Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism Bergen

Publications list

Scientific publications from the Centre

Peer-reviewed articles

Juhasz, I. B. (2022) Asserting the right to care – Birth Parents’ arguments in newborn care orders. Journal of Social Work, Online Publication, 1-23.

Križ, K., Krutzinna, J., Pösö, T. & Skivenes, M. (2022) The Invisible Child: A Comparative Study of Newborn Removal Judgments from a Child Equality Perspective (CEP). The International Journal of Children’s Rights. Online Publication Date 22 August.

Løvlie, A. G. (2022) Evidence in Norwegian child protection interventions – Analysing cases of familial violence. Child & Family Social Work. Early view, July 2022.

Skivenes, M. & Benbenishty, R. (2022) Populations trust in the child protection: A cross-country comparison of nine high-income jurisdictions. Journal of European Social Policy. May 2022.

Braun, M. & Krutzinna, J. (2022) Digital twins and the ethics of health decision-making concerning childrenPatterns, 3 (4) 100469: 1-7.

Helland, H. S., Pedersen, S. H. & Skivenes, M. (2022) Comparing population view’s on state responsibility for children in vulnerable situations – the role of institutional context and socio-demographic characteristicsJournal of Public Child Welfare. AHEAD-OF-PRINT: 1-22.

Krutzinna, J. (2022) Who is “The Child”? Best Interests and Individuality of Children in Discretionary Decision-Making. The International Journal of Children’s Rights, 30: 120-145.

Berrick, J., Skivenes, M. & Roscoe, J. (2022) Parental freedom in the context of risk to the child: Citizens’ views of child protection and the state in the US and Norway. Journal of Social Policy: 1-22.

Report

Ruiken, B. (2022) Fylkesnemndenes avgjørelser om omsorgsovertakelser av barn og unge: Kartlegging fra årene 2021, 2018, og 2008Bergen: Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism, University of Bergen.

Jensen, F. P., Križ, Katrin & Skivenes, M. (2022) Structuring Practice for Children’s Participation. Report I for the Participation Project: Mapping and Evaluating Organizational Guidelines. Bergen: Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism, University of Bergen. 

Luhamaa, K., Krutzinna, J. & Skivenes, M. (2022) Child’s best interest in child protection legislation of 44 jurisdictionsBergen: Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism, University of Bergen.

Ruiken, B. (2022) Fylkesnemndas avgjørelser om institusjonsplasseringer av barn og unge – 2021 og 2018. Bergen: Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism, University of Bergen.

Peer-reviewed articles

Berrick, J.D., Skivenes, M., & Roscoe, J. (2021) Children’s rights and parents’ rights: Popular attitudes about when we privilege one over the other. International Journal of Social Welfare, (2021)00: 1-14.

Burns, K., Helland, H. S., Križ, K., Sánchez-Cabezudo, S. S., Skivenes, M., & Strömpl, J. (2021). Corporal punishment and reporting to child protection authorities: An empirical study of population attitudes in five European countriesChildren and Youth Services Review, 120 (2021) 105749: 1-10.

Helland, H. S. (2021) “In the Best Interest of the Child? Justifying Decisions on Adoption from Care in the Norwegian Supreme Court.” The International Journal of Children’s Rights, 29 (2021), 609-639.

Helland, H. S. (2021) Reasoning between Rules and Discretion: A Comparative Study of the Normative Platform for Best Interest Decision-Making on Adoption in England and Norway.” International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 35 (1), 1-28.

Krutzinna, J. (2021). Breaking the cycle: Solidarity with care-leaver mothers. Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies, 7(2): 82-92.

Luhamaa, K., McEwan-Strand, A., Ruiken, B., Skivenes, M., & Wingens, F. (2021). Services and support for mothers and newborn babies in vulnerable situations: A study of eight European jurisdictions. Children and Youth Services Review, 120 (2021) 105762: 1-10.

Løvlie, A. & Skivenes, M. (2021). Justifying interventions in Norwegian child protection – an analysis of cases of violence in migrant and non-migrant families.  Nordic Journal on Law and Society, 4(2): 1-41.

Skivenes, M. (2021). Exploring populations view on thresholds and reasons for child protection intervention – comparing England, Norway, Poland and Romania. European Journal of Social Work, AHEAD-OF-PRINT: 1-16

Thoburn, J. (2021) Processes and determining factors when family court judgments are made in England about infants entering care at birthJournal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 43(4): 455-466.

