Kjetil har i snaut 30 år forsket på politiske forståelse, konfliktdynamikker, menneskerettigheter og fredsprosser i en afrikansk kontekst. Hans hoved empiriske fokus er Afrikas Horn (Eritrea og Etiopia), samt Øst-Afrika (Zanzibar og Tanzania). Kjetil er ofte brukt som rådgiver av internasjonale aktører (utenriksdepartementer, FN-systemet m.m.) for å levere empirisk forankret policyforskning og rådgivning.

Portrett av Kjetil Tronvoll
Kjetil Tronvoll er professor ved freds- og konfliktstudier og internasjonale studier på Bjørknes Høyskole

Hovedforskningsinteresse som aktivt følges:

Konfliktdynamikker

Kjetil har gjort datainnsamling, analyse og publisert på konfliktprosesser på Afrikas Horn (mellom Eritrea-Etiopia, og internt i Etiopia) i snaut 30 år.

 

Freds- og forsoningsprosesser

Kjetil følger den nye Eritrea-Etiopia fredsprosessen som ble igangsatt sommeren 2018 tett, og har allerede hatt flere feltarbeid på grensen mellom de to landene. I tillegg jobber han tett med å analysere forsøk og muligheter til politisk forsoning på Zanzibar mellom regjeringspartiet CCM og opposisjonen CUF.

 

Menneskerettigheter / Transitional justice

Hvordan forstås implementering eller brudd på menneskerettigheter på bakken i et afrikansk land? Hvordan skal land i politisk konflikt og overgangsprosesser behandle og adressere massive menneskerettighetsbrudd? Dette er sprøsmål Kjetil har forsket på og følger tett i Eritrea og Etiopia.

 

Valg- og demokratiseringsprosesser

Kjetil har forsket på og deltatt som valgobservatør i en rekke afrikanske land. Han har publisert bøker og artikler om valgprosessene i Etiopia og Zanzibar, et felt han jobber kontinuerlig med å analysere og forstå.

 

List of Publications

 

Books

2014   The African Garrison State: Human Rights and Political Development in Eritrea, 1991-2012, Woodbridge: James Currey, with Daniel Rezene Mekonnen.

2012   Contested Power in Ethiopia: Traditional authorities and multiparty elections, co-editor with Tobias Hagman, Leiden/Boston: Brill Publishers.

2009   War and the Politics of Identity in Ethiopia: The Making of Enemies and Allies in the Horn of Africa :, Oxford: James Currey Publishers, pp. 231.

2009   The Ethiopian Red Terror Trials: Transitional Justice Challenged, lead-editor with C. Schaefer and G. Aneme, Oxford: James Currey Publishers, pp. 158.

2009   The Lasting Struggle for Freedom in Eritrea. Human Rights and Political Development, 1991-2009, Oslo: Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights, pp. 140

2003   The Culture of Power in Contemporary Ethiopian Political Life, Stockholm: SIDA Studies, pp. 177 [co-authored with Sarah Vaughan]

2002 Ethiopia Since the Derg: A Decade of Democratic Pretension and Performance, London: Zed Books, pp. 254 [co-edited with S. Pausewang & L. Aalen]

2000   Brothers at War: Making Sense of the Eritrean-Ethiopian War, Oxford: James Currey Publishers, pp. 179 [co-authored with Tekeste Negash].

1998   Mai Weini – a Village in Highland Eritrea. A study of the people, their livelihood and land tenure during times of turbulence, Lawrenceville, NJ, USA: Red Sea Press, pp. 311

 

Short monographs

2000   Ethiopia: A New Start?, London: Minority Rights Group International.

1998   Kenya’s Hobbled Democracy Revisited, The 1997 General Elections in Retrospect and Prospect, Human Rights Report, No 2/98, Oslo: Norwegian Institute of Human Rights, pp 109 [co-authored with A. Tostensen and B. A. Andreassen].

1995   The Process of Democratisation in Ethiopia: An Expression of Popular Participation or Political Resistance?, HRR No. 5, Oslo: Norwegian Institute of Human Rights, University of Oslo, pp. 72 [with Øyvind Aadland].

