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Kenneth Bo Nielsen

Postdoctoral fellow
  • Industrialisation and land acquisition
  • Popular politics and social movements
  • Political economy
  • New middle classes

          All with reference to India

I have earlier taught South Asia studies at the University of Oslo, and various courses related to development and the environment, as well as interdisciplinary research methods at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM). I will not be teaching regularly in 2015 and 2016. 

EDITED VOLUMES

Madsen, Stig Toft, Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Uwe Skoda, eds. 2011. Trysts with Democracy: Political Practice in South Asia. London: Anthem Press.

Heierstad, Geir, Lars Tore Flåten and Kenneth Bo Nielsen, eds. 2011. Talking Dirty about Village Politics: Essays in Honour of Arild Engelsen Ruud. Oslo: NoFSA.

Bjørkdahl, Kristian and Kenneth Bo Nielsen, eds. 2012. Development and Environment: Practices, Theories, Policies. Oslo: Akademika Publishing.

Skoda, Uwe, Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Marianne Qvortrup Fibiger, eds. 2013. Navigating Social Exclusion and Inclusion in Contemporary India and Beyond: Structures, Agents, Practices. London: Anthem Press.

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo and Anne Waldrop, eds. 2014. Women, Gender and Everyday Social Transformation in India. London: Anthem Press.

Chandra, Uday, Geir Heierstad and Kenneth Bo Nielsen, eds. 2015. The Politics of Caste in West Bengal. New Delhi: Routledge. 

Hansen, Arve and Kenneth Bo Nielsen, eds. Under contract. Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia: Wheels of Change. London: Routledge.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Madsen, Stig Toft and Kenneth Bo Nielsen. 2009. The Political Culture of Factionalism Among Hindu Nationalists in Denmark. Critical Asian Studies 41 (2): 255-80.

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2009. Four Narratives of a Social Movement in West Bengal. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 32 (3): 448-68.

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2009. Farmers’ Use of the Courts in an Anti-Land Acquisition Movement in India’s West Bengal. Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law 59: 121-44.

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2010. Contesting India’s Development? Industrialisation, Land Acquisition and Protest in West Bengal. Forum for Development Studies 37 (2): 145-70.

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2011. Land, Law and Resistance. Economic and Political Weekly 46 (41): 38-40.

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2011. In search of Development: Muslims and Electoral Politics in an Indian State. Forum for Development Studies 38 (3): 345-370.

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2012. ‘An Activist can’t become a Politician’: Social Activism, Leadership and the (Un)making of a Political Career in an Indian State. Contemporary South Asia 20 (4): 435-53.

Chandra, Uday and Kenneth Bo Nielsen. 2012. The Importance of Caste in Bengal. Economic and Political Weekly 47 (44): 59-61.

Oskarsson, Patrik and Kenneth Bo Nielsen. 2014. Development Deadlock: Aborted Industrialization and Blocked Land Restitution in West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh, India. Development Studies Research 1 (1): 267-78.

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo and Alf Gunvald Nilsen. 2015. Law-Struggles and Hegemonic Processes in Neoliberal India: Gramscian Reflections on Land Acquisition Legislation. Globalizations 12 (2): 203-16.

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. Forthcoming 2015. Law and Larai: The (De)Judicialisation of Subaltern Resistance in West Bengal. Journal of Contemporary Asia 45 (3).

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo and Harold Wilhite. Under review. The Rise and Fall of the ‘People’s Car’: Consumer Aspirations, Status and Mobile Symbolism in ‘New India’. Mobilities.

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. Under review. Thinking Anthropologically About India’s Land Wars. Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo.2008. ‘Not on Our Land!’ Peasants’ Struggle against Forced Land Acquisition in India’s West Bengal. In Rights and Legal Empowerment in Eradicating Poverty, ed. Dan Banik, 217-46.Farnham: Ashgate.

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2010. Kvindelige ledere i indisk politikk [Female Leaders in Indian Politics]. In Demokrati på indisk [Democracy Indian Style], eds Arild Engelsen Ruud and Geir Heierstad, 63-88. Oslo: Unipub (Oslo Academic Press).

