Search for dissertations about: "Ethnic groups"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 167 swedish dissertations containing the words Ethnic groups.

  1. 1. Neighbors at Risk A Quantitative Study of Civil War Contagion

    University dissertation from Uppsala

    Author : Erika Forsberg; Uppsala universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; conflict contagion; internationalization of conflict; civil war; ethnic conflict; transnational ethnic groups; ethnic polarization; refugee flows; domino effects; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Political science Peace and conflict research; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Statsvetenskap Freds- och konfliktforskning; Peace and Conflict Research; freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : While previous research shows that civil wars can spread to neighboring states, we do not know why certain neighbors are more at risk than others. To address this research gap, this dissertation proposes a contagion process approach that can identify the most likely targets of contagion effects from an ongoing conflict. READ MORE

  2. 2. Anarchy within : The security dilemma between ethnic groups in emerging anarchy

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

    Author : Erik Melander; Uppsala universitet.; [1999]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Peace and conflict research; Security Dilemma; ethnic conflict; rational choice; game theory; Bosnia; Freds- och konfliktforskning; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Political science Peace and conflict research; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Statsvetenskap Freds- och konfliktforskning; Peace and Conflict Research; freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : This is a study of the Security Dilemma between ethnic groups in conflict. The essence of the Security Dilemma is that vulnerable and fearful actors through efforts to enhance their own security undermine the security of others. This causal mechanism is examined at the theoretical level with the help of a game model. READ MORE

  3. 3. Changing the Game : Consociational Theory and Ethnic Quotas in Cyprus and New Zealand

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

    Author : Anna Jarstad; Uppsala universitet.; [2001]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Political science Peace and conflict research; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Statsvetenskap Freds- och konfliktforskning; Peace and Conflict Research; freds- och konfliktforskning; Peace and conflict research; consociationalism; game theory; ethnic conflict; divided society; conflict management; constitutional engineering; ethnic quotas; Cyprus; New Zealand; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : This study addresses the question of what makes ethnic quota systems in parliament work to manage ethnopolitical violence. By a reconstruction of Arend Lijphart’s theory on consociationalism, two causal mechanisms are identified. The first mechanism levels the power balance of contending groups by permanent inclusion in parliament. READ MORE

  4. 4. Symbolic and Material Boundaries An archaeological genealogy of the Urus of Lake Poopó, Bolivia

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Arkeologi

    Author : Virginia Sáenz; Uppsala universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : Archaeology; Indians; Andes; Bolivia; Lake Poopó; Pampa Aullagas; Uru; ethnic groups; ethnic markers; Anthropology; History; Archaeology; Architecture; Linguistics; Sociology; multi-disciplinary approach; Arkeologi; arkeologi; Archaeology;

    Abstract : The thesis focuses on Bolivian Indians who are assimilated into ethnic groups as one of many consequences of the colonial past. An understanding of the complexity of this construction draws from disciplines such as Anthropology, Archaeology, History, Sociology, in an effort to expose the power relations behind the construction. READ MORE

  5. 5. Body Image Across Cultures and Ethnic Groups

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Kristina Holmqvist; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2008]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Body Image; Body dissatisfaction; Dieting; Culture; Ethnicity;

    Abstract : Studying body image across cultures and ethnic groups is essential if we are to understand the cultural framework that influences how people view and feel about their bodies. The objective of Study I was to cross-culturally examine differences in body satisfaction, dieting and weight loss attempts, and perceived body shape among 13-year-old Argentinean (n=358) and Swedish (n=874) adolescents. READ MORE