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An NMBU research cluster focused on the links between conflict, human security and development, with a particular emphasis on development processes in post-conflict and post-disaster contexts. 

  • The Global Orders, Security and Crisis cluster focuses on the complex processes surrounding an array of crises emerging across the globe. These crises can relate to climate change, food systems, governance and democracy, diplomacy, violence and conflict, social justice, and global and local institutions to name a few.

    These crises are often interlinked and protracted, and lead to changes that challenge us in terms of response, prevention and innovation in social, political, environmental and economic orders.

    The researchcluster brings together researchers from different disciplines, perspectives and experiences to better understand these processes of intensive global change.  How do these different crises evolve, and how might they be addressed in ways that take account of unequal power relations, social injustice, and a changing climate?

    The Crisis and Change cluster research revolves around three, often intersecting, themes:

    • Crisis Response and Governance
      • Key words: Food systems and food security, crisis preparations and response, disaster risk reduction, international institutions and crisis governance, populism and climate policy, linked crisis response: climate-food-injustice-energy
    • Power and Global Orders
      • Key words: Social differentiation and oppression, gender colonial and post-colonialism, land reform and economic redistribution processes, international relations, diplomacy, democracy and authoritarianism, ocean and polar governance
    • Conflict and Security
      • Key words: Gender violence, human security, human rights and protection of civilians, post-conflict police reform, local institutions and community-oriented policing, military-civil security transitions, maritime security, counter insurgency, rebel governance, radical movements
    • Academic debates/seminars/workshops.
    • Collaborate with relevant partner institutions in Norway working in related areas ( i.e. NUPI, PRIO and CMI)
    • Formulate research proposals under the cluster themes and explore opportunities for funding
    • Generate and nurture research networks
    • Provide a forum for sharing of in-progress research papers