Search for dissertations about: "Svante Cornell"

Found 5 swedish dissertations containing the words Svante Cornell.

  1. 1. Autonomy and Conflict : Ethnoterritoriality and Separatism in the South Caucasus - Cases in Georgia

    Author : Svante E. Cornell; Stuart J. Kaufman; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Peace and conflict research; Freds- och konfliktforskning; Peace and conflict research; Freds- och konfliktforskning; Peace and Conflict Research; freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : Providing minority populations with autonomy is gaining appreciation as a method of solving,managing, and even pre-empting ethnic conflict. However, in spite of the enthusiasm for autonomy solutions among academics and practitioners alike, there is reason to argue that the provision of autonomy for a minority may under certain circumstances increase rather than decrease the likelihood of conflict. READ MORE

  2. 2. Borders and Belonging : Nation-Building in Georgia's Armenian and Azerbaijani Ethno-Regions, 2004–2012

    Author : Christofer Berglund; Sten Widmalm; Sven Oskarsson; Svante Cornell; Timothy Blauvelt; Henry E. Hale; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; Ethnic conflicts; nation-building; borderlands; minorities; integration; language politics; matched-guise experiments; South Caucasus; Georgia; Statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : Since the fall of the Soviet Union, scholars researching ethnic politics have approached the South Caucasus as a testing ground for theories of separatism and conflict. But the 2003 Rose Revolution brought a new generation of politicians to power in Georgia. READ MORE

  3. 3. The State as Investment Market : An Analytical Framework for Interpreting Politics and Bureaucracy in Kyrgyzstan

    Author : Johan Engvall; Li Bennich-Björkman; Svante Cornell; Astrid Hedin; Henry Hale; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Kyrgyzstan; state; investment market; sale of public offices; corruption; politics; bureaucracy; Statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : What type of state has emerged in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan, and what kind of theoretical framework must we develop to understand its behavior and performance? This study argues that the logic of political and bureaucratic organization follows that of an investment market in which public offices are purchased with the expectation of yielding a favorable return. This theory represents a novel perspective on the post-communist state which has hitherto either been premised on modernization theory or emphasized a robustly personalistic logic of political organization. READ MORE

  4. 4. A Farewell to Arms : Motivational Change and Divergence Inside FARC-EP 2002-2010

    Author : Michael Jonsson; Stefano Guzzini; Svante Cornell; Maria Heimer; Stathis Kalyvas; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Civil war; motives; motivational change; Colombia; mid-level commanders; political economy of conflict; FARC; insurgency; defections; Statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : How can motivational change and divergence inside a rebel group be explained and what does this imply for our understanding of civil wars? In contemporary research, these questions have received limited attention. In many studies, motives are either overlooked, inferred from a single type of motive indicator or assumed to be narrow, static over time and homogenous throughout the organization. READ MORE

  5. 5. Beacon of Liberty : Role Conceptions, Crises and Stability in Georgia’s Foreign Policy, 2004–2012

    Author : Niklas Nilsson; Johan Eriksson; Charles Parker; Svante Cornell; Lisbeth Aggestam; Södertörns högskola; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Georgia; United States; Foreign Policy; Role Theory; Crisis Management; Politics; Economy and the Organization of Society; Politik; ekonomi och samhällets organisering; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning; Baltic and East European studies; Statskunskap; Political Science; foreign policy; role theory; crisis management; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik;

    Abstract : In 2004, Mikheil Saakashvili was elected president in Georgia, committing to a foreign policy that would ostensibly make his country a leading example of reform and democratization in the post-Soviet space, and a net-contributor to Euro-Atlantic security. Throughout its time in power and until its defeat in Georgia’s 2012 parliamentary elections, the Saakashvili government remained steadfast in its commitment to establishing these international roