Helge Hveem

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Academic Interests

International Politics with an emphasis on International Political Economy and with a linkage to Comparative Politics (country studies). Research interests are political processes and institutions in the world economy with an emphasis on change/stability in power relations (market power) and in selected sectors such as trade, international investments and international development issues. Current research (2010-12) is on the political economy of international investments with a particular focus on natural resource industries and their relationship to geopolitics.

Courses taught

  • STV 2200
  • STV 2220
  • STV 4254B
  • STV 4284B
  • UTV 1000 and 3090


Research fellow at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) 1968-79; Senior research adviser in the UNCTAD Secretariat, Geneva 1980, from 1981 Associate professor and from 1992 Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo.  and thereafter again at Department of Political Science. Visiting research assignments at Makerere College, Kampala (1969-70), Universite des Sciences Sociales Grenoble (1974-75), and shorter stays at the London School of Economics (January 1987), Harvard University (spring 1989), and Universite des Sciences Politiques Bordeaux (Fall 1997). Visiting Jean Monnet Professor at the European University Institute 1991-92 and in Spring 2005, and Visiting professor at Sciences Po Bordeaux Fall 2006.

Positions held

  • Director PRIO 1971 and Research director same place 1976.
  • Director of teaching at Department of Political Science 1985-88
  • From 1990 Co-founder and for severall years part-time Research director at the Centre on Development and the Environment, University of Oslo.
  • Director of the Centre on Technology, Innovation and Culture in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo 2002-2006.
  • Member of the board of PRIO 1989-95
  • Member of the board of the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) 1998-2004, chairman 2002-03
  • Member and Deputy Chairman of the board Norwegian University Centre in St. Peterburg, 2000-10
  • Chairman of the board of PETROPOL 1996-2000 and of the Committee to supervise Foreign Policy Institutes 1998-2003, both under the Norwegian Research Council.
  • Member of the boards/steering committees of the Nordic International Studies Association (1992-99, International Studies Association (1997-98), and the ECPR's Standing Group on International Relations (1998-2004).
  • Chairman of the board of the Globalization studies programme at the NTNU (University of Trondheim (2005-08)
  • Chairman of the Ad hoc committee to propose language policy for the University of Oslo (2005-06)
  • Member of the steering committee on the 100 year history of Norsk Hydro AS (2002-05)
  • Editor of the Journal of Peace Research (1975-83) and member of the editorial committee of Global Governance (2005-) and the European Journal of Development Research (2007-)


  • Coordinator for the University of Oslo's participation in the Globalisation, Regionalisation and Governance Research Network of Excellence (GARNET) 2005-10 and director of one Jointly Executed Research Project
  • Several research partnerships with American, British, French, German, Dutch and Italian scholars as well as scholars from Africa, Latin America and East Asia.


Tags: International Politics, International Political Economy, International Development, Globalization, Foreign Direct Investments, Market power, International institutions