 

Editor of Special journal issues

2009   “Peace and Conflict in the Horn of Africa”, co-editor with Lionel Cliffe and Roy Love of Special Issue of Review of African Political Economy, vol. 36, no. 120, 2009.

 

International ‘peer review’ articles/publications

2018   Sterling Roop, K. Tronvoll, Nico Minde: “The politics of continuity and collusion in Zanzibar: political reconciliation and the establishment of the Government of National Unity”, in Journal of Modern African Studies, no. 2, vol. 56, pp. 245-267.

2018   Nico Minde, Sterling Roop, K. Tronvoll: “The Rise and Fall of the Government of National Unity in Zanzibar: A critical Analysis of the 2015 elections”, in Journal of African Elections, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 162-84.

2014   Sigrun M. Moss and K. Tronvoll: ““We are all Zanzibari” Identity formation and political reconciliation in Zanzibar”, in Journal of Eastern African Studies, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 91-109

2014   Gotiom Gebreluel and K. Tronvoll: “South Sudan’s Post-Secession Crisis in a Comparative Perspective”, in Yale Journal of International Affairs, March 12, 2014.

2011   K. Tronvoll: “The Ethiopian 2010 Federal and Regional Elections: Re-establishing the One-party State”, African Affairs, vol. 110, no. 438, pp. 121–136

2010       “Eritrea: Isoliert und hochgerüstet”, Welt-Sichten, no. 7, pp. 37-40

2009       “Minority Marginalisation in Eritrea”, Nordic Journal of Human Rights, vol. 27, no. 4, 409-426

2009       “Interpreting human rights in Ethiopia: A rejoinder to Getachew Assefa”, International Journal  on Minority and Group Rights, no. 3, vol. 16, pp. 475-479

2009       “Ambiguous Elections: The Influence of Non-electoral Politics in Ethiopian Democratisation”,Journal of Modern African Studies, no. 3, vol. 47, pp.

2009   L. Cliffe, R. Love & K. Tronvoll, “Conflict and Peace in the Horn of Africa”, Review of African Political Economy, Vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 151-163

2009   L. Aalen & K. Tronvoll, “The End of Democracy? Curtailing political and civil rights in Ethiopia”, Review of African Political Economy, Vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 193-207

2009   L. Aalen & K. Tronvoll, “The 2008 Ethiopian Local Elections: Electoral authoritarianism back on track”, African Affairs, vol. 108, no. 1, pp.

2008       “The Eritrean-Ethiopian Peace Agreement: Exploring the limits of law”, The Nordic Journal of Human Rights, no. 1 (co-authored with Gro Nystuen), no. 1.

2008   “Human Rights Violations in Federal Ethiopia: When Ethnic Identity is a Political Stigma”, in International Journal on Minority and Group Rights,, vol. 15, no. 1.

2006   “Bridging Divided Identities – or an Agency of Political Domination? Reassessing the Future of the Tanzanian Union”, in International Journal of Minority and Group Rights 13: 223-241

2001   ”Voting, violence and violations: Peasant voices on the flawed elections in Hadiya, Southern Ethiopia”, in Journal of Modern African Studies, vol. 39, no. 4,

2000   “Meret Shehena or ‘Land of Brother’: S.F. Nadel’s ‘Land tenure on the Eritrean plateau’ revisited”, Africa, vol. 70, no. 4, pp. 595-613

1999   “Borders of violence – boundaries of identity: demarcating the Eritrean nation-state” in Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 22, no.6, pp. 1037-1060

1998   “The Process of Nation-Building in Eritrea: Created from Below or Directed from Above?” in Journal of Modern African Studies, vol. 36, no.3, pp. 461-482

1996   “The Eritrean Referendum: Peasant Voices” in Eritrean Studies Review, vol. 1, no. 1, Red Sea Press, New Jersey, p. 23-67

 

Sections in books (Peer reviewed)

2017   Daniel R Mekonnen and Kjetil Tronvoll: ”Eritrea” (country chapter) in K. B. Hansen et. al. (eds) The Indigenous World 2017, Copenhagen: International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, pp. 480-484. 2015

2015  Kjetil Tronvoll and Daniel R. Mekonnen: “Freedom of Belief and the Church in Eritrea” in Freedom of Belief and Christian Mission, eds. H. Gravaas et.al. , Oxford: Regnum Books International

2012   “The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia”, in The Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice, Cambridge University Press.

