The book Diplomatic Sites: A Critical Enquiry was recently published by Hurst/Columbia University Press. It is a result of Iver B. Neumann’s extensive experience from, and research on, diplomacy and foreign policy.More
For et halvt år siden ble det kunngjort at EU var tildelt Nobels fredspris. Noen trodde tildelingen skulle fungere som inspirasjon for å løse krisene EU står oppe i. Hva skjedde med Nobel-ånden? NUPI-direktør stiller dette spørsmålet i en kronikk i Dagens Næringsliv 8.mai.More
Årets første nummer av Nordisk Østforum har nå kommet ut til leserne. I dette nummeret belyses på ulike vis spennet mellom det kollektive og det individuelle.More
- Leira, Halvard , Joakim Hertzberg Ulstein (2013). Globale sikkerhetstrusler. Oslo, NUPI. 53 pages. Denne rapporten tar for seg hva som ligger i begrepet globale sikkerhetstrusler og analyserer hvordan fem globale aktører - EU, USA, Russland, Kina og Brasil - forholder seg til slike trusler. Et hovedfunn er at «globale sikkerhetstrusler» og nærliggende begreper må forstås politisk, de benyttes i betydelig grad for å skape oppmerksomhet om fenomener som aktører med håp om definisjonsmakt opplever som viktige.
- Neumann, Iver B. (2013). Diplomatic Sites. New York, Columbia University Press. 176 pages. In this book Iver B. Neumann investigates diplomatic sites - from the dinner table to sites of conflict mediation and peace facilitation, via representations of diplomacy in popular culture.
- de Carvalho, Benjamin , Ole Jacob Sending [ed.] (2013). The Protection of Civilians in UN Peacekeeping: Concept, Implementation and Practice. Baden-Baden, Nomos. 206 pages. This edited volume explores the Protection of Civilians (PoC) and offers comparisons and in-depth studies of protection mandates in UN peacekeeping missions in Africa. The book seeks to show that however PoC is defined at headquarters level, successful implementation must rest on an understanding of the limits and challenges encountered in mission, on the ground.
- Neumann, Iver B., Nicholas Kiersey [ed.] (2013). Battlestar Galactica and International Relations. London, Routledge. 226 pages. Looking at a television franchise like Battlestar Galactica (BSG) is no longer news within the discipline of International Relations. A growing number of scholars in and out of IR are studying the importance of cultural artifacts – popular or otherwise – for the phenomena that make up the core of our discipline.
- de Coning, Cedric H., John Karlsrud, Ingrid Marie Breidlid (2013). Turning to the South: Civilian Capacity in the Aftermath of Conflict, 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, 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]
- de Carvalho, Benjamin , Ole Jacob Sending
(2013). Introduction: A Concern with Protection,
in Benjamin de Carvalho and Ole Jacob Sending (eds.) The Protection of Civilians in UN Peacekeeping: Concept, Implementation and Practice..Baden-Baden,Nomos.p. 17-23.The authors argue that we have witnessed the emergence of a new discourse on the protection of civilians over the past decade. Grounded in the practice of peacekeeping in UN missions, this discourse and evolving norms has sought to distance itself from the rather rigid understanding of protection of civilians as understood in International Humanitarian Law, focusing instead on practical challenges on the ground. [url]
- Medin, Hege , Per Botolf Maurseth (2013). Market specific fixed and sunk export costs: The impact of learning and spillovers. NUPI Working Paper: 817. 59 pages. This paper provides evidence for market specific sunk export costs by investigating Norwegian seafood exporters’ persistence in different export markets.
- Schia, Niels Nagelhus (2013). Horseshoe and Catwalk – Power and Complexity in the United Nations Security Council. NUPI Working Paper: 816. 14 pages. This working paper is part of a project in which the author aims to explain why peacebuilding is a cumbersome and not always successful project by investigating power relations in the UN (United Nations) and the complexity of this organization. The working paper also discusses to what extent and how anthropology can extract the general from the unique - the notion of generalizability.
- Rieker, Pernille , Tom O. Johnsen (2013). The EEA and Norway Grants: Source of Norwegian influence or soft power?. NUPI Working Paper: 815. 37 pages. For nearly 20 years, Norway has contributed financially to less wealthy EU countries. Should the Grants simply be understood as an act of solidarity? Or do the financial contributions serve as a source of soft power providing increased influence in the EU?
- Schia, Niels Nagelhus (2012). Consensus making in the United Nations Security Council : how informal processes may enforce inequality. NUPI Working Paper: 814. 32 pages. How do small states behave once they have a seat at the table? Based on anthropological fieldwork, the author describes how one small state – Norway – operated during its previous membership of the United Nations Security Council.
- [Bokanmeldelse] A Chronicle of Violence. The events in the South of Kyrgyzstan in June 2010 (Osh Region). Forfatteren gir en anmeldelse av en rapport som ble skrevet om den etniske volden i Osj-regionen i Kirgisistan i 2010.
- Sverdrup, Ulf [Bokanmeldelse] Europaveien, EU og vi andre.
- Berg-Eriksen, Nora Knoph [Bokanmeldelse] At home with the diplomats.
- Leira, Halvard [Bokessay] Mytene om Internasjonale Relasjoner.
- Karlsrud, John , Diana Felix da Costa, Søren Vester Haldrup, Frederik Rosén and Kristoffer Nilaus Tarp (2013). Civilian capacity in the aftermath of conflict – a case study of OPEN. DIIS/NUPI Policy Brief, 16. May
- Haugevik, Kristin M., Øivind Bratberg (2013). Mot brudd mellom Storbritannia og EU?. Hvor hender det? Nr.24, 14. May
- Erin A. Weir (2013). Policies That Protect: The African Union and the Protection of Civilians. NUPI Policy Brief No. 7, 10. May
- Friis , Karsten , John Karlsrud (2013). FN går til krig. NRK Ytring, 10. May