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Åberg, Pelle
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Åberg, P., Ekman, J. & Rodin, J. (2018). What should a Russian father be like?: Exploring fatherhood norms and identifying norm patterns among inhabitants of Saint Petersburg. International Political Science Review (4), 487-502
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What should a Russian father be like?: Exploring fatherhood norms and identifying norm patterns among inhabitants of Saint Petersburg
2018 (English)In: International Political Science Review, ISSN 0192-5121, E-ISSN 1460-373X, no 4, p. 487-502Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Based on data from a survey conducted in Saint Petersburg in 2013, this article sheds new light on attitudes towards fatherhood in contemporary Russia. We explore what norms are held concerning fatherhood, how these attitudes are related to age, sex, education and income as well as to ideal?typical models established in previous research on fatherhood from Western Europe and the US. Thus, the article also discusses what explanatory value established theoretical models have for the Russian context. Norms of the role of the father in the family are related to general norms of masculinity and, hence, are an important part of the study of politics and the political climate in a society. The results show that there are several fatherhood ideals present in contemporary Northwestern Russia: a traditional breadwinner model, an active fatherhood model as well as what we refer to as a marginalized fatherhood model. The latter has not been substantially identified in previous research, and may tentatively be identified as a legacy of the Soviet era.

Keywords
Fatherhood, Russia, breadwinner, new fatherhood, marginalized fatherhood
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32717 (URN)10.1177/0192512116684345 (DOI)000443427600005 ()2-s2.0-85052728988 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-06-07 Created: 2017-06-07 Last updated: 2018-09-14Bibliographically approved
Åberg, P. (2015). Civil Society and Biopolitics in Contemporary Russia: The Case of Russian "Daddy-Schools". Foucault Studies (20), 76-95
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Civil Society and Biopolitics in Contemporary Russia: The Case of Russian "Daddy-Schools"
2015 (English)In: Foucault Studies, ISSN 1832-5203, E-ISSN 1832-5203, no 20, p. 76-95Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article deals with civil society organizations active in the field of family policy and demographic issues in contemporary Russia, using Michel Foucault’s concepts of biopolitics and governmentality. More specifically, so called “daddy-schools” that have emerged in and around Saint Petersburg since 2008, are studied, using interviews and documents. The analysis shows that the organizations work as a complement to the state but have also been able to influence policy, alter legislation and challenge the established assumptions and governmentality of the Russian state concerning parenthood, the “good” father and how to deal with the ongoing demographic crisis and increase fertility.

Keywords
Civil society, biopolitics, governmentality, fatherhood, Russia
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies; Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25195 (URN)2-s2.0-84953282301 (Scopus ID)1557/42/2011 (Local ID)1557/42/2011 (Archive number)1557/42/2011 (OAI)
Projects
What does it mean to be a father? State, civil society and citizen discourses about fatherhood in Russia
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 1557/42/2011
Available from: 2014-11-07 Created: 2014-11-07 Last updated: 2018-04-05Bibliographically approved
Åberg, P. (2015). Myths and Traditions as Constraints or Resources?: Path Dependency and Decoupling Strategies among Civil Society Organizations. Journal of Civil Society, 11(1), 19-38
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Myths and Traditions as Constraints or Resources?: Path Dependency and Decoupling Strategies among Civil Society Organizations
2015 (English)In: Journal of Civil Society, ISSN 1744-8689, E-ISSN 1744-8697, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 19-38Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

History and traditions are important for many civil society organizations (CSOs). However, they have to mediate between their original mission and modern-day realities. This article argues that the concept of decoupling can enrich analyses of how organizations deal with path dependency. Hence, theoretically, the article discusses cross-fertilization between historical and organizational institutionalism. This is illustrated through a study of Swedish CSOs using survey data, interviews and documents. The Swedish popular movement tradition is argued to be a path that is not easily abandoned, and the results show how actors in CSOs find history to be both a resource and a constraint. Furthermore, different decoupling strategies, including both reversed and official decoupling, are used to balance between historical legacies and current challenges.

