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Gender equality, Diversity and Societal Security

This project empirically and theoretically explores how increasing levels of diversity in the personnel of Nordic security forces (military, police and security organizations) relate to changing perceptions of trust and security, both within these organizations and in their broader interactions with society. The project combines empirical studies of four Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland), analysing a range of interconnected phenomena, from the organization of everyday practices within security forces and their interactions with various target groups, to perceptions of diversity and security work within the forces as well as within related policy- and decision-making processes.

The research team has a broad representation in the Nordic countries and a strong multi-disciplinary profile. The project will be based on a mixed methods-approach with an emphasis on qualitative sociological methods combined with political and historical studies. Data collection will primarily be conducted through qualitative interviews, participant observations, and archival studies including document analysis.

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Prosjektdeltakere

Forskningsgruppe

Arbeid, ledelse og mestring

Samarbeidspartnere

    Centre for Gender Research, Uinversity of Oslo
    Stockholm University
    Linkøping University
    Åbo Akademi University
    Saxo-University of Copenhagen
    University of New York, Stony Brook

Prosjektperiode

Start: 01.04.2018

Slutt: 31.03.2021

Finansiering

    NordForsk

Prosjektnummer

    200862