Researchers of civil-military relations study the evolving
relationship between the military, society and politics, and the ways in
which armed forces have adapted to contemporary challenges.
There is particular emphasis on the development of Norway’s armed forces in a broad international perspective. Researchers explore this complex field from both a historical and contemporary perspective.
Methodologically, the Centre draws on international disciplines such as military sociology and the “war and society” approach to military history.
The Centre also hosts a multidisciplinary research programme focusing on strategic challenges associated with nuclear weapons.