Keywords
Path dependency, decoupling, civil society, popular movement, popular education, new institutionalism
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25194 (URN)10.1080/17448689.2015.1009695 (DOI)000219468500002 ()2-s2.0-84929293519 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-11-07 Created: 2014-11-07 Last updated: 2018-04-05Bibliographically approved
Åberg, P. (2014). Activity breeds activity?: Cumulative citizenship and relations between volunteering and study circle participation in Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at ISTR’s 11th International Conference: Civil Society and the Citizen, Münster, Germany, July 22-25 2014..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Activity breeds activity?: Cumulative citizenship and relations between volunteering and study circle participation in Sweden
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27015 (URN)
Conference
ISTR’s 11th International Conference: Civil Society and the Citizen, Münster, Germany, July 22-25 2014.
Available from: 2015-04-27 Created: 2015-04-27 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Andersson, E., Bernerstedt, M., Forsmark, J., Rydenstam, K. & Åberg, P. (2014). Cirkeldeltagare efter 65: Livskvalitet och aktivt medborgarskap. Stockholm: Folkbildningsrådet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cirkeldeltagare efter 65: Livskvalitet och aktivt medborgarskap
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2014 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Folkbildningsrådet, 2014. p. 170
Series
Folkbildningsrådet utvärderar, ISSN 1650-7959 ; 2014: 3
National Category
Educational Sciences Sociology
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-24996 (URN)978-91-88692-55-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-10-10 Created: 2014-10-10 Last updated: 2017-06-22Bibliographically approved
Åberg, P. (2014). Civil Society and Biopolitics in Contemporary Russia: The Case of Russian ‘Daddy-Schools’. In: : . Paper presented at Arnova´s 43rd Annual Conference: Evolving Sectoral Relationships: Global & Local Views, Denver, CO, USA, November 19-22, 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Civil Society and Biopolitics in Contemporary Russia: The Case of Russian ‘Daddy-Schools’
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper will deal with civil society organizations active in the field of family policy and demographic issues in contemporary Russia, using Michel Foucault’s concepts of biopolitics and governmentality. More specifically, so called “daddy-schools” that have emerged in and around Saint Petersburg since 2008, are studied, using interviews and documents. A preliminary analysis shows that the organizations work as complements to the state but have also influenced policy, altered legislation and challenged established assumptions and the governmentality of the Russian state concerning parenthood, the “good” father and how to deal with the ongoing demographic crisis.

National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27013 (URN)1557/42/2011 (Local ID)1557/42/2011 (Archive number)1557/42/2011 (OAI)
Conference
Arnova´s 43rd Annual Conference: Evolving Sectoral Relationships: Global & Local Views, Denver, CO, USA, November 19-22, 2014
Projects
What does it mean to be a father? State, civil society and citizen discourses about fatherhood in Russia
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 3039001
Available from: 2015-04-27 Created: 2015-04-27 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Åberg, P. (2014). Civil Society Organizations in the EU: Being Ideological or Having an Impact?. In: : . Paper presented at Arnova´s 43rd Annual Conference: Evolving Sectoral Relationships: Global & Local Views, Denver, CO, USA, November 19-22, 2014..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Civil Society Organizations in the EU: Being Ideological or Having an Impact?
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Civil society organizations are discussed as actors who can reduce democratic deficits in global/regional governance institutions, not least the EU which is the focus of this paper. However, organizations with different aims and ideologies often come together in large meta-organizations to address EU-institutions. This paper studies how the identity and ideological acerbity of CSOs is affected by membership in heterogeneous meta-organizations through a case study of CONCORD Europe, active in the development cooperation field at the EU level. Theoretically, neo-institutional theory and research on meta-organizations is used. Empirically, documents and interviews with representatives of CONCORD and CONCORD’s membership are analyzed.

National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27014 (URN)
Conference
Arnova´s 43rd Annual Conference: Evolving Sectoral Relationships: Global & Local Views, Denver, CO, USA, November 19-22, 2014.
Available from: 2015-04-27 Created: 2015-04-27 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Åberg, P. (2014). Medborgarskap och utbildningens instrumentalisering: Martha Nussbaum och den demokratiska medborgaren. In: Anders Burman (Ed.), Att växa som människa: Om bildningens traditioner och praktiker (pp. 231-250). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Medborgarskap och utbildningens instrumentalisering: Martha Nussbaum och den demokratiska medborgaren
2014 (Swedish)In: Att växa som människa: Om bildningens traditioner och praktiker / [ed] Anders Burman, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2014, p. 231-250Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2014
Series
Södertörn Studies in Higher Education ; 4
National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-23450 (URN)978-91-86069-92-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-05-16 Created: 2014-05-16 Last updated: 2017-06-22Bibliographically approved
Åberg, P. (2014). Promoting Active Fathers: The Birth and Development of a Civic Initiative in Contemporary Northwestern Russia. In: ISTR Conference Working Paper Series: . Paper presented at ISTR’s 11th International Conference: Civil Society and the Citizen, Münster, Germany, 22-25 July 2014. , IX
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Promoting Active Fathers: The Birth and Development of a Civic Initiative in Contemporary Northwestern Russia
2014 (English)In: ISTR Conference Working Paper Series, 2014, Vol. IXConference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Series
ISTR Conference Working Paper Series ; IX
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27010 (URN)1557/42/2011 (Local ID)1557/42/2011 (Archive number)1557/42/2011 (OAI)
Conference
ISTR’s 11th International Conference: Civil Society and the Citizen, Münster, Germany, 22-25 July 2014
Projects
What does it mean to be a father? State, civil society and citizen discourses about fatherhood in Russia
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 3039001
Available from: 2015-04-27 Created: 2015-04-27 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Rodin, J. & Åberg, P. (2013). Fatherhood across space and time: Russia in perspective. Baltic Worlds, 6(3-4), 21-28
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fatherhood across space and time: Russia in perspective
2013 (English)In: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, Vol. 6, no 3-4, p. 21-28Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) Gender Studies
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21149 (URN)1557/42/2011 (Local ID)1557/42/2011 (Archive number)1557/42/2011 (OAI)
Projects
What does it mean to be a father? State, civil society and citizen discourses about fatherhood in Russia
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 1557/42/2011
Available from: 2014-01-09 Created: 2014-01-09 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
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