2012   “Introduction: traditional authorities and multi-party elections in Ethiopia” (co-authored with T. Hagman) in K. Tronvoll and T. Hagman (eds.) Contested Power: Traditional Authorities and multiparty elections in Ethiopia, Leiden/Boston: Brill (African Social Studies Series).

2012   Epilogue: The ’new’ Ethiopia: changing discourses of democracy” in K. Tronvoll and T. Hagman (eds.) Contested Power: Traditional Authorities and multiparty elections in Ethiopia, Leiden/Boston: Brill (African Social Studies Series).

2009   “Contested Politics: A Brief History of Ethiopian Elections”, in Einar Niemi and Christine Smith-Simonsen (eds): Det hjemlige og det globale. Festskrift til Randi Rønning Balsvik, Oslo: Akademisk Forlag.

2009   “Concluding the main Red Terror trial – Special Prosecutor v. Colonel Mengistu Hailemariam et al.” in K. Tronvoll et. al. (eds.) The Ethiopian Red Terror Trials: Transitional Justice Challenged, Oxford: James Currey Publishers (co-authored with C. Schaefer and G.Aneme)

2009   “The Red Terror Trials: A Quest for Justice or the Formation of Political Legitimacy?” in K. Tronvoll et. al. (eds.) The Ethiopian Red Terror Trials: Transitional Justice Challenged, Oxford: James Currey Publishers

2009   “The Red Terror Trials: The context of transitional justice in Ethiopia”, in K. Tronvoll et. al. (eds.) The Ethiopian Red Terror Trials: Transitional Justice Challenged, Oxford: James Currey Publishers (co-authored with C. Schaefer and G.Aneme).

2008   “Norway”, in Siegbert Uhlig (ed.): Encyclopaedia Aethiopica Vol. 3, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag (co-author with Siegfried Pausewang)

2005   “Ambiguous Identities: Notions of War and Significant Others among the Tigreans of Ethiopia”, in Vigdis Broch-Due (ed.) Violence and Belonging: The Quest for Identity in Post-Colonial Africa, London: Routledge, pp. 236-254

2004   “From war to peace, and back to war again? The failure of OAU/UN to create sustainable peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia” in G. Sørbø and S. Pausewang (eds.) The Crisis of the Horn of Africa, Bergen: CMI/Rafto Foundation

2003   “Bayto”, in Siegbert Uhlig (ed.): Encyclopaedia Aethiopica Vol.1 A-C, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag

2002   “Democratisation in Ethiopia: Some Notes on Theory and Methodology” in Ethiopia Since the Derg: A Decade of Democratic Pretension and Performance, London: Zed Books [co-authored with S. Pausewang & L. Aalen]

2002 “A Process of Democratisation or Control? The Historical and Political Context” in Ethiopia Since the Derg: A Decade of Democratic Pretension and Performance, London: Zed Books [co-authored with S. Pausewang & L. Aalen]

2002 “Conclusion: Democracy Unfulfilled?” in Ethiopia Since the Derg: A Decade of Democratic Pretension and Performance, London: Zed Books [co-authored with S. Pausewang & L. Aalen]

2002 “Political Repression and Resistance: The Elections in Hadiya, Southern Region” in Ethiopia Since the Derg: A Decade of Democratic Pretension and Performance, London: Zed Books

2001   “Eritrea”, in Melvin Ember and Carol R. Ember (eds.) Countries and Their Cultures, vol. 2, New York: Macmillian, pp. 724-732

2001   “Rim: a form of land holding or a conceptual framework of local governance? The rise and decline of Rim in Eritrea”, in Allesandro Bausi, Gianni Dore and Irma Taddia (eds.): Anthropological and Historical Documents on “Rim” in Ethiopia and Eritrea, Torino: L’Harmattan, Italy [co-authored with Tekeste Negash]

1998   “Etiopias rettsoppgjør: Søken etter rettferdighet eller bygging av politisk legitimitet?” (“The Ethiopian war-tribunal: The Quest for Justice or the creation of political legitimacy?”), in B.A. Andreassen and E. Skaar (eds.) Forsoning eller rettferdighet? (Reconciliation or Justice), Oslo: Cappelen Akademiske Forlag

1995   “Eritrea Beyond Independence” in T. Bergem and S. Ertzgaard (eds.): On the Challenges of Eritrean Education, NLA Forlaget, Bergen, pp. 8

 

Other articles/publications/reports

2017   A.H. Røsberg and K. Tronvoll: Migrants or Refugees? The internal and external drivers of migration from Eritrea, ILPI report, pp. 162.

