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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
Islamist Social Movements and Hybrid Regime Types in the Muslim WorldPublication | 2022
Since the Arab Uprisings in 2010–2011 and subsequent counterrevolutions, socio-economic and political crises have occurred with rapid frequency in th1
The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank: from institutional anchors of liberalism to geopolitical rivalryPublication : Academic chapter | 2022
The IMF and the World Bank are not only amongst the world's most powerful international institutions, but they also represent the most visible i1
The Sheikh versus the president: the making of Imam Dicko as a political Big Man in MaliPublication : Academic article | 2022
In the lead up to the military coup in Mali in August 2020, Imam Dicko Mahmoud Dicko solidified his status as one of the country’s most important pow1
The end of stability - how Burkina Faso fell apartPublication : Academic article | 2022
Not so long-ago Burkina Faso was considered an ‘island’ of stability in a conflict-prone part of Africa. This is not the case anymore as armed insurg1
Development Assistance and Root Causes of Migration: A Risky Road to Unsustainable SolutionsPublication | 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
Projects All projects
Strengthening Fragile States through Taxation (FRAGTAX)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...
Shaping a New Africa-Europe Relationship for a post-Covid-19 global orderResearch project | 2020 - 2021 (Completed)
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...
Jihadist Governance in the Sahel (JIGOV-Sahel)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. ...
Migration and Development: Sharing knowledge between Norway and Poland (MiDeShare)Research project | 2019 - 2021 (Completed)
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
Fragile states and taxation: Evidence from Afghanistan, Liberia, and the SahelEventTue 30 Aug 2022Time: 13:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
Join us on the 30th of August for an illuminating look into the role taxation and state fragility play in modern state-building.
A New Narrative on AfricaEventMon 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.
Book talk: Roadblock politics – The origin of Violence in Central AfricaEventWed 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.
The Sahel - fragile states and violent entrepreneursEventWed 2 Feb 2022Time: 00:00 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.
Afghanistan, Taliban and migrationEventThu 7 Oct 2021Time: 16:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Zoom
What will be the consequences of Taliban's takeover in Afghanistan with regards to migration?
Articles All articles
Peace, Conflict and Development3 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?
Seven new research projects to NUPI24 Jun 2021
Exciting new research on topics ranging from energy and climate, cyber security and vulnerable states will be done by NUPI in the coming years. Seven1