Issues in Contemporary History - 2009 og tidligere

Øyvind Østerud, Helge Pharo og Even Lange (red.)
Vendepunkter i norsk utenrikspolitikk
Nye internasjonale vilkår etter den kalde krigen

Denne boken analyserer sentrale endringer i Norges utenrikspolitiske omgivelser i perioden etter den kalde krigen.
Den gir inngående analyser av utviklingen i nærområdene, forvandlingen av NATO og stormaktspolitikken, de nye
vilkårene for en norsk rolle i Midtøsten, kjennetegn ved de nye krigene og betingelsene for de internasjonale
operasjonene som Norge i langt sterkere grad er deltaker i. Boken kaster nytt lys over den norske
utenrikspolitikken og dens endrede vilkår.

  2008
Helge Pharo og Monika Pohle Fraser
The Aid Rush
Aid Regimes in Northern Europe during the Cold War II

The authors trace the foreign regimes of Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Netherlands and Norway from the 1950s to the 1990s. The articles are based on public and private historical archives and deal with donor policies as well as the recipients in Africa, India and the Middle East. The 16 contributors are all historians and social scientists. The two volumes are closely interlinked.

The first volume is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the aid policies of the Northern European states in an international perspective; while the second investigates issues of national priorities and individual actors in greater detail.

The second volume consists of individual case studies organized in two parts; "The ‘Developmental State’ Revisited" and "Donor meets Recipient. Different Agendas", a closer look at the interaction of the two parties in the aid relationship’.
Contributors: Richard T. Griffiths, Helge Ø. Pharo, Heidi-Irene Schmidt, Thorsten Borring Olesen, Jan Pedersen, Marc Dierikx, Sunniva Engh, Peter Brunbech, Mari Smits, Hanne Hagtvedt Vik, Bill Freund, Tirthankar Roy, Sintayoh Fissha Bebregziabher, Jarle Simensen, Hilde Selbervik and Monika Pohle Fraser

 

Jan Eivind Myhre (ed.)
Intellectuals in the Public Sphere in England and Norway after World War II

In this volume, three Norwegian and three English scholars probe into the question of the role of intellectuals in the two countries after World War II. The intellectuals studied are of many kinds; academics in general and sociologists in particular, journalists and politicians, among others.
 

The book investigates intellectuals as influencing politics, and several tendencies in post-war societies who have shaped their role.

  2006
  Gro Hagemann og Hege Roll-Hansen (eds)
Twentieth-century housewives
Meanings and implications of unpaid work



The era of the modern housewife definitely belongs to the past. Since the 1960s tremendous changes have occurred concerning the economic and social roles of married women. In retrospect the housewife era now appears to have been merely an interlude. Nevertheless, in its different forms, housework has been an occupation of most adult women during most of the twentieth century. Like the feminists of the 1960s and 1970s, the authors of this anthology are going into this most 'trivial' of all fields. Rather than investigating the social history of housework and housewives, the articles look at the conceptualisations of this work and its performers. The practice and ideology of housework are analysed from a range of scholarly perspectives. The authors include ethnologists, media scientists and sociologists as well as historians. Their main concern is to understand how housework has been interpreted, culturally and economically, as well as the political strategies implicit in these interpretations. The public discourse[HFB1] of unpaid domestic work offers a unique opportunity for investigating central dilemmas of the last century about the relations between the public and the private, between individuals and the family, between work, leisure and consumption, as well as between the genders. (Omtale fra forlaget)
   
   
   
   

 

Publisert 2. mai 2011 14:40