  • Berge, Tarald Laudal & Hveem, Helge (2018). The International Regime for Investment: A History of Failed Multilateralism, In Andreas Nölke & Christian May (ed.),  Handbook of the International Political Economy of the Corporation.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 978 1 78536 252 1.  20.  s 311 - 328 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Claes, Dag Harald & Hveem, Helge (2016). From Paris to the End of Oil. Politics and Governance.  ISSN 2183-2463.  4(3), s 197- 208 . doi: 10.17645/pag.v4i3.651 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Hveem, Helge (2015). Politisk økonomi i FN-systemet. Internasjonal Politikk.  ISSN 0020-577X.  73(2), s 308- 317
  • Hveem, Helge (2015). Utviklingspolitikken i endring. Norsk Statsvitenskapelig Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0801-1745.  31(1), s 5- 28
  • Hveem, Helge & Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2012). Introduction: Politics and the Creation and Diffusion of Knowledge, In  Governance and Knowledge. The Politics of Foreign Investment, Technology and Ideas.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-69848-1.  Kapittel 1.  s 1 - 10
  • Hveem, Helge; Knutsen, Carl Henrik & Rygh, Asmund (2012). State ownership, political risk and foreign direct investment, In Kjell Arnold Eliassen (ed.),  Business and politics in a new global order.  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-42590-3.  Chapter 4.  s 89 - 110
  • Hveem, Helge (2011). Governance: The Efficacy and Legitimacy of International Regulation, In Helge Hveem & Lelio Iapadre (ed.),  The Global Governance of Knowledge: Education, research, innovation and international cooperation.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0415605748.  Kapittel 1.
  • Hveem, Helge & Iapadre, Lelio (2011). Global Governance of Knowledge Policies: Summary and Conclusions, In Helge Hveem & Lelio Iapadre (ed.),  The Global Governance of Knowledge: Education, research, innovation and international cooperation.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0415605748.  Kapittel 11.
  • Hveem, Helge & Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2011). Co-operation on knowledge activities, In Helge Hveem & Lelio Iapadre (ed.),  The Global Governance of Knowledge: Education, research, innovation and international cooperation.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0415605748.  Kapittel 7.
  • Knutsen, Carl Henrik; Rygh, Asmund & Hveem, Helge (2011). Does State Ownership Matter? Institutions' Effect on Foreign Direct Investment Revisited. Business and Politics.  ISSN 1369-5258.  (1)
  • Narud, Hanne Marthe; Hveem, Helge & Høyland, Bjørn (2010). Old Conflicts - New Issues? Foreign and Security Policy Attitudes of Norwegian Voters. Internasjonal Politikk.  ISSN 0020-577X.  68(3), s 335- +
  • Hveem, Helge (2009). Norwegian Foreign Policy and Investment Abroad: Confusing Conditions?. Internasjonal Politikk.  ISSN 0020-577X.  67(3), s 381- + . doi: http://www.idunn.no/file/ci/35037930/ip_2009_03_pdf.pdf
  • Hveem, Helge (2009). Pluralist IPE: A View from Outside the 'Schools'. New Political Economy.  ISSN 1356-3467.  14(3), s 367- 376 . doi: 10.1080/13563460903087516
  • Østerud, Øyvind & Hveem, Helge (2007). Økonomisk globalisering, nasjonalstaten og demokratiet, I: Per Kristen Mydske; Dag Harald Claes & Amund Lie (red.),  Nyliberalisme - ideer og politisk virkelighet.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-01162-2.  Kapittel 17.  s 345 - 361
  • Hveem, Helge (2005). Explaining the regional phenomenon in an era of globalization, In Richard Stubbs & Geoffrey Underhill (ed.),  Political Economy and the Changing Global Order.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 0-19-541989-8.  kapittel.  s 294 - 305
  • Hveem, Helge (2005). Globaliseringsbegreppet, I: Ulf Bjereld; Marie Demker; Jan Ekecrantz & Ann-Marie Ekengren (red.),  Det hyperindividualiserade samhälle.  Boréa Bokförlag.  ISBN 91-89140-36-2.  kapittel.  s 33 - 57