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2010. Civil and not-so-civil Forms of Protest in West Bengal. In Power to the People? (Con-)tested Civil Society in Search of Democracy, eds Heidi Moksnes and Mia Melin, 210-13. Uppsala: Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development.

Madsen, Stig Toft, Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Uwe Skoda. 2011. Introduction. In Trysts with Democracy: Political Practice in South Asia, eds Stig Toft Madsen, Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Uwe Skoda, 1-16. London: Anthem Press.

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2011. Congress Factionalism Revisited: West Bengal. In Trysts with Democracy: Political Practice in South Asia, eds Stig Toft Madsen, Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Uwe Skoda, 157-92. London: Anthem Press.

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2011. Talking Dirty Revisited. In Talking Dirty about Village Politics: Essays in Honour of Arild Engelsen Ruud, eds Geir Heierstad, Lars Tore Flåten and Kenneth Bo Nielsen, 49-57. Oslo: NoFSA.

Bjørkdahl, Kristian and Kenneth Bo Nielsen. 2012. Development and Environment: Practices, Theories, Policies. In Development and Environment: Practices, Theories, Policies, eds Kristian Bjørkdahl and Kenneth Bo Nielsen, 7-19. Oslo: Akademika Publishing.

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2012. Covert Feminism: Gender and Activism in a Social Movement in India. In Development and Environment: Practices, Theories, Policies, eds Kristian Bjørkdahl and Kenneth Bo Nielsen, 225-42. Oslo: Akademika Publishing.

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2012. Campaigning for Inclusion: Muslims and Social Exclusion in Contemporary West Bengal. In Social Exclusion – Inclusion Continuum: A Paradigm Shift, eds V. Rama Krishna, R. Shashidhar and M. Muniraju, 119-35. Bangalore: Niruta Publications.

Skoda, Uwe and Kenneth Bo Nielsen. 2013. Introduction: Navigating Exclusion, Engineering Inclusion. In Navigating Social Exclusion and Inclusion in Contemporary India and Beyond: Structures, Agents, Practices, eds Uwe Skoda, Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Marianne Qvortrup Fibiger, 1-15. London: Anthem Press.

Madsen, Stig Toft and Kenneth Bo Nielsen. 2014. Hindutva and Its Discontents in Denmark. In Migration and Religion in Europe: Perspectives on South Asian Experiences, ed. Ester Gallo, 155-70. Farnham: Ashgate.

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo and Anne Waldrop. 2014. Women and Gender in a Changing India. In Women, Gender and Everyday Social Transformation in India, eds Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Anne Waldrop, 1-18. London: Anthem Press.

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2014. Women’s Participation in the Singur Movement, West Bengal. In Women, Gender and Everyday Social Transformation in India, eds Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Anne Waldrop, 203-18. London: Anthem Press.

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2015. Between Peasant Utopia and Neoliberal Dreams: Industrialisation and Its Discontents in Emerging India. In Emerging Economies and Challenges to Sustainability: Theories, Strategies, Local Realities, eds Arve Hansen and Ulrikke Wethal, 79-91. London: Routledge.

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2015. Mamata Banerjee: Redefining Female Leadership in India’s Democracy. In India’s Democracies: Diversity, Co-optation, Resistance, eds Arild Engelsen Ruud and Geir Heierstad, 79-110. New Delhi: Primus Books.

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2015. ‘Community’ and the Politics of Caste, Class and Representation: The Singur Movement in West Bengal. In New Subaltern Politics: Reconceptualizing Hegemony and Resistance in India, eds Alf G. Nilsen and Srila Roy. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Chandra, Uday, Geir Heierstad and Kenneth Bo Nielsen. 2015. Introduction. In The Politics of Caste in West Bengal, eds Uday Chandra, Geir Heierstad and Kenneth Bo Nielsen. New Delhi: Routledge.

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2015. The Politics of Caste and Class in Singur’s Anti-Land Acquisition Struggle. In The Politics of Caste in West Bengal, eds Uday Chandra, Geir Heierstad and Kenneth Bo Nielsen. New Delhi: Routledge.

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. Forthcoming 2015. Managing ‘Communities’ of Resistance: Negotiating Caste and Class in an Anti-Land Acquisition Movement in West Bengal. In Staking Claims: The Politics of Social Movements in Contemporary Rural India, eds Uday Chandra and Daniel Taghioff. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. 

