Flaten, Lars Tore
DepartmentCentre for international security
PositionSenior Fellow [on externally funded project]
Phone+47 23 09 59 67
E-maillaflaten@ifs.mil.no

​​​Flåten (b. 1978), MA in contemporary history (2006) from the University of Oslo, Ph.D in South Asia Studies (2013) from the same university.

Employed as senior lecturer and associate professor at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages from 2013 to 2017. He was a visiting Fulbright Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from November 2016 to February 2017. 

Flåten works on a project concerned with how the growth of China influences India's foreign and security policies. The project focuses on how China's growth influences Indian strategic thinking, particularly with regard to neighboring countries such as Nepal, Pakistan and Myanmar. Another key aspect is the development of India's strategic relations with the ASEAN countries, Japan and the US.

Research​​ interests:

  • Indian foreign policy
  • India-China relations
  • modern Indian history
  • Indian political culture
  • nationalism and nation building, particularly with regard to the growth of Hindu nationalism in India
  • identity politics
  • uses of history

Books/reports/dissertations

  • Flåten, Lars Tore. 2016. Hindu Nationalism, History and Identity in India: Narrating a Hindu Past under the BJP. Routledge.
  • Flåten, Lars Tore, Arild Engelsen Ruud and Heierstad Geir. 2014. Indiske utfordringer. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.
  • Heierstad, Geir, Lars Tore Flåten and Arild Engelsen Ruud. 2014. Indiske utfordringer. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.
  • Flåten, Lars Tore. 2013. Høyere utdanning ved et veiskille, i SIU-rapport 5/2013, Landrapport India. Report, Senter for Internasjonalisering av utdanning.
  • Flåten, Lars Tore. 2012. History and Identity Politics: Educational Reforms and History Textbooks during the Rule of the BJP. Doctoral dissertation, University of Oslo: Faculty of Humanities.
  • Flåten, Lars Tore. 2012. Høyere utdanning i India: reformer og tendenser. Report, Senter for internasjonalisering av utdanning.
  • Flåten, Lars Tore, Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Geir Heierstad, eds. 2011. Talking Dirty about Village Politics: Essays in honour of Arild Engelsen Ruud. Oslo: NoFSA.
  • Flåten, Lars Tore. 2006. Hindu Nationalist Conceptions of History: The Ayodhya Controversy, 1989-1992. Master’s thesis, IAKH, UiO.
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Parts of books/reports

  • Flåten, Lars Tore. 2016. ""Symbolic Engineering: Advani's Swarna Jayanti Rath Yatra"". In India's democracies : diversity, co-optation, resistance, edited by Arild Engelsen Ruud and Geir Heierstad, 158–182. Universitetsforlaget.
  • Flåten, Lars Tore. 2011. "Arild - en mann med Fingerspitzengefühl". In Talking Dirty about Village Politics: Essays in honour of Arild Engelsen Ruud, edited by Lars Tore Flåten, Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Geir Heierstad, 7–15. Oslo: NoFSA.
  • Flåten, Lars Tore. 2010. "BJPs hinduidentitet". In Demokrati på indisk, edited by Arild Engelsen Ruud and Geir Heierstad. Unipub forlag.

Peer-reviewed articles

  • Flåten, Lars Tore. 2019. The Inclusion-Moderation Thesis: India's BJP. Oxford Research Encyclopedias .
  • Flåten, Lars Tore. 2017. Spreading Hindutva through education: still a priority for the BJP? India Review 16 (4): 377–400.
  • Flåten, Lars Tore. 2012. Hindu Nationalist Conceptions of History: Constructing a Hindu-Muslim Dichotomy. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 35 (3): 624–647.

