Pål Kolstø

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Visiting address Niels Treschows hus 11th floor Niels Henrik Abels vei 36
Postal address Postboks 1003 Blindern 0315 Oslo

Teaching

Russian studies, Russian history of ideas, , nationalism and ethnic conflict

Academic Interests

Russia, ethnic conflicts,de facto states, nationalism / nation building, religion / church history, history of ideas

Research projects

Tags: Russia, post-Soviet states, de facto states, Russian history, Identity politics, Nationalism, Church History

Publications

  • Kolstø, Pål (2022). Orthodoxy Inside-Out: How Certain Orthodox Ideas Are Reflected in Lev Tolstoi’s Religious Thinking. Filologitsjeskij klass. ISSN 2658-5235. 27(1), p. 8–21.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2022). What’s in a name? “De facto states”, terminological choices and normative consequences . Pathways to peace (Пути к миру и безопасности).. ISSN 2311-5238. 62(1), p. 30–46. doi: 10.20542/2307-1494-2022-1-30-46.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2022). A Specter from the Past: the Balkanization of Europe? Nationalities Papers. ISSN 0090-5992. 50, p. 1–3. doi: 10.1017/nps.2022.42.
  • Kolstø, Pål & Blakkisrud, Helge (2021). Russian Neighborhood Policy and Its Eurasian Client States: No Autocracy Export. Russia in Global Affairs. ISSN 1810-6374. 19(2), p. 38–62. doi: 10.31278/1810-6374-2021-19-2-38-62. Full text in Research Archive
  • Blakkisrud, Helge; Gelashvili, Tamta; Kemoklidze, Nino & Kolstø, Pål (2020). Navigating de facto statehood: trade, trust, and agency in Abkhazia’s external economic relations. Eurasian geography and economics. ISSN 1538-7216. doi: 10.1080/15387216.2020.1861957. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kolstø, Pål (2020). ‘Authoritarian Diffusion, or the Geopolitics of Self-Interest? Evidence from Russia’s Patron–Client Relations with Eurasia’s De Facto States’. Europe-Asia Studies. ISSN 0966-8136. doi: 10.1080/09668136.2020.1806209. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kolstø, Pål (2020). Biting the hand that feeds them? Abkhazia–Russia client–patron relations. Post-Soviet Affairs. ISSN 1060-586X. 36(2), p. 140–158. doi: 10.1080/1060586X.2020.1712987. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kolstø, Pål (2019). Dmitrii Medvedev's commission against the falsification of history: Why was it created and what did it achieve? A reassessment. Slavonic and East European Review. ISSN 0037-6795. 97(4), p. 738–760. doi: 10.5699/slaveasteurorev2.97.4.0738.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2019). Dmitrii Medvedev's Commission Against the Falsification of History: Why Was It Created and What Did It Achieve? A Reassessment. Slavonic and East European Review. ISSN 0037-6795. 97(4), p. 738–760. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kolstø, Pål (2019). Iver Neumann og utenriksdebatten i Norge. Internasjonal Politikk. ISSN 0020-577X. 77(2), p. 140–147. doi: 10.23865/intpol.v77.1589. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kolstø, Pål (2019). An inconvenient anniversary: how Russia did (not) celebrate the centenary of the Russian Revolution. In Myklebost, Kari Aga & Bones, Stian (Ed.), In the North, the East and West Meet: Festschrift for Jens Petter Nielsen. Orkana Forlag. ISSN 9788281043442. p. 61–78.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2019). Antemurale thinking as historical myth and ethnic boundary mechanism. In Berezhnaya, Liliya & Hein-Kircher, Heidi (Ed.), Rampart Nations: Bulwark myths of East European Multiconfessional Societies in the Age of Nationalism. Berghahn Books. ISSN 9781789201475. p. 347–373. doi: 10.2307/j.ctv12pns5t.19.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2019). Is imperialist nationalism an oxymoron? Nations and Nationalism. ISSN 1354-5078. 25(1), p. 18–44. doi: 10.1111/nana.12449. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kolstø, Pål (2019). The concept of 'rootedness' in the struggle for political power in the Former Soviet Union in the 1990s. In Côté, Isabelle M.; Mitchell, Matthew I. & Toft, Monica Duffy (Ed.), People changing places: new perspectives on demography, migration, conflict, and the state. Routledge. ISSN 978-0-8153-6076-6. p. 107–127. doi: 10.4324/9781351117623-6.
  • Blakkisrud, Helge & Kolstø, Pål (2018). 'Restore Moscow to the Muscovites': Othering 'the migrants' in the 2013 Moscow mayoral elections. In Kolstø, Pål & Blakkisrud, Helge (Ed.), Russia before and after Crimea: Nationalism and Identity, 2010-17. Edinburgh University Press. ISSN 9781474433853. p. 236–257. doi: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433853.003.0010.
