Ingrid Samset is a political scientist trained in comparative politics. Her main fields of interest are peace and conflict studies, transitional justice, historical and political sociology and human rights. She conducts research on questions related to transitions from violent conflict, state formation, peacebuilding, amnesties and accountability, memorialisation and civil-military relations. Most of her research has focused on Southern and Central Africa.
Samset obtained her PhD in comparative politics from the University of Bergen. She has been a guest researcher at Columbia University, Ulster University and the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and her research has been published in e.g. International Peacekeeping, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, and Review of African Political Economy. Samset also has extensive experience from applied research, including evaluations of aid projects. At Leiden University College The Hague she teaches courses on peace and conflict studies, transitional justice, and political transitions in Africa.
- Peace and conflict studies
- Transitions from armed conflict and authoritarian rule
- Conflict resolution and peacebuilding
- Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
- Regional Trends: Political Transitions in Africa
- Research Design in International Justice
- Transitional Justice
- Samset I. (2017), Review Essay on The Distinction of Peace: A Social Analysis of Peacebuilding Review of: Goetze Catherine (2017) The Distinction of Peace: A Social Analysis of Peacebuilding, (32).
- Suhrke A., Wimpelmann T. & Samset I. (2017), Violent conflict and intervention. In: Burnell P., Randall V., Rakner L. (Eds.) Politics in the Developing World. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Samset I. (2015), Todd Cleveland, Stones of Contention: a history of Africa's diamonds. Athens OH: Ohio University Press in association with the Ohio University Center for International Studies (pb US$26.95 – 978 0 8214 2100 0). 2014, 240 pp. Review of: Cleveland T. (2015) Stones of Contention: A History of Africa's Diamonds, Africa : Journal of the International African Institute 85(4): 724-725.
- Samset I. (2014), "For the guarantee of law and order": The armed forces and public security in Brazil no. 2014: 11. Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute.
- Samset I. (2012), Sexual violence: The case of Eastern Congo. In: Suhrke A., Berdal M. (Eds.) The Peace in Between: Post-War Violence and Peacebuilding. Abingdon: Routledge. 229-247.
- Samset I. (2011), Building a Repressive Peace: The Case of Post-Genocide Rwanda, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 5(3): 265-283.
- Samset I. (2010), UN Peacekeeping in the Congo: When is the Job Done? no. Policy Brief no. 6, 2010. Oslo: Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre.
- Petersen S., Samset I. & Wang V. (2009), Foreign Aid to Transitional Justice: The Cases of Rwanda and Guatemala. In: Ambos K., Large J., Wierda M. (Eds.) Building a Future on Peace and Justice: Studies on Transitional Justice, Peace and Development. Berlin and Heidelberg: Springer. 439-468.
- Samset I. (2009), Natural Resource Wealth, Conflict, and Peacebuilding. New York: Program on States and Security, City University of New York.
- Samset I. (2007), A Promising Experience: Building Peace Through Community Development, 6(3): 1-4.
- Suhrke A. & Samset I. (2007), What's in a Figure? Estimating Recurrence of Civil War, International peacekeeping 14(2): 195-203.
- Samset I. (2004), Whose Mission? Limits and Potentials of the SLMM, 3(2).
- Samset I. (2002), Conflict of interests or interests in conflict? Diamonds & war in the DRC, Review of African Political Economy 29(93/94): 463-480.
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