Baniamin, H. (2021) Variations in the Acceptance of Parental Corporal Punishment of Children: What Matters? Journal of Interpersonal Violence, July: 1-26.

Edited book

Pösö T., Skivenes, M. & Thoburn J. (2021). Adoption from Care. International Perspectives on Children’s Rights, Family Preservation and State Intervention. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

Book chapters

McEwan-Strand, A. & Skivenes, M. (2021) “Children’s Capacities and Role in Matters of Great Significance for Them: An Analysis of the Norwegian County Boards’ Decision-Making in Cases about Adoption from Care” in Fenton-Glynn and Sloan (eds.) Parental Guidance, State Responsibility and Evolving Capacities, 199-231. Brill Nijhoff: Leiden, The Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004446854_011.

Berrick, J. D. (2021) “Adoption from care: Policy and practice in the United States”, in Pösö, T., Skivenes, M. & Thoburn, J. (eds.) Adoption from Care. International Perspectives on Children’s Rights, Family Preservation and State Intervention, 67-83. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

Eriksson, P. & Pösö, T. (2021) “Adoption from care in Finland: currently an uncommon alternative to foster care”, in Pösö, T., Skivenes, M. & Thoburn, J. (eds.) Adoption from Care. International Perspectives on Children’s Rights, Family Preservation and State Intervention, 103-120. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

Helland, H. S. & Nygård, S. H. (2021) “Understanding attachment in decisions on adoption from care in Norway”, in Pösö, T., Skivenes, M. & Thoburn, J. (eds.) Adoption from Care. International Perspectives on Children’s Rights, Family Preservation and State Intervention, 215-232. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

Helland, H. S. & Skivenes, M. (2021) “Adoption from care in Norway”, in Pösö, T., Skivenes, M. & Thoburn, J. (eds.) Adoption from Care. International Perspectives on Children’s Rights, Family Preservation and State Intervention, 139-156. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

Krutzinna, J. (2021) “Creating ‘family’ in adoption from care”, in Pösö, T., Skivenes, M. & Thoburn, J. (eds.) Adoption from Care. International Perspectives on Children’s Rights, Family Preservation and State Intervention. 195-214. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

Krutzinna, J. & Križ, K. (2021) “Adoption from care in Austria”, in Pösö, T., Skivenes, M. & Thoburn, J. (eds.) Adoption from Care. International Perspectives on Children’s Rights, Family Preservation and State Intervention. 87-102. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

Luhamaa, K. & O’Mahony, C. (2021) “International human rights law governing national adoption from care”, in Pösö, T., Skivenes, M. & Thoburn, J. (eds.) Adoption from Care. International Perspectives on Children’s Rights, Family Preservation and State Intervention. 177-194. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

Luhamaa, K. & Strömpl, J. (2021) “Overcoming the Soviet legacy? Adoption from care in Estonia”, in Pösö, T., Skivenes, M. & Thoburn, J. (eds.) Adoption from Care. International Perspectives on Children’s Rights, Family Preservation and State Intervention. 33-48. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

Pösö, T., Skivenes, M. & Thoburn, J. (2021) “Introducing the field of adoption from care”, in Pösö, T., Skivenes, M. & Thoburn, J. (eds.) Adoption from Care. International Perspectives on Children’s Rights, Family Preservation and State Intervention. 1-14. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

Pösö, T., Skivenes, M & Thoburn, J. (2021) “Making sense of adoption from care in very different contexts”, In Pösö, Skivenes & Thoburn (2021). Adoption from Care. International Perspectives on Children’s Rights, Family Preservation and State Intervention. 249-264. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

Peer-reviewed articles

Helland, H. S. (2020) Tipping the Scales: The Power of Parental Commitment in Decisions on Adoption from CareChildren and Youth Services Review, 119 (2020) 105693: 1-12.

Breen, C., Krutzinna, J., Luhamaa, K., & Skivenes, M. (2020). Family Life for Children in State CareThe International Journal of Children’s Rights, 28(4): 715-747.

Luhamaa, K. (2020). International Human-Rights Supervision Triggering Change in Child-Protection Systems? Juridica International, 29 (2020): 108-123.

McEwan-Strand, A., & Skivenes, M. (2020). Children’s Capacities and Role in Matters of Great Significance for ThemThe International Journal of Children’s Rights, 28(3): 632-665.

Krutzinna, J. & Skivenes, M. (2020). Judging parental competence: A cross-country analysis of judicial decision makers’ written assessment of mothers’ parenting capacities in newborn removal casesChild & family social work, 26 (2021): 50-60.

