War and Peace Dynamics

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The WarPeD research group represents scholars at UiT from many departments who are examining the diverse issues and challenges related to war and peace dynamics. It is the goal of this group to highlight and profile this research taking place at the university in various areas of war and peace- ranging from cultural and media studies, security and international relations, philosophy, health, peace studies, and issues surrounding development.

This site is an information-sharing portal for those inside and outside of the UIT community who are interested in learning more about war and peace research taking place at UiT. The intention of the WarPeD network is to profile and promote the diverse research on war and peace taking place at the University and beyond.

WarPeD holds in-house and online seminars once or twice every month during the academic year to debate research ideas and proposals as well as scholarly work which is either published or in the process of publication.

Marc Lanteigne (Political Science - UiT) is the administrator of WarPeD for 2021-22.

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Kobzeva, Mariia. 'Strategic Partnership Setting for Sino-Russian Cooperation in Arctic Shipping,' The Polar Journal 2020, DOI: 10.1080/2154896X.2020.1810956

Kobzeva, Mariia. 'China’s Arctic Policy: Present and Future,' The Polar Journal, Volume 9, Issue 1. (Special Issue: The Asian View on Polar Research) 2019: 94-112. DOI: 10.1080/2154896X.2019.1618558

Lanteigne, Marc. 'China's UN Peacekeeping in Mali and Comprehensive Diplomacy,' China Quarterly 239(September 2019): 635-55.

Lanteigne, Marc. 'Listening for the Coda: China and the Rise, Fall (and Future?) of the Korean Six-Party Talks,' WarPeD Occasional Paper 1(2020)(December 2020). [pdf

Pötzsch, Holger. "Critical Digital Literacy: Technology in Education Beyond Issues of User Competence and Labour-Market Qualifications", TripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, Vol. 17(2)(2019), 221-240.

Pötzsch, Holger. "Life Is Bleak (in Particular for Women Who Exert Power and Try to Change the World): The Poetics and Politics of 'Life Is Strange'", Game Studies, Vol. 19(3)(2019) (with Agata Waszkiewicz, MCS University).

Pötzsch, Holger. "Playing Cultural Memory: Framing History in 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' and 'Czechoslovakia 38-89: Assassination'", Games & Culture, Vol. 14(1)(2019): 3-25. (with Vit Sisler, Charles University in Prague)

Robinson, Peter Stuart. 'Refugees on Film: Assessing the Political Strengths and Weaknesses of the Documentary Style,' Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media 18(2019): 107-22. https://doi.org/10.33178/alpha.18.08. 

Robinson, Peter Stuart. 'Tamed Monsters and Human Problems in Cinema’s ‘Interview with the Vampire’ (1994),' Nordlit 42(2019): 103-22. https://doi.org/10.7557/13.5007. 

Razakamaharavo, Velomahanina. 'Exploring the Conflict-Readiness of Parties: The Dynamics Towards Violence and/or Conflict in Madagascar,' Accord 2(2020).

Razakamaharavo, Velomahanina. 'Putting Humans at the Centre of the Governance of the Integration and Deployment of Artificial Intelligence in Peace Support Operations,' SSRN, (62 Pages), Posted 31 Dec 2020. 

(with Féron, Élise) Velomahanina Tahinjanahary Razakamaharavo. “Religion, Churches, and Madagascar’s Recurring Conflict.” Peace Review 31, no. 3 (2019): 365-371.

Razakamaharavo, Velomahanina Tahinjanahary. “Exploring the Roles Metanarratives Play in the Dynamics of Conflict Recurrence in Madagascar.” Politikon: The IAPSS Journal of Political Science 42 (2019): 80-104.

Razakamaharavo, Velomahanina Tahinjanahary. “Immediate Actions Building Impacts and Sustainability: Bringing Back Gender Training in UN and NATO Peace Operations.” Journal of Peacebuilding & Development 14, no. 3 (2019): 318-322.

Razakamaharavo, Velomahanina Tahinjanahary. “Processes of Conflict De-escalation in Madagascar (1947–1996).” Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology 24, no. 1 (2018): 54-63 [pdf]

Schaller, Benjamin. 'No Fair-Weather Instrument: The Need to Rethink Military Confidence Building in Europe,' OSCE Insights Paper 7 (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2020), https://doi.org/10.5771/9783748922339-07.

Waage, Trond. 'War Refugees in Northern Cameroon: Visibility and Invisibility in Adapting to the Informal Economy and the "Tolerant" State,' Invisibility in African Displacements. From Structural Marginalization to Strategies of Avoidance. ed. Jesper Bjarnesen and Simon Turner, (London: ZEDbooks, 2020). 

Related Organisations and Sites


The Grey Zone - A UiT-based research group dedicated to the study of 'grey zone' or hybrid threats and warfare.

Centre for Peace Studies (CPS) - A multidisciplinary research centre based at UiT. 

Over the Circle - A news blog focused on the politics of the Arctic region. 

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