Marianne Dahl

Senior Researcher

Marianne Dahl
Mobile phone: +47 98 82 28 86
Twitter: @mmariannedahl


​​​​​​My major research interests includes: Non-Violence, Civil War Theory, Post-Conflict Stability, Political Economy and Statistical Modeling.

My PhD project; 'Desisting from Violence: The selection of Non-Violent vs. Violent Strategies', is on the strategic choices made by opposition groups, and what causes a non-violent, violent or mixed strategy.

Working Experience

2017 - : Senior Researcher

2017 - : Deputy Editor, Journal of Peace Research

Languages spoken

Norwegian, English and Spanish


2017: PhD at the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences - NTNU

2007-2009: M. Phil, Political Science, University of Oslo

2006-2007: Courses in Sociology and Political Science,

                  University of California, Berkeley

2003-2006: BA, Comparative Politics, University of Bergen


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

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Høyland, Bjørn & Marianne Dahl (2012) Peace on Quicksand? Challenging the Conventional Wisdom About Economic Growth and Post-Conflict Risks, Journal of Peace Research 49(3): 423–429.

Report - External Series

Gates, Scott; Håvard Hegre; Marianne Dahl; & Håvard Strand (2012) Why Waves? Global Patterns of Democratization, Working paper. .
Strand, Håvard; & Marianne Dahl (2011) Defining Conflict-Affected Countries, Background Paper prepared for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2011. Paris: UNESCO.