  • Hveem, Helge (2005). Ideas, Processes, and Context. The Politics of Independent International Commissions, In Unto Vesa (ed.),  Global Commissions Assessed.  Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Helsinki Process Publication Series.  ISBN 951-724-484-3.  kapittel.  s 14 - 42
  • Hveem, Helge (2005). The Dependency Thesis. Dynamic Consequences of Economic Underdevelopment, In Stein Ugelvik Larsen (ed.),  Theory and Methods in Political Science.  Columbia University Press.  ISBN 0-88033-998-5.  kapittel.  s 575 - 593
  • Hveem, Helge (2005). "The UN and ideational leadership". Forum for Development Studies.  ISSN 0803-9410.  32(1), s 275- 283
  • Hveem, Helge (2004). "Understanding the Complexities of the Gulf: Concluding Remarks", In Helge Hveem & Daniel Heradstveit (ed.),  Oil in the Gulf. Obstacles to Democracy and Development.  Ashgate.  ISBN 0-7546-3968-1.  Kap. 7.  s 167 - 177
  • Hveem, Helge (2004). The paradox of American power. Why the world's only superpower can't go it alone. Internasjonal Politikk.  ISSN 0020-577X.  61, s 495- 505
  • Hveem, Helge (2003). Avhengighetstesen. Dynamiske konsekvenser av økonomisk underutvikling, I: Stein Ugelvik Larsen (red.),  Teori og metode i statsvitenskap.  Fagbokforlaget.  ISBN 8276747221.  30.  s 448 - 461
  • Hveem, Helge (2003). America unrivalled. The future of the balance of power. Internasjonal Politikk.  ISSN 0020-577X.  61, s 495- 505
  • Hveem, Helge (2003). The Regional Project in Global Governance, In Timothy M. Shaw & Fredrik Söderbaum (ed.),  Approaches to New Regionalism.  Palgrave, London.  s n.a. - n.a. Show summary
  • Hveem, Helge (2003). The United States and Europe since 1945. Internasjonal Politikk.  ISSN 0020-577X.  61, s 495- 505
  • Hveem, Helge (2002). Globalisation, Governance and Development: A Political Economy Perspective. European Journal of Development Research.  ISSN 0957-8811.  14(1), s 219- 243
  • Hveem, Helge & Nordhaug, Kristen (2002). Introduction: National Institutions and the Politics of Adjustment to Globalization, In  Public Policy in the Age of Globalization. Responses to Environmental and Economic Crisis.  Palgrave Macmillan.  s 1 - 22
  • Hveem, Helge & Nordhaug, Kristen (2002). Summary and Conclusions: Adjusting Trade Liberalization and Environmental Protection Demands in an Era of Globalization, In  Public Policy in the Age of Globalization. Responses to Environmental and Economics Crisis.  Palgrave Macmillan.  s 198 - 225
  • Hveem, Helge (2002). Globalisering som utfordring - og utfordringer til globaliseringen, I: Peder Christian Kjerschow (red.),  Makt og avmakt.  Nansenskolen Norsk Humanistisk Akademi, Lillehammer.  ISBN 82-92237-01-1.  s 185 - 196 Show summary
  • Hveem, Helge (2002). The Regional Phenomenon in an Era of Globalization: The Global Perspective, In Luis Beltrán; Javier Maestro & Liisa Salo-Lee (ed.),  European Peripheries in Interaction. The Nordic Countries and the Iberian Peninsula.  Universidad de Alcala.  ISBN 84-8138-504-2.  s 19 - 41
  • Bøås, Morten & Hveem, Helge (2001). Regionalism Compared: The African and the Southeast Asian Experience, In Björn Hettne; András Inotai & Osvaldo Sunkel (ed.),  Comparing Regionalisms: Implications for Global Development.  Palgrave, London.  ISBN 0-333-76541-9.  s 93 - 131
  • Hveem, Helge; Heum, Per & Ruud, Audun (2001). Norske selskapers transnasjonalisering og demokratiet, I: Øyvind Østerud (red.),  Globaliseringen og Norge (arb.tittel).  Gyldendal, Ad Notam, Oslo.. Show summary
  • Hveem, Helge (2000). "WTO etter Seattle. Ideologisk fyrtårn søker politisk bærekraft". Internasjonal Politikk.  ISSN 0020-577X.  58(4) Show summary
  • Hveem, Helge & Bøås, Morten (1998). The Trade-Environment Debate: Pre-negotiations, Negotiated Agreement and Implementation, In Ole Kristian Fauchald & Mads Greaker (ed.),  Environmental Assessment of Trade Agreements and Policy.  Nordisk ministerråd.  ISBN 92-893-0210-0.  s 21 - 34
  • Hveem, Helge (1998). "Explaining the Regional Phenomenon in an Era of Globalisation", In Richard Stubbs & Geoffrey Underhill (ed.),  Political Economy and the Changing Global Order.  Macmillan Publishers Ltd.. Show summary

