Viljar Haavik

Research Fellow

Viljar Haavik is a Research Fellow at NUPI's Research Group for Peace, Conflict and Development, as part of the research project Strengthening Fragile States through Taxation (FRAGTAX).

Haavik's thesis examines how vulnerable states' political authority to tax is challenged by various non-state actors with a focus on Mali and Liberia. Former research interests include causes of violent extremism, insecurity and conflict in vulnerable states in the Sahel in West Africa. He is attached to the research network TaxCapDev