Publications - books


The Ethical Subject of Security: Geopolitical Reason and the Threat to Europe (London: Routledge, 2010)

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(Editor), Handbook of New Security Studies, London, Routledge.


(forthcoming) International Political Sociology: A Compendium (Co-editor, with Charlotte Epstein, Patrick Jackson, Alexander Macleod, Peter Nyers), New York, Blackwell.


Promoting Human Security: Ethical, Normative and Educational Frameworks in Western Europe (collective). Paris: UNESCO.


(Editor) Nation, Modernity, Written Culture (with Odd Monsson), Kristiansand, Norwegian Academic Press.

Ivar Aasen’s Logic of Nation. Toward a Philosophy of Culture
Volda, Høgskulen i Volda.


(Editor), Museum Europa: The European Cultural Heritage between Economics and Politics, Kristiansand, Norwegian Academic Press.

(Editor), Den norske pastorale opplysningen. Nye perspektiver på norsk historiografi på 1800-talet (The Norwegian Pastoral Enlightenment: New Perspectives on Norwegian Historiography in the 19th Century), Oslo, Abstrakt Forlag.


Culture and Rationality: European Frameworks of Norwegian Identity, Kristiansand, Norwegian University Press.

(Editor), Den europeiske identiteten og den skandinaviske (European and Scandinavian Identity) (with Svein Ivar Angle & Bo Stråth), Volda, Høgskulen i Volda.


(Editor), European Security Identities. Contested Understandings of EU and NATO, (with Ola Tunander), Oslo, PRIO.


(Editor) Cultural Politics and Political Culture in Postmodern Europe, Amsterdam/Atlanta, Georgia, Rodopi.

The Gender of Signs. Essays in Comparative Literature, Volda, Høgskulen i Volda.