Background and activities

I am Associate Professor of Political Science. My research interests cover political, environmental, and institutional dimensions of collective violence. My focus is on the role of institutions in resolving disputes and containing violence as well as intermediate linkages between climate anomalies and violence, such as the individual support for violence subject to resources shocks and mobility patterns after resource shocks. I am currently involved in projects funded by the European Commission and the Research Council of Norway. I have published in journals such as Climatic Change, Environmental Research Letters, International Security and Journal of Peace Research amongs others. 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Theisen, Ole Magnus; Gleditsch, Nils Petter. (2017) Resources, the environment, and conflict. Routledge Handbook of Security Studies.
  • Theisen, Ole Magnus; Gleditsch, Nils Petter; Buhaug, Halvard. (2017) Climate change and violence: Reviewing the evidence. States and peoples in conflict: Transformations of conflict studies.
  • Buhaug, Halvard; Theisen, Ole Magnus. (2012) On Environmental Change and Armed Conflict. Climate Change, Human Security and Violent Conflict: Challenges for Societal Stability.
  • Theisen, Ole Magnus; Gleditsch, Nils Petter; Buhaug, Halvard. (2012) Climate Change and Armed Conflict. Elgar Handbook of Civil War and Fragile States.
  • Buhaug, Halvard; Gleditsch, Nils Petter; Theisen, Ole Magnus. (2010) Implications of Climate Change for Armed Conflict. Social Dimensions of Climate Change.
  • Gleditsch, Nils Petter; Theisen, Ole Magnus. (2010) Resources, the environment and conflict. The Routledge Handbook of Security Studies.

Report/dissertation