Morten Bøås (PhD) is Research Professor and works predominantly on issues concerning peace and conflict in Africa, including issues such as land rights and citizenship conflicts, youths, ex-combatants and the new landscape of insurgencies and geopolitics.
Bøås has authored, co-authored and co-edited several books and published a number of articles for academic journals. He has conducted in-depth fieldwork in a number of African countries and travelled widely elsewhere on the continent.
2001 Dr.Polit. (Ph.D) in Political Science, University of Oslo
1995 The CRE/Copernicus Seminar on Environmental Law
1994 Cand.Polit., in Political Science, University of Oslo
2013- Research professor, NUPI
2010-2012 Head of Research, Fafo’s Institute for Applied International Studies
2002-2010 Research Fellow, Fafo
Publications All publications
Publication | 2021
In the aftermath of the 2015 migration-management crisis, both the European Union and several European states declared that they would be using devel1
Much Ado About Very Little? Migration-Linked Development Assistance — the Cases of Poland and NorwayPublication | 2021
In response to the migration management crisis that peaked in Europe in 2015-2016, the EU institutions and some European states promised to address t1
Publication : Academic article | 2020
The Tillabéri region in Niger has quickly lapsed into a state of violence and come under the control of ‘violent entrepreneurs’ – that is, non-state1
Publication : Academic article | 2020
Once a region that rarely featured in debates about global security, the Sahel has become increasingly topical as it confronts the international comm1
Publication : Academic chapter/article/Conference paper | 0
While we live in a highly unequal world where your position and place will determine what you have access to. However, based on years of fieldwork in1
Projects All projects
Research project | 2021 - 2024 (Ongoing)
How is the political authority to tax established, exercised and maintained over time? State-building requires predictable income. Without a domestic revenue base, even core activities states are expe...
Research project | 2020 - 2021 (Ongoing)
This collaborative project between NUPI, ACCORD and ECFR aims to stimulate and enrich the dialogue in Africa and Europe on the underlying geopolitical, Covid-19, peace and security and other key devel...
Research project | 2020 - 2024 (Ongoing)
This project is about jihadist insurgent governance in West Africa's Sahel region....
Preventing Violent Extremism in the Balkans and the MENA: Strengthening Resilience in Enabling Environments (PREVEX)Research project | 2019 - 2022 (Ongoing)
The overarching objective of PREVEX is to put forward more fine-tuned and effective approaches to preventing violent extremism. ...
Research project | 2019 - 2021 (Ongoing)
The aim of this project is to improve our understanding of the relationship between migration and development in order to suggest more effective policies for addressing root causes of migration in wea...
Events All events
EventMon 9 May 2022Time: 16:15 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI/Livestream to Facebook and Youtube
Changing the narrative on Africa and looking beyond aid and potential dependency on it are essential aspects for future development. On 9 May we invite you to a panel debate on this topic.
EventWed 8 Jun 2022Time: 16:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
Join us for a journey into the heart of Africa as Peer Schouten paints a captivating picture of the importance of roadblocks in his new book.
EventThu 3 Feb 2022Time: 01:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: YouTube
The Sahel has recently gotten attention from the international community because of the many challenges this realm faces. This webinar marks the end of a three-year long project that has taken a closer look at the Sahel.
EventThu 7 Oct 2021Time: 16:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Zoom
What will be the consequences of Taliban's takeover in Afghanistan with regards to migration?
EventTue 7 Dec 2021Time: 15:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Livestream to Facebook and Youtube
On the border between Poland and Belarus we now see a new phenomenon: the use of migrants as a political tool in a state's foreign policy.
Articles All articles
3 Jan 2022
What can we do to prevent war? How can countries emerging from conflict avoid relapse? How well do international peace operations actually work?