  • Kolstø, Pål & Blakkisrud, Helge (2018). Introduction: Exploring Russian nationalisms. In Kolstø, Pål & Blakkisrud, Helge (Ed.), Russia before and after Crimea: Nationalism and Identity, 2010-17. Edinburgh University Press. ISSN 9781474433853. p. 1–20. doi: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433853.003.0001.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2017). St. Georgsløyfen i russisk nasjonsbygging. Arr - Idéhistorisk tidsskrift. ISSN 0802-7005. 29(3/4), p. 113–123.
  • Blakkisrud, Helge & Kolstø, Pål (2017). Regime Development and Patron–Client Relations: The 2016 Transnistrian Presidential Elections and the "Russia Factor". The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization. ISSN 1074-6846. 25(4), p. 503–528.
  • Blakkisrud, Helge & Kolstø, Pål (2017). Stavropol as "Russia's Kosovo"? Nationalist mobilization and public response in a Russian region. Post-Soviet Affairs. ISSN 1060-586X. 33(5), p. 370–388. doi: 10.1080/1060586X.2017.1355716. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kolstø, Pål & Jelovica, Vatroslav (2016). Strategije simbolične izgradnje nacije u državama Jugoistocne Europe: ciljevi i rezultati. In Pavlakovic, Vjeran & Korov, Goran (Ed.), Strategije simbolične izgradnje nacije u državama. Srednja Europa. ISSN 978-953-7963-55-2. p. 1–26.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2016). The significance of the Russian imperial tradition today. In Gottlieb, Christian (Eds.), Russia and the Nordic countries. Fondet for norsk dansk samarbeid. p. 24–33.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2016). “Western Balkans” as the new Balkans: regional names as tools for stigmatization and exclusion. Europe-Asia Studies. ISSN 0966-8136. 68(7), p. 1245–1263. doi: 10.1080/09668136.2016.1219979.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2016). “Marriage of convenience? Collaboration between nationalists and liberals in the Russian opposition, 2011–2012”. Russian Review. ISSN 0036-0341. 75(4), p. 645–663. doi: 10.1111/russ.12107.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2016). ‘Symbol of the war—but which one? The St George ribbon in Russian nation-building’. Slavonic and East European Review. ISSN 0037-6795. 94(4), p. 661–702. doi: 10.5699/slaveasteurorev2.94.4.0660. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kolstø, Pål (2016). “Crimea vs. Donbass: how Putin won Russian nationalist support—and lost it again”. Slavic Review: Interdisciplinary Quarterly of Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies. ISSN 0037-6779. 75(3), p. 702–725. doi: 10.5612/slavicreview.75.3.0702.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2016). The ethnification of Russian nationalism. In Kolstø, Pål & Blakkisrud, Helge (Ed.), The New Russian Nationalism. Imperialism, Ethnicity and Authoritarianism 2000-15. Edinburgh University Press. ISSN 9781474410427. p. 18–46. doi: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410427.003.0002.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2016). Introduction: Russian nationalism is back - but precisely what does that mean? In Kolstø, Pål & Blakkisrud, Helge (Ed.), The New Russian Nationalism. Imperialism, Ethnicity and Authoritarianism 2000-15. Edinburgh University Press. ISSN 9781474410427. p. 1–18. doi: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410427.003.0001.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2015). John Armstrong: typologies and grand narratives. Nations and Nationalism. ISSN 1354-5078. 21(1), p. 177–181. doi: 10.1111/nana.12108.
  • Pegg, Scott & Kolstø, Pål (2015). Somaliland: Dynamics of internal legitimacy and (lack of) external sovereignty. Geoforum. ISSN 0016-7185. 66, p. 193–202. doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2014.09.001.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2014). Orthodoxie. In George, Martin; Herlth, Jens; Münch, Christian & Schmid, Ulrich (Ed.), Tolstoj als theologischer Denker und Kirchenkritiker. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. ISSN 978-3-525-56007-5. p. 528–540.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2014). Identifying with the old or the new state: Nation-building vs. Yugonostalgia in the Yugoslav successor states. Nations and Nationalism. ISSN 1354-5078. 20(4), p. 760–781. doi: 10.1111/nana.12071.
  • Kolstø, Pål & Paukovic, Davor (2014). The Short and Brutish Life of Republika Srpska Krajina: Failure of a De Facto State. Ethnopolitics. ISSN 1744-9057. 13(4), p. 309–327. doi: 10.1080/17449057.2013.864805.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2014). Il nation-building in Russia: una strategia orientata sui valori. Nazioni e Regioni. Studi e ricerche sulla comunità. ISSN 2282-5681. 3(3), p. 43–69.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2014). Russia's nationalists Flirt with Democracy. Journal of Democracy. ISSN 1045-5736. 25(3), p. 120–134. doi: 10.1353/jod.2014.0050.

