Lars Wilhelmsen

Data Management Assistant

Lars Wilhelmsen left PRIO in 2004. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Research Interests

  • The relationship between democracy and peace.
  • Theories of democratisation.
  • Theoretical and operational concepts of democracy.


Languages spoken:

Norwegian, English, some German.

Working experience:

2003-2004 Data Management Asisstant, CSCW.
2001-2002: Research Assistant, PRIO.
2000-2001: Developer - Languages in Contrast (SPRåk I Kontrast, SPRIK) , IBA, Universitety of Oslo.


Cand. Mag, 1994-1998, University of Oslo (BA eqiv, 4 years)
Area study Western Europe (foundation subject), Language, Logic and Information (Intermediate subject), Political Science (Intermediate subject).

Political Science, (Hovedfag - MA eqiv, 2 years), courses in:
Institutional theory, Game- and Negotiation theory, Causes of Armed Conflict, Evaluation of Public Mangaement, Opinion formation and Public opinion, EU Foreign Policy, International Negotiations, and Statistics.

PRIO Projects



PRIO started tracking events online in 2007. This listing is not complete. Past events may be mentioned in our news archive.


The following publications are specific to the Centre for the Study of Civil War. A more complete list may be available at

All Publications

Master Thesis

Wilhelmsen, Lars (2006) A Democratic Peace Revisited - Measuring Democracy in International Relations. MA thesis, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Oslo.

Conference Paper

Wilhelmsen, Lars (2007) State Motivation and the Duration of Civil War, presented at Statsvitenskaplig Fagkonferanse, Trondheim, 3–5 January.

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