The Stedegenhet of Nordic STS

  • Henrik Karlstrøm
  • Terje Finstad
Keywords: STS Theory, Nordicness, institutionalisation, stedegenhet


The increasing formalization of STS research networks in the Nordic countries prompts a discussion of how research and academic work in the region is constituted – what makes something ‘Nordic’ STS as opposed to just ‘regular’ STS? Similarly, the degree to which international STS theories can be translated into a Nordic institutional context is a matter of importance for assessing the type of work that is being done by Nordic STS researchers. The article provides an overview of STS-related institutions and activities in the Nordic countries, and discusses the diffusion and diffraction of STS theory across
national and institutional barriers.


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