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About Fafo


Welcome to Fafo

Fafo is an independent and multidisciplinary research foundation focusing on social welfare and trade policy, labor and living conditions, public health, migration and integration, and transnational security and development issues. Fafo works within both a domestic Norwegian and larger international context.

News from NordMod2030: The German trade union movement – a sleeping giant?

August 2014
In a new paper from NordMod2030, Steffen Lehndorff gives an overview on the role of German unions, first, in the decade before the economic and financial crisis and, second, since the beginning of the ongoing crisis. The paper is concluded by an assessment of the most recent changes, and challenges, faced by the unions on the German labour market. Pil Download the Fafo-paper A sleeping giant? Pil Read more about the Fafo-paper A sleeping giant? Pil About NordMod

Kristine Nergaard New article: Social democratic capitalism

August 2014
Fafo-researcher Kristine Nergaard has written the chapter «Social democratic capitalism» in The Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations. Nergaard discusses the characteristics of Nordic industrial relations in the 2000s. She also discusses the challenges the Nordic countries face in the wake of the recent economic crisis. Pil The book can be ordered from Oxford University Press

New book chapter on research ethics and action research

August 2014
Fafo-researcher Anne Inga Hilsen has written the chapter «Covenantal Ethics», published in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research (ed. by Coghlan & Brydon-Miller). In her chapter Hilsen discusses ethics based on the mutual relationship that characterises action research between the researcher and the local participants in the development of new knowledge and practice. Pil Order the book from Sage

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Positions at Fafo

Other web-sites

Eurofound European Industrial Relations Observatory. Fafo's contribution to Eiro

European Restructuring Monitor. Fafo reports from Norway

Fafo's Forum on the EU enlargement (Fafo Østforum website in Norwegian)

Labourstart Online news service for trade unions, Norwegian Labourstart run by Fafo


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