Nielsen, Kenneth Bo and Alf Gunvald Nilsen. Under review. Land Struggles, Law-Struggles and Hegemony: From Singur to the 2013 Land Acquisition Act. In The Return of the Land Question, eds Achin Chakrabarty, Anthony D’Costa and Mritiunjoy Mohanty. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Books
  • Hansen, Arve; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2017. Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia: Wheels of Change. Routledge. 202 pages. ISBN: 9781138930704.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Oskarsson, Patrik. 2017. Industrialising Rural India: Land, policy and resistance. Routledge. 200 pages. ISBN: 978-1138936713.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Heierstad, Geir; Chandra, Uday. 2016. The Politics of Caste in West Bengal. Routledge. 265 pages. ISBN: 978-1-13-892148-1.
  • Nilsen, Alf Gunvald; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2016. Social Movements and the State in India: Deepening Democracy? Palgrave Macmillan. 379 pages. ISBN: 978-1-137-59132-6.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Waldrop, Anne. 2014. Women, Gender and Everyday Social Transformation in India. Anthem Press. ISBN: 9781783082698.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Skoda, Uwe; Fibiger, Marianne Qvortrup. 2013. Navigating Social Exclusion and Inclusion in Contemporary India and Beyond: Structures, Agents, Practices. Anthem Press. 226 pages. ISBN: 9780857283221.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Bjørkdahl, Kristian. 2012. Development and Environment: Practices, Theories, Policies. Akademisk Forlag. 313 pages. ISBN: 9788232100330.
  • Flåten, Lars Tore; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Heierstad, Geir. 2011. Talking Dirty about Village Politics: Essays in honour of Arild Engelsen Ruud. 81 pages. ISBN: 978-82-303-1801-0.
  • Madsen, Stig Toft; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Skoda, Uwe. 2011. Trysts with democracy: political practice in South Asia. Anthem Press. 285 pages. ISBN: 978-0-85728-773-1.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2011. Imagining and Encountering the Indian State: Trust, Class and Experience among Kolkata’s Urban Youth. Lambert Academic Publishing. 152 pages. ISBN: 978-3-8454-2463-7.
Journal articles
  • Ruud, Arild Engelsen; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Heierstad, Geir; Flåten, Lars Tore; Samuelsen, Guro Warhuus. 2017. Demokratisk jubileum med bismak. Avisa Vårt land. Published 2017-08-11.
  • Ruud, Arild Engelsen; Samuelsen, Guro Warhuus; Flåten, Lars Tore; Heierstad, Geir; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2017. De usikre alliansenes tid. Klassekampen. Published 2017-08-15.
  • Hansen, Arve; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Wilhite, Harold Langford. 2016. Staying Cool, Looking Good, Moving Around: Consumption, Sustainability and the ‘Rise of the South’. Forum for Development Studies. 43: 5-25. doi: 10.1080/08039410.2015.1134640
  • Heierstad, Geir; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2016. India's smart cities. Tvergastein. 7. 11-17.
  • Jakobsen, Jostein; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2016. Hvem er den indiske bonden? Rødt!. 2016: 116-121.
  • Jakobsen, Jostein; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2016. En mors død. Fokus India. Published 2016-12-18.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2016. Living With Debt. Anthropology News.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2016. Untitled review of Political Economy of Development in India: Indigeneity in Transition in the State of Kerala, by Darley Jose Kjosavik and Nadarajah Shanmugaratnam. Forum for Development Studies. 43.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2016. The everyday politics of India’s “land wars” in rural eastern India. Focaal: journal of global and historical anthropology. 2016: 105-118. doi: 10.3167/fcl.2016.750108
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Jakobsen, Jostein. 2016. Skatt. FokusIndia. Published 2016-05-10.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Oskarsson, Patrik. 2016. Development deadlocks of the New Indian State. Economic and Political Weekly. 51: 67-69.
  • Ruud, Arild Engelsen; Samuelsen, Guro Warhuus; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2016. India sett fra Rødt. indiafokus.no. Published 2016-09-14.
  • Waldrop, Anne; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Standal, Karina; Wilhite, Harold Langford. 2016. Editor's Introduction. Special Issue on Family and Gender in Globalising India. Asia in Focus.
  • Jakobsen, Jostein; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2015. Russerne: de nye hippier? Fokus India. Published 2015-10-05.
