Publications archive

Brazil’s status struggles: Why nice guys finish last

Brazil’s status struggles: Why nice guys finish last

In a new book, Noragric PhD Fellow Paul Beaumont & Pål Røren take a long-lens perspective on Brazil’s historical quest for status. Chapter in Status and the Rise of Brazil

Reading radical environmental justice through a political ecology lens

Reading radical environmental justice through a political ecology lens

Check out this #1 paper in geography and #3 in social sciences at the time of writing: An investigation of the interfaces between environmental justice and political ecology by Hanne Svarstad & Tor A Benjaminsen.

Caring for the enemy?

Caring for the enemy?

In a new book, Stig J. Hansen explores Norway’s Duty of Care to foreign fighters who have joined organizations dedicated to attacking/inciting attacks in Europe.

Institutions for sustainability

Institutions for sustainability

Current political-economic systems cannot ensure sustainable futures. In a new study, Arild Vatn argues that institutional structures are at the root of this problem and suggests changes that could take societies onto a sustainable development path.

Rural livelihoods and climate change adaptation in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Rural livelihoods and climate change adaptation in Bosnia and Herzegovina

How are households in Bosnia and Herzegovina affected by climate change, and how do they adapt to it? New sustainability study by Ognjen Žurovec and Pål Vedeld.

New Book: Farmers and Plant Breeding - Current Approaches and Perspectives

New Book: Farmers and Plant Breeding - Current Approaches and Perspectives

Plant breeding is essential to food production, climate-change adaptation and sustainable development. A new book brings together farmers and plant breeders across a diversity of crops from around the world to provide solutions towards transformation and food security. Edited by Ola Westengen and Tone Winge.

From guns to roses: Understanding community-oriented policing in Afghanistan

From guns to roses: Understanding community-oriented policing in Afghanistan

New study explores how community-oriented policing in Afghanistan links with local people and institutions to ensure security and trust. With Ingrid Nyborg, Jaishankar Ganapathy & Ajmal Nimruzi.

Brexit: Unwitting Martyr for the Cause?

Brexit: Unwitting Martyr for the Cause?

A no-deal Brexit may be the optimum outcome for the EU because it would illustrate the folly of leaving and crystallise the benefits of membership, argues Noragric PhD Fellow Paul Beaumont in New Perspectives 

Dying races, deforestation and drought in East Africa

Dying races, deforestation and drought in East Africa

Social Darwinism - 'survival of the fittest' - has been used to justify racism, imperialism and more. In a new study, Connor Cavanagh examines the concept's effect on forest conservation in East Africa, arguing for the need for 'truth & reconciliation' in relation to these issues.

Advancing the research agenda on food systems

Advancing the research agenda on food systems

The food systems on which humanity depends face multiple threats in the 21st Century, yet the governance of these systems is under-researched. Siri Eriksen collaborates with the World Bank, CGIAR and several other institutions to propose a comprehensive research agenda for the coming years.

 Routledge Handbook of Deradicalisation and Disengagement

Routledge Handbook of Deradicalisation and Disengagement

A new book co-edited by Stig Jarle Hansen offers an overview of the historical settings, theoretical debates, national approaches and practical strategies to deradicalisation and disengagement. 

Transforming water harvesting in southern Ethiopia

Transforming water harvesting in southern Ethiopia

Harvesting water via the ancient tula wells in Ethiopia has relied on indigenous knowledge and technology. This is all changing in recent years, so what is the future for the Borana water management system? Waktole Tiki and Gufu Oba in 'Nomadic Peoples'.

Exploring social preferences for ecosystem services of multifunctional agriculture across policy scenarios

Exploring social preferences for ecosystem services of multifunctional agriculture across policy scenarios

NMBU's Morten Clemetsen, Lars Olav Eik and colleagues in Ecosystem Services.

The politics of citizenship

The politics of citizenship

New study examines the struggle over resources, authority and belonging in the new Federal Republic of Nepal. Andrea Nightingale, Lutgart Lenaerts and colleagues in the Journal of South Asian Studies.

Consequences of displacement and resettlement

Consequences of displacement and resettlement

A case on a planned oil refinery development project in Uganda is investigated by Pål Vedeld & colleagues in the Journal of Refugee Studies.