Juhasz, I. B. (2020) Child welfare and future assessments – An analysis of discretionary decision-making in newborn removals in Norway.
Children and Youth Services Review, 116 (2020) 105137: 1-10.

Berrick, J.D., Dickens, J., Pösö, T., & Skivenes, M. (2020) Are child protection workers and judges in alignment with citizens when considering interventions into a family? A cross-country study of four jurisdictionsChildren and Youth Service Review, 108 (2020) 104562: 1-9.

Helland, H. S., Pedersen, S. H. & Skivenes, M. (2020) Adopsjon eller offentlig omsorg? En studie av befolkningens syn på adopsjon som tiltak i barnevernet [Adoption or public care – Citizens’ views on adoption as a child protection measure]. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning, 61 (2): 124–139.

Hestbæk, A., Höjer, I., Pösö, T. & Skivenes, M. (2020) Child welfare removal of infants: Exploring policies and principles for decision-making in Nordic countries. Children and Youth Services Review, 108 (2020) 104572: 1-8.

Book chapter

Skivenes, M. and Tefre, Ø. (2020) “Errors and mistakes in the Norwegian child protection system”,  in Biesel, K., Masson, J., Parton, N. & Pösö, T. (eds.) Errors and Mistakes in Child Protection. International Discourses, Approaches and Strategies. 115-134. Bristol, UK: Bristol University Press.

Doctoral thesis

Tefre, Ø. S. (2020) Exploring Boundaries of Legitimate State Intervention : Adoption as a Child Protection Measure in Norway and the United States. University of Bergen: Bergen.

Report

Skivenes, M. et al. (2020) BarnUnge21, Delrapport 1: Forskning som støtter praksis, utdanning og innovasjon. Oslo: Norges forskningsråd.

Helland, Trond (ed.) (2020). A comparative analysis of the Child Protection System in the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania and Russia. Bergen: Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism, University of Bergen.

Fjeld-utvalget (2020) Gjennomgang av ti særlig konfliktfylte barnevernssaker i Bergen kommune. Report.
*Committee members from the Centre: Marit Skivenes & Hege Helland

BarnUnge21. Delrapport 1: Forskning som støtter praksis, utdanning og innovasjon
*Committee members from the Centre: Marit Skivenes (leader) & Hege Helland (secretary).

BarnUnge21. Delrapport 2: Utdanning for kunnskapsbasert, samordnet og brukerrettet praksis
*Committee members from the Centre: Barbara Ruiken (secretary).

BarnUnge21. Delrapport 4: Å bruke forskningsbasert kunnskap i praksis
*Committee members from the Centre: Audun Løvlie (secretary).

Journal articles (not peer reviewed)

Meysen, T. & Krutzinna, J. (2020) “Familiengerichtlicher Kinderschutz in Deutschland”. Forum Familienrecht: 1/2020.

Peer-reviewed articles

Berrick, J.D., Dickens, J., Pösö, T. & Skivenes, M. (2019) Children’s and parents’ involvement in care order proceedings: a cross-national comparison of judicial decision-makers’ views and experiencesJournal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 41(2): 188-204.

Burns, K., Križ, K., Krutzinna, J., Luhamaa, K., Meysen, T., Pösö, T., Segado, S., Skivenes, M. & Thoburn, J. (2019) The hidden proceedings – An analysis of accountability of child protection adoption proceedings in eight European jurisdictionsEuropean Journal of Comparative Law and Governance. 6 (2019): 339-371.

Book chapters

Falch-Eriksen, A. & Skivenes, M. (2019) “Article 19 – Children´s right to protection in Norway” in Langford, M., Skivenes, M. & Søvig, K. H. (eds.) Child rights in Norway: Measuring Compliance. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.

Langford,M., Skivenes, M., Søvig, K. H. & Kirkebø (2019) “Introduction: Implementing Child Rights” in Langford, M., Skivenes, M. & Søvig K. H. (eds.) Child rights in Norway: Measuring Compliance. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.

Luhamaa, K., Skivenes, M. & Søvig, K. H. (2019) “Chapter 1: Discriminating Children” in Skivenes & Søvig K.h. (eds.). Child Rights and International Discrimination Law: Implementing Article 2 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Oxon and New York: Routledge.

Krutzinna, J. & Floridi, L. (2019) “Ethical Medical Data Donation: A Pressing Issue” in Krutzinna, J. & Floridi, L. The Ethics of Medical Data Donation. Springer.

