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Norwegian Institute for International Affairs (NUPI)

NUPI's twin tasks of research and information are focused on international issues central to Norwegian foreign policy and foreign economic relations.

Research is organised into two major cross-disciplinary strategic institute programmes (SIP):

1) European Integration and Sovereignty - addressing a wide range of economic and political issues as well as security questions and international crime. The Institute’s Centre for Russian Studies is an integral part of this programme.

2) Collective Security - focusing on security theory, conflict prevention and peace operations. NUPI’s UN Programme is a key element in this activity.

Runs library and information department.

WWW site (in Norwegian and English) has information on research activities and publications, and access to their Centre for Russian Studies directory of WWW links.

Publications include Forum for Development Studies - contents list is available on WWW site.

After a quarantine period of two years, the FDS articles are published in full text on All working papers are available online immediately after having been published.

Published Documents

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Lebanon poised at the brink
T. Gade / Norwegian Institute for International Affairs 2016
Gravely affected by the Syrian crisis, Lebanon has remained relatively stable against all odds â?? despite the influx of some 1.5 million Syrian refugees and an internal political crisis involving supporters of oppos- ing Syrian...
Emissions trading and climate diplomacy between Europe and China
O. Gippner / Norwegian Institute for International Affairs 2016
Over the past decade, the EU has been following a “policy of unconditional  engagement”  vis-à-vis  the  People’s  Republic  of China, pursuing its promotion of effective multilatera...
Food price differences across Indian states: patterns and determinants
A. Melchior / Norwegian Institute for International Affairs 2016
The paper examines food price differences across Indian states during 2004-2014 using food consumer prices from household surveys and wholesale/retail prices for selected goods. At the individual product level there are large price di...
A climate of conflicts?
H. Buhaug Buhaug; I. Rudolfsen / Norwegian Institute for International Affairs 2015
Political violence correlates strongly with climate: Civil conflict risk is seven to ten times higher in dry and tropical climates than in continental climate zones. Yet, there is little evidence that climatic variability and change a...
A Political Economy of Slum Spaces: Mathare Valley
J.C. Andvig; T. Barasa / Norwegian Institute for International Affairs 2014
This paper studies the spatial characteristics of slums, seeking to explain why rulers tend to neglect the welfare of their dwellers. While located close to the centers of power, their high population density implies that they cover s...
Improving livelihoods through conservation and education. A case study of the Swastha butterfly garden
M. Rich / Norwegian Institute for International Affairs 2014
In many parts of the developing world, those with physical or mental handicaps are often considered to be a burden on society, with limited to no remunerative activities available in the workforce. Activities such as butterfly farming...
The governance of global value chains for live butterflies
K.M. Rich; M. Rich; P.G. Chengappa / Norwegian Institute for International Affairs 2014
Despite estimates that the global butterfly trade generates over US$100 million annually in sales of pupae for exhibitions and deadstock for a range of collector and artisanal uses, almost no research has been conducted that unpacks t...
Sustainability coffee certification in India. Perceptions and practices
P.G. Chengappa / Norwegian Institute for International Affairs 2014
Certification programs has been employed in many agricultural products as a means to encourage and communicate compliance with standards associated with various attributes, such as organic, fair-trade, GMO free, and eco-friendly, amon...
Promoting conservation in India by greening coffee
K. Rich / Norwegian Institute for International Affairs 2014
The Indian coffee sector is at an important transition point, increasingly stuck in the middle between quality and value segments of the market. A potential niche for India is in the development of eco-friendly (green) coffees, levera...
The structure and dynamics of cut flower export markets from Kenya and Ethiopia
B. Perry / Norwegian Institute for International Affairs 2012
The flower trade from Kenya and Ethiopia has brought direct financial benefits to both countries which contribute to agricultural GDP. Moreover it has brought substantial indirect benefits in the form of employment, organisational and...
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