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  • Claes, Dag Harald; Hveem, Helge & Tranøy, Bent Sofus (2017). Internasjonal Politisk Økonomi. Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-02806-4.  273 s.
  • Claes, Dag Harald; Hveem, Helge & Tranøy, Bent Sofus (2012). Global økonomi, krise og politisk styring. Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-01977-2.  341 s.
  • Hveem, Helge & Knutsen, Carl Henrik (2012). Governance and Knowledge. The Politics of Foreign Investment, Technology and Ideas. Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-69848-1.  276 s.
  • Hveem, Helge & Iapadre, Lelio (ed.) (2011). The Global Governance of Knowledge: Education, research, innovation and international cooperation. Routledge.  ISBN 978-0415605748.  280 s.
  • Hveem, Helge (2007). "Fordelingskonflikter og utvikling", i Jon Hovi og Raino Malnes, red. Anarki, makt og normer. Abstrakt forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7935-228-0.  20 s.
  • Claes, Dag Harald; Hveem, Helge & Tranøy, Bent Sofus (2006). Økonomisk globalisering og politisk styring. Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 82-15-00741-4.  310 s.
  • Hveem, Helge & Heradstveit, Daniel (ed.) (2004). Oil in the Gulf. Obstacles to Democracy and Development. Ashgate.  ISBN 0-7546-3968-1.  180 s.
  • Hveem, Helge & Nordhaug, Kristen (ed.) (2002). Public Policy in the Age of Globalization. Palgrave, Houndmills/Basingstoke/ Hampshire.  ISBN 03-339-9848-0.
  • Hveem, Helge & Nordhaug, Kristen (2002). Public Policy in the Age of Globalization. Responses to Environmental and Economic Crises. Palgrave, London.  ISBN 0-333-71708-2.  251 s. Show summary