Krutzinna, J., Taddeo, M. & Floridi, L. (2019) “Enabling Posthumous Medical Data Donation: A Plea for the Ethical Utilisation of Personal Health Data”. In: Krutzinna, J. & Floridi, L. The Ethics of Medical Data Donation. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Krutzinna, J., Taddeo, M. & Floridi, L. (2019) “An Ethical Code for Posthumous Medical Data Donation”. In: Krutzinna, J. & Floridi, L. The Ethics of Medical Data Donation. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Edited books

Langford, M., Skivenes, M. & Søvig, K. H. (eds.) (2019) Child rights in Norway: Measuring Compliance. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.

Skivenes & Søvig (eds.) (2019) Child Rights and International Discrimination Law: Implementing Article 2 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Oxon and New York: Routledge.

Krutzinna, J. & Floridi, L. (2019) The Ethics of Medical Data Donation. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Reports

Skivenes, M. & Helland, H. S. (2019) Adopsjon som barneverntiltak. Bergen: Universitetet i Bergen

Pro Bono Group* (2019) Mot et barneperspektiv i Barnevernet. En studie av implementeringen av programmet Mitt Liv Barnevern. Bergen: Universitetet i Bergen.

Master’s Thesis

Helland, T. (2019). Care order cases in the European Court of Human Rights. Parents’ vs. children’s rights. Bergen: Universitetet i Bergen.

Other

Krutzinna, J. Skivenes, M. & Thoburn, J. (2019) Acceptability of family court decision-making in eight jurisdictions. Family Law, Volume 49: 867-869.

Skivenes, M. & Helland, H. S. (2019) Adopsjon som barneverntiltak. Tidsskriftet Fosterhjemskontakt.


*Pro Bono Group: Kaja Eek-Larsen, Hege Stein Helland, Lisette Holm, Ida Juhasz, Oda Krogh Læret, Amy McEvan-Strand, Siri Hansen Pedersen, Barbara Ruiken, Marie Topaas Storm, Hilde Svrljuga Sætre, Marit Skivenes, Line Sørsdal, og Vilde Tøfte Øvstetun,

Peer-reviewed articles

Berrick, J.D., Dickens, J., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2018) ‘International Perspectives on Child-responsive Courts‘, International Journal of Children’s Rights. 26 (2018): 251-277.

Berrick, J.D., Dickens, J., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2018) ‘Care order templates as institutional scripts in child protection: A cross-system analysis‘, Children and Youth Services Review, 84 (2018): 40-47.

Skivenes, M. and Tonheim, M. (2018) ‘Improving decision-making in care order proceedings: A multijurisdictional study of court decision-makers’ viewpoints‘, Child & Family Social Work, 24 (2019): 173-182.

Juhasz, I. (2018) Defending parenthood: A look at parents’ legal argumentation in Norwegian care order appeal proceedings. Child & Family Social Work, 23 (2018): 530-538.

Nygård, D. and Sataøen, H. (2018) Omdømmehåndtering i høyere utdanning: Argumentasjon og selvfremstilling i studiekataloger [Reputation management in higher education]. Nordiske organisasjonsstudier, 20(1): 45-66.

Book chapters

Skivenes, M. and Sørsdal, L. M. (2018) ‘The Child’s Best Interest Principle across Child Protection Jurisdictions‘, in Falch-Eriksen, A. & Backe-Hansen, E. (eds.) Human Rights in Child Protection – Implications for Professional Practice and Policy, 59-88. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Skivenes, M. (2018). “Barneperspektiv i fokus”, in Steinrem, I., Toresen, G., Proff, G., Proff., A. (eds.) Barnas barnevern. 12-17. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.

Master thesis

Storm, M. T. (2018). Adopsjon som barneverntiltak: En vignettstudie av forklaringer bak barnevernets skjønnsutøvelse. (Supervisor: Marit Skivenes).

Øvstetun, V. (2018). Prinsippet om barnet sitt beste i fyrstelinjetenesta. Ei kvalitativ strukturanalyse av retningslinjer for ansvarsgrupper. (Supervisor: Marit Skivenes).

Peer-reviewed articles

Berrick, J.D., Dickens, J. Pösö, T. & Skivenes, M. (2017) ‘A Cross-Country Comparison of Child Welfare Systems and Workers’ Responses to Children Appearing to be at Risk or in Need of Help‘, Child Abuse Review, 26: 305-319.