2016   K. Tronvoll: “The Ethiopia-Eritrean Impasse: Sustaining the Status Quo or Searching for Alternatives?”, in CDCR Perspective, Journal of the Centre for Dialogue, Research and Cooperation, Vol. 1, No. 1 Addis Abba, pp. 119-138

2015   Sigrun M. Moss and K. Tronvoll: “Identity, politics, and reconciliation in Zanzibar”, Democracy in Africa website: http://democracyinafrica.org/identity-politics-and-reconciliation-in-zanzibar/

2013   “Ethiopia and Eritrea: Brothers at war no more”, Al Jazeera, together with Goitom Gebreluel, 06.12.13

2013   “Is the Horn of Africa facing another collapsing state?”, Al Jazeera, together with Goitom Gebreluel, 15.10.13

2010   “Norway wades in troubled Nile waters”, op-ed in Development Today, vol. xx, no. 20

2010   “Land grabbing i Etiopia” (Land grabbing in Ethiopia), in Mat og Makt, Skjetten: Norges Vel, pp-8-9.

2010   “Das Scheitern der Demokratie in Äthiopien”, in Demokratie – Menschenrechten – Entwicklung? 18 Jhare nach der äthiopischen Wende, Bonn: Arbeitstelle Frieden und Konfliktbearbeitung (AsFK), pp. 22-39.

2009   General Update on the political development in Zanzibar, July 2009, Report to the Norwegian embassy in Dar es Salaam, pp. 8.

2009   Background report on the Magogoni by-election in Zanzibar, May 2009, Report to the Norwegian embassy in Dar es Salaam, pp. 8.

2007       The Cost of War: Economics Ramifications of the Eritrean-Ethiopian Conflict, Report to the  Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 26 June 2007, pp. 89.

2006       Zanzibar at a Crossroads: Post-election developments and future scenarios, report to the  Norwegian Embassy, Dar es Salaam, 14 August 2006, pp. 28.

2005   Zanzibar Electoral Process, 2005: Compiled Reports, submitted to the Norwegian Embassy, Dar es Salaam, pp. 57.

2005       Possible future implications of the 2005 Zanzibar elections, report to the Norwegian Embassy, Dar es Salaam, pp. 8.

2005   Report on the Pre-Electoral Process in Zanzibar, Submitted to the Norwegian Embassy, Dar es Salaam, August 2005, pp. 8.

2005   The Establishment in Zanzibar of a Credible Permanent Voter’s Register: Comments on Implementation, Irregularities and Imputations, Report to the Norwegian Embassy, Dar es Salaam, June 2005, pp. 24.

2005   The voter registration process on Pemba, Zanzibar: A short technical report from field trip, 10-20 January 2005, Submitted to the Norwegian Embassy, Dar es Salaam, 8 February 2005, pp. 5

2004   Political Reconciliation and Elections in Zanzibar: Some comments on the implementation of the Muafaka accord and the sustainability of the democratisation process,, report submitted to MFA/NORAD, pp. 69

2004   “National Service in Eritrea: A Metaphor of Oppression”, published electronically as Feature Article on Awate.com, 4 April 2004 (http://www.awate.com/artman/publish/article_3211.shtml)

2003   “’Culture’ and ‘ethnicity’ as analytical concepts in the study of political development in Ethiopia’, in Tafesse Olika, Yacob Arsano and Øyvind Aadland (eds.): Proceedings from the 1st DPSIR-NIHR Workshop on Political Development in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa University

2002   Erirea: Quo Vadis?, Report to SIDA, Stockholm, pp. 17

2001   “The State of Identity – Identity and the State: Theoretical Juxtaposing in Social Anthropology”, in Accommodating Difference. Approaches and Applications, Working Paper No 1/2000, eds. N. Butenschøn and T. Holme, Norwegian Institute of Human Rights, University of Oslo

