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Per Mangset

Professor, Telemark University College

Hallvard Eikas Plass, N-3800 Boe i Telemark
Tel: +47 35952500
Fax: +47 35952601



Professor at the Telemark University College and a Sociologist of Culture. Areas of interest include leisure; cultural professionalisation; arts audience; models and history of cultural policy in Western Europe; international cultural cooperation; artist roles in transition; comparative sports and cultural policy and entrepreneurialism.

He studied French, Philosophy and Sociology 1964-73 (University of Oslo, Montpellier and Paris); was research assistant Rogaland University College 1974-76; lecturer/senior lecturer/reader at Telemark University 1976-93; researcher/senior researcher at Telemark Research Institute 1990 (93)-2000; research consultant/head of research (part time) Arts Council of Norway 1994-2000; professor at Telemark University College from 2000. Also a part time senior researcher at Telemark Research Institute and head of Centre for Culture and Sport Studies, Telemark University College. Has conducted several research projects sponsored by the Research Council of Norway - and some projects sponsored by public authorities (Ministry of Culture, Arts Council). Has also - together with Dorte Skot-Hansen (Denmark) - initiated the "International Conference on Cultural Policy Research" (ICCPR).

Currently cooordinating the Scientific Committee of the ICCPR. Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Cultural Policy Research.