  • Jensenius, Francesca R.; Heierstad, Geir; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2015. Luften som dreper. Bergens Tidende. Published 2015-08-16.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2015. Law and Larai: The (De)Judicialisation of Subaltern Resistance in West Bengal. Journal of Contemporary Asia. 45: 618-639.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2015. Mopa Airport Woes. Economic and Political Weekly. 50.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2015. Review of Dayabati Roy, "Rural Politics in India: Political Stratification and Governance in West Bengal". South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies. 38: 344-345.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2015. Tillidslandet. Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2015. Review of Jamie Cross, "Dream Zones: Anticipating Capitalism and Development in India". Contemporary South Asia. 23: 230-231.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2015. Frimærkepolitik. Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2015. Lufthavnspolitik. Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2015. Review of "Night of the Gods: Durga Puja and the Legitimation of Power in Rural Bengal" by Ralph W. Nicholas. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. 21: 709-710.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2015. Mopa. Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2015. Shorty Gomes: Vintage Crime Stories Featuring Shorty Gomes, Bombay’s Ace Private Detective [book review]. Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2015. Ghost Airports. Dhaka Tribune.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2015. Mer om land – igen. Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2015. Karunanidhi 92. Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2015. Kongrespartiet samler tropperne. Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Jakobsen, Jostein. 2015. Russians: The new hippies? Dhaka Tribune. Published 2015-10-23.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Nilsen, Alf Gunvald. 2015. Law struggles and hegemonic processes in neoliberal India: gramscian reflections on land acquisition legislation. Globalizations. 12: 203-216. doi: 10.1080/14747731.2014.937084
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Wilhite, Harold Langford. 2015. The rise and fall of the ‘people's car’: middle-class aspirations, status and mobile symbolism in ‘New India’. Contemporary South Asia. 23: 371-387. doi: 10.1080/09584935.2015.1090951
  • Hansen, Arve; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2014. Cars of Future Past in Vietnam and India. Tvergastein. 4: 72-79.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2014. Indiens nye stærke mand. RadikalPortal.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2014. Food and the Indian Elections. Matlære.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2014. Modis oversøiske venner. Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2014. Hvad nu, Congress? Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2014. Meningsmålinger og det indiske valg. Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2014. God jul og god regeringsførelse. Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2014. Modi-ficeret hindutva. Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2014. Indiens særlige stater. Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Flåten, Lars Tore; Heierstad, Geir; Jensenius, Francesca. 2014. Partiet uten leder. Ny Tid. 62.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Flåten, Lars Tore; Heierstad, Geir; Jensenius, Francesca. 2014. Hvem kan danne regjering i India? Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). Published 2014-05-07.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Flåten, Lars Tore; Heierstad, Geir; Jensenius, Francesca. 2014. En splittende valgkandidat. Klassekampen. Published 2014-05-14.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Flåten, Lars Tore; Heierstad, Geir; Jensenius, Francesca. 2014. India-Norges framtid. Ytring : NRK. Published 2014-05-15.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Flåten, Lars Tore; Heierstad, Geir; Jensenius, Francesca. 2014. India's tredje front. Ny Tid. 62. Published 2014-04-25.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Flåten, Lars Tore; Heierstad, Geir; Jensenius, Francesca. 2014. Masken av. Ny Tid. 62. Published 2014-04-03.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Flåten, Lars Tore; Heierstad, Geir; Jensenius, Francesca Refsum. 2014. Nye valgvinder i India. Ny tid. Published 2014-02-21.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Flåten, Lars Tore; Heierstad, Geir; Jensenius, Francesca; Jakobsen, Jostein. 2014. Truende Maoister. Ny Tid. 62.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Heierstad, Geir; Flåten, Lars Tore; Jensenius, Francesca. 2014. Kraftig omveltning. Ny Tid. 62.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Pedersen, Jørgen Dige. 2014. Det var först och främst ekonomin som gav honom segern. Sydsvenskan. Published 2014-05-27.
