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Open Call for 2023 Special Issue of the Journal of Peace Research

Open Call for 2023 Special Issue of the Journal of Peace Research

Thursday, 15 Apr 2021
The Journal of Peace Research is a leading international and interdisciplinary journal in peace research, published in collaboration between the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and SAGE Publications.
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Call for Applications: UiO-PRIO Student Programme

Call for Applications: UiO-PRIO Student Programme

Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021

Since 2016, the University of Oslo (UiO) and PRIO have been engaged in a strategic partnership. As a vital part of this collaborative relationship, up to ten UiO master's students each year are offered a place in the vibrant, international and interdisciplinary research environment on peace and conflict at PRIO.​

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March Issue of Gender, Peace and Security Update is Out

March Issue of Gender, Peace and Security Update is Out

Wednesday, 07 Apr 2021

The March 2021 issue of the PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update is out now.

​Read the Gender, Peace and Security Update – March 2021 issue here.  

The PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update (GPS Update) is an electronic newsletter launched by the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security in response to growing interest among the public for information about gender, peace and security issues.


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What predicts asylum migration flows?

What predicts asylum migration flows?

Tuesday, 06 Apr 2021

In a new study published in Nature Communications, PRIO researchers use a machine-learning analysis framework to identify leading predictors of contemporary asylum migration to the European Union. The study finds little evidence that climatic shocks or deteriorating economic conditions predict near-future arrivals of asylum seekers in Europe, contrasting commonly held notions of economy- and climate-driven asylum migrants. Instead, indicators capturing levels of political violence and violations of physical integrity rights in countries of origin are important predictors of asylum migration flows, suggesting that migrants are continuing to use the asylum system as intended – i.e., to seek international protection from a well-founded fear of persecution – despite the fact that most applicants ultimately are rejected refugee status. The article is a product of the ERC-funded CLIMSEC project and is published as open access.

Schutte, Sebastian; Jonas Vestby, Jørgen Carling & Halvard Buhaug (2021) Climatic conditions are weak predictors of asylum migration, Nature Communications 12: 2067.

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Debating structural racism in Norway

Debating structural racism in Norway

Monday, 22 Mar 2021

​A lack of a sense of belonging is destructive. So perhaps it is wise to examine both structural racism and everyday racism more closely, also in Norway. Recent debates on structural racism in Norway have been more polarized than necessary, while often ignoring that lack of a sense of belonging can be experienced as both acutely alienating and gradually destructive. But do such debates contribute to fostering a better sense of belonging in Norwegian society, on an equal basis, for all children and young people who are born in Norway? 

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