Halvard Buhaug

Research Professor

Halvard Buhaug
Email: halvard@prio.org
Work phone: +47 22 54 77 63
Twitter: @buhaug

Background

​​​​Bio Note

Halvard Buhaug is Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO); Professor of Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU); and Associate Editor of Journal of Peace Research. He leads and has directed a number of research projects on security dimensions of climate change and geographic aspects of armed conflict, funded by the European Union, the World Bank, the US Department of Defense, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and the Research Council of Norway. Recent publications include the award-winning, co-authored Inequality, Grievances, and Civil War (Cambridge University Press 2013) and journal articles in, inter alia, Global Environmental Change, International Security, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Political Geography, and PNAS. He is the recipient of the 2015 Karl Deutsch Award; holder of an ERC Consolidator Grant; and chapter Lead Author in the forthcoming UN IPCC Sixth Assessment Report.

 

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Events

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Publications

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

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Wischnath, Gerdis; Halvard Buhaug; Theresa Tribaldos; Thomas Bernauer; Nils Petter Gleditsch; Eivind Berg Weibust & Tobias Böhmelt (2012) Water-Related Intrastate Conflict and Cooperation (WARICC): A New Event Dataset, International Interactions 38(4): 529–545.
Buseth, Jill Tove; Koffi Alinon; Halvard Buhaug & Tor Arve Benjaminsen (2012) Does Climate Change Drive Land-Use Conflicts in the Sahel?, Journal of Peace Research 49(1): 97–111.
Strand, Håvard; Halvard Buhaug & Andreas Forø Tollefsen (2012) PRIO-GRID: A Unified Spatial Data Structure, Journal of Peace Research 49(2): 363–374.
Holtermann, Helge; Halvard Buhaug & Ole Magnus Theisen (2012) Climate Wars? Assessing the Claim that Drought Breeds Conflict, International Security 36(3): 79–106.
Simkus, Albert; Ola Listhaug; Karin Dyrstad; Halvard Buhaug & Kristen Ringdal (2011) Microfoundations of Civil Conflict Reconciliation: Ethnicity and Context, International Interactions 37(4): 363–387.
Tollefsen, Andreas Forø; Gudrun Østby; Halvard Buhaug; Kristian Skrede Gleditsch & Helge Holtermann (2011) It’s the Local Economy, Stupid! Geographic Wealth Dispersion and Conflict Outbreak Location, Journal of Conflict Resolution 55(5): 814–840.
Rustad, Siri Aas; Halvard Buhaug; Scott Gates & Åshild Falch (2011) All Conflict Is Local: Modeling Sub-National Variation in Civil Conflict Risk, Conflict Management and Peace Science 28(1): 15–40.
Theisen, Ole Magnus; Henrik Urdal; Nils Petter Gleditsch & Halvard Buhaug (2010) Klimakriger? En vurdering av det faglige grunnlaget [Climate Wars? An Assessment of the Scientific Foundation], Norsk Statsvitenskapelig Tidsskrift 26(4): 297–320.
Buhaug, Halvard (2010) Climate Not to Blame for African Civil Wars, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107(38): 16477–16482.
Buhaug, Halvard (2010) Dude, Where's My Conflict? LSG, Relative Strength, and the Location of Civil War, Conflict Management and Peace Science 27(2): 107–128.
Cederman, Lars-Erik; Halvard Buhaug & Jan Ketil Rød (2009) Ethno-Nationalist Dyads and Civil War: A GIS-Based Analysis, Journal of Conflict Resolution 53(4): 496–525.
Gates, Scott; Halvard Buhaug & Päivi Lujala (2009) Geography, Rebel Capability, and the Duration of Civil Conflict, Journal of Conflict Resolution 53(4): 544–569.
Buhaug, Halvard & Kristian Skrede Gleditsch (2008) Contagion or Confusion? Why Conflicts Cluster in Space, International Studies Quarterly 52(2): 215–233.
Rød, Jan Ketil; Halvard Buhaug & Lars-Erik Cederman (2008) Disaggregating Ethno-Nationalist Civil Wars: A Dyadic Test of Exclusion Theory, International Organization 62(3): 531–551.
Buhaug, Halvard (2006) Relative Capability and Rebel Objective in Civil War, Journal of Peace Research 43(6): 691–708.
Buhaug, Halvard & Jan Ketil Rød (2006) Local Determinants of African Civil Wars, 1970-2001, Political Geography 25(3): 315–335.
Lujala, Päivi & Halvard Buhaug (2005) Accounting for Scale: Measuring Geography in Quantitative Studies of Civil War, Political Geography 24(4): 399–418.
Buhaug, Halvard (2005) Dangerous Dyads Revisited: Democracies May Not Be that Peaceful after All, Conflict Management and Peace Science 22(2): 95–111.
Buhaug, Halvard & Scott Gates (2002) The Geography of Civil War, Journal of Peace Research 39(4): 417–433.

Book Chapter

Buhaug, Halvard & Ole Magnus Theisen (2012) On Environmental Change and armed Conflict, in Climate change, Human Security and Violent Conflict. Challenges for Societal Stability. J. Scheffran, M. Brozka, H.G. Brauch, P.M Link, and J. Schilling (43–56).
Theisen, Ole Magnus; Kristian Skrede Gleditsch & Halvard Buhaug (2012) Climate Change and Armed Conflict, in Elgar Handbook of Civil War and Fragile States. Edward Elgar Publishing (125–138).
Gleditsch, Nils Petter & Halvard Buhaug (2011) Årsaker til krig [Causes of War], in Anarki, makt og normer: Innføring i internasjonal politikk. Oslo: Abstrakt forlag (167–190).
Theisen, Ole Magnus; Halvard Buhaug & Nils Petter Gleditsch (2010) Implications of Climate Change for Armed Conflict, in The Social Dimensions of Climate Change: Equity and Vulnerability in a Warming World. Washington: World Bank (75–101).
Buhaug, Halvard (2008) Dangerous Dyads Revisited: Democracies May Not Be That Peaceful after All, in Causes and Consequences of International Conflict: Data, Methods and Theory. London: Routledge (122–144).
Gleditsch, Nils Petter & Halvard Buhaug (2006) The Death of Distance? The Globalization of Armed Conflict, in Territoriality and Conflict in an Era of Globalization. New York: Cambridge University Press (187–216).

