Publications archive

The gendered nature of security in El Salvador

The gendered nature of security in El Salvador

How has militarized masculinity hindered the implementation of democratic policing in El Salvador? Erika Rojas Ospina in the Journal of Human Security. 

Green economy, degradation narratives and land-use conflicts in Tanzania

Green economy, degradation narratives and land-use conflicts in Tanzania

While land-use conflicts in Africa are often thought to be due to natural resource scarcity and environmental degradation resulting from population growth, a new Noragric co-authored study demonstrates how degradation narratives may themselves be a key driver of conflicts in Tanzania. Mikael Bergius, Tor A. Benjaminsen & colleagues in World Development.

 
Anti-mining resistance in formal spaces of governance: The case of CASCOMI in Ecuador

Anti-mining resistance in formal spaces of governance: The case of CASCOMI in Ecuador

New study describes the strategies of resistance of an association of peasents and indigenous peoples against a megamining project in the southern Ecuadorian Amazon. Luis Sánchez-Vázquez & Esben Leifsen in the European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Gendered constraints to food security measures in Ethiopia

Gendered constraints to food security measures in Ethiopia

Climate-smart agriculture can improve economic and food security, but its uptake is hampered by gendered constraints. Why is this and what can be done? New study by Meseret Tsige, Gry Synnevåg & Jens B. Aune.

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.

Countering violent extremism in Somalia

Countering violent extremism in Somalia

How do various societal actors in Somalia participate in the politics of countering/preventing violent extremism? Linnéa Gelot & Stig Jarle Hansen in a series on African security and militarism in Conflict, Security & Development.

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.