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  • Kolstø, Pål (2022). Strategic Uses of Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict: Interest and Identity in Russia and the Post-Soviet Space. Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9781474495004. 284 p.
  • Kolstø, Pål & Blakkisrud, Helge (2018). Russia before and after Crimea: Nationalism and Identity, 2010-17. Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9781474433853. 334 p.
  • Kolstø, Pål & Risteski, Ljupco (2016). Strategii za simbolicka izgradba na natiajata vo Jugoistocna Evropa. Institut za etnologija i antropologija. ISBN 9-786084762058. 312 p.
  • Kolstø, Pål & Blakkisrud, Helge (2016). The New Russian Nationalism. Imperialism, Ethnicity and Authoritarianism 2000-15. Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9781474410427. 424 p.

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  • Kolstø, Pål (2022). om Putins mobilisering i Russland. [TV]. NRK nyheter.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2022). Nye kamper i Nagorno-Karabakh. [TV]. NRK nyheter.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2022). nye kamper i Nagorno-Karabakh. [Newspaper]. Aftenposten.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2022). anmeldelse av Nationalism as an Veera Leine, "Argument in Contemporary Russia: Four Perspectives on Language in Action". Nordisk Østforum. ISSN 0801-7220. 36. doi: 10.23865/noros.v36.3838.
  • Mjør, Kåre Johan; Myhre, Marthe Handå; Kolstø, Pål & Kulås, Guri (2022). Berga brør eller forviste fiendar? [Newspaper]. Klassekampen.
  • Haga, Lars Peder & Kolstø, Pål (2022). Professor mener Putins prosjekt har skåret seg fullstendig. Er han i ferd med å miste grepet? Bergens Tidende. ISSN 0804-8983.
  • Kolstø, Pål; Blakkisrud, Helge; Flikke, Geir; Moe, Arild; Myklebost, Kari Aga & Neumann, Iver Brynild [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2022). Russerne er ikke kollektivt skyldige i Putins krig. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2022). Intervju om Putins ideologi og verdensbilde. [Radio]. Verdibørsen, P2.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2021). No End to History. Russia in Global Affairs. ISSN 1810-6374. 19(4), p. 63–66. doi: 10.31278/1810-6374-2021-19-4-60-76.
  • Blakkisrud, Helge; Kemoklidze, Nino; Kolstø, Pål & Gelashvili, Tamta (2021). Trade, Trust, and De Facto State Conflicts: Abkhazia’s International Economic Engagement. All the Russias: NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2021). Creating a Yawning Gap between Neighbours: Civilization Rhetoric among Ukrainians and Belarusians vis-à-vis Russia .
  • Kolstø, Pål (2021). Hoch, Tomáš, & Kopeček, Vincenc (eds). De facto states in Eurasia. London: Routledge, 2019, anmeldelse. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. ISSN 1359-0987. 27(4), p. 1003–1004.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2021). 'The Western Balkans’ as the New Balkans: Regional Names as Tools for Stigmatisation and Exclusion.
  • Kolstø, Pål & Blakkisrud, Helge (2021). Not So Traditional After All? The Russian Orthodox Church's Failure as a "Moral Norm Entrepreneur".
  • Kolstø, Pål (2021). Cultural Memory as Both Contributor and Impediment to Nationbuilding.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2021). RUSSIA’S NEIGHBORHOOD POLICY AND ITS EURASIAN CLIENT STATES.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2021). The traditional family“ in Russian Orthodox ideology and praxis.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2021). Weiss-Wendt, Anton. Putin‘s Russia and the falsification of history: reasserting control over the past. Bloomsbury Academic 2021. Anmeldelse. Slavonic and East European Review. ISSN 0037-6795. 99(2), p. 378–380.
  • Slezkine, Yuri; Krastev, Ivan; Aust, Martin; Sowa, Jan; Enyuan, Wu & Lieven, Anatol [Show all 18 contributors for this article] (2020). Victimhood olympics. Russia in Global Affairs. ISSN 1810-6374. 18(4), p. 62–99. doi: 10.31278/1810-6374-2020-18-4-62-99.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2019). Chernobyl - hva skjedde egentlig? Et seminar om tv-serien Chernobyl.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2018). “Russians in Norway and their views on Putin, Russia and the world”.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2018). Russkii vopros, intervju med russiskspråklig latvisk TV. [TV]. LTV.LV.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2018). Dramatisk splitting. intervju om bruddet mellom Den russisk-ortodokse kirke og patriarken i Konstantinopel. [Newspaper]. Dag og Tid.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2018). Ortodoksien i Russland. [TV]. NRK.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2018). Putinisme og russisk ortodoksi.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2018). Russian nationalism and the annexation of Crimea.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2018). The role of the St George ribbon in Russian nationbuilding.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2018). Discussing David Laitin’s book “identity information” .