Berrick, J.D., Dickens, J., Pösö, T. & Skivenes, M. (2017) ‘Parents’ involvement in care order decisions: a cross-country study of front-line practice‘, Child and Family Social Work, 22: 626-637.

Enroos, R., Helland, H.B.S, Pösö, T., Skivenes, M. & Tonheim, M. (2017) ‘The role and function of the spokesperson in care order proceedings: A cross-country study in Finland and Norway‘, Children and Youth Services Review, 74 (2017): 8-16.

Helland, H. S., Križ, K., Sánchez-Cabezudo, S. S. & Skivenes, M. (2017). ‘Are there population biases against migrant children? An experimental analysis of attitudes towards corporal punishment in Austria, Norway and Spain‘. Children and Youth Services Review. 85 (2018), pp. 151-157.

Križ, K. & Pösö, T. (2017) A call for global child protection thinking and acting: Migrant children and child welfare systems. International association of youth and family judges and magistrates, (2017), 19-25.

Pösö, T. and Enroos, R. (2017). ‘The representation of children’s views in the Finnish court decisions of care orders’. The International Journal of Children’s Rights, 25(3-4), pp. 736-753.

Skivenes, M. and Thoburn, J. (2017) ‘Citizens’ views in four jurisdictions on placement policies for maltreated children‘, Child & Family Social Work, 22(4) (2017): 1472-1479.

Edited Book

Burns, K. Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (eds.) (2017) ‘Child Welfare Removals by the State: A Cross-Country Analysis of Decision-Making Systems’, New York: Oxford University Press.

Book chapters

Skivenes, M. and Pösö, T. (2017) ‘Best Interest of the Child’, in Wenzel, A. (ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology, 1, 469-470. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.

Master thesis

Læret, O.K. (2017). Sakkyndige som ‘demokratiets sorte hull’? En vignettstudie av barnefaglige sakkyndige psykologers vurderinger av barnevernssaker [Expert witnesses as ‘the black hole of democracy’? A vignette study of child psychology expert witnesses’ assessments of child welfare removals]. Master’s Thesis. Bergen: University of Bergen.

Sætre, H.S. (2017). Influence and Legitimacy: Civil Society Organizations and the UN  Committee and the Rights of the Child. Master’s Thesis. Bergen: University of Bergen.

Publications from previous projects

Peer-reviewed articles

Berrick, J.D., Dickens, J., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2016) ‘Parents’ involvement in care order decisions: a cross-country study of front-line practice‘, Child & Family Social Work, 22 (2017): 626-637.

Berrick, J., Dickens, J., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2016) ‘Social Workers and Independent Experts in Child Protection Decision Making: Messages from an Intercountry Comparative Study‘, The British Journal of Social Work, 47(4) (2017): 1024-1042.

Berrick, J. D., Dickens, J., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2016) ‘Time, Institutional Support, and Quality of Decision Making in Child Protection: A Cross-Country Analysis‘, Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance, 40(5) (2016): 451-468.

Juhasz, I. B. and Skivenes, M. (2016) ‘Child welfare workers’ experiences of obstacles in care order preparation: a cross-country comparison’, European Journal of Social Work. 21(1) (2018): 100-113.

Juhasz, I. B. and Skivenes, M. (2016) ‘The Population’s Confidence in the Child Protection System – A Survey Study of England, Finland, Norway and the United States (California)’, Social Policy & Administration, 51(7) (2017): 1330-1347.

Skivenes, M. (2016) Book Review: International Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Child Participation: From Social Exclusion to Child-Inclusive Policies by Tali Gal and Benedetta Duramy. Critical Social Policy, 36 (3): 454-456.

Skivenes, M. and Thoburn, J. (2016) ‘Pathways to permanence in England and Norway: A critical analysis of documents and data‘, Children and Youth Services Review, 67 (2016): 152-160.

Skivenes, M. and Tonheim, M. (2016) ‘Deliberative decision-making on the Norwegian County Social Welfare Board: The experiences of expert and lay members‘, Journal of Public Child Welfare, 11(1) (2017): 108-132.

Skivenes, M. and Trygstad, S. C. (2016) ‘Whistleblowing in local government: an empirical study of contact patterns and whistleblowing in 20 Norwegian municipalities’, Scandinavian Political Studies. 39(3) (2016): 264-289.

Books

Burns, K., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (eds.). (2016) Child Welfare Removals by the State: A Cross-Country Analysis of Decision-Making Systems. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 272 pages. ISBN: 9780190459567.

