Background and activities

The subject of my PhD project is civil-military relations in Nordic countries in the period 2001-2014. While we can expect the shock of 9/11 and its aftermath to change the dynamics of civil-military relations, the specific conditions and outcomes are unclear. The main aim of the project is to examine whether expeditionary warfare post-9/11 has shifted the civil-military balance of authority and influence in favour of the military in the Nordic countries. Has the military expert become more influential, or is the political authority tightening its control of the armed forces? The project is based on a qualitative comparative study of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Teaching at NTNU:

  • EUR1001 Introduction to the European Union (BA level)
  • EUR1201 EU Cultural Policy and Cultural Integration (BA level)
  • EUR2900 Bachelor's Thesis in European Studies (BA level, supervisor)
  • EUR3415 Research and Project Planning (MA level, guest lecturer)

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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  • Bieri, Matthias; Fiskvik, Jannicke; Nünlist, Christian; Thränert, Oliver; Zapfe, Martin; Zogg, Benno. (2016) Die NATO und Russland: Verteidigungsplanung 2014-2016. 2016.
  • Fiskvik, Jannicke. (2016) External shocks and threat perceptions: Nordic security 1991-2014. 17th Annual UACES Student Forum Research Conference on 'United or divided we stand? Perspectives on the EU's challenges' . The academic association for contemporary European Studies; Brussel. 2016-05-09 - 2016-05-10.
  • Fiskvik, Jannicke. (2016) La sécurité nordique: sur la voie de l’OTAN?.
  • Fiskvik, Jannicke. (2016) Nordic Security: Moving towards NATO?.
  • Fiskvik, Jannicke. (2016) Nordische Sicherheit: Eine Annäherung an die NATO?.


  • Fiskvik, Jannicke. (2013) From Peace Dove to Hawk: Norway’s participation in international military operations after the Cold War. 2013.