The study of foreign policy examines how representatives of a state work in relation to other international actors, and the effects of their actions.
NUPI studies Norwegian foreign policy in particular as an example of this topic. Alliances and participation in international organizations are important elements of Norway’s foreign policy. In studying foreign policy, it is essential to understand the various actors involved, like government ministries, political parties, voluntary organizations and NGOs and individuals, as well as relations among the various actors. Norway’s foreign policy is often closely connected to its development assistance policy, but delimitation here is difficult since foreign policy is inextricably linked to international economics and international development.
Among research topics on this field at NUPI we may mention:
- How to understand Norway’s place in the world of nations?
- How does the Norwegian state go about gaining popular support for its foreign policy?
- - and what are the effects?
News about foreign policy
25 Jun 2020
What does freedom mean? In her new book, NUPI Senior Research Fellow Rita Augestad Knudsen examines the use of this concept within international politics.
17 Jun 2020
The world as we have come to know it is changing. How do Norwegians respond to these changes? What are their views of Norwegian foreign policy?
13 May 2020
- Jarle Trondal
- Aksemi Newsome
The Covid-19 crisis and its wide-ranging consequences illustrate the importance of understanding how the EU responds to crises. Drawing on a forthcoming book, Marianne Riddervold (NUPI), Jarle Trondal (University of Agder and ARENA) and Akasemi Newsome (UC Berkeley) discuss...
Publications about foreign policy
: Academic article
: Academic anthology
: Academic monograph
2020In this book, Halvard Leira deals with how Norwegian foreign policy originated. He shows that foreign policy is a relatively new phenomenon and that its origins must be sought in the field of tension between royal power and popular power in the second half of the 19th century. The way this happened in...
Research projects about foreign policy
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2019 - 2020 (Ongoing)
The main aim of the project is the publication of a book in Norwegian about the consequences for the seafood industry if the EEA agreement is terminated.
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2020 - 2024 (Ongoing)
Does investing in roads and railroads in another country generate increased political influence? ROADS seeks to answer this question by zooming in on China´s role in building high-speed railways (HSR)...
2019 - 2021 (Ongoing)
This project aims to employ diverse theoretical perspectives to enhance our understanding of the development of new technology, and its consequences and implications for Norwegian security and defence...