Fafo's research programme on peace and stabilization focuses on the dynamics and consequences of evolving doctrine and practice in peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and stabilization operations.
Much of our research includes people that fall outside of the traditional peacekeeping and peacebuilding literature, such as:
Thus, while focusing on key issues and themes in peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and stabilization environments – such as the political economy of peacekeeping; the interaction between locals and internationals in peacekeeping/ building sites; disarmament, demobilization and reintegration; corruption and conflict minerals; sexual exploitation and abuse committed by peacekeepers; and gender – we retain an emphasis on those that are both marginalized and often considered analytically marginal.
In so doing, we hope to provide channels for other voices and experiences to be heard, while bringing new insights to bear on peacekeeping and peacebuilding research.
Mona Christophersen and Svein Erik StaveAdvancing Sustainable Development between Conflict and Peace in Myanmar
Kathleen Jennings & Morten BøåsTransactions and Interactions: Everyday Life in the Peacekeeping Economy
Morten Bøås and Anne Hatløy‘Getting in, getting out’: militia membership and prospects for re-integration in post-war Liberia
Morten Bøås and Kathleen M. JenningsWar in the Great Lakes Region and Ugandan Conflict Zones: Micro-regionalisms and Meta-narratives
Ingunn Bjørkhaug, Kathleen M. Jennings and Morten BøåsMapping and assessment of national, bilateral and multilateral actors support to work against sexual based violence in the Great Lakes region in Africa
Kathleen M. JenningsUN peacekeeping economies and local sex industries: connections and implications
Bjørkhaug I, Bøås M, Hatløy A and Jennings KReturning to Uncertainty? Addressing Vulnerabilities in Northern Uganda