Paul Beaumont holds a Ph.D. in International Relations/International Environmental Studies and Development from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. He is a senior researcher on the Lorax project, which investigates transnational ecosystem system politics.
At NUPI, Paul is working in the Research group on Russia, Asia and international trade.
Paul’s general research interests include the (dis)functioning of international institutions, hierarchies in world politics, and interpretivist research-methods. Paul has monograph in press with Palgrave Studies in International Relations, titled "Performing Nuclear Weapons: How Britain Made its Bomb Make Sense".
He has published peer-reviewed articles in Third World Quarterly, Global Affairs, and New Perspectives, as well as policy-orientated research on behalf of the International Law and Policy Institute, and several op-eds in Klassekampen and Aftenposten. He is currently finalizing a book-project based upon his PhD: "The Grammar of Status Competition: International Hierarchies as Domestic Practice." Paul is an associate editor of New Perspectives Journal of International Relations.
2020 Doctorate, International Relations/International Development and Environment Studies. The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
2014 Master of Science, International Relations. (NMBU)
2006 Bachelor, Economic History. The London School of Economics (LSE)
2020- Senior Researcher, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
2019 Visiting Scholar. The Department of Politics and International Studies. Cambridge University
2015-2020 PhD Candidate, The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
2015 Junior Research Fellow. NUPI
2013-2015 Academic Writing Advisor, NMBU
2006-2012 English Teacher - Prague, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, London, Gliwice
Publications All publications
Publication | 2022
Over the last two decades, climate security has become an increasingly salient policy agenda in international fora. Yet, despite a large body of rese1
Publication : Article | 2022
(This article is only in Norwegian) Etter å ha gått seirende ut av «klimavalget 2021», står den rødgrønne regjeringen overfor oppgaven med å sikre No1
Matt McDonald, Ecological Security: Climate Change and the Construction of Security (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021)Publication : Book review | 2021
This is a book review of Matt McDonald's book titled "Ecological Security: Climate Change and the Construction of Security". This book1
Publication : Academic article | 2018
An impressive portfolio of case-study research has now demonstrated how and through what means the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa)1
Projects All projects
Research project | 2020 - 2023 (Ongoing)
The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) are collaborating on a climate, peace and security project that is aimed at bac...
Research project | 2018 - 2023 (Ongoing)
Do regional politics around border-crossing ecosystems share important resemblances and differ in significant ways from global politics?...
Events All events
EventThu 19 May 2022Time: 16:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: Microsoft Teams
Join us online on 19 May when Professor Lea Ypi will talk about class-based solidarity.
Articles All articles
27 Jun 2022
Lorax in Motion is a series whereby we report and reflect upon the Lorax project team’s ongoing research activities. Here, we catch up with Paul Beau1
9 Aug 2021
How did consecutive British governments maintain the idea that its nuclear weapons are a legitimate, desirable and a sensible way to spend scarce res1
19 Aug 2021
Do these efforts to govern border-crossing ecosystems have unique effects that matter for global politics more generally?
3 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