  • Oskarsson, Patrik; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2014. Development Deadlock: Aborted Industrialization and Blocked Land Restitution in West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh, India. Development Studies Research. 1: 267-278.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2013. Ny lov om land. Fokus India Blog.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2012. Going Through the Motion(s). Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2012. Koalitionsdharma og kunsten at bygge alliancer. Fokus India. Published 2012-06-07.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2012. Singur, Six Years Later. Fokus India. Published 2012-05-08.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2012. Hvem bliver Indiens næste præsident? Fokus India. Published 2012-04-24.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2012. Introspektionens resultater... Fokus India. Published 2012-05-14.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2012. Faller det sista röda fästet nu? Sydasien. Published 2012-05-14.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2012. Review of Ashok Swain, Struggle Against the State: Social Network and Protest Mobilization in India. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies. 35: 901-902.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2012. Struggle Against the State: Social Network and Protest Mobilization in India. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies. 35: 901-902. doi: 10.1080/00856401.2012.732522
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2012. ‘An Activist can’t become a Politician’: Social Activism, Leadership and the (Un)making of a Political Career in an Indian State. Contemporary South Asia. 20: 435-453. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09584935.2012.737307
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2012. Didi and her Sonar Bangla. Governance Now. 3: 24-26.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2012. Introspektion på venstrefløjen. Fokus India. Published 2012-04-27.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2012. A Congress Debacle in UP? On Votes versus Seats. Fokus India. Published 2012-04-03.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2012. ’Wooing’ the Voters: ’Sops’ and ’Vote Banks’ in Indian Elections. Fokus India. Published 2012-04-11.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2012. Toongate. Fokus India. Published 2012-04-20.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2012. FDI og den negative konvergens’ logik. Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2012. The President’s Son Elected to the Lok Sabha. Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2012. Complex Unwillingness in Singur. Fokus India.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Chandra, Uday. 2012. The Importance of Caste in Bengal. Economic and Political Weekly. 47: 59-61.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2011. Ny indisk lag om land. Sydasien. Published 2011-11-14.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2011. In search of development : Muslims and electoral politics in an Indian state. Forum for Development Studies. 38: 345-370. doi: 10.1080/08039410.2011.596568
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2011. Hele sannheten? Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). Published 2011-03-02.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2011. Forskningsproduksjon. Klassekampen. Published 2011-03-14.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2011. Sekularisme på indisk. Katolsk studentlag. Published 2011-02-24.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2011. Anna Hazare og Gandhi. Klassekampen. Published 2011-08-20.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2011. Tvilsom feminist. Klassekampen. Published 2011-06-18.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2011. Untitled Review of Saturino M. Borras Jr, Marc Edelman and Cristobal Kay (eds) 'Transnational Agrarian Movements Confronting Globalisation'. Tidsskriftet antropologi. 63. 179-181.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2011. Untitled review of Craig Jeffrey's "Timepass: Youth, Class and the Politics of Waiting in India". Tidsskriftet antropologi. 64. 151-154.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2011. Land, Law and Resistance. Economic and Political Weekly. 46: 38-40.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Flåten, Lars Tore. 2011. Enden for de indiske kommunistene? Minerva.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Ruud, Arild Engelsen. 2011. Indere mot korrupsjon. Ny tid. 59: 32-33.
  • Flåten, Lars Tore; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2010. Vår tur til å være korrupte. Minerva.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2010. Contesting India's development? industrialisation, land acquisition and protest in West Bengal. Forum for Development Studies. 37: 145-170. doi: 10.1080/08039411003617252
