The PhD candidate:
- has advanced knowledge about addiction, with a special focus on perspectives from social sciences, public health, culture and history
- has knowledge of different theories and methods in the field of addiction, and are able to evaluate different theories regarding the use of Substances, addiction and marginalization as a field of research
By the end of the course, the PhD candidate:
- can analyse and critically evaluate substance use in a societal, cultural and historical perspective
- can analyse and critically evaluate various standards for substances and substance use and addiction on the basis of scientific theories
- can use relevant methods of research and professional developmental work in an independent manner to identify and facilitate interventions
- can implement independent research or development projects under supervision and in accordance with ethical research norms
- can critically reflect on addiction as a social and cultural phenomenon
- can analyse relationships between policy, legal regulation, the availability and use of public services aimed at users within the addiction field
- can develop and implement research projects of high scientific quality within social sciences and multidisciplinary research
- can organize and present research projects at scientific conferences and conduct discussions in open seminars and colloquia groups
By the end of the course, the PhD candidate:
- has qualification to evaluate different theories about the use of substances, addiction and marginalization, as a research field
- can analyse ethical research issues related to addiction
- can communicate own research work, others' research and master the terminology of the subject
- can communicate research-based and professional issues, analyse and conclude about addiction, both within the field of research, within the public service provision and the general public
- can contribute to innovation
- can reflect on their own understanding and scientific position
- Multidisciplinary models used to understand and explain substance use based on humanities, social sciences and health sciences
- Social, cultural and historical prerequisites for substance use and the response of the welfare state
- User involvement and user research
- Service development
- Addiction and marginalization
Required prerequisite knowledge
Recommended previous knowledge
|Individual paper||1/1||Pass - Fail|
- Prepare a selection of literature of approximately 500 pages relevant for the course paper. This list must be submitted to the course administrator in advance of the course.
- Prepare a 1 p. (ca.) note on theoretical basis departing from your PhD project, which outlines a research question for the planned topic of the course paper. This list must be sent to the course administrator in advance of the course.
- Prepare a presentation of this theoretical basis for the first seminar day 2.
- The selected literature and the one- page note will be presented and debated at Seminar 2. Students may then highlight elaborations and possible alterations as result of seminar discussions.
- Generally active participation in discussions at the course.
- Course teacher
- Torgeir Gilje Lid , Kolbjørn Kallesten Brønnick , Trond Erik Grønnestad , Sverre Martin Nesvåg
- Course coordinator
- Hildegunn Sagvaag
Method of work
Adams, Peter J. (2008): Fragmented Intimacy. Addiction in a Social World, New York, Springer
Babor, Thomas, Caulkins, Jonathan, Edwards, Griffith, Fischer, Benedikt, Humphreys, Keith, Obot, Isidore, Rehm, Jürgen, Reuter, Peter, Room, Robin, Rossow, Ingeborg (2010): Substance Policy and the Public Good, Oxford : Oxford University Press Pan American Health Organization
Archer, M., Bhaskar, R., Collier, A., Lawson, T., & Norrie, A. (2013). Critical realism: Essential readings: Routledge.
Collier, A. (1994). Critical realism: an introduction to Roy Bhaskar's philosophy.
Fairclough, N. J. O. s. (2005). Peripheral vision: Discourse analysis in organization studies: The case for critical realism. 26(6), 915-939.
Grønnestad, T. E., & Lalander, P. (2015). The Bench: An open drug scene and its people. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drug, 32(2), 165-182.
Grønnestad, T. E., & Sagvaag, H. (2016). Stuck in limbo: illicit substance users' experiences with opioid maintenance treatment and the relation to recovery. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 11
Hatland, Aksel (2010): Veivalg i velferdspolitikken, Oslo, Fagbokforlaget
Järvinen, M., R. Room, et al. Youth drinking cultures: European experiences, Aldershot, Ashgate
Kildal, Nanna, Kuhnle, Stein (2005): Normative foundations of the welfare state : the Nordic experience, London, Routledge
Kerr, Ethan J. og Gibson, Owen E.(2009): Substance abuse : new research, New York : Nova Science Publishers
Lalander, Philip (2009): Respekt : gatukultur, ny etnicitet och droger, Malmø : Liber
Larsen, T., & Sagvaag, H. (2018). Empowerment and pathologization: A case study in Norwegian mental health and substance abuse services. Health Expectations (1-10)
Lid, T. G., Nesvåg, S., & Meland, E. J. (2015). When general practitioners talk about alcohol: exploring facilitating and hampering factors for pragmatic case finding. Scandinavian journal of public health 43(2), 153-158.
Nesvåg, S., & Duckert, F. (2017). Work-related drinking and processes of social integration and marginalization in two Norwegian workplaces. Culture and organization, 23(3), 157-176.
Obot, I. S. and R. Room (2005). Alcohol, gender and drinking problems: perspectives from low and middle income countries. Geneva, World Healt Organization
Sandberg, Sveinung, Pedersen, Willy (2009): Street capital. Black cannabis dealers in a white welfare state, Bristol, Policy Press
Selbekk, A. S., Adams, P. J., & Sagvaag, H. J. C. D. P. (2018). "A Problem Like This Is Not Owned by an Individual" Affected Family Members Negotiating Positions in Alcohol and Other Substance Treatment.
Selbekk, A. S., & Sagvaag, H. (2016). Troubled families and individualised solutions: an institutional discourse analysis of alcohol and drug treatment practices involving affected others. Sociology of Health & Illness, 38(7), 1058-1073.
Selbekk, A. S., Sagvaag, H., & Fauske, H. (2015). Addiction, families and treatment: a critical realist search for theories that can improve practice. Addiction Research & Theory, 23(3), 196-204.
Sulkunen, Pekka (2009): The saturated society : governing risk and lifestyles in consumer culture, Los Angeles, Sage
Sweeney, Angela m.fl (2009): This is Survivor Research. PCCS Books, London
West, Robert (2006): Theory of addiction, Addiction Press series, Malden, Mass. : Blackwell
In addition, specific literature related to the different areas of specialization will be included in consultation with the supervisor.
Sist oppdatert: 17.10.2019