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  • Hveem, Helge (2014). Globalism - In Your Own Interest!, In Aksel Braanen Sterri (ed.),  Global citizen - challenges and responsibility in an interconnected world.  Sense Publishers.  ISBN 9789462099289.  Kapittel 10.  s 83 - 93
  • Hveem, Helge (2010). Internasjonal regulering av kunnskap: presentasjon av et EU-prosjekt.
  • Hveem, Helge (2010). Mer du Nord, dynamique geopolitique globale, politique europeenne.
  • Hveem, Helge (2010). The International Governance of Knowledge Production and Diffusion.
  • Hveem, Helge (2010). The International Political Economy of Natural Resources. Enhanced State Power, Geopolitics, or simply Business as Usual?.
  • Hveem, Helge (2009). Globaliseringsforskningen. Bakgrunn for de tre workshops. Show summary
  • Hveem, Helge (2008). Contested Multilateralism. EU, the TRIPS Agreement and Global Governance.
  • Hveem, Helge (2007). Discussant and chair, workshop in GARNET Network of Excellence, Copenhagen Business School.
  • Hveem, Helge (2007, 24. oktober). Frokost TV, NRK 1: Programinnslag om Kongo. [TV].  NRK TV.
  • Hveem, Helge (2007). Hvordan kan Norge bli en god global partner?.
  • Hveem, Helge (2007, 29. oktober). Intervju om norsk politikk og demokratiske prosesser. [TV].  Seoul Broadcasting System.
  • Hveem, Helge (2007, 28. oktober). Intervju om situasjonen i Kongo. [Radio].  NRK Radio P3.
  • Hveem, Helge (2007). Knowledge, Intellectual Property Rights and Equity. The WTO's TRIPS Agreement and EU Policy.
  • Hveem, Helge (2007). Knowledge, the TRIPS Agreement and Power. From strict Hierarchy to Strategic Bargaining?.
  • Hveem, Helge (2007). Kommentar til presentasjonen av Asiabankens årsrapport 2007.
  • Hveem, Helge (2007). Ledelse av og introduksjon til seminar om Politisk økonomi.
  • Hveem, Helge (2007). Størrelse er ikke nok. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).  ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Hveem, Helge (2007). The Politics of Transnational Production Networks.
  • Claes, Dag Harald; Hveem, Helge & Tranøy, Bent Sofus (2006). Økonomisk globalisering og politisk styring. Stat og styring.  ISSN 0803-0103.  16(3), s 26- 31
  • Hveem, Helge (2005). Dag Hammarskjöld - den moderne svensken. Dagbladet.  ISSN 0805-3766.
  • Hveem, Helge (2005). Globalisation dynamics. Transnationalisation and geopolitics.
  • Hveem, Helge (2005). Stormaktenes egen klubb. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).  ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Hveem, Helge (2005). Økonomiens grenser. Dagbladet.  ISSN 0805-3766.
  • Hveem, Helge (2004). Global Political Economy - Changing Power Relations and the Context of Development.
  • Hveem, Helge (2004). Globalisation as a transformative force.
  • Hveem, Helge (2004). Globalisation, regionalisation and governance.
  • Hveem, Helge (2004). Globalisering, geopolitikk og regionalisering.
  • Hveem, Helge (2004). Globaliseringen - begrepet og fenomenet.
  • Hveem, Helge (2004). Globaliseringen, EU og norsk forhandlingsstrategi.
  • Hveem, Helge (2004). Handelspolitikk - paneldebatt.
  • Hveem, Helge (2004). Ideas, processes and context. The politics of independent international commissions. Show summary
  • Hveem, Helge (2004). Innovasjon og globalisering - politikk og praksis.
  • Hveem, Helge (2004). International Political Economy session - Convenor and discussant.
  • Hveem, Helge (2004, 10. mars). Intervjuet om valutapolitikk i Dagsrevyen 10. mars. [TV].  Dagsrevyen.
  • Hveem, Helge (2004). Menneskerettigheter og ytringsfrihet.
  • Hveem, Helge (2004). Midt-Østen, Asia og olje. Geopolitikk, samfunnsdynamikk og politisk ustabilitet.
  • Hveem, Helge (2004). Sluttrapport. Basisbevilgningsutvalget for de utenrikspolitiske instituttene. Norges forskningsråd.
  • Hveem, Helge (2004). The Political Economy of North Atlantic Community.
  • Hveem, Helge (2004). UN and ideational power. Show summary
  • Kasa, Sjur & Hveem, Helge (2004). Globaliseringen i Stortinget. Dagbladet.  ISSN 0805-3766.
  • Hveem, Helge (2003). Globalisering og kunnskap.
  • Hveem, Helge (2003). Globaliseringsforskning.
  • Hveem, Helge (2003). Hegemon for alltid?. Internasjonal Politikk.  ISSN 0020-577X.  (4), s 495- 510
  • Hveem, Helge (2003, 29. juli). Hva skjer med Norge i Irak?.  Dagbladet.
  • Hveem, Helge (2003, 23. juli). Korea 50 år etter våpenhvilen. [Radio].  P2 "Sånn er livet".
  • Hveem, Helge (2002). Geopolitics vs globalisation? The political economy of inter-regional relations. Show summary
  • Hveem, Helge (2002). Global mergers, cross-Atlantic politics and EU competition policy. Show summary
  • Hveem, Helge (2002). Kapitalisme, korrupsjon, kontroll. Dagbladet.  ISSN 0805-3766. Show summary
  • Hveem, Helge (2002, 03. september). Rio pluss Ti. Konferansen om bærekraftig utvikling i Johannesburg. [Radio].  TV 2, "Godmorgen Norge".
  • Hveem, Helge (2002). WTO after Doha - implications for developing countries.
  • Hveem, Helge (2001). The Regional Phenomenon in an Era of Globalisation - The Global Perspective. Show summary
  • Hveem, Helge (1999). A New 'Bretton Woods' for Development?. Show summary
  • Hveem, Helge (1999). Ny politikk mot kollektiv ufornuft. Ny tid.  ISSN 0803-3498.
  • Hesselberg, Jan & Hveem, Helge (1998). Production and trade - environment and development. SUM-report. 8.
  • Hesselberg, Jan & Hveem, Helge (ed.) (1998). Production and trade - environment and development.
  • Hveem, Helge (1998). Asiasyken og utlandet. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.

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