Search for dissertations about: "Liberia"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 15 swedish dissertations containing the word Liberia.

  1. 1. Bush Generals and Small Boy Battalions Military Cohesion in Liberia and Beyond

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University

    Author : Ilmari Käihkö; Uppsala universitet.; Försvarshögskolan.; [2016]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Peace and Conflict Research; Freds- och konfliktforskning; Statskunskap; Political Science; Coercion; cohesion; compensation; ethnography; identity; ideology; Liberia; micro-dynamics of civil war; military sociology; strategy; Krigsvetenskap; Krigsvetenskap;

    Abstract : All organizations involved in war are concerned with military cohesion. Yet previous studies have only investigated cohesion in a very narrow manner, focusing almost solely on Western state militaries or on micro-level explanations. This dissertation argues for the need to broaden this perspective. READ MORE

  2. 2. Politics of Affection : Ex-Combatants, Political Engagement and Reintegration Programs in Liberia

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Johanna Söderström; Uppsala universitet.; [2011]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Statskunskap; Political Science; ex-combatants; DDR; reintegration programs; Liberia; political culture; policy feedback; focus groups; democratization; democratic citizenship; peacebuilding; procedural design; political reintegration; political involvement; tolerance of dissent; inclusion; expressed antagonism; political participation; politisk kultur; politisk sociologi; återintegreringsprogram; fredsbyggande; policyanalys; soldater;

    Abstract : Ex-combatants' relationship with post-war politics is crucial for the continued democratization and peace processes, irrespective of what has shaped it: the war or their post-war experiences. In this thesis, the relationship with politics, after the end of the Liberian civil war (1989-2003) is explored among ex-combatants, following the research question: How do ex-combatants in Liberia think about politics and how do they engage in politics? Demobilization, Disarmament and Reintegration (DDR) programs are a large component of contemporary peacebuilding efforts that target ex-combatant populations. READ MORE

  3. 3. Multinational Companies and Host Partnership in Rural Development : A Network Perspective on the Lamco Case

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Företagsekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Mohammad Latifi; Uppsala universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Business studies; Multinational Companies; Rural Development; Less Developed Countries; Network Theory; Lamco; Intermediary Organizations; Private Voluntary Organizations; Community Development; Liberia; Företagsekonomi; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Business studies; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : Multinational companies (MNCs) in less developed countries (LDCs) are regularly contracted to undertake rural development around their sites. Likewise, they regularly fail. READ MORE

  4. 4. Sweet Battlefields Youth and the Liberian Civil War

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Kulturantropologiska avdelningen

    Author : Mats Utas; Uppsala universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Cultural anthropology; Liberia; anthropology; civil war; youth; children; child soldiers; street children; conflict; violence; women in war; West Africa; liminality; Kulturantropologi; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Ethnology Cultural anthropology; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Etnologi Kulturantropologi; Kulturantropologi; Cultural Anthropology;

    Abstract : This dissertation presents an ethnography of youth in Liberia and of how their lives became affected by a civil war which raged in the country between 1990 and 1997. The focus is on the experiences, motivations, and reflections of young combatants who fought for a variety of rebel factions. READ MORE

  5. 5. From Perpetrator to Protector? Post-War Rebel Networks as Informal Security Providers in Liberia

    University dissertation from London : King's College London

    Author : Mariam Bjarnesen; Försvarshögskolan.; [2016]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Krigsvetenskap; Krigsvetenskap;

    Abstract : The dismantling of rebel structures at the end of civil war is often considered to be one of the most important aspects of a successful transition to peace. Combatants are expected to lay down their weapons, but also to abandon their wartime networks. READ MORE