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2010. Stipendiaters tidsbruk. Forskerforum. 42: 38-39.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2010. Nano mellem håb og fortvivlelse. Jordens Folk. 45: 12-21.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2010. Flere fattige uten mikrokreditt. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). Published 2010-11-05.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2010. Etikk på metroen. Aftenposten (aftenutg. : trykt utg.). Published 2010-05-26.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2010. Anniversary Issue. Frontline. 27: 112-113.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2010. Untitled review of JULIA PALEY (ed.): Democracy: Anthropological approaches. Santa Fe: School for Advanced Research Press 2008. Tidsskriftet antropologi. 61. 137-138.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Flåten, Lars Tore. 2010. Vaklende Stormakt. Minerva. Published 2010-09-28.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Flåten, Lars Tore. 2010. Indisk Hindunationalisme. IPmonopolet. 10. 48-54.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Ruud, Arild Engelsen. 2010. Sluttet på en era. Sydasien. 34: 26-27.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Ruud, Arild Engelsen. 2010. Balkanisering i India? Klassekampen. Published 2010-02-22.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Ruud, Arild Engelsen. 2010. En indisk kjempe. Ny tid. 57: 48-49.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Wetlesen, Annika. 2010. Indisk velferdspopulisme. Klassekampen. Published 2010-01-05.
  • Wetlesen, Annika; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2010. India mellom nyliberalisme og velferd. Verdensmagasinet X. 2: 46-49.
  • Flåten, Lars Tore; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2009. Mellom masse og elite. Ny tid. Published 2009-05-15.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2009. Indisk skepsis til vestlig moral. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). Published 2009-08-07.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2009. En Ny Politisk Antropologi for Sydasien. Tidsskriftet antropologi. 59/60. 223-226.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2009. Four Narratives of a Social Movement in West Bengal. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies. 32: 448-468. doi: 10.1080/00856400903374335
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2009. Farmers’ Use of the Courts in an Anti-Land Acquisition Movement in India’s West Bengal. Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law. 59. 121-144.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2009. Indien. Weekendavisen. 261: 11-11.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Aandahl, Guro. 2009. Pris for feilinformasjon. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). Published 2009-11-22.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Aandahl, Guro. 2009. Virkeligheten er ille nok. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). Published 2009-10-04.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Stig Toft, Madsen. 2009. The Political Culture of Factionalism among Hindu Nationalists in Denmark. Critical Asian studies (Print). 41: 255-280.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2008. Mayawati siktar mot tronen. Sydasien. 31: 36-37.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2008. Mamata Banerjee - en kvinde i indisk politik. Jordens Folk. 43: 14-21.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2008. The Unsuccessful Broker. NIAS-nytt - Nordic Newsletter of Asian Studies. 2. 26-28.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Hansen, David. 2008. In the Field. NIAS-nytt - Nordic Newsletter of Asian Studies. 2. 24-24.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2007. Jubileumsår för Indiens folkvalda kommunister. Sydasien. 31: 4-7.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2007. Ambitiöst - och nödvändigt - porträtt av det indiska folket: Sudhir & Katharina Kakar: "The Indians: Portrait of a People". Sydasien. 31: 46-47.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2007. Initierat och skarpsinnigt om bengaliska jordbruksreformer. Sydasien. 31: 38-38.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2007. Industrialisering genom våld förödande för vänsterstyret. Sydasien. 31: 17-19.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Aase, Maren. 2007. "Hodet over vannet?". Klassekampen. 13. Published 2007-08-28.
Reports and theses
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2014. Saving the Farmland: The Making of Popular Anti-Land Acquisition Politics in Singur, West Bengal. Series of Dissertations submitted to the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo. 481. 364 pages.
Book sections
