Books

Nils G. Indahl has written four university textbooks (in Norwegian). All titles may be ordered direct from the publisher, Cappelen Damm Akademisk, Oslo, that ships worldwide.

Social science for the health professions

Samfunnsvitenskap for helse- og sosialfagutdanningene, Cappelen Damm Akademisk, Oslo 2017

English summary:

Today’s health professional cooperates, manages, develops and carries out academic research in important parts of society. To be able to fill this role, the health practitioner should know the societal context in which he carries out his profession. The book introduces university students to central topics in social science; sociology, health and IT, international politics and economics. Through a number of examples, the book discusses the relation between practical and theoretical knowledge. Individual and group is defined in light of newer theories of identity. The entrepreneur’s function in wealth creation is discussed. IT/IS in the health sector has the potential to improve organisational practices and free time for more central caring tasks. Big data provides an opportunity to provide more exact diagnostics and offer individual treatment plans. 

Introduction to social science for journalists

Innføring i samfunnskunnskap for journalister, Cappelen Damm Akademisk, Oslo 2015

English summary:

Even though the state is the most important unit in international politics, it is being challenged by non-state actors and international migration. A more integrated Europe in the field of individual human rights and legislation requires a fresh look at democratic institutions. Individual and group is defined in light of newer theories on identity. These are central subjects in political science, international politics and economics. The book introduces important concepts in economics, and looks at the role of the entrepreneur in wealth creation.

Three ideologies of the press

De tre presseideologier, Høyskoleforlaget, Kristiansand 2011

English summary:

Can freedom of expression be secured through legislation, or should the law limit the state in order that its citizens may express themselves more freely? Present-day bloggers express themselves without censorship very much like 17th century writers refused state licensing and censorship. The book discusses the liberal and authoritarian ideologies of the media, and asks whether today’s negotiation model sufficiently respects the fundamental right of citizens to freedom of expression and information. Should we refute state attempts to finance and control the media?

The Net Journalist

Nettjournalisten (epub) 1st edition, Cappelen Damm Akademisk, Oslo 2014
Nettjournalisten (print), 2nd edition, Høyskoleforlaget, Kristiansand 2007
Nettjournalisten (print), 1st edition, Høyskoleforlaget, Kristiansand 2002

English summary:

A good net journalist does not only write well and use new media. He enters into dialogue with related disciplines, such as graphic design, interaction design and programming – from idea to research, presentation and evaluation. The book analyses the journalistic work process in digital media, with examples from journalistic practice that show workflow and working methods. New groups wish to work as journalists and share their knowledge on the internet. The number of blogs and specialised home pages increases dramatically. Combined with good writing and ethics, digital media may increase both the quality and depth of journalism.

Also, he contributed a chapter to the book When the Net changes the world (in Danish):

The Road to a Journalistic Renaissance

Vejen mod en journalistisk renæssance in Jensen, Michael Juul et al (eds.): Når Nettet ændrer verden [When the Net changes the world], Børsens Forlag, Copenhagen 2001, pp. 102 – 114