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Is liberal internationalism worth saving? Ad hoc coalitions and their consequences for international security

Slow responses and blocked decision-making of international organizations provide opportunities for ad hoc coalitions to fill functional and political gaps. Compared to UN peace operations, ad hoc coalitions avoid gridlock and high transaction costs, they are fast to set up, can be task and time specific, flexible and easily dissolved. However, they also have much lighter human rights and financial accountability frameworks, a patchy record of longer-term impact and can contribute to a more fragmented response to armed conflicts and threats to international peace and security.

  • Security policy
  • Africa
  • Humanitarian issues
  • Conflict
  • Fragile states
  • Insurgencies
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  • Security policy
  • Africa
  • Humanitarian issues
  • Conflict
  • Fragile states
  • Insurgencies
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Publications
Book

External Voting: The Patterns and Drivers of Central European Migrants' Homeland Electoral Participation

This open access book is the first monograph that brings together insights from comparative politics, political sociology, and migration studies to introduce the current state of knowledge on external voting and transnational politics. Drawing on new data gathered within the DIASPOlitic project, which created a comparative dataset of external voting results for 6 countries of origin and 17 countries of residence as well as an extensive qualitative dataset of 80 in-depth interviews with four groups of migrants, this book not only illustrates theoretical problems with empirical material, but also provides answers to previously unaddressed questions. The empirical material focuses on the European context. The Eastern Enlargement of the European Union (2004-2007) triggered a westward wave of migration from Central and Eastern European countries which faced the expansion of existing émigré communities and the emergence of new ones. As this process coincided with the expansion of migrant voting rights, the result is a large set of populous diaspora communities which can potentially have a significant impact on country electoral politics, making the study of external voting highly relevant. This book’s introduction takes stock of current research on transnational politics and external voting, presenting core puzzles. The following chapter introduces the context of intra-European migration and the political situation in Central-Eastern European sending countries. The next two sections address the empirical puzzles, drawing on new quantitative and qualitative. The conclusion takes stock of the evidence gathered, discusses the normative problem of non-resident voters enfranchisement, connects external voting to the broader debate on political remittances and finally, maps the terrain ahead for future research.

  • Migration
  • Governance
  • The EU
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  • Migration
  • Governance
  • The EU
The Past, Present and Future of Peacekeeping
Podcast

The Past, Present and Future of Peacekeeping

What can we say about UN Peacekeeping after 75 years of operations? In this episode of the NUPI podcast The World Stage, experts give their take o...

  • Africa
  • Peace operations
  • Conflict
  • Fragile states
  • Nation-building
  • United Nations
  • AU
  • Africa
  • Peace operations
  • Conflict
  • Fragile states
  • Nation-building
  • United Nations
  • AU
Articles
Analysis
Articles
Analysis

The past, present and future of Peacekeeping

What can we say about UN Peacekeeping after 75 years of operations? In this episode of the NUPI podcast The World Stage, experts give their take on the missions and what their future look like.
  • Africa
  • Peace operations
  • Conflict
  • Fragile states
  • Nation-building
  • United Nations
  • AU
Kristian  Lefdal
Researchers

Kristian Lefdal

Master's student

Kristian is a master's student at NUPI, contributing to the Research group on Peace, Conflict, and Development. He holds a bachelor's degree in Po...

  • Africa
  • Peace operations
  • Conflict
  • Fragile states
  • Nation-building
  • Nationalism
  • Insurgencies
  • International organizations
  • AU
  • Africa
  • Peace operations
  • Conflict
  • Fragile states
  • Nation-building
  • Nationalism
  • Insurgencies
  • International organizations
  • AU
Julie  Stensønes
Researchers

Julie Stensønes

Master's student

Julie Stensønes is a master's student at the University of Oslo with a specific focus on climate politics. Her research interests include internat...

  • Economic growth
  • Europe
  • The Nordic countries
  • Pandemics
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • International organizations
  • Economic growth
  • Europe
  • The Nordic countries
  • Pandemics
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • International organizations
Silje  Balseth
Researchers

Silje Balseth

Master's student

Silje is a master's student at NUPI for the Research group for Peace, Conflict and Development. She is studying Political Science at the Universit...

  • Economic growth
  • Africa
  • Pandemics
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • International organizations
  • Economic growth
  • Africa
  • Pandemics
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • International organizations
Margrete  Seiersnes
Researchers

Margrete Seiersnes

Master's student

Margrete is a master's student at NUPI and contributes in the Research group for Global Order and Diplomacy. She pursues a master’s degree in Huma...

  • Development policy
  • Foreign policy
  • Africa
  • Humanitarian issues
  • Development policy
  • Foreign policy
  • Africa
  • Humanitarian issues
Bendik  Manum
Researchers

Bendik Manum

Master's student

Bendik is a master's student at NUPI in the Research group for Russia, Asia, and International Trade, and is currently writing his Master’s thesis...

  • NATO
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign policy
  • Europe
  • Russia and Eurasia
  • The Nordic countries
  • Nation-building
  • Nationalism
  • Human rights
  • The EU
  • NATO
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign policy
  • Europe
  • Russia and Eurasia
  • The Nordic countries
  • Nation-building
  • Nationalism
  • Human rights
  • The EU
Articles
News
Articles
News

Rethink territory: How Ukraine can redefine victory

Victory can be achieved in steps or dimensions, such as a vibrant democracy, a growing economy, societal welfare, as well as territorial liberation, writes Karsten Friis.
  • Defence and security
  • Defence
  • Security policy
  • Europe
  • Russia and Eurasia
  • Conflict
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