NUPI’s Department of Development Studies focuses on development processes in the South, and the interplay between these processes and Norwegian foreign policy.
Civil war and state collapse require a code of conduct which includes development perspectives and security analyses. Other studies at the department relate to gender, conflict and peace building, women’s involvement in politics and in the role of civil society in processes of change. Furthermore, analyses of development assistance and the UN system are important areas. The department also participates in evaluating various development projects.
The project aims to explore the mutual interrelatedness between health and foreign policy. More
This project explores changes and challenges to the humanitarian field as seen from the vantage point of the Protection of Civilians (PoC) discourse and its multiple and contextual renderings in Northern Uganda. More
The project studies the connections between state failure and the regional security situation. More
A survey of Norway’s strategic interests in Central America, in regard to foreign and development policy as well as economically. The survey will focus on aspects of the current situation that could be relevant for Norwegian interests. More
This study assesses the role of the World Bank’s Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) at the country level. More
- Lie, Jon Harald Sande, Benjamin de Carvalho
(2013). Conceptual Unclarity and Competition: The Protection of Civilians and the Responsibility to Protect,
in Benjamin de Carvalho and Ole Jacob Sending (eds.) The Protection of Civilians in UN Peacekeeping: Concept, Implementation and Practice..Baden-Baden,Nomos.p. 47-62.The Protection of Civilians and the Responsibility to Protect are confused both in policy discourse and by more analytically minded scholars. Such a conflation, the authors argue, is misleading and may lead to a loss of legitimacy for PoC – which would, over time, be detrimental to UN missions’ ability to protect civilians in practice. [url]
- Lie, Jon Harald Sande, Ingrid Marie Breidlid
(2013). A Cacophony of Ideas and Practices: UNMIS and the Protection of Civilians in Jonglei State, South Sudan,
in Benjamin de Carvalho and Ole Jacob Sending (eds.) The Protection of Civilians in UN Peacekeeping: Concept, Implementation and Practice..Baden-Baden,Nomos.p. 143-162. [url]
- Lie, Jon Harald Sande
(2013). Challenging anthropology: ,
in Millennium 41(2): 20.London,London School of Economics.p. 20.In this article Sande Lie outlines anthropological reflections on the ethnographic turn in international relations. [url]
- Lie, Jon Harald Sande, Axel Borchgrevink
(2012). Layer upon Layer: Understanding the Gambella Conflict Formation,
in International Journal of Ethiopian Studies. Vol VI (1&2)..Los Angeles, CA, USA,Tsehai Publishers.p. 135-159.The conflict situation in the Ethiopian Gambella region involves an intricate web of interrelated and overlapping factors to conflict, pivoting around ethnicity, federalism, resource conflicts and cross-border linkages. This article seeks to give an understanding of the way that endogenous, federal and international factors together result in a complex conflict formation, and what this implies for international engagement with the region. [url]
- Lie, Jon Harald Sande
(2012). The knowledge battlefield of protection,
in African Security. Volume 5(3-4)..Taylor & Francis.p. 142–159.This article explores protection of civilians as a discursive battlefield of knowledge in which different actors vie over its meaning and moral affiliation. The protection discourse is interpreted contextually drawing on involved actors’ mandate and institutional culture. [url]
- Jensenius, Francesca Refsum
(2012). Political Quotas in India: Perceptions of Political Representation,
Asian Survey, vol. 52, no 2..University of California Press.p. 373-394.India has had political quotas for Scheduled Castes (SCs) since 1950. Using a 2004 National Election Study, this paper fins that neither SCs nor non-SCs feel that their vote is more or less efficacious living in SC constituencies. [url]
- Eriksen, Stein Sundstøl, Sverre Lodgaard, Arne Melchior, Karl Rich, Elana Wilson Rowe, Ole Jacob Sending (2012). BRICS, Energy and the New World Order . Oslo, NUPI. 39 pages. In this report, NUPI researches examines various aspects of the issue BRICS and global energy.
- Eggen, Øyvind , Ole Jacob Sending (2012). Recent contributions to research on health and foreign policy . Oslo, NUPI. 36 pages. The report reviews recent research literature on the interrelations between health, on the one hand, and foreign policy/ diplomacy and global governance, on the other. It discusses how the literature responds to different challenges involved, and concludes by pointing at some shortcomings to be addressed in future research.
- Eriksen, Stein Sundstøl, Øyvind Eggen, Aparajita Biswas, Ajay Dubey, Mzukuzi Qobo (2012). India in Africa. Oslo, NUPI. 67 pages. NUPI-rapport. The report provides an overview of Indian engagement in Africa, and discusses the implications it has for African countries and for Norway.
- Eggen, Øyvind , Ole Jacob Sending
(2012). Global helse,
i Internasjonal Politikk 2/2012.Oslo,Universitetsforlaget.p. 208-217.Sending og Eggen diskuterer i denne artikkelen hvordan global helse som felt de siste årene har fått økt status i utenrikspolitikken og i akademia. [url]