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The Department of Sociology and Political Science (ISS) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology is a broadly focused department incorporating many dimensions of both political science and sociology. In addition it offers studies in the field of media, communication and information technology and sport sciences, both of which build on political science and sociology. ISS offers degrees at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral levels, These fields are all supported by a strong emphasis on social science methodology. ISS has co-hosted one Center of Excellence and participates in several international research projects. It has extensive international connections. Most relevant here, ISS is a part of the university-wide Marine and Coastal Development Strategic Research Area.

Contribution to the project: NTNU will work primarily in the Widely Ranging Fish regional study focussing on socioeconomic indicators and their reference levels.

Description of PIs involved in the project:

  • Professor Jennifer L. Bailey, Ph.D., MA, the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver; MA Georgetown University; BA University of Virginia. She teaches in the fields of comparative politics, international relations, civil society and fisheries issues. Her current work focuses on the issues of whaling and aquaculture as well as comparative religion and US politics. The connection among all of these interests is civil society, NGOs and issues of governance. Bailey is a core participant in the Gemini Center for Sustainable Fisheries, a cooperative research arrangement with SINTEF, Scandinavia’s largest independence research organization and a senior member of NTNU’s Marine and Coastal Development Strategic Research Area.
  • Rachel G. Tiller earned her PhD in political science in 2010. She specializes in comparative and international politics with an emphasis on fisheries issues. Tiller’s recent PhD (NTNU 2010) focuses on the political, ecological and socio-economic issues connected with the development of a zooplankton fishery designed to supply primarily the aquaculture industry. She is currently focusing on user conflict issues related to aquaculture. Tiller is also a core member of the Gemini Center for Sustainable Fisheries and a recent recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.

flagsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 /2007-2013) under grant agreement no 289257. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which maybe made of the information contained therein.