Book chapters

Burns, K. Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2016). ‘Child welfare removals by the state – complex and controversial decisions’ in Burns, K. Pösö, T. & Skivenes, M. (eds.) Child Welfare Removals by the State: A Cross-Country Analysis of Decision-Making Systems. 1, 1-17. New York, NY: Oxford University Press..

Burns, K. Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2016.). ‘Removals of children by the child welfare system – variations and differences across countries’ in Burns, K. Pösö, T. & Skivenes, M. (eds.) Child Welfare Removals by the State: A Cross-Country Analysis of Decision-Making Systems. 10, 223-243. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Kuokka, P. and Pösö, T. (2016). Huostaanotot hallinto-oikeudessa: Päätöksentekijät arvioivat vanhempien ja lasten osallisuutta [Care orders in administrative courts: The decision-makers’ views about parents’ and children’s participation] in Enroos, R., Heino, T. & Pösö, T.(eds) Huostaanotto. Lastensuojelun vaativin tehtävä [Taking a child into care – the most challenging task in child welfare]. 52-72. Tampere: Vastapaino.

Skivenes, M. and Søvig, K.H. (2016) ‘Judicial Discretion and the Child´s Best Interest – The European Court of Human Rights on Child Protection Adoptions’ in Sutherland, E. E. and Macfarlane, L-A (Eds.) (2016), Implementing Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Best Interests, Welfare and Well-being. 20, 341-357. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Skivenes, M. and Søvig, K. H. (2016) ‘Norway – Child welfare decision-making in cases of removals of children’ in Burns, K. Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (eds.) (2016) Child Welfare Removals by the State: A Cross-Country Analysis of Decision-Making Systems. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 3, pp. 40-64.

Læret, O.K. and Skivenes, M. (2016) ‘Kvalitet og legitimitet i barnevernets beslutninger [Quality and Legitimacy in child welfare decisions]’ in Kojan, B.H. and Christiansen, Ø. (eds.) (2016) Beslutninger i barnevernet [Decisions in the Child Welfare System]. 2, 34-47. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget. ISBN: 978-82-15-02684-8.

Theses

Heinonen, E. (2016). Huostaanoton valmistelun pulmakohdat hyvän päätöksenteon haasteena [Problems of care order preparations as an impediment of sound decision making]. Master’s Thesis.Tampere: University of Tampere, School of Social Sciences and Humanities Finland.

Pedersen, A.R. (2016) ‘Nok er nok: En kvalitativ dokumentanalyse av akuttvedtak i den norske barneverntjenesten‘, Masteroppgåve. Bergen: Institutt for Administrasjon og Organisasjonsvitenskap, Universitetet i Bergen.

Errata

Berrick, J.D., Dickens, J., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2016) Erratum: Corrigendum to ‘Children’s involvement in care order decision-making: A cross country analysis’ (Child Abuse and Neglect (2015) 49 (128–141) (S0145213415002306) (10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.07.001)). International Journal of Child Abuse & Neglect, 60 (2016): 77-77.

Peer-reviewed articles

Berrick, J. D., Dickens, J., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2015). Children’s involvement in care order decision-making: A cross-country analysis. International Journal of Child Abuse & Neglect, 9: 128-141.

Berrick, J.D., Peckover, S., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2015). The Formalized Framework for Decision-Making in Child Protection Care Orders: A Cross-Country Analysis. Journal of European Social Policy, 25(4) (2015): 366-378.

Kriz, K. and Skivenes, M. (2015) ‘Challenges for marginalized minority parents in different welfare systems: Child welfare workers’ perspectives’, International Social Work, 58: 75-87.

Magnussen, A-M. and Skivenes, M. (2015) ‘The Child’s opinion and position in care order proceedings: An Analysis of Judicial Discretion in the County Boards’ Decision-Making‘, International Journal of Children’s Rights, 23(4): 705-723.

Skivenes, M. (2015) ‘Handlingsrommet for barns deltagelse i barnevernssaker‘, Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning, 18(1): 48-60.

Skivenes, M. and Kriz, K. (2015) ‘Child welfare workers’ perceptions of children’s participation: a comparative study of England, Norway and the United States (California)’, Child & Family Social Work, 22(S2) (2017): 11-22.

Skivenes, M. and Skramstad, H. (2015) ‘Child welfare workers’ views of fathers in risk assessment and planned interventions, a comparison between English and Norwegian workers’, Child & Family Social Work, 22(1) (2017): 203-212.

