Global studies
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Fafo conducts research on the social, political and economic dimensions of governance, in particular the challenges to realising rights and responding to sources of insecurity. Our research seeks to better understand how individuals, households, communities and organisations are affected by and respond to violence and other sources of vulnerability. What are the social foundations of transition and conflict? How do people adapt? What are the implications for policy?

News about rights and security

Discusses radicalization prevention on national conference

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

The annual national conference against radicalization and violent extremism is this time held in Stavanger. The conference will examine several topics related to, amongst other, right-wing extremism and prevention. As part of the program, Fafo researcher Nerina Weiss, together with Erik Lindbæk Kruse, will speak about "discourses and effects of radicalization prevention in Scandinavia."

Improved situation, but Syrian refugees are still struggling in Jordan

Wednesday, 09 October 2019

In a new Fafo brief Åge A. Tiltnes and Guri Tyldum summarize the situation for Syrian refugees in the neighboring country of Jordan. In spite of a clear improvement in the recent years in the fields of employment and schooling for the youngest, jobs are often badly paid and uncertain and a large proportion drop out of school and education.

Casting light on labour and human rights in global value chains

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Fafo Researcher Mark Taylor is co-editor of a special issue of the journal Competition and Change which explores the challenges to protecting labour and human rights in global value chains. The special issue includes contributions on worker power and the rise of larger emerging-market multinationals, as well as the role of contracts, worker-led monitoring and litigation against companies as part of the governance of sustainability in supply chains.