Background and activities

Arild Blekesaune is dr.polit. in sociology, and is employed as full professor of social science research methods. He teaches mainly in applied statistical analysis, and has broad experience in sampling, organization, and analysis of various survey and register data. Blekesaune mainly published scientific articles in the areas of welfare and rural sociology.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

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  • Blekesaune, Arild; Bjørkhaug, Hilde. (2015) Spatial diffusion of innovation. AGRISPACE: Background, concepts and frameworks.
  • Blekesaune, Arild; Brandth, Berit; Haugen, Marit S.. (2012) Endringer i nordmenns bruk av gårdsturisme. Turisme i distriktene.
  • Forbord, Magnar; Frisvoll, Svein Johan; Blekesaune, Arild. (2012) Turisters forbruk av lokal mat - noen sammenhenger og implikasjoner. Turisme i distriktene.
  • Rønningen, Katrina; Blekesaune, Arild. (2011) Redd for rovdyr? Jakten på rovdyrkonfliktens materielle virkelighet. Rurale brytninger.


  • Blekesaune, Arild. (1996) Family farming in Norway : an analysis of structural changes within farm households between 1975 and 1990. 1996. Avhandling til graden dr.polit. ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet (6).


  • Elvestad, Eiri; Aalberg, Toril; Blekesaune, Arild. (2015) Changing TV-Consumption, Changing Political Interest? Estimating short and long term effects using a pseudo panel approach covering 35 European countries from 2002 – 2012. THE 65TH ICA ANNUAL CONFERENCE . ICA; San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2015-05-21 - 2015-05-25.
  • Elvestad, Eiri; Blekesaune, Arild; Aalberg, Toril. (2014) The Polarized News Audience? A Longitudinal Study of News-Seekers and News-Avoiders in Europe. APSA2014 . APSA; Washington, DC. 2014-08-28 - 2014-08-31.
  • Aalberg, Toril; Blekesaune, Arild; Elvestad, Eiri. (2013) Media Choice and Informed Democracy: Toward Increasing News Consumption Gaps in Europe?. "Challenging Communication Research", ICA 63rd Annual Conference . International Communication Association (ICA); London. 2013-06-17 - 2013-06-21.
  • Aalberg, Toril; Blekesaune, Arild; Elvestad, Eiri. (2013) Media choice and informed democracy. Towards increasing news consumption gaps in Europe. American Sociolological Association . ASA; New York. 2013-08-10 - 2013-08-13.
  • Bjørkhaug, Hilde; Blekesaune, Arild. (2013) Local communities and agriculture - effects of structural change?. Expert on Structural Change Workshop . University of Bonn; Bonn. 2013-09-18 - 2013-09-20.
  • Blekesaune, Arild. (2013) Endringer i nordmenns holdninger til rovdyr?. Vinterseminar 2013 . Norsk sosiologforening; Skeikampen, Gausdal. 2013-01-25 - 2013-01-27.
  • Aalberg, Toril; Blekesaune, Arild; Elvestad, Eiri. (2012) Media choice and informed democracy : an empirical study of increasing information gaps in Europe. American Political Science Association 108th Annual Meeting (APSA 2012) . APSA; New Orleans. 2012-08-30 - 2012-09-02.
  • Almås, Reidar; Blekesaune, Arild. (2012) Economic and social inequality between urban and rural areas in Europe. the XIII World Congress of Rural Sociology . IRSA; Lisboa. 2012-07-29 - 2012-08-04.