Skivenes, M. and Tonheim, M. (2015) ‘Improving the Care Order Decision-Making Processes: Viewpoints of Child Welfare Workers in Four Countries‘, Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership, & Governance, 40(2) (2016): 107-117.

Skivenes, M. and Trygstad, S. C. (2015) ‘Explaining whistle blowing processes in the Norwegian labour market: Between individual power resources and institutional arrangement‘, Economic and Industrial Democracy, 38(1) (2017): 119-143.

Books

Barn, R., Kriz, K., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (eds.). (2015). Child Welfare Systems and Migrant Children – A Cross Country Study of Policies and Practice, New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Theses

Bratteli, N.R. (2015). Hjelpeplassering eller omsorgsovertakelse. Vurdering av hjelpetiltak og tvang i barnevernet. Masteroppgåve. Bergen: Institutt for Administrasjon og Organisasjonsvitenskap, Universitetet i Bergen.

Kuokka, P. (2015). Lastensuojelun asiantuntijuus hallinto-oikeuksien päätöksenteossa [The child protection expertise in administrative court context]. Master’s Thesis.Tampere: University of Tampere, School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Peer-reviewed articles

Križ, K. and Skivenes, M. (2014) ‘Street-level policy aims of child welfare workers in England, Norway and the United States: An exploratory study’, Children and Youth Services Review, 40 (2014): 71-78.

Pösö, T., Skivenes, M. and Hestbæk, A-D. (2014) ‘Child protection systems within the Danish, Finnish and Norwegian welfare states-time for a child centric approach?‘, European Journal of Social Work, 17: 475-490.

Skivenes, Marit. (2014). Et tydelig mandat for å hjelpe barn. Fontene. 5.

Skivenes, Marit. (2014). Supermodellen Norge. Fontene. 5.

Tefre, Ø. S. (2014) ‘The Justifications for Terminating Parental Rights and Adoption in the United States’, Children and Youth Services Review, 48 (2015): 87-97.

Tonheim, M. (2014) ‘Reintegrering av tidligere barnesoldater: Fra teori til praksis’, Internasjonal Politikk, 72(4) (2014): 524-536.

Books

Barn, R., Kriz, K., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2014) Child Welfare Systems and Migrant Children – A Cross Country Study of Policies and Practice. Oxford University Press. 310 pages. ISBN: 978-0-19-020529-4.

Book chapters

Barn, R., Kriz, K., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2014). ‘Child welfare systems and migrant families:an introduction’ in Barn, R., Kriz, K., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2014) Child Welfare Systems and Migrant Children – A Cross Country Study of Policies and Practice. Chapter 1, 1-16. Oxford University Press.

Barn, R., Kriz, K., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2014). ‘Migrant Children and Child Welfare Systems: A Contested Challenge’ in Barn, R., Kriz, K., Pösö, T., and Skivenes, M. (2014) Child Welfare Systems and Migrant Children – A Cross Country Study of Policies and Practice. Chapter 13, 263-279. Oxford University Press.

Skivenes, M. (2014). ‘How the Norwegian Child Welfare System Approaches Migrant Children’ in Barn, R., Kriz, K., Pösö, T. and Skivenes, M. (2014) Child Welfare Systems and Migrant Children – A Cross Country Study of Policies and Practice. Chapter 3, 39-61.Oxford University Press.

Skivenes, M. and Trygstad, S. C. (2014). ‘En studie av kommunale lederes vurdering av varsling om trakassering versus korrupsjon’ i Eriksen, B. (2014) Å bekjempe et samfunnsonde. Om korrupsjon, varsling, granskning og organisasjonskultur. Kapittel 6, 116-131. Gyldendal Akademisk.

Skivenes, M. and Trygstad, S. C. (2014). ‘Wrongdoing – definitions, identification and categorizations’ in Brown, A. J.,Moberly, R. E., Lewis, D. and Vandekerckhove, W. (2014)  International Handbook On Whistleblowing Research. Chapter 4, 95-114.Edward Elgar Publishing.

Peer-reviewed articles

Berrick, J. D. and Skivenes, M. (2013) ‘Fostering in the welfare states of the US and Norway’, Journal of European Social Policy, 23: 423-436.

Križ, K. and Skivenes, M. (2013) ‘Systemic differences in views on risk: A comparative case vignette study of risk assessment in England, Norway and the United States (California)’, Children and Youth Services Review, 35: 1862-1870.

