selges 17,3 prosent flere liter øl i Tromsø enn i 2006. Men så har befolkningen vokst med 18,9 prosent også. Regnestykket i reportasjen lyder som følger: • I 2006 ble det solgt 5,2 millioner liter øl, vin og sprit ved byens barer og restauranter, butikker og polutsalg. • I 2015 var omsetningen de Read More