Morten Boas

Region of Interest


Primary Country of Residence



Research Fellow


University of Oslo, Norway


Mailing Address

Centre for Development and the Environment
University of Oslo
PO Box 1116

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phone: +47 22 858909
fax: +47 22 858920

Countries of Specialization

Liberia ; Sierra Leone.

Research Interests

Research interests:

Environmental politics in Africa (The African Development Bank)
Regionalisation in Africa (Southern Africa)
State-society relations
Liberia and Sierra Leone


Co-ordinates the StatSamf-network - A Nordic research network for the
study of state-society relations in non-western societies, and moderates
NEWSS-net - the electronic discussion list of the StatSamf-network


Preferential Trade Area for Eastern and Southern African States. En
analyse av subregional integrasjon. Centre for Development and the
Environment/Department of Political Science, University of Oslo. 1994.
"Cand.polit" thesis, 140 pages.

Comparing Multilateral Organisations: The case of PTA and SADC. Working
Paper 1995.1. Centre for Development and the Environment. University of
Oslo. 28 pages.

"Book Review: John Degnbol Martinussen - Samfunn, stat og marked". In
Samfunnsviteren. No. 1. 1995.

PTA, SADC and GATT: Past, Present and Future Paths of Influence. Centre
for Development and the Environment. University of Oslo. 1995. 119 pages.

Morten Boas & Audun Ruud: "Chronicle: En ny Nord-Sxr agenda". In
Arbeiderbladet. 21.08.95.

Institutional Bargaining and the African Development Bank. Environmental
Policies and Conditionality. Co-operation or Discord? Some Working
Hypotheses. Development and Multilateral Institutions Programme Working
Paper no. 2, September 1995. The Fridtjof Nansen Institute. Oslo. 1995. 29

Bertil Oden, Morten Bxes & Fredrik Svderbaum: Regionalism in Southern
Africa: South Africa, the Benign Hegemon. The Nordic Africa Institute.
Uppsala. 1995. 31 pages.

"Chronicle: Liberia - Anarki og vanvidd eller kanskje maktens
grunnleggende rollespill?" In Grenselxst - Arbeiderbladet. 22.05.96.

"Environmental Policies in Multilateral Development Banks: the case of the
African Development Bank and the Asian Development Bank." In Stein Hansen,
Jan Hesselberg & Helge Hveem: International Trade National Development
Strategies and the Environment. Towards a Sustainable Future? SUM. Oslo.
1996. Page 195-226.

"Liberia the Hellbound Heart? Regime Breakdown and the Deconstruction of
Society." In Mette Halskov Hansen & Arild Engelsen Ruud: Weak? Strong?
Civil? Embedded? New Perspectives on State-Society Relations in
Non-Western Societies. SUM. Oslo. 1996. Page 53-81.

"The Asian Development Bank and Development in Asia. A rejoinder to Thommy
Svenson." In NIASnytt - Nordic Newsletter of Asian Studies. No. 4,
December 1996. Page 16-19.

"Liberia." In Hele Norges Leksikon. Hjemmets Bokforlag/LibriArte. Oslo.

"Sorost Asias xkonomiske mirakel." In SAIH Perspektiv 97. No. 1, January

"Chronicle: Sierra Leone, Kuppet - siste spiker i kista?" In Dagbladet.

"Happy Birthday? Some reflections on the 30th Annual Meeting, 11-13 May
1997, and the political development agenda of the Asian Development Bank."
In NIASnytt - Nordic Newsletter of Asian Studies. No. 2, June 1997. Page

"Liberia the Hellbound Heart? Regime Breakdown and the Deconstruction of
Society." In Alternatives. Vol. 22, no. 3, 1997. Page 353-380. [Strongly
revised version of the article that appeared in Halskov & Ruud (eds.)

Desmond McNeill, Morten Boas & Audun Ruud "Chronicle: Oljefondet, etikk og
politisk unnfallenhet." In Aftenposten. 06.01.98.

"Book review: A History of International Relations Theory (Torbjorn
Knutsen, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1997, 2nd revised and
expanded edition) - En av historiene om historien om teorier om
internasjonale relasjoner." In Internasjonal Politikk, vol. 56, no. 1,
1998. Page 156-159.

Morten Boas and Audun Ruud "Handel og Miljx." In Tor A. Benjaminsen and
Hanne Svarstad (eds.) Samfunnsperspektiver pe Miljx og Utvikling. Oslo:
Tano Aschehoug. 1998. Page 140-163.

Morten Boas and Audun Ruud "Internasjonal handel og miljx. Et vern av
handel eller friere miljxvern." In Internasjonal Politiikk, vol. 56, no.2,
1998. Page 223-239.

"Governance as Multilateral Development Bank Policy: The Case of the
African Development Bank and the Asian Development Bank." The European
Journal of Development Research, vol. 10, no. 2, 1998. Page 117-134.

Helge Hveem & Morten Boas: "The trade-Environment Debate:
Pre-negotiations, Negotiated Agreement and Implementation." In Ole
Kristian Fauchald & Mads Greaker [eds.] Environmental Assessment of Trade
Agreements and Policy. Copenhagen: TemaNord - Nordic Council of
Ministers. Page 21-34.


environmental policy ; regionalization ; state-society relations.