Siri Lassen left PRIO in 2002. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Siri Lassen

Graduate Student

Mobile phone: 47 92 62 42 96

Research Interests

In general the thesis focus theoretically on the problem of decommissioning of guerrilla groups before, during and after a peace treaty has been signed. Different aspects of this problem are illustrated by using game theory. More specifically do I consider the case of Northern Ireland, and the problem with decommissioning of the Irish Republican Army. The analysis is three-folded:

  • How do the use of threats influence the outcome of a negotiation process? An analysis of the situation between Great Britain, the UUP and Sinn Fein/the IRA before the all-party talks started.

  • How is it possible make an agreement self-enforcing, and furthermore how is it possible to verify that the actors keep their end of the bargain? An analysis of the Good Friday Agreement.

  • The problems of assuming unitary actors in game theory. A thorough analysis of the distinction between Sinn Fein and the IRA, and the problems the IRA faces concerning internal hard-liners.

Languages spoken:

Norwegian, English, (French)


Graduate studies: Courses in Political Science: Rational theory in international politics (game theory), the institutions and dynamics of the European Union, statstics.
University of Oslo.

Undergraduate studies: Political Science, Psychology, History
University of Oslo.

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