Egil Fossum


Egil Fossum
Egil Fossum left PRIO in 1971. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.


Egil Fossum (1939–2021) was attached to PRIO 1965–71, first as a graduate student and, following the completion of his degree in political science in 1967, as a researcher. He had an enduring interest in Latin American affairs, and his thesis was on military coups d'état in that region. 

During his time at PRIO and later, he was active in journalism. He served as editor of Klassekampen (1977–79) and later taught journalism at Oslo University College (now OsloMet) and wrote a book about source criticism in journalism (Er det nå så sikkert?, 1991, rev.ed 2008).

An obituary by his former PRIO colleague Per Olav Reinton was published in Khrono 9 August 2021.

Wikipedia article (in Norwegian).

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Reinton, Per Olav; Eduardo Archetti & Egil Fossum (1970) Agrarian Structure and Peasant Autonomy, Journal of Peace Research 7(3): 185–195.
Fossum, Egil (1970) Political Development and Strategies for Change, Journal of Peace Research 7(1): 17–32.
Fossum, Egil (1967) Factors Influencing the Occurrence of Military Coups d'etat in Latin America, Journal of Peace Research 4(3): 228–251.

Non-refereed Journal Article

Fossum, Egil (1969) Reply to Gudmund Hernes, Journal of Peace Research 6(1): 73–74.
Fossum, Egil & Johan Galtung (1969) Reply to Gudmund Hernes, Journal of Peace Research 6(1): 75–76.

Master Thesis

Fossum, Egil (1967) The Military in Latin American Politics. MA thesis, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Oslo.