  • Kolstø, Pål (2018). Revolution and War in Contemporary Ukraine: The Challenge of Change. Ed. Olga Bertelsen. Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Societies, no. 161. Ibidem: Stuttgart, 2017. 430 pp. $50.00, paper. Slavic Review: Interdisciplinary Quarterly of Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies. ISSN 0037-6779. 77(1). doi: 10.1017/slr.2018.41.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2018). "Six new years with Putin – what now?" Introduction and discussion.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2018). "Is imperialist nationalism an oxymoron?".
  • Kolstø, Pål (2018). "intervju om diplomatisk krise Russland/Storbritannia. [Radio]. Studio 2, P2.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2018). The St. George ribbon in Russian nationbuilding.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2018). The annexation of Crimea and Russian nationalism.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2017). Den russiske revolusjon 100 år.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2017). Putin og putinismen.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2017). foredrag om ny russisk nasjonalisme.
  • Kolstø, Pål & Blakkisrud, Helge (2017). Book symposium. The new Russian nationalism: imperialism, ethnicity and authoritarianism 2000–2015. Nationalities Papers. ISSN 0090-5992. 45(4), p. 716–719.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2017). Mischa Gabowitsch, Protest in Putin’s Russia, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2017. (anmeldelse). Slavonic and East European Review. ISSN 0037-6795. 95(3), p. 591–594.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2017). 100år siden 1917 -- Revolusjon og demokrati.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2016). Voved. In Kolstø, Pål & Risteski, Ljupco (Ed.), Strategii za simbolicka izgradba na natiajata vo Jugoistocna Evropa. Institut za etnologija i antropologija. ISSN 9-786084762058. p. 1–21.
  • Kolstø, Pål & Jelovica, Vatroslav (2016). zaklucoci: uspekh i neuspekh vo izgrabata na nacijata, strukturni nasproti politicki faktori. In Kolstø, Pål & Risteski, Ljupco (Ed.), Strategii za simbolicka izgradba na natiajata vo Jugoistocna Evropa. Institut za etnologija i antropologija. ISSN 9-786084762058. p. 259–277.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2016). Russlands rolle i Nagorno-Karabakh-konflikten.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2016). Voter apathy versus patriotic mobilization in Russia.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2016). anmeldelse av Halvor Tjønn, «Russland blir til. Fra vikingene til Ivan den grusomme». Nordisk Østforum. ISSN 0801-7220. 30(1), p. 55–57. doi: 10.17585/nof.v30.394.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2015). Этнификация национализма в России (etnifisering av nasjonalisme i Russland).
  • Kolstø, Pål (2015). Этнификация национализма в России .
  • Kolstø, Pål (2015). Symbol of the war – but of which one? The St. George ribbon in Russian nation building .
  • Kolstø, Pål (2015). Crimea vs. Donbass: how Putin won Russian nationalist support—and lost it again.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2015). Putins symbolske genistrek. Klassekampen. ISSN 0805-3839. p. 38–39.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2015). 'Russisk nasjonalisme etter annekteringen av Krim'.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2015). "Hva vil Putin?". Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2014). (anmeldelse) Koinova, Maria. Ethnonationalist Conflict in Postcommunist States: Varieties of Governance in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Kosovo. National and Ethnic Conflict in the Twenty-First Century. University of Pennsylvania. Slavonic and East European Review. ISSN 0037-6795. 92(4), p. 791–792.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2014). Kan ha snudd maktforholdene i Ukraina på hodet. (Om nedskytingen av MH17 i Øst-Ukraina). [Newspaper]. Aftenposten.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2014). Strategies of symbolic nation-building. main findings.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2014). den politiske utviklingen på Krimhalvøya og forholdet mellom Ukraina og Russland.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2014). propagandakrig om Ukraina. [Radio]. Verdens rikeste land, P3.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2014). Hatretorikk skaper frykt (om krisen i Ukraina). [Newspaper]. Klassekampen.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2014). intervju om situasjonen i Øst-Ukraina. [Radio]. NRK 1 Dagsnytt 0830.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2014). hva skjer i Øst-Ukraina. [Radio]. NRK 1 Dagsnytt 0830.
  • Kolstø, Pål (2014). Symbolic Nation-building in South Eastern Europe.

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