Håvard Bækken forsker IFS

Håvard Bækken

Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies
Senior Research Scientist

Håvard Bækken has a PhD in Russian Area Studies from the University of Oslo, 2014, and has been a senior research fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies since 2015. His current research focus is militarism and military patriotic education in Russia and Eastern Ukraine. Bækken has also published on quasi-legal practices in Russia. He teaches theory of science, as well as Russian politics, culture, society, and history at the University of Oslo and elsewhere. 

    • Russian politics
    • authoritarianism
    • informal politics
    • state ideology and militarism
    • war commemoration