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Aadne Aasland

Aadne Aasland


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

Subject areas

Migration   Ethnicity   Living conditions   HIV/AIDS   Welfare policy   Governance


Eastern Europe


Latvia   Nepal   Russia   Ukraine

Research projects

Scientific publications

Aasland, Aadne; Lyska, Oleksii (2020). 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. Palgrave Macmillan.

Aasland, Aadne; Søholt, Susanne (2020). Agents of centralization? Local School administrations and contested School closures in Norwegian rural districts. Journal of Rural Studies .

Aasland, Aadne; Søholt, Susanne (2019). Boforhold og boligtilfredshet blant innvandrere i Distrikts-Norge. Tidsskrift for boligforskning . Vol. 2.

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 (2019). Between Collaboration and Subordination: State and Non-state Actors in Russian Anti-drug Policy. VOLUNTAS - International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations .

Haug, Marit; Aasland, Aadne; Aasen, Berit (2019). Attitudes Towards Women’s Participation in Local Politics in South Asia. Forum for Development Studies .

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 .

Cook, Linda S.; Aasland, Aadne; Prisyazhnyuk, Daria (2019). The Russian pension system under quadruple influence. Problems of Post-Communism . Vol. 66.

Aasland, Aadne (2018). Mot økt folkelig innflytelse? Desentralisering og lokaldemokrati i Ukraina. Nordisk Østforum . Vol. 32.

Underthun, Anders; Aasland, Aadne (2018). Motivation, Migration and Non-standard Employment: A Survey Among Temporary Agency Workers. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies . Vol. 8.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete