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Per M. Norheim-Martinsen

Per M. Norheim-Martinsen is a senior researcher at the Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies, where he is also research director for conflict and Belonging. He is the author of The European Union and Military Force (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and has published extensively on issues of European security and international peace operations. He has a PhD from the University of Cambridge.    

Research areas:  Peace processes and mediation , Emerging powers , Latin America and the Caribbean , Africa

Publications

The EU in Africa: peacebuilding by proxy
Ashton meeting with UN Special Representative Augustine Mahiga (L) & AMISOM force commander Lt General Gutti (R) by EEAS with cc lisence from Flickr Per M. Norheim-Martinsen 17 October 2013
This report provides a status report on the peacebuilding role of the European Union (EU) in Africa ten years after it launched its first military operation in the DRC in 2003, raising hopes among some that this would be the shape of things to come. However, after this auspicious start, the EU’s current operational activities in Africa... more  
Brazil: an emerging peacekeeping actor
MINUSTAH Peacekeeping. UN troops stand at attention the Hand-over of Command Ceremony, by UN Photo under CC license on Flickr Per M. Norheim-Martinsen 23 November 2012
As the presence of Western states in UN peacekeeping operations (PKOs) has gradually decreased, new states have been filling the resultant void, although these operations remain wedded to Western ideas and standards of how such interventions should be carried out. However, as emerging powers like Brazil are now taking the lead on the g... more  

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