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Dual residence works well when children have a close relationship with both parents

5 December, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Dual residence, where children live approximately equally with each parent after separation or divorce, works best if the child has influence over the living arrangement and has good and close relationships with each parent. A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg identifies several aspects important to the way children and young people experience their family model.

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Expect Russia to continue throwing its military weight around, not least in Europe

3 December, 2019 - FOI Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut

Compared to a decade ago, Russia has clearly made substantial progress in transforming its military into an efficient fighting force. A new report from FOI forecasts a consolidation of Russian military capability towards 2029, with several implications for international security. – Over the past ten years, Russia has bridged the gap between its policy ambitions […]

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Researchers travel the world to prevent parents from beating their children

27 November, 2019 - Linnéuniversitetet

It is still common around the world that parents and other guardians punish their children with violence. Now, two social work researchers at Linnaeus University, Cecilia Kjellgren and Johanna Thulin, travel to the Philippines to tackle this challenge. During their visit they will spread their model in order to teach parents what effects physical punishment […]

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Three new honorary doctors at Linnaeus University

30 October, 2019 - Linnéuniversitetet

A Dutch professor of literary theory and cultural analysis, an American professor of organisational theory, and a former chief commissioner of Kronoberg County Police Department are Linnaeus University’s honorary doctors for 2020. Mieke Bal is appointed honorary doctor 2020 by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Mieke Bal is professor of literary theory and cultural […]

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New Book Launch: The digitization of media – a challenge for democracy

23 September, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

In the age of digital communication, Media and Information Literacy (MIL) is more urgent than ever. In her new book, Ulla Carlsson, UNESCO Chair on Freedom of Expression, Media Development and Global Policy at University of Gothenburg, calls for new solutions as a part of a democracy strategy. Around the world, citizens are struggling to […]

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Social journalists and a new social news media logic when social media is adopted in journalism

27 August, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

With social media an important part of journalism, Swedish journalists have become more social. Social media have also become important platform for journalists to build their personal brands. But don’t blame the personal branding on social media alone, Ulrika Hedman, who has studied Swedish journalists’ adoption of social media, says: “We can just as well […]

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Sexual violence is a driver of women´s political mobilization

4 June, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Sexual violence in armed conflict does not necessarily silence women. On the contrary, sexual violence can be a driver of women’s political mobilization for peace and women’s rights, a dissertation from the University of Gothenburg shows. – The findings are encouraging for Sweden’s feminist foreign policy, which emphasizes gender-sensitive approaches to armed conflict and women’s […]

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New project to improve drugs safety in East Africa

4 September, 2018 - Karolinska Institutet

In recent years access to drugs and vaccines has been increasing in many African countries, but the systems for monitoring treatment effects and reporting side-effects require further development. Karolinska Institutet in Sweden will now lead an international collaboration project on pharmacovigilance – drugs safety – in four countries in East Africa.