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.
Christophersen, M. & Stave, S. E. (2018). Advancing Sustainable Development between Conflict and Peace in Myanmar. IPI. April 4.
Roesch, J. L. & Christophersen, M. (2017). Does Peace Always Produce Development? Guatemala Offers Some Clues. IPI Global Observatory.
Jennings, K.M. (forthcoming) “Blue Helmet Havens: Peacekeeping as Bypassing in Liberia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo”, International Peacekeeping.
Jennings, K.M. and M. Bøås (2015) “Transactions and Interactions: Everyday Life in the Peacekeeping Economy”, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 281-295.
Jennings, K.M. (2015) “Life in a ‘Peace-kept’ City: Encounters with the Peacekeeping Economy”, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 296-315.
Jennings, K.M. (2014) "Service, sex and security: Gendered peacekeeping economies in Liberia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo", Security Dialogue, vol. 45, no. 4, pp. 1-18.
Jennings, K.M. (2010) "Unintended Consequences of Intimacy: Political Economies of Peacekeeping and Sex Tourism", International Peacekeeping, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 229-243.
Jennings, K.M. (2009) "The political economy of DDR in Liberia: a gendered critique", Conflict, Security & Development, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 475-494.
Jennings, K.M. and A. Kaspersen (2008), "Conclusion: Integration Going Forward", International Peacekeeping, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 582-587.
Jennings, K.M. and A. Kaspersen (2008), "Introduction: Integration Revisited", International Peacekeeping, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 443-452.
Bøås, M. and A. Hatløy (2008), "‘Getting in, getting out’: militia membership and prospects for re-integration in post-war Liberia", Journal of Modern African Studies, vol. 46, no. 1, pp.33-55.
Jennings, K.M. (2007) "The Struggle to Satisfy: DDR Through the Eyes of Ex-Combatants in Liberia", International Peacekeeping, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 1-15.
Bøås, M. and K.M. Jennings (2007) "'Failed States' and 'State Failure': Threats or Opportunities?", Globalizations, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 475-485.
Bøås M and Hatløy A (2006). Poor, terrorised and internally displaced: the humanitarian situation in Northern Uganda. Humanitarian Exchange, 36: 21-22.
Bøås, M. and K.M. Jennings (2005) "Insecurity and Development: The rhetoric of the 'failed' state", European Journal for Development Research, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 385-395.