Haaland, Torunn Laugen
DepartmentCentre for Civil-Military Relations
PositionAssociate Professor
Phone+47 23 09 59 52
E-mailtlh@ifs.mil.no

​​​(b. 1967) Cand. polit. with major in political science, University of Oslo (1995). Research fellow at IFS since March 2000. Main focus of research: Norway's participation in military operations abroad since 1990, civil-military relations, military culture, defence reform, and Norwegian security and defence policy in an international context. Defended her PhD thesis (”Small Forces with a Global Outreach. Role Perceptions in the Norwegian Armed Forces after the Cold War”) at the University of Oslo, February 2008. Haaland is teaching at the Norwegian Defence University College and the University of Oslo, Peace and conflict studies. Her current research focuses on experienced-based learning in the Norwegian Armed Forces in Afghanistan.

Fields of interest

  • international operations
  • military sociology
  • civil-military relations
  • war commemoration
  • Norwegian defence and security policy

Books/reports/dissertations

  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen. 2008. Small Forces with a Global Outreach. Role Perceptions in the Norwegian Armed Forces after the Cold War. Doctoral dissertation, Unipub forlag.
  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen and Kjell Inge Bjerga. 2003. Militærmakt og sikkerhetspolitikk. Studiehefte for det grunnleggende stabsstudium. Revidert, 2. utgave. Report, Institutt for forsvarsstudier.
  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen and Kjell Inge Bjerga. 2002. Militærmakt og sikkerhetspolitikk. Studiehefte for det grunnleggende stabsstudium. Compendium, Institutt for forsvarsstudier.
  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen. 1999. Stumbling into a new role: NATO's out-of-area policy after the Cold War. Forsvarsstudier, no. 5. Oslo: Institutt for forsvarsstudier.

Parts of books/reports

  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen and Elin Gustavsen. 2019. "From Obligatory to Optional: Thirty Years of Civil-Military Entanglements in Norway". In Civil-Military Entanglements. Anthropological Perspectives, edited by Birgitte Sørensen and Ben-Ari Eyal, 100–120. Berghahn Books.
  • Bjerga, Kjell Inge and Torunn Laugen Haaland. 2012. "Doctrinal innovation in a small state". In Contemporary Military Innovation: Between anticipation and adaption, edited by Dmitry (Dima) Adamsky and Kjell Inge Bjerga, 83–106. Routledge.
  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen. 2012. "Friendly War-Fighters and Invisible Women: Perceptions of gender and Masculinities in the Norwegian Armed Forces on Missions Abroad". In Making Gender, Making War. Violence, Military and Peacekeeping practices, edited by Erika Svedberg and Annica Kronsell, 63–75. Routledge.
  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen. 2012. "Learning lessons in Afghanistan? The Norwegian perspective". In Auftrag Auslandseinsatz, edited by Bernhard Chiari, 295–306. Rombach Druck- und Verlagshaus.
  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen. 2011. "A Norwegian Expeditionary Mindset?" In Core Values and the Expeditionary Mindset: Armed Forces in Metamorphosis, edited by Henrik Fürst and Gerhard Kümmel, 165–178. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft.
  • Hassan, Ismail, Elena Bøhler, Dagny Kristine Johnson Hov, Nina Helena Lystrup and Torunn Laugen Haaland. 2011. "Pedagogiske metoder med studentaktive læringsformer". In HiO-rapport 2011 nr. 12 Blikk inn i høgskolepedagogisk kompetanseutvikling, edited by Gerd Bjørke, 41–45. Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus.
  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen. 2009. "Den norske militære profesjonsidentiteten: Kriger, hjemlandsforsvarer og statsansatt tjenestemann". In Krigerkultur i en fredsnasjon, edited by Sven Håkan Edström, Nils Terje Lunde and Janne Haaland Matlary, 48–71. Abstrakt forlag.
  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen. 2000. "The Reluctant Pusher: Norway and the Acid Rain Convention". In International Environmental Agreements and Domestic Policies: The Case of Acid Rain, edited by Arild Underdal and Kenneth Hanf, 109–138. Ashgate.
Full list

Peer-reviewed articles

  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen and Elin Gustavsen. 2019. From commemoration to celebration: The making of the Norwegian Liberation and Veterans Day. Memory Studies .
  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen. 2018. Krigsminnet Afghanistan. Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift 35 (2): 165–177.
  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen. 2016. The Limits to learning in military operations: bottom-up adaptation in the Norwegian army in northern Afghanistan, 2007–2012. Journal of Strategic Studies 39 (7): 999–1022.
  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen. 2010. Still Homeland Defenders at Heart? Norwegian Military Culture in International Deployments. Journal of International Peacekeeping 17 (4).
  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen and Kjell Inge Bjerga. 2010. Development of Military Doctrine : the particular case of small states. Journal of Strategic Studies 33 (4): 505–533.
  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen. 2008. Invisible women and friendly war-fighters: Perceptions of gender and masculinities in the Norwegian armed forces. Norma - International Journal for Masculinity Studies 3 (2): 167–181.
  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen. 2007. Participation in Peace Support Operations for Small Countries: The Case of Norway. Journal of International Peacekeeping 14 (4): 493–509.
  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen and Eirik Guldhav. 2004. Bruk av norske styrker i kampen mot internasjonal terrorisme. IFS-Ifo (3).
  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen. 2001. Mot et kaldere klima? Utviklingen av det bilaterale forholdet mellom Norge og Russland på 1990-tallet. Internasjonal Politikk - Skandinavisk tidsskrift for internasjonale studier 59 (1): 91–109.
  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen. 1998. The World Bank and the UN in the Occupied Territories. Security Dialogue 29 (1): 63–77.
  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen. 1996. Balancing Effectiveness and Legitimacy: UNICEF's Follow-up of the World Summit for Children. Forum for Development Studies 23 (1): 63–86.
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Non-refereed articles

  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen. 2011. Erfaringsbasert læring i det norske forsvaret i Afghanistan. Luftkrigsskolens skriftserie 23 .
  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen. 2009. "Ute av syne, ute av sinn"? Behandlingen av norske veterane etter 1945. Militært Tidsskrift 138 (1).

Op-eds/comments/blog posts

  • Bjerga, Kjell Inge and Torunn Laugen Haaland. 2010. Hva vil Norge ha? VG : Verdens gang, 06 October.
  • Haaland, Torunn Laugen and Kjell Inge Bjerga. 2002. Rekkedals "Moderne krigskunst. Militærmakt under omforming": Boken sett i et undervisningsperspektiv. Norsk Militært Tidsskrift.
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