Jon Harald Sande Lie
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Jon Harald Sande Lie holds a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Bergen (2011) and is research professor in the Research Group on Global Order and Diplomacy (GOaD).
His research scope pertains to international aid, global governance and state formation, focusing on development and humanitarian aid in Eastern Africa, particularly Ethiopia and Uganda where he has conducted long-term fieldworks in studying the partnership relation at the level of NGOs and those involving the World Bank.
He is co-editor for the journal Forum for Development Studies. He is project manager for the FRIPRO project Developmentality and the anthropology of partnership, and he is project manager and principal investigator of Public–Private Development Interfaces in Ethiopia - Research project | NUPI
2011 PhD in Social Anthropology, University of Bergen
2004 MPhil in Social Anthropology, University of Oslo
2000 Cand. Mag. (roughly equivalent to BA): Social Anthropology (1,5 year); History of Ideas (1 year); History of Religion (1 year); Philosophy (0,5 year); Development and Environment (0,5 year)
2022- Research professor, NUPI
2007- Research fellow/Senior Research Fellow, NUPI
2004- Scholarship holder, Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen
Publications All publications
The humanitarian-development nexus: humanitarian principles, practice, and pragmaticsPublication | 2020
The humanitarian–development nexus is increasingly being cast as the solution to humanitarian concerns, new and protracted crises, and to manage comp1
The localisation of aid - debate and challengesPublication : Policy Brief | 2022
The localisation agenda resurfaced with the Covid 19-pandemic among development and humanitarian actors. Aid localisation refers to providing aid thr1
The Humanitarian-Development Nexus: A Bridge Too Far?Publication : Policy Brief | 2022
In their basic and caricature forms, development aid and humanitarian assistance highlight important differences that materialize in attitudinal, ins1
Local Ownership as Global GovernancePublication : ARTIKKEL | 2019
The ownership discourse has profoundly altered the management of development aid. Nominally, it seeks to instil greater freedom as well as responsibi1
Kinship in International Relations: Introduction and frameworkPublication | 2019
This chapter identifies and discusses some of the ways in which kinship may be of use to IR scholars. The chapter offers examples of how kinship rela1
Projects All projects
Public–Private Development Interfaces in Ethiopia (DEVINT)Research project | 2021 - 2024 (Ongoing)
Private actors are increasingly operating in the name of development and in partnership with international development actors. This project (DEVINT) will explore the nexus of private actors and public...
Political economy analysesResearch project | 2016 - 2018 (Completed)
This project provides political economy analyses of eleven countries deemed important to Norwegian development cooperation. ...
Developmentality and the anthropology of partnership (DevAnt)Research project | 2017 - 2020 (Ongoing)
The concept of partnership is central to the organisation of international development aid. This project will study the concept of partnership in theory and practice. ...
Preventing Violent ConflictResearch project | 2017 (Completed)
The project is commissioned by the World Bank and seeks to better understand how the interplay between international actors and domestic political actors affects efforts to prevent violent conflict. ...
Protection of Civilians. From Principle to Practice (PoC)Research project | 2012 - 2016 (Completed)
Protection of Civilians: From Principle to Practice...
Events All events
WEBINAR: Theory Seminar: Models as Viral AssemblagesEventTue 7 Dec 2021Time: 12:15 Europe/Oslo | Location: Microsoft Teams
In this theory seminar, Marit Tolo Østebø presents from her latest book Village Gone Viral: Understanding the Spread of Policy Models in a Digital Age.
The evolving political dynamics in Ethiopia and its implications for the Horn of AfricaEventMon 2 Sep 2019Time: 10:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
In this seminar, Dr. Abdeta Beyene of the Centre for Dialogue, Research and Cooperation in Ethiopia will talk about the evolving political dynamics in Ethiopia and its implications for the greater Horn of Africa.
Theory seminar: Brokered safety – labour recruitment and migration assistance in the Mekong regionEventSun 23 Jun 2019Time: 12:15 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
In this theory seminar, Dr. Sverre Molland will talk about the importance of intermediaries and mediation for work recruitment in the Mekong region. He will also talk about how this can be seen as an integral part of government steering instruments, and as something aid organizations can benefit from in their "safe-migration" practice aimed at labour migration.
Theory seminar: Internationalized rule. Budget support as a governance technologyEventThu 9 Nov 2017Time: 13:15 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
Professor Klaus Schlichte presents findings from his ongoing research on the role and relevance of Max Weber to understand internationalised rule.
The Horn of Africa: Its strategic importance for Europe, the Gulf States and beyondEventMon 18 Apr 2016Time: 14:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
In this seminar, Alexander Rondos will address the challenges facing the region and the Horn’s strategic importance Europe, the Gulf states and other actors. A key question is how these challenges can be converted into a joint effort that will allow for the integration of the Horn of Africa into a platform of security and economic cooperation?
Articles All articles
Global Order and Diplomacy3 Jan 2022
In what ways are the structures and contents of world politics changing? How do global power dynamics influence states’ foreign policy – and vice ver1