2000   The 2000 Ethiopian Elections: Democracy Advanced or Restricted?, Human Rights Report 3/2000, Oslo: Unipub, pp. 228 [co-edited with S. Pausewang]

2000   “The Ethiopian Federal and Regional Elections of 14 May 2000” in The 2000 Ethiopian Elections: Democracy Advanced or Restricted?, S. Pausewang and K. Tronvoll (eds.), Human Rights Report 3/2000, Oslo: Unipub [co-authored with S. Pausewang]

2000   “The Elections in Context” in The 2000 Ethiopian Elections: Democracy Advanced or Restricted?, S. Pausewang and K. Tronvoll (eds.) Human Rights Report 3/2000, Oslo: Unipub [co-authored with S. Pausewang]

2000   “Conclusion: Democracy advanced or restricted?” in The 2000 Ethiopian Elections: Democracy Advanced or Restricted?, S. Pausewang and K. Tronvoll (eds.), Human Rights Report 3/2000, Oslo: Unipub [co-authored with S. Pausewang]

1998   Negotiating Conflicting Identities: An outline for research into aspects of gender, ethnicity and nationalism in Eritrea and Ethiopia, Working Paper 11/98, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo, pp. 37.

1998   Land tenure and Local Government reforms in Eritrea, Working Paper, Norwegian Institute of Human Rights, Oslo, pp. 18

1997   Contextualising Human Rights and Democratisation Support: External Aid to the NGO sector in Ethiopia, Working Paper No. 7, Norwegian Institute of Human Rights, Oslo, 1997, pp. 55

1997   Election Observation Report from the Maekel Zoba Election in Eritrea, 1 March 1997, Working Paper No.1, Norwegian Institute of Human Rights, Oslo, pp. 31

1996   Evaluation of the yearbook ‘Human Rights in Developing Countries’; published at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Evaluation Report Series no 5.96, together with Bjørne Grimsrud, Kjell Havnevik and Nasila Rembe by Fafo Institute of Applied Social Science, pp. 199

1996   Observer Report from the Campaign Process and the Elections to the Palestinian Council and Ra’ees, 20 January 1996, submitted to the Norwegian Institute of Human Rights, Oslo, pp. 10

1995   Technical Election Observation Report from the President and Parliament Elections in Nachingwea, Lindi Region, Tanzania, 29 October 1995, submitted to Norwegian Institute of Human Rights, Oslo, November 1995, pp. 16

1995   Observation Report from the Elections to the Federal and Regional Assemblies in Region 1 Tigray, Ethiopia, submitted to the Norwegian Institute of Human Rights, May 1995

1994   Parliament and Regional Elections in South Africa, 26-28 April 1994, Report from the Norwegian Observer Group in UNOMSA, May 1994, together with Knut Frigaard and Kåre Vollan, Norwegian Institute of Human Rights, pp. 44

1994   Eritrea – Prospects for Development, FAFO Institute of Applied Social Science, Centre for International Studies, Oslo, pp. 21

1994   “Camel-dance and Balloting – The Afar Factor in the Referendum” in Hovedfagsstudentenes Årbok, Department and Museum of Anthropology, University of Oslo, pp. 12

1993   “The Meaning of the Referendum to Highland Peasants” in The Referendum on Independence for Eritrea, Human Rights Report No. 2, S. Pausewang & A. Suhrke (eds.), pp. 6

1993   “Issues Affecting a Peaceful Development of Independent Eritrea” in The Referendum on Independence for Eritrea, Human Rights Report No. 2, S. Pausewang & A. Suhrke (eds.), pp. 5.

