Peace and stabilisation

Fafo's research programme on peace and stabilization focuses on the dynamics and consequences of evolving doctrine and practice in peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and stabilization operations.

Much of our research includes people that fall outside of the traditional peacekeeping and peacebuilding literature, such as:

  • male and female ex-combatants
  • informal and service workers operating in the peacekeeping economy
  • street children
  • local staff of UN missions and NGOs
  • local business and politico-military elites
  • refugees and internally displaced people
  • sex workers.

Thus, while focusing on key issues and themes in peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and stabilization environments – such as the political economy of peacekeeping; the interaction between locals and internationals in peacekeeping/ building sites; disarmament, demobilization and reintegration; corruption and conflict minerals; sexual exploitation and abuse committed by peacekeepers; and gender – we retain an emphasis on those that are both marginalized and often considered analytically marginal.

In so doing, we hope to provide channels for other voices and experiences to be heard, while bringing new insights to bear on peacekeeping and peacebuilding research.

Peacebuilding and stabilisation


Research Professor
Forsker II, bistilling
Amsale K. Temesgen
Climate Change to Conflict?
Lessons from Southern Ethiopia and Northern Kenya
Fafo-report 2010:09
Kathleen M. Jennings
Protecting whom?
Approaches to sexual exploitation and abuse in UN peacekeeping operations
Fafo-report 2008:36
Kathleen M. Jennings
Seeing DDR from Below
Challenges and dilemmas raised by the experiences of ex-combatants in Liberia
Fafo-report 2008:03
Anita Ramasastry and Robert C. Thompson
Commerce, Crime and Conflict
Legal Remedies for Private Sector Liability for Grave Breaches of International Law. A Survey of Sixteen Countries. Executive Summary
Fafo-report 536
Kathleen M. Jennings
Armed Services
Regulating the Private Military Industry
Fafo-report 532
Gro Hasselknippe
Palestinian Opinions on Peace and Conflict, Internal Affairs and Parliament Elections 2006
Results from Fafo polls in September and November-December 2005
Fafo-paper 2006:09
Mark B. Taylor and Kathleen M. Jennings
In Search of Strategy
An Agenda for Applied Research on Transitions from Conflict
Fafo-report 480
Peace Implementation Network
Policy or Process?
The Politics of International Peace Implementation
Fafo-report 456
Mark Taylor (ed.), Josefine Aaser, Anne Huser, Kathleen Jennings
Economies of Conflict
The Next Generation of Policy Responses. Report of the expert consultation on conflict economies and development. Oslo, 4 November 2003
Fafo-report 436
Pål Sletten and Jon Pedersen
Coping with Conflict
Palestinian Communities Two Years Into the Intifada
Fafo-report 408
Philip Swanson
Fuelling Conflict
The Oil Industry and Armed Conflict
Fafo-report 378
Dirk Salomons and Dennis Dijkzeul
The Conjurers' Hat
Financing United Nations Peace-building in Operations Directed by Special Representatives of the Secretary-General
Fafo-report 359
Gendering Human Security
From Marginalisation to the Integration of Women in Peace-Building. Recommendations for policy and practice from the NUPI-Fafo Forum on Gender Relations in Post-Conflict Transitions
Fafo-report 352
Peace Implementation Network
Swords for Ploughshares
Report of the Forum on the policies and practices of small arms and light weapons disarmament in post-conflict transitions. Peace Implementation Network, Programme for International Co-operation, Conflict Resolution
Fafo-report 332
Åge Eknes and Lena C. Endresen
Fafo-report 320

Jimena Leiva Roesch and Mona Christophersen

Does Peace Always Produce Development? | 2017 | Read the article

Kathleen Jennings & Morten Bøås

Transactions and Interactions: Everyday Life in the Peacekeeping Economy
Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding | 2015 |

Kathleen M. Jennings

The political economy of DDR in Liberia: a gendered critique
Conflict, Security and Development | 2009 | External link

Kathleen M. Jennings and Anja Kaspersen

Conclusion: Integration Going Forward
International Peacekeeping | 2008 | External link

Kathleen M. Jennings and Anja Kaspersen

Introduction: Integration Revisited
International Peacekeeping | 2008 | External link

Morten Bøås and Anne Hatløy

‘Getting in, getting out’: militia membership and prospects for re-integration in post-war Liberia
Journal of Modern African Studies | 2008 | External link

Kathleen M. Jennings

The Struggle to Satisfy: DDR Through the Eyes of Ex-Combatants in Liberia
International Peacekeeping | 2007 | External link

Morten Bøås and Kathleen M. Jennings

‘Failed States’ and ‘State Failure’: Threats or Opportunities?
Globalizations | 2007 | External link

Morten Bøås and Kathleen M. Jennings

Insecurity and Development: The rhetoric of the ‘failed’ state
European Journal for Development Research | 2005 | External link

Kathleen M. Jennings

United Nations Observer Mission in Liberia (UNOMIL) | 2015 Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations | External link

Kathleen M. Jennings

United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) | 2015 Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations | External link

Morten Bøås and Kathleen M. Jennings

Rebellion and warlordism: the spectre of neopatrimonialism | 2012 Neopatrimonialism in Africa and Beyond

Morten Bøås and Kathleen M. Jennings

War in the Great Lakes Region and Ugandan Conflict Zones: Micro-regionalisms and Meta-narratives | 2008 Afro-Regions: The Dynamics of Cross-border Micro-regionalisms in Africa

Kathleen M. Jennings

Securitizing the Economy of Reintegration in Liberia | 2008 Whose Peace? Critical Perspectives on the Political Economy of Peacebuilding

Kathleen M. Jennings

Gender and Post-Conflict Statebuilding: A Synthesis
2009 | 2009

Bjørkhaug I, Bøås M, Hatløy A and Jennings K

Returning to Uncertainty? Addressing Vulnerabilities in Northern Uganda | 2007

Atallah A, Bøås M, El Dada H, Hatløy A, Zhang H

Northern Uganda IDP Profiling. Volume 2: Tabulation report | 2005