Does Climate Change Cause Conflicts in the Sahel?

Written by Tor Arve Benjaminsen, Professor, Noragric. Droughts can potentially help escalate conflicts, but empirical evidence from the Sahel suggests that the root causes of land disputes are more historical […]

Norge mot småbøndene

Written by Mikael Bergius, PhD Fellow, Noragric. «Sult er et av verdens største løsbare problemer» skrev utenriksminister Børge Brende i fjor sommer. Det er helt riktig. Men det er lite […]

The ‘Big Man’ Syndrome in Africa

Written by Sean Jacobs (New School, New York) and Camilla Houeland (PhD Fellow, Noragric) Why do so many African leaders overstay their welcome or break electoral rules? In the recent elections in Uganda, […]

Gender Based Violence and Justice in Liberia

Written by Shai A. Divon, Postdoctoral Researcher, Noragric and Morten Bøås, Research Professor, NUPI. In Western political thought, the statutory legal system is often seen as the only institution with […]

The best year ever?

Written by Morten Jerven, Associate Professor, Noragric When I’m in the same room as Bill Gates, the average wealth is very high – but that doesn’t help me. The year […]