Torkel Brekke

Deputy Director, Research Professor

Torkel Brekke
Email: torkel@prio.org
Work phone: +47 22 54 77 27
Mobile phone: +47 98 82 98 09
Twitter: @BrekkeTorkel

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Publications

Recent publications

Brekke, Torkel (2016) Faithonomics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Brekke, Torkel (2015) Review of Sullivan, Winnifred Fallers; Elizabeth Shakman Hurd; Saba Mahmood; & Peter G. Danchin, eds, Politics of Religious Freedom, in Reading Religion .
Brekke, Torkel (2012) The Dharam Yudh or Just War in Sikhism, in Kaushik Roy, ed., Warfare and Politics In South Asia from Ancient to Modern Times. New Dehli: Manohar (387–414).
Brekke, Torkel (2012) Breaking the Thigh and Breaking the Warrior Code, in Aquil, Raziuddin; & Kaushik Roy, eds, Warfare, Religion, and Society In Indian History. Dehli: Manohar (43–63).
Brekke, Torkel (2012) Hinduism and Security, in Seiple, Chris; Dennis R. Hoover; & Pauletta Otis, eds, Routledge Handbook of Religion and Security. New York: Routledge (80–94).
Brekke, Torkel (2013) Religion and Sex-Selective Abortion: A comparative study of immigrants from South Asia to Norway, Diaspora Studies 6(1): 31–40.
Brekke, Torkel (2014) The Sikh Tradition, in Reichberg, Gregory M.; & Henrik Syse, eds, The Comparative Ethics of War. New York: Cambridge University Press (672–701).
Brekke, Torkel (2014) Secularism and the market for religion in Scandinavia and India, in Loconzsci, Peter; & Walter Van Herck, eds, Secularism, Politics and Religion: Contexts and Concepts In India and Europe. New York: Routledge (158–176).
Brekke, Torkel (2015) Indian Shia Muslims and ideas of home around Partition in the fiction of Rahi Masoom Reza, in Özdalga, Elisabeth; & Daniella Kuzmanovic, eds, Novel and Nation In the Muslim World. London: Palgrave Macmillan (201–215).
Brekke, Torkel (2015) The Indian Tradition, in James Turner Johnson, ed., Ashgate Research Companion to Military Ethics. London: Ashgate (415–427).

All publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Brekke, Torkel (2015) Bridging the gap between ancient and modern in the study of religion and violence in India, Journal of Religion and Violence 3(3): 327–333.
Brekke, Torkel (2013) Religion and Sex-Selective Abortion: A comparative study of immigrants from South Asia to Norway, Diaspora Studies 6(1): 31–40.

Monograph

Brekke, Torkel (2016) Faithonomics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Brekke, Torkel (2011) Fundamentalism: Prophecy and Protest in an Age of Globalization. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Book Chapter

Brekke, Torkel (2016) Gun & Guru: Religious Teachers in the Indian Army, in Brekke, Torkel; & Vladimir Tikhonov, eds, Military Chaplaincy: Comparative Perspectives. Dehli: Oxford University Press .
Brekke, Torkel (2016) Swami Vivekananda, in Eggert, Marion; Stefan Reichmuth; Hans-Martin Krämer; & Bjorn Bentlage, eds, Sourcebook of Interreligious Contacts. Leiden: Brill .
Brekke, Torkel (2015) The Indian Tradition, in James Turner Johnson, ed., Ashgate Research Companion to Military Ethics. London: Ashgate (415–427).
Brekke, Torkel (2015) Indian Shia Muslims and ideas of home around Partition in the fiction of Rahi Masoom Reza, in Özdalga, Elisabeth; & Daniella Kuzmanovic, eds, Novel and Nation In the Muslim World. London: Palgrave Macmillan (201–215).
Brekke, Torkel (2014) Secularism and the market for religion in Scandinavia and India, in Loconzsci, Peter; & Walter Van Herck, eds, Secularism, Politics and Religion: Contexts and Concepts In India and Europe. New York: Routledge (158–176).
Brekke, Torkel (2014) The Sikh Tradition, in Reichberg, Gregory M.; & Henrik Syse, eds, The Comparative Ethics of War. New York: Cambridge University Press (672–701).
Brekke, Torkel (2012) Hinduism and Security, in Seiple, Chris; Dennis R. Hoover; & Pauletta Otis, eds, Routledge Handbook of Religion and Security. New York: Routledge (80–94).
Brekke, Torkel (2012) Breaking the Thigh and Breaking the Warrior Code, in Aquil, Raziuddin; & Kaushik Roy, eds, Warfare, Religion, and Society In Indian History. Dehli: Manohar (43–63).
Brekke, Torkel (2012) The Dharam Yudh or Just War in Sikhism, in Kaushik Roy, ed., Warfare and Politics In South Asia from Ancient to Modern Times. New Dehli: Manohar (387–414).

Edited Volume

Brekke, Torkel; & Vladimir Tikhonov, eds, (2016) Military Chaplaincy: Comparative Perspectives. Dehli: Oxford University Press.
Tikhonov, Vladimir; & Torkel Brekke, eds, (2015) Buddhism and Violence: Militarism and Buddhism in Modern Asia. London: Routledge. Routledge Studies in Religion.
Brekke, Torkel (ed.) (2009) The Ethics of War in Asian Civilizations: A Comparative Perspective. London: Routledge.

Book Review

Brekke, Torkel (2015) Review of Sullivan, Winnifred Fallers; Elizabeth Shakman Hurd; Saba Mahmood; & Peter G. Danchin, eds, Politics of Religious Freedom, in Reading Religion .

Blog Posts

Open Access – Our Academic Responsibility

Posted by Torkel Brekke, Petter Bae Brandtzæg, Johannes Waage Løvhaug, Tove Klæboe Nilsen, John-Arne Røttingen, Oddrun Samdal & Margunn Aanestad on Wednesday, 15 June 2016

The Norwegian government wants Norway to be a forerunner in the effort to ensure open access to published research. To this end, the government established a working group at the start of 2016, assigned with the task of compiling guidelines for open access to scientific papers. We, the working group, submitted our recommendation on 14 June. We recommend a number of measures to accelerate the transition to open access. We believe, for example, that Norway needs to amend its current methods for quality evaluations and accreditation of publications, as the current publication indicator seems to be an obstacle for open ...