Non-refereed Journal Article

Buhaug, Halvard (2010) Reply to Burke et al.: Bias and Climate War Research, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 107(51): 186–187.
Buhaug, Halvard (2010) Usikker sammenheng mellom klima og konflikt [Uncertain connection between climate and conflict], Klima 2010(6): 24–26.
Urdal, Henrik; Håvard Strand; Halvard Buhaug; Scott Gates & Håvard Hegre (2009) Nils Petter Gleditsch: A Lifetime Achiever, European Political Science 8(1): 79–89.
Buhaug, Halvard (2007) The Future Is More than Scale: A Reply to Diehl and O'Lear, Geopolitics 12(1): 192–199.

Popular Article

Buhaug, Halvard (2009) Konflikter i bevegelser [Conflicts in Transition], Forsvarets Forum, 1 July.

Conference Paper

Wischnath, Gerdis & Halvard Buhaug (2012) Heat Waves and Rebel Raves? On Climate Variability and Civil War in Asia, presented at Annual convention of the International Studies Association, San Diego, CA, 1–4 April.
Hoelscher, Kristian; Halvard Buhaug & Henrik Urdal (2012) Does Urbanization Lead to More Peace? Rural-Urban Age Structure Differentials and Civil War, presented at The Annual convention of the International Studies Association, San Diego, CA, 1–4 April.
Gleditsch, Kristian Skrede; Halvard Buhaug & Lars-Erik Cederman (2011) Square Pegs in Round Holes: Inequalities, Grievances, and Civil WarSeattle, WA, 1–4 September.
Buhaug, Halvard; Helge Holtermann & Ole Magnus Theisen (2010) Drought, Political Exclusion, and Civil WarNew Orleans, LA, 17–20 February.
Falch, Åshild; Nils Petter Gleditsch & Halvard Buhaug (2010) The Bottom Billion and Climate ChangeNew Orleans, LA, 17–20 February.
Gleditsch, Kristian Skrede; Lars-Erik Cederman & Halvard Buhaug (2010) Square Pegs in Round Holes: Grievances, Inequalities, and Civil WarFort Worth, TX, 22–23 October.
Buhaug, Halvard & Henrik Urdal (2010) An Urbanization Bomb? Population Growth and Social Disorder in Cities, presented at DKNVS 250 Anniversary Conference on Climate Change and Security, Trondheim, 21 June.
Buhaug, Halvard & Henrik Urdal (2010) An Urbanization Bomb? Population Growth and Social Disorder in CitiesHonolulu, HI, 10 March.
Gates, Scott; Halvard Buhaug; Åshild Falch & Siri Aas Rustad (2009) Subnational Variation in Civil Conflict Risk, presented at 50th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, New York, NY, 15–18 February.
Buhaug, Halvard; Helge Holtermann; Gudrun Østby & Kristian Skrede Gleditsch (2009) Poverty, Inequality, and Conflict: Using Within-Country Variation to Evaluate Competing Hypotheses, presented at 50th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, New York, NY, 15–18 February.
Buhaug, Halvard & Henrik Urdal (2009) Will Climate Change Lead to more Urban Violence? Urbanization, Urban Environmental Problems, and Social Disorder in Cities, presented at 50th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, New York, NY, 15–18 February.
Rød, Jan Ketil & Halvard Buhaug (2008) Civil Wars: Prospects and Problems with the Use of Local Indicators, presented at 49th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, 26–29 March.
Østby, Gudrun; Helge Holtermann; Kristian Skrede Gleditsch & Halvard Buhaug (2008) Poverty, Inequality, and Conflict: Using Within-Country Variation to Evaluate Competing HypothesesClaremont, CA, 24 October.
Buhaug, Halvard (2007) Dude, Where’s My Conflict? LSG, Relative Strength, and the Location of Civil War, presented at Statsvitenskaplig Fagkonferanse, Trondheim, 3–5 January.
Buhaug, Halvard (2007) Dude, Where’s My Conflict? LSG, Relative Strength, and the Location of Civil War, presented at Annual Meeting of the Peace Science Society, Columbia, SC, 2–4 November.

PRIO Paper

Strand, Håvard; Halvard Buhaug & Håvard Hegre (2010) Sensitivity Analysis of Climate Variability and Civil War, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - Other

Buhaug, Halvard; Nils Petter Gleditsch; & Ole Magnus Theisen (2008) Implications of Climate Change for Armed Conflict, Social Dimensions of Climate Change Workshop. Washington, DC.
Gates, Scott; Halvard Buhaug; Håvard Hegre; & Håvard Strand (2007) Global Trends in Armed Conflict, Globale Norge - hva nå?. Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Report - External Series

Rustad, Siri Aas; Halvard Buhaug; Scott Gates; & Åshild Falch (2009) Risk Assessment and Mitigation Measures for Natural and Conflict-Related Hazards in Asia-Pacific, NGI Report 200716001. Oslo: Norwegian Geotechnical Institute.

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