Skivenes, M. (2013). Flere barnevernsbarn må vurderes for adopsjon. Fosterhjemskontakt : tidsskrift om fosterhjemsarbeid.

Skivenes, M. and Skramstad, H. (2013) ‘The Emotional Dimension in Risk Assessment: a Cross-Country Study of the Perceptions of Child Welfare Workers in England, Norway and California (United States)‘, British Journal of Social Work, 45(3) (2015): 809-824.

Skivenes, M. and Stenberg, H. (2013) ‘Risk assessment and domestic violence – how do child welfare workers in three countries assess and substantiate the risk level for a 5-year-old girl?Child & Family Social Work, 20: 424-436.

Skivenes, M. and Trygstad, S. C. (2013) ‘Is the type of misconduct decisive for the perceived legitimacy of whistleblowing? A study of municipal managers’ assessments of whistleblowing in cases of harassment and corruption’, E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies, 2: 50-65.

Peer-reviewed articles

Berrick, J. D. and Skivenes, M. (2012) ‘Dimensions of high quality foster care: Parenting Plus‘, Children and Youth Services Review, 34: 1956-1965.

Kriz, K. and Skivenes, M. (2012) ‘Child-centric or family focused? A study of child welfare workers’ perceptions of ethnic minority children in England and Norway‘, Child & Family Social Work, 17: 448-457.

Kriz, K. and Skivenes, M. (2012) ‘How child welfare workers perceive their work with undocumented immigrant families: An explorative study of challenges and coping strategies’, Children and Youth Services Review, 34: 790-797.

Skivenes, M. and Tefre, Ø. S. (2012) ‘Adoption in the child welfare system – A cross-country analysis of child welfare workers’ recommendations for or against adoption’, Children and Youth Services Review, 34: 2220-2228.

Books

Skivenes, M. and Trygstad, S.C. (2012). Åpenhet, Ytring, Varsling [Public information, freedom of speech, and whistleblowers in Norwegian municipalities, In Norwegian], Oslo: Gyldendal Akademisk. 175 pages. ISBN: 9788205381360.

Peer-reviewed articles

Križ, K. and Skivenes, M. (2011) ‘How child welfare workers view their work with racial and ethnic minority families: The United States in contrast to England and Norway’, Children and Youth Services Review, 33: 1866-1874.

Books

Gilbert, N., Parton N. and Skivenes, M. (eds.) (2011). Child Protection Systems: International Trends and Emerging Orientations. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 257 pages. ISBN: 9780199793358.

Book chapters

Gilbert, N., Parton, N. and Skivenes, M. (2011) ‘Changing patterns of response and emerging orientations’ in Gilbert, N., Parton, N. and Skivenes, M. (2011) Child Protection Systems: International Trends and Emerging Orientations. Part IV, 243-257. Oxford University Press.

Gilbert, N., Parton, N. and Skivenes, M. (2011) ‘Introduction. Innledning’ in Gilbert, N., Parton, N. and Skivenes, M. (2011) Child Protection Systems: International Trends and Emerging Orientations. 3-13. Oxford University Press

Skivenes, M. (2011) ‘Norway: Toward A child centric perspective’ in Gilbert, N., Parton, N. and Skivenes, M. (2011) Child Protection Systems: International Trends and Emerging Orientations. Oxford University Press, pp. 154-179.

Peer-reviewed articles

Archard, D. and Skivenes, M. (2010) ‘Deciding best interests: general principles and the cases of Norway and the UK‘, Journal of Children’s Services, 5(4) (2010):  43-54.

Križ, K. and Skivenes, M. (2010) ”Knowing Our Society’ and ‘Fighting Against Prejudices’: How Child Welfare Workers in Norway and England Perceive the Challenges of Minority Parents‘, British Journal of Social Work, 40(8) (2010): 2634-2651.

Skivenes, M. (2010), ‘Judging the Child’s Best Interests – Rational Reasoning or Subjective Presumptions?‘, Acta Sociologica, 53(4) (2010): 339-353.

Skivenes, M. and Trygstad, S. C. (2010) ‘When whistle-blowing works: The Norwegian case’, Human Relations. 63(7) (2010): 1071-1097.

Book chapters

Skivenes, M. and Trygstad, S. C. (2010) ‘Loyalty and whistleblowing in Norway: How roles comes into play’ in Lewis, D. B. (2010) A global approach to public interest disclosure: What can we learn from existing whistleblowing legislation and research? Kapittel 7, pp. 91-109. Edward Elgar Publishing, ISBN: 9781848448995.