1993   “Folkeavstemningen i Eritrea – overveldende manifestasjon av folkeviljen” (“The referendum in Eritrea – an overwhelmingly manifestation of the will of the people”), in Mennesker og Rettigheter, No. 4, Vol. 11, pp. 7

1991   “Status/Rolle Problematikk i Heimevernet – et feltstudie av sersjantens samhandlingsmønster”, in Hovedfagsstudentenes Årbok 1991, Department and Museum of Anthropology, University of Oslo, pp. 19

 

Chronicles/op-ed/popular science articles

2018   Vanskelig norsk balansegang I Tanzania” (Difficult Norwegian balancing act in Tanzania), Bistandsaktuelt.no, 21.06.18: http://bistandsaktuelt.no/arkiv-kommentarer/2018/vanskelig-norsk-balansegang-i-tanzania/

2018   «Admitting guilt in Ethiopia: Towards a truth and reconciliation commission?», EthiopianObserver.com, 22.06.18: https://www.ethiopiaobserver.com/2018/06/22/admitting-guilt-in-ethiopia-towards-a-truth-and-reconciliation-commission/

2018   “Mot en løsning av Eritrea-Etiopia-krigen?” (Towards a solution of the Eritrea-Ethiopia war?), Bistandsaktuelt.no, 11.05.18: http://bistandsaktuelt.no/arkiv-kommentarer/2018/mot-en-losning-av-eritrea-etiopia-krigen/

2018   ”Bistand, returavtaler og internasjonale forpliktelser” (Development aid, return agreements and international obligations”), Bistandsaktuelt.no, 16.01.18: http://www.bistandsaktuelt.no/arkiv-kommentarer/2018/bistand-returavtaler-og-internasjonale-forpliktelser/

2017   ”Økt investeringsrisiko i Tanzania” (Increased risk in investing in Tanzania), Dagens Næringsliv, 25.10.17

2017   “Vår forståelse av makt og politikkutforming i Afrika” (Our understanding of power and politics in Africa), Bistandsaktuelt (online), 26.10.17: http://www.bistandsaktuelt.no/arkiv-kommentarer/2017/var-forstaelse-av-makt-og-politikkutforming-i-afrika/

2017   ”Enda en konflikt på Afrikas Horn” (Yes another conflict in the Horn of Africa), Bistandsaktuelt (online), 23.06.17

2015   “Tanzania I forandring” (Tanzania Changing), Bistandsaktuelt (online), with Sigrun Marie Moss, 13.10.2015: http://www.bistandsaktuelt.no/arkiv-kommentarer/2015/Tanzania-i-forandring/

2014   “Investeringer I Afrika” (Investing in Africa), Dagens Næringsliv, 26.01.2014

2014       “Afrika er ikke ett land” (Africa is note one country), Aftenposten, 24.01.2014: http://www.aftenposten.no/meninger/debatt/Afrika-er-ikke-ett-land-7445869.html#.UvClWf2ScYa

2013   “Mot statskollaps I Eritrea?” (State collapse in Eritrea?), with Goitom Gebreluel, Klassekampen, 23.10.13

2013   “Is the Horn of Africa fracing antoher collapsing state?”, with Gotiom Gebreluel, in Al Jazeera – opinion, 15.10.13: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/10/horn-africa-facing-another-collapsing-state-201310611177564655.html

2013   “Kamp om Tanzanias olje og gass” (Struggle over Tanzania’s oil and gas), Dagens Næringsliv, 21.03.2013

2013   “Frykt for ny konflikt over Nilen” (Fear of new conflict over the Nile), Bistandsaktuelt, 18.03.2013: http://www.bistandsaktuelt.no/kommentar/arkiv-kommentarer/frykt-for-ny-konflikt-over-nilen

2013   “Økonomisk vekst og politisk uro (I Tanzania)” (Economic growth and political instability in Tanzania), Verdens Gang, 18.03.2013

2012   with Annie Golden Bersagel, “Riktig rettssak på feil sted” (Right trial, but wrong location”, Bergens Tidene, 08.10.2012

2012   “Därför frigavs Johan och Martin av Etiopian” (The reason why Ethiopia pardoned Martin and Johan), SVT debatt

2012   “Etiopia etter eneveldet” (Ethiopia after one-man-rule), Dagens Næringsliv, 28.08.2012

2011 “Lukas H Lundin borde veta batter” (Lukas Lundin should know better – on terror trial in Ethiopia), Expressen, 28 October 2011

2008   “Svart prest i hvit kirke” (Black pries in white Church), Vårt Land, 30. September 2008 (m/Njål Høstmælingen)

2008   “Afrikankse land i Kina” (African interests in China), Dagens Næringsliv, 12. August 2008 (m/Kristin Dalen)

2008   “FN fiasco” (UN failure), Klassekampen, 5. Auguwst 2008

2008   ”Kenyas krise” (The Kenyan Crisis), Dagbladet, 2. February 2008, with Thomas Hylland Erisken

2007   “En varslet krig” (An announced war), Klassekampen, 29 November 2007

2007   “Nye bilder of Afrika” (New Images out of Africa), Dagsavisen, 20 October 2007.

