Louise Olsson

Senior Researcher

Louise Olsson
Email: louise@prio.org
Mobile phone: +46 730 97 8621
Twitter: @LouiseKOlsson
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Research Interests

​I am currently working on gender inequality and armed conflict in India with Erika Forsberg (Uppsala University), on armed political actors' control of sexual violence with Angela Muvumba Sellström (Uppsala Universtiy), and on the participation of women in the Swedish military. My research focuses on women, peace, security, and UNSCR 1325.

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Recent Publications

Olsson, Louise (2017) Fred och säkerhet ur ett jämställdhetsperspektiv [Peace and Security in an Equal Rights Perspective], in Aggestam, Karin; & Kristine Höglund, eds, Om krig och fred. En introduktion till freds- och konfliktstudier. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Olsson, Louise & Theodora-Ismene Gizelis (2017) The Production of the Global Study: What’s in a measurement?, in Davies, Sara; & Jacqui True, eds, Oxford University Press Handbook on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). Oxford: Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming).
Olsson, Louise (2017) Same Peace, Different Quality? The importance of Security Equality for Quality Peace, in Joshi, Madhav; & Peter Wallensteen, eds, Understanding Quality Peace. Milton Park and New York: Routledge.

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Olsson, Louise & Anna K. Jarstad (2012) Hybrid Peace Ownership in Afghanistan: International Perspectives of Who Owns What and When, Global Governance 18(1).
Olsson, Louise (2000) Mainstreaming Gender in Multidimensional Peacekeeping: A Field Perspective, International Peacekeeping 7(3).

Monograph

Olsson, Louise (2009) Gender Equality and United Nations Peace Operations in Timor-Leste. Leiden: Brill Publishers.

Book Chapter

Olsson, Louise (2017) Fred och säkerhet ur ett jämställdhetsperspektiv [Peace and Security in an Equal Rights Perspective], in Aggestam, Karin; & Kristine Höglund, eds, Om krig och fred. En introduktion till freds- och konfliktstudier. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Olsson, Louise & Theodora-Ismene Gizelis (2017) The Production of the Global Study: What’s in a measurement?, in Davies, Sara; & Jacqui True, eds, Oxford University Press Handbook on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). Oxford: Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming).
Olsson, Louise (2017) Same Peace, Different Quality? The importance of Security Equality for Quality Peace, in Joshi, Madhav; & Peter Wallensteen, eds, Understanding Quality Peace. Milton Park and New York: Routledge.
Olsson, Louise & Erika Forsberg (2016) Gender inequality and internal conflict, in Oxford Research Encyclopedias of Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Olsson, Louise; Anita Schjølset & Frida Möller (2015) Women’s participation in international operations and missions, in Gizelis, Theodora-Ismene; & Louise Olsson, eds, Gender, Peace and Security: Implementing UN Resolution 1325. Milton Park and New York: Routledge.
Olsson, Louise & Anna K. Jarstad (2011) Local ownership of peace. Hobbes, Rousseau and international support for state-building in Afghanistan, in Fjelde, Hanne; & Kristine Höglund, eds, Building peace, creating conflict? Conflictual dimensions of local and international peace-building. Lund: Nordic Academic Press.
Olsson, Louise (2008) Peacekeeping, in Encyclopedia of Social Problems. London: Sage.
Olsson, Louise (2008) Resolution 1325 och den Nordiska Snabbinsatsstyrkan, in Anders W. Berggren, ed., Förutsättningar för att verka internationellt - Slutrapport från temaområde Människan i NBF 2004 - 2008. Stockholm: Försvarshögskolan.
Olsson, Louise (2005) The Namibian Peace Operation in a Gender Context, in Mazurana, Dyan; Angela Angela Raven-Roberts; & Jane Parpart, eds, Gender, Conflict, and Peacekeeping. Boulder & Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield.

Edited Volume

Gizelis, Theodora-Ismene; & Louise Olsson, eds, (2015) Gender, Peace and Security: Implementing UN Resolution 1325. Milton Park and New York: Routledge.
Olsson, Louise; & Torunn L. Tryggestad, eds, (2001) Women and International Peacekeeping. London & Portland: Frank Cass Publishers. Cass Series on Peacekeeping.

Report - Other

Olsson, Louise; Karen Hostens; Inger Skjelsbæk; & Elise Fredrikke Barth (2004) Gender Aspects of Conflict Interventions: Intended and Unintended Consequences, Report to Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Oslo.

Blog Posts

Nuclear Disarmament and The Nobel Peace Prize

Posted by Louise Olsson & Henrik Urdal on Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Since the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Linus Pauling in 1962, contributions to nuclear disarmament have recurrently been an explicit motivation for granting the Prize.1 According to the Nobel Peace Prize committee, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) received the Prize this year for creating new momentum ... Read more »

Alva Myrdal, Research, and Nuclear Disarmament

Posted by Louise Olsson on Monday, 2 October 2017

The time for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize is coming up, and as identified by PRIO’s Director, there are many worthy laureates. 35 years ago, Alva Myrdal (1902-1986) received the prize for her work with nuclear disarmament – a question that has unfortunately resurfaced and is again a likely theme for the peace ... Read more »