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Prof. Dr. Ole-Jörgen Skog

Prof. Dr. Ole-Jörgen Skog

Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor ole-jorgen skogOle-Jørgen Skog (1946-2006) was a Norwegian sociologist known especially for his rationality and network theories in research on alcohol and substance abuse. He majored in pedagogy in 1973 and received his PhD degree for a thesis on distribution of alcohol consumption in NorwayHe worked for many years at the National Institute for Drug Research (SIRUS before 2001 SIFA) and was head of the research institute from 1988 to 1994. He was professor of sociology at the University of Oslo in 1995 and held the position until his death in 2006.

His article The collectivity of drinking cultures: A theory of the distribution of alcohol consumption from 1985 was in 2011 named one of the 25 most important contributions to Norwegian sociology. He was in 2007 posthumously awarded the Norwegian sociologist Association honorary award.