2007   “Hvordan måles frykt?” (How to measure fear?), Dagsavisen, 15 September 2007

2007   “Uheldige implikasjoner av norsk fredsdiplomati” (Unintended consequences of Norwegian peace diplomacy), Klassekampen, 15 September 2007.

2007   ”Største ‘diplomatkrise’” (A serious blow to ‘peace-diplomacy’”), Aftenposten, 11 September 2007.

2007   ”Eritrea, Afrikas nye “terrorist-stat”?” (Eritrea, Africa’s new “terrorist” state?), Klassekampen (long commentary/chronicle), 20 April, 2007

2007   ”Fra vondt til værre på Afrikas Horn” (Turning to the worse in the Horn of Africa), Klassekampen (long commentary/chronicle), 21 February, 2007

2005   ”Yara på leirgrunn” (Yara on clay feet), Dagbladet (chronicle), 3 September, 2005

2003   ”Korrupsjon på Swahili” (Corruption in Swahili), Dagbladet (short chronicle), 11 July, 2003

2001  “… og bakom gryr en ny krig” (A new war dawns), Dagbladet (chronicle), 22 June 2001

1998   “Ny Krig på Afrikas Horn” (A New War in the Horn of Africa), Dagbladet (chronicle), 21 June 1998

1997   “Menneskerettigheter i Utviklingsland” (Human Rights in Developing Countries), Aftenposten (chronicle), 7 January 1997

1996   ”Demokrati som Eksportvare?” (”Democray for Export?”), SAIH Perspektiv, August, 1996

1994   ”Er Demokratiet et Folkestyre i Afrika?” (”Is Democracy a Rule by the People in Africa?”), 3. verden magasinet X, No. 6, 1994

1994   ”Forståelsen av det Fremmede” (”Understanding the Alien”), Morgenbladet, 24-26 February, 1994

1993   “Eritrea – to virkeligheter, ett land” (“Eritrea – Two Worlds, One Country”), Eritrea,  No. 1, 1993

1993   ”Morgendagens Somalia” (”Tomorrow’s Somalia”), Klassekampen (chronicle), 28 August, 1993

1993   “Hva nå, Eritrea?” (“What Next, Eritrea?”), Dag og Tid (chronicle), 8 July, 1993

1993   “Eritreas sjebnevalg” (“The Vote for Eritrea’s Destiny”), Klassekampen (chronicle) 9 March, 1993

1993   “Medieskapt sultkatastrofe (“Famine Disaster Created by the Media”), Klassekampen (chronicle), 12 February, 1993

1993   “Demokrati i Africa” (“Democracy in Africa”), Klassekampen (chronicle), 2 February, 1993

1993   “Geriljasoldater i skjørt” (“Guerrilla soldiers in Skirts”), Klassekampen (chronicle), 23 January, 1993

 

Book reviews

2008       Ivo Strecker and Jean Lydall (eds.). The Perils of Face. Essays on cultural contact, respect and self-esteem in southern Ethiopia. Berlin: Lit Verlag (2006), in Social Anthropology, no. 2, 2008,  pp. 131-132.

2006   James M. Donovan and H. Edwin Anderson: “Anthropology and Law”, in Nordic Journal of Human Rights, no. 2, vol. 24.

2005   Lydia Favali and Roy Patemen: ”Blood, Land, and Sex: Legal and Political Pluralism in Eritrea”, Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press (2003), in Journal of Modern African Studies, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 326-327

2002   David Pool: ”From Guerrillas to Government. The Eritrean Peoples Liberation Front”, Oxford: James Currey (2001), in Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol. 40, no.4, pp. 695-697

2002 Harald Aspen: ”Amhara Traditions of Knowledge. Spirit Mediums and their Clients”, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, (2001), in Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift, no. 3, vol. 13