Non-refereed articles

  • Flåten, Lars Tore. 2019. India Elects: What are Implications for the Country's Foreign and Security Policy? IFS Insight (4).
  • Flåten, Lars Tore and Kenneth Bo Nielsen. 2019. Kashmir i fokus igjen. Asiapunkt .
  • Flåten, Lars Tore. 2018. Indias store utenrikspolitiske dilemma. Asiapunkt .
  • Flåten, Lars Tore. 2011. Advanis korrupsjonsyatra. Fokus India Blog .
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo and Lars Tore Flåten. 2011. "Enden for de indiske kommunistene?" Minerva (Oslo) .
  • Flåten, Lars Tore and Kenneth Bo Nielsen. 2010. "Vår tur til å være korrupte". Minerva (Oslo) .
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo and Lars Tore Flåten. 2010. Indisk Hindunationalisme. IPmonopolet (10): 48–54.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo and Lars Tore Flåten. 2010. "Vaklende Stormakt". Minerva (Oslo) .
  • Flåten, Lars Tore and Øivind Kopperud. 2006. Diskursanalyse i historiefaget - en fruktbar metode? Fortid 3 (1).
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Op-eds/comments/blog posts

  • Flåten, Lars Tore, Arild Engelsen Ruud and Kenneth Bo Nielsen. 2019. Indias geopolitiske spagat. Klassekampen, 21 August.
  • Flåten, Lars Tore, Arild Engelsen Ruud and Kenneth Bo Nielsen. 2019. Modis æra. Morgenbladet, 13 June.
  • Flåten, Lars Tore, Arild Engelsen Ruud, Kenneth Bo Nielsen, Francesca R. Jensenius and Guro Warhuus Samuelsen. 2019. Modi er kommet for å bli. Klassekampen, 25 May.
  • Flåten, Lars Tore, Arild Engelsen Ruud, Kenneth Bo Nielsen, Guro Warhuus Samuelsen and Francesca R. Jensenius. 2019. Er valget i India slutten på dynastiet? Avisa Vårt land, 13 May.
  • Flåten, Lars Tore, Arild Engelsen Ruud, Kenneth Bo Nielsen, Guro Warhuus Samuelsen and Francesca R. Jensenius. 2019. Indisk spenning. Dagsavisen, 13 May.
  • Flåten, Lars Tore, Guro Warhuus Samuelsen, Arild Engelsen Ruud, Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Francesca R. Jensenius. 2019. "Hindunasjonalistisk parti går mot valgseier". Avisa Vårt land, 24 April.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo, Guro Warhuus Samuelsen, Francesca Jensenius and Lars Tore Flåten. 2019. Demokrati eller autokrati i India? Morgenbladet.
  • Ruud, Arild Engelsen, Kenneth Bo Nielsen, Geir Heierstad, Lars Tore Flåten and Guro Warhuus Samuelsen. 2017. Demokratisk jubileum med bismak. Avisa Vårt land, 11 August.
  • Ruud, Arild Engelsen, Guro Warhuus Samuelsen, Lars Tore Flåten, Geir Heierstad and Kenneth Bo Nielsen. 2017. De usikre alliansenes tid. Klassekampen, 15 August.
  • Flåten, Lars Tore. 2015. What's in a name? Dhaka Tribune, 19 November.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo, Lars Tore Flåten, Geir Heierstad and Francesca Jensenius. 2014. En splittende valgkandidat. Klassekampen, 14 May.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo, Lars Tore Flåten, Geir Heierstad and Francesca Jensenius. 2014. Hvem kan danne regjering i India? Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.), 07 May.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo, Lars Tore Flåten, Geir Heierstad and Francesca Jensenius. 2014. India-Norges framtid. Ytring : NRK, 15 May.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo, Lars Tore Flåten, Geir Heierstad and Francesca Jensenius. 2014. India's tredje front. Ny Tid, 25 April.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo, Lars Tore Flåten, Geir Heierstad and Francesca Jensenius. 2014. Masken av. Ny Tid, 03 April.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo, Lars Tore Flåten, Geir Heierstad and Francesca Jensenius. 2014. Partiet uten leder. Ny Tid.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo, Lars Tore Flåten, Geir Heierstad and Francesca Refsum Jensenius. 2014. Nye valgvinder i India. Ny tid, 21 February.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo, Lars Tore Flåten, Geir Heierstad, Francesca Jensenius and Jostein Jakobsen. 2014. Truende Maoister. Ny Tid.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo, Geir Heierstad, Lars Tore Flåten and Francesca Jensenius. 2014. Kraftig omveltning. Ny Tid.
  • Flåten, Lars Tore and Kenneth Bo Nielsen. 2009. Mellom masse og elite. Ny tid, 15 May.
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Published 25 April 2017 14:05.. Last updated 10 October 2019 08:22.