Books and reports
Neumann, Iver B.
(2012). At Home With the Diplomats. , Cornell University Press. 232 pages. In this book, Iver B. Neumann offers unprecedented access to the inner workings of a foreign ministry. Approaching contemporary diplomacy from an anthropological perspective, Neumann examines the various aspects of diplomatic work and practice, including immunity, permanent representation, diplomatic sociability, accreditation, and issues of gender equality.
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Hansen, Vegard Valther, Trine Nikolaisen, Helge Lurås
(2012). Etter beste evne . Oslo, NUPI-rapport . 19 pages. Security in Practice. Denne rapporten gir en kort oversikt over Forsvarets innsats innen Operational Mentoring and Liaison Teams (OMLT) i Afghanistan. Forsvarets arbeid har vært rettet inn mot Afghan National Army (ANA). Hensikten er å gi anbefalinger om fortsettelsen av dette arbeidet i Afghanistan, men også å skape et erfaringsgrunnlag for eventuelt liknende oppdrag i fremtiden.
(2012). Mens vi avventer peak oil: Om Norges strategiske interesser. Oslo, NUPI. 36 pages. Security in Practice. I en ny rapport ser Helge Lurås på forsyningssituasjonen i det globale oljemarkedet. Nærmer verden seg peak oil? Lurås vurderer hvilke konsekvenser en stagnasjon i verdens oljeproduksjon kan få for norske interesser og anbefaler tiltak for å tilpasse seg usikkerheten.
Karlsrud, John , Felix da Costa, Diana
(2012). Moving towards local-level peacebuilding?. Oslo, NUPI. 53 pages. Security in Practice 5 · 2012. In this case-study report Felix da Costa and Karlsrud examine early peacebuilding activities and local circumstances in South Sudan. The report seeks to elucidate some core research questions developed jointly by NUPI and UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations Best Practices.
Neumann, Iver B., Stefano Guzzini
[ed.] (2012). The Diffusion of Power in Global Governance. Hampshire, England, Palgrave Macmillan. 276 pages. The study of global governance has often led separate lives within the respective camps of International Political Economy and Foucauldian Studies. Despite vast differences in these approaches, Guzzini and Neumann's study recognises that ongoing changes in global governance go far beyond a proliferation of steering techniques and has a systems-changing potential.
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Overland, Indra , Mikkel Berg-Nordlie
(2012). Bridging divides. , Berghahn Books. 162 pages. This book tells the story of what happened to the Russian Sami population in the two decades that followed the end of the Cold War. They attempted a linguistic revival, sought to mend the Cold War scars across Sapmi, and established their own independent ethno-political organizations.
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Overland, Indra , Botha, Harald
(2012). Mastergraden – din kompetanse for fremtiden. Oslo, Unipub. 103 pages. Få norske studenter setter seg egne, bevisste mål for hvilken kompetanse de skal få ut av mastergraden og -oppgaven. Målet med denne boken er derfor å hjelpe studenter til å ta bevisste valg for å få den kompetansen de har krav på, og dermed legge til rette for at veien blir kortere og mer målrettet fra avsluttet studium til en yrkeskarriere.
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Paul Keating, Sharon Wiharta
(2012). Synthesis Report of the Baseline Study on Civilian Capacity . Oslo, NUPI. 48 pages. With basis in country case studies this report presents ten general findings or observations which can feed into discussions among CIVCAP Network countries about key issues that they could monitor, or engage with as the Network continues its work in cooperation with governments and the UN in support of the CIVCAP initiative.
(2012). Putin's United Russia Party. , Routledge. 225 pages. This book on Putin's United Russia Party creates a model to understand the role of political parties in electorally based political systems and shows how United Russia conforms to this model, and, importantly how the party also has unique features that affect its place in the political system.
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Solhjell, Randi , Niels Nagelhus Schia, Marcela Donadio, Ancil Adrian-Paul, Juan Rial , Renata Giannini
(2012). Turning UNSC Resolution 1325 into operational practice. Oslo, NUPI. 40 pages. SiP. This report focuses on the integration of gender perspectives in the armed forces serving in international operations, including the UN missions in DR Congo, Liberia and Haiti, in addition to the Norwegian contribution in Afghanistan.
Teri Murphy , Onur Sazak
(2012). Turkey's Civilian Capacity in Post-Conflict Reconstruction. Istanbul, Istanbul Policy Center, Sabanci University. 38 pages. Since the early 2000s, the Turkish assistance to post-conflict countries seems to have shifted dramatically from military missions to civilian capacity assistance. As part of NUPI's Network Civilian Capacity project, this study offers useful information and key observations on the nature and boundaries of Turkish civilian capacity.
Neumann, Iver B., Thomas Ugelvik
[ed.] (2012). Mat/viten. Oslo, Universitetsforlaget. 238 pages. Mat er mer enn næring. I denne boka ser bidragsyterne på mat fra ulike ståsted. De viser at matvaner og etikette er kulturelle størrelser. Maten man spiser kommuniserer noe om hvem man er og hvilke fellesskap man er del av.
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(2012). Maktens kvinner. Oslo, Universitetsforlaget. 544 pages. In this book, Torild Skard describes the background, life, and political career of 73 female heads of states from 53 countries. She explores whether there are any common features that led to these countries appointing women as heads of state.
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Victor Angelo and Kate McGuinness
(2012). Security and Stability. , NUPI, TfP. 78 pages. Security in Practice. This paper examines the political impact of South Sudan’s independence on its neighbours. It also discusses the roles of the United States and China, in relation to their capacities to contribute toward easing tensions between Sudan and South Sudan.
de Coning, Cedric H.
(2012). Complexity, Peacebuilding and Coherence. Stellenbosch, University of Stellenbosch. 368 pages. Cedric de Coning's phd dissertation explores the utility of using Complexity studies to improve our understanding of peacebuilding and the coherence dilemma, which is regarded as one of the most significant problems facing peacebuilding interventions.
de Coning, Cedric H., Linnéa Gelot, Ludwig Gelot
[ed.] (2012). Supporting African Peace Operations . , NUPI, The Nordic Africa Institute, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation. 117 pages. Policy Dialogue No.8. This report examines four challenges: 1) the AU Commission’s limited capacity to plan and manage peace operations; 2) insufficient political engagement by African member states with AU peace operations; 3) the short-termism and self-interest of some of the AU’s partners; 4) and the need for UN Security Council permanent members to value and ensure a shared AU-UN strategic vision.
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