Aadne Aasland's main research interests are welfare and migration, with a special focus on Russia and the Baltic countries. Currently he is the leader of projects on network governance in Russia and local government reform in Ukraine. Recently Aadne coordinated a large Norwegian-Russian project on HIV prevention in North-West Russia. He has published several articles on ethnicity issues in the Baltic states and wrote his PhD thesis on Russian ethnic identity in Latvia which he defended at the Institute of Russian & East European Studies, University of Glasgow.
Over the last years Aadne has also worked on immigration and integration issues in Norway.
Aadne has vast experience from the organization and analysis of large-scale social surveys. These include surveys on social exclusion and inclusion in Nepal, informality and corruption in Central, East - and South East Europe, and working conditions among hotel workers in the larger Oslo region.
Fields of study
Accommodation of Regional Diversity in Ukraine (ARDU)
ARDU's main goal is to produce knowledge of how ethnicity, language and regional-local identity work in the context of political reform in Ukraine.
Critical perspectives on work integration of immigrants
The project focuses on how work inclusion may improve the social inclusion of migrants within comparative urban settings.
Inclusive education in Nepal – a study of governance networks in selected municipalities
The main purpose of the project is to identify the characteristics of management networks that are effective in contributing to inclusive education.
Russian policies of influence in the populist-pragmatic nexus
The main goal of the project is to provide new knowledge about how Russia pursues its interests vis-à-vis Norway and other European countries, in particular how the interaction between domestic politics in Russia and domestic actors in Russia's European neighboring countries shapes Russia's actions.
The Impact of Temporary Work Agencies on the Politics of Work
The Impact of Temporary Work Agencies on the Politics of Work is a research project funded by the Research Council of Norway under the Welfare, Working Life and Migration programme.
The multiethnic rural community: Exclusion or inclusion of immigrants?
In the project "The Multiethnic Rural Community: Exclusion or inclusion of immigrants?" (MultiRur) is the aim to investigate how immigration affects rural Norway.
Publications and research
Aasland, Aadne; Lyska, Oleksii
Signs of Progress: Local Democracy Developments in Ukrainian Cities.
Shelest, Hanna; Rabinovych, Maryna (Ed.).
Decentralization, Regional Diversity, and Conflict: The Case of Ukraine. Chapter 10. p. 283-310.
Aasland, Aadne; Søholt, Susanne
Boforhold og boligtilfredshet blant innvandrere i Distrikts-Norge.
Tidsskrift for boligforskning
Holm-Hansen, Jørn; Berg-Nordlie, Mikkel; Aasland, Aadne; Cook, Linda (2019). Welfare reform, protest and stability in the light of reforms of old-age pensions, housing and primary education. Russian Politics . Vol. 4.
Aasland, Aadne; Kropp, Sabine; Meylakhs, Anastasiya
Between Collaboration and Subordination: State and Non-state Actors in Russian Anti-drug Policy.
VOLUNTAS - International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations
Søholt, Susanne; Aasland, Aadne (2019). Enhanced local-level willingness and ability to settle refugees: Decentralization and local responses to the refugee crises in Norway. 18 p. Journal of Urban Affairs .
Mot økt folkelig innflytelse? Desentralisering og lokaldemokrati i Ukraina.
Underthun, Anders; Aasland, Aadne
Motivation, Migration and Non-standard Employment: A Survey Among Temporary Agency Workers.
Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies
Holm-Hansen, Jørn; Aasland, Aadne; Dybtsyna, Elena
Still building neighbourhood: Mid-term evaluation of the Norwegian Barents Secretariat’s grant programme.
Leirvik, Mariann Stærkebye; Aasland, Aadne; Staver, Anne Balke
Mange vil hjelpe, men hjelper det? En gjennomgang av hjelpetjenester for personer utsatt for negativ sosial kontroll, tvangsekteskap og kjønnslemlestelse.
Aasland, Aadne; Hellevik, Siri Bjerkreim; Aasen, Berit
Mer må til: Om hivrettet arbeid overfor innvandrere.
Søholt, Susanne; Aasland, Aadne; Onsager, Knut; Vestby, Guri Mette
"Derfor blir vi her" - innvandrere i Distrikts-Norge.
Aasland, Aadne; Tyldum, Guri
A note on sampling procedures for the hotel survey.
Dybtsyna, Elena; Holm-Hansen, Jørn; Aasland, Aadne
Building Neighbourhood – Evaluation of the Barents Secretariat's grant programme.
Aasland, Aadne; Haug, Marit
Social Exclusion in Nepal - stronger or weaker?.
Malik, Larisa S.; Holm-Hansen, Jørn; Aasland, Aadne
Health and Social Affairs in Norway and Russia – The cooperation evaluated.
Aasland, Aadne (2007). Ukraine: Pre-term parliamentary elections September 2007. ISBN: 978-82-8158-049-7. 40 p.
Aasland, Aadne (2020). Innovative measures to enhance participation at local level: Norwegian experiences. Social Innovation and Inclusive Design: Ukraine - Norway.. Rivne city authorities,.
Øst-Europa i endring: Ukrainas veivalg.
Øst-Europa i endring: Ukrainas veivalg. Litteraturhuset.
Involving citizens: Highlights from 10 years of Ukrainian-Norwegian research collaboration on local community development and local democracy.
Conference on Fridtjof Nansen’s Activity in Ukraine in 1921-1922. K. Kharkiv National University / Norwegian Embassasy Ukraine.
Aasland, Aadne (2019). Local democracy and citizen participation. Gjesteforelesning National University of Water and Environmental Engineering. National University of Water and Environmental Engineering.
Aasland, Aadne (2019). Local democracy and local participation. Why and how?. Norway Ukraine Forum. Rivne city authorities.
Uformalitet og uformell praksis i Sentral- og Sørøst-Europa. (2006).
Poverty and social exclusion in Latvia. (2005).
For Children in Our Neighbourhood ANP 2005:730.
Flere positive - men er alt negativt?. (2010).
Latvivjas iedszivotaju attieksme pret lavklajibas sistemu. (2006).
Social Exclusion in Nepal - stronger or weaker?. (2008) NIBR-notat 2008:115.
Mer må til: Om hivrettet arbeid overfor innvandrere. (2012) NIBR-rapport 2012:29.
Going Nordic. (2006) Nordforsk rapporter 2006:2.
Informality and Informal Practices in East Central and South East Europe. (2008) CERC Working Paper series No 3/2007.
Compatriots or Competitors?. (2010).