Minda Holm

Minda Holm

PhD Student

Minda Holm is a PhD Fellow in Political Science at the University of Copenhagen, a Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and a PhD Fellow in the research group on International Security at the Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS). Her primary work place is NUPI.

Her PhD project (2018-2022) deals with theorizing liberal international ideology and what she terms counter-ideology from the national and far right; the ideology of the international liberal order after 1989, and the current opposition to that ideology from the national and far Right in Russia, Europe and the US. Holm's general research interests lies in the intersection between IR, historical sociology and political philosophy, with a particular attention to questions of ideology, sovereignty, liberalism, political realism and ideas of the state in relation to the 'international' as a distinct field. The preliminary title of her dissertation is Theorizing (liberal) international ideology and counter-ideology: The post-1989 liberal script and the New Right’s critique.

The PhD project is funded by the Danish Velux Foundation and the Norwegian Ministry of Defence. The Velux funding comes from a project at DIIS led by Vibeke Tjalve on the "World of the Right", with project partners JF Drolet (Queen Mary) and Michael C. Williams (University of Ottawa). At NUPI she leads a three-year research project financed by the Ministry of Defence on challenges to the international liberal order by the national right in Russia, Europe and the US.

Holm is based in Oslo at NUPI, but commutes to Copenhagen. Her supervisor is Professor Ole Wæver. For an updated publication list, including a monthly newspaper column on international affairs (in Norwegian, some translated to English and Danish), please visit her personal webpage.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    States before relations: On misrecognition and the bifurcated regime of sovereignty

    Holm, Minda & Sending, O. J., 2018, In: Review of International Studies. 44, 5, p. 829-847

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Conclusion: What, When, and Where, Then, is the Concept of Sovereignty?

    Holm, Minda, 2018, In: International Studies Review. 20, 3, p. 513-519

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Mutual Lack of Introspection and the ‘Russia Factor’ in the Liberal West -

    Holm, Minda, 2019, In: New Perspectives Journal - Interdisciplinary Journal of Central & East European Politics and International Relations. 27, 1, p. 107-114

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Liberale verdifelleskap og selvbilder i praksis: Hvordan Norge gikk til krig og hva vi kan lære

    Holm, Minda, 2019, Libya: Krigens uutholdelige letthet. Heier, T., Ottosen, R. & Tvedt, T. (eds.). Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, p. 47-70

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Hvor radikale er de egentlig? Om det populistiske radikale høyre som motideologisk prosjekt

    Holm, Minda, 2020, In: Agora : Journal for metafysisk spekulasjon. 37, 1-2, p. 132-159 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    What Liberalism? Russia’s Conservative Turn and the Liberal Order

    Holm, Minda, 2020, Geopolitical Amnesia: The Rise of the Right and the Crisis of Liberal Memory. Schou Tjalve, V. (ed.). McGill-Queen's University Press, p. 82-99

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

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