Monthly Archives: September 2016

Power Struggle within the Progressive Party

The return of Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson to Icelandic politics has put the Progressive Party in tumult. Gunnlaugsson has made a claim for the leadership in the Progressive Party but faces resistance within the party. It is clear that Gunnlaugsson is … Continue reading

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Icelanders’ Celtic roots: Did Celts settle in the South of Iceland before the Nordic Settlement?

Fun lecture and historical walk in the farm of Ægissíða where twelve manmade caves are to be found: Icelanders’ Celtic roots: Did Celts settle in the South of Iceland before the Nordic Settlement? Here are a few pictures from the historical … Continue reading

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Small States Pub Quiz

The annual Small States Pub Quiz was held yesterday with great success. Many students in the Small States Studies Diploma program at the University of Iceland participated, along with students taking small states courses as BA-students in Political Science or MA-students … Continue reading

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Iceland’s External Shelter from the Settlement to the 21st century

The findings of several articles on Shelter Theory and its application to Iceland were brought together in one large presentation held at a great, interesting conference at NUPI on 8 September: Iceland’s External Shelter from the Settlement to the 21st century: … Continue reading

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Iceland: Dominant Party in Thrall to its Past Discourse

Lecture at Queen Mary University, London on one of the dominant factors explaining Iceland’s non-membership of the European Union, namely the reluctance of Iceland’s dominant party, the Independence Party, to engage in the European project. The lecture went by the … Continue reading

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Alliance Theory and Small State Alliance “Shelter”: The Complexities of Small State Alliance Behavior

New study has been made available through early view on Third World Thematics: “Alliance Theory and Small State Alliance “Shelter”: The Complexities of Small State Alliance Behavior”. The study was co-authored with Alyson Bailes and Bradley Thayer. This article is dedicated … Continue reading

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How do small states defend their interests?

The SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy has been published. The book contains a chapter on Small State Diplomacy, co-authored with Alyson J.K. Bailes, that readers of this page might be interested in!

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