  • Hansen, Arve; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2017. Wheels of change: cars, automobility and development in Asia. Chapter 1, pages 3-14. In:
    • Hansen, Arve; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2017. Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia: Wheels of Change. Routledge. 202 pages. ISBN: 9781138930704.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Da Silva, Solano Jose Savio. 2017. Golden or Green? Growth Infrastructures and Resistance in Goa. 4, pages 53-74. In:
    • Kuldova, Tereza; Varghese, Mathew Akkanad. 2017. Urban Utopias: Excess and Expulsion in Neoliberal South Asia. Palgrave Macmillan. 240 pages. ISBN: 978-3-319-47622-3.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Majumder, Sarasij. 2017. ‘Should the Son of a Farmer Always Remain a Farmer?’ The Ambivalence of Industrialisation and Resistance in West Bengal. 4, pages 63-82. In:
    • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Oskarsson, Patrik. 2017. Industrialising Rural India: Land, policy and resistance. Routledge. 200 pages. ISBN: 978-1138936713.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Nilsen, Alf Gunvald. 2017. Law-Struggles, Law-Making and the Politics of Hegemony in Neoliberal India: Towards a Critical Perspective on the 2013 Land Acquisition Act. 5. In:
    • D'Costa, Anthony P; Chakraborty, Achin. 2017. The Land Question in India: State, Dispossession, and Capitalist Transition. Oxford University Press. 368 pages. ISBN: 9780198792444.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Oskarsson, Patrik. 2017. Industrialising Rural India: Land, Policy and Resistance. 1, pages 3-18. In:
    • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Oskarsson, Patrik. 2017. Industrialising Rural India: Land, policy and resistance. Routledge. 200 pages. ISBN: 978-1138936713.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2016. Managing 'Communities' of Resistance: Negotiating Caste and Class in an Anti-land Acquisition Movement in West Bengal. 5, pages 165-199. In:
    • Chandra, Uday; Taghioff, Daniel. 2016. Staking Claims: The Politics of Social Movements in Contemporary Rural India. Oxford University Press. 374 pages. ISBN: 0199467773.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2016. The Politics of Caste and Class in Singur’s Anti-Land Acquisition Struggle. 6, pages 125-146. In:
    • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Heierstad, Geir; Chandra, Uday. 2016. The Politics of Caste in West Bengal. Routledge. 265 pages. ISBN: 978-1-13-892148-1.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2016. Mamata Banerjee: Redefining Female Leadership. 5, pages 101-134. In:
    • Ruud, Arild Engelsen; Heierstad, Geir. 2016. India's democracies : diversity, co-optation, resistance. Universitetsforlaget. 239 pages. ISBN: 978-82-15-02689-3.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Heierstad, Geir; Chandra, Uday. 2016. Introduction. Introduction, pages 1-18. In:
    • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Heierstad, Geir; Chandra, Uday. 2016. The Politics of Caste in West Bengal. Routledge. 265 pages. ISBN: 978-1-13-892148-1.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Nilsen, Alf Gunvald. 2016. Conclusion. 12, pages 269-275. In:
    • Nilsen, Alf Gunvald; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2016. Social Movements and the State in India: Deepening Democracy? Palgrave Macmillan. 379 pages. ISBN: 978-1-137-59132-6.
  • Nilsen, Alf Gunvald; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2016. Social Movements, State Formation and Democracy in India: An Introduction. 1, pages 1-23. In:
    • Nilsen, Alf Gunvald; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2016. Social Movements and the State in India: Deepening Democracy? Palgrave Macmillan. 379 pages. ISBN: 978-1-137-59132-6.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2015. 'Community' and the Politics of Caste, Class, and Representation in the Singur Movement, West Bengal. 8. In:
    • Nilsen, Alf Gunvald; Roy, Srila. 2015. New Subaltern Politics: Reconceptualizing Hegemony and Resistance in Contemporary India. Oxford University Press. 328 pages. ISBN: 0199457557.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2015. Between peasant utopia and neoliberal dreams: industrialisation and its discontents in emerging India. 6, pages 79-91. In:
    • Hansen, Arve; Wethal, Ulrikke Bryn. 2015. Emerging Economies and Challenges to Sustainability: Theories, strategies, local realities. Routledge. 304 pages. ISBN: 978-0-415-74732-5.
  • Madsen, Stig Toft; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2014. Hindutva and Its Discontents in Denmark. 8, pages 155-170. In:
    • Gallo, Ester. 2014. Migration and Religion in Europe: Comparative Perspectives on South Asian Experiences. Ashgate. 288 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4094-2973-9.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2014. Women’s Activism in the Singur Movement, West Bengal. 13, pages 203-218. In:
    • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Waldrop, Anne. 2014. Women, Gender and Everyday Social Transformation in India. Anthem Press. ISBN: 9781783082698.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Waldrop, Anne. 2014. Women and Gender in a Changing India. 1, pages 1-18. In:
    • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Waldrop, Anne. 2014. Women, Gender and Everyday Social Transformation in India. Anthem Press. ISBN: 9781783082698.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2013. In Search of Development: Muslims and Electoral Politics in an Indian State. 5, pages 73-96. In:
    • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Skoda, Uwe; Fibiger, Marianne Qvortrup. 2013. Navigating Social Exclusion and Inclusion in Contemporary India and Beyond: Structures, Agents, Practices. Anthem Press. 226 pages. ISBN: 9780857283221.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Skoda, Uwe. 2013. Introduction: Navigating Exclusion, Engineering Inclusion. 1. In:
    • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Skoda, Uwe; Fibiger, Marianne Qvortrup. 2013. Navigating Social Exclusion and Inclusion in Contemporary India and Beyond: Structures, Agents, Practices. Anthem Press. 226 pages. ISBN: 9780857283221.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2012. Campaigning for Inclusion: Muslims and Social Exclusion in Contemporary West Bengal. 7, pages 119-135. In:
    • Rama Krishna, V.; Shashidhar, R.; Muniraju, M. 2012. Social Exclusion – Inclusion Continuum: A Paradigm Shift. 310 pages. ISBN: 9788192342450.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2012. Covert Feminism: Gender and Activism in a Social Movement in India. 13, pages 225-242. In:
    • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Bjørkdahl, Kristian. 2012. Development and Environment: Practices, Theories, Policies. Akademisk Forlag. 313 pages. ISBN: 9788232100330.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Bjørkdahl, Kristian. 2012. Development and Environment: Practices, Theories, Policies. 1, pages 7-19. In:
    • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Bjørkdahl, Kristian. 2012. Development and Environment: Practices, Theories, Policies. Akademisk Forlag. 313 pages. ISBN: 9788232100330.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2011. Talking Dirty Revisited. 6, pages 49-57. In:
    • Flåten, Lars Tore; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Heierstad, Geir. 2011. Talking Dirty about Village Politics: Essays in honour of Arild Engelsen Ruud. 81 pages. ISBN: 978-82-303-1801-0.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2011. Congress Factionalism Revisited: West Bengal. 7, pages 157-192. In:
    • Madsen, Stig Toft; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Skoda, Uwe. 2011. Trysts with democracy: political practice in South Asia. Anthem Press. 285 pages. ISBN: 978-0-85728-773-1.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Skoda, Uwe; Madsen, Stig Toft. 2011. Introduction. 1, pages 1-16. In:
    • Madsen, Stig Toft; Nielsen, Kenneth Bo; Skoda, Uwe. 2011. Trysts with democracy: political practice in South Asia. Anthem Press. 285 pages. ISBN: 978-0-85728-773-1.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2010. Kvinnelige ledere i indisk politikk. 3, pages 63-88. In:
    • Ruud, Arild Engelsen; Heierstad, Geir. 2010. Demokrati på indisk. Unipub forlag. 282 pages. ISBN: 9788274774766.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2010. Civil and not-so-civil Forms of Protest in West Bengal. Chapter, pages 210-213. In:
    • Melin, Mia; Moksnes, Heidi. 2010. Power to the People? (Con-)tested Civil Society in Search of Democracy. 245 pages. ISBN: 978-91-975741-7-4.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2008. 'Not on Our Land!' Peasants' Struggle against Forced Land Acquisition in India's West Bengal. 11, pages 217-246. In:
    • Banik, Dan. 2008. Rights and Legal Empowerment in Eradicating Poverty. Ashgate. 255 pages. ISBN: 9780754674986.
  • Nielsen, Kenneth Bo. 2007. The Many Voices of a Social Movement: Leadership and Perceptions of Succes and Failure in the Resistance to Land Acquisition in Singur, West Bengal. 9, pages 105-128. In:
    • Lakha, Salim; Taneja, Pradeep. 2007. Democracy, Development and Civil Society in India - Conference Proceedings. 212 pages. ISBN: 9780734039071.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

2014-2017: Democratizing Indian Democracy? Social Movements and the State in India: Towards a New Research Agenda (Research project, funded by the Norwegian Research Council). With Alf G. Nilsen and Jöel Cabalion.

2014-2016: Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia: Wheels of Change. With Arve Hansen.

2014-2016: Industrialising Rural India: Land, Policy, Resistance. With Patrik Oskarsson.

2012-2015: The Politics of Caste in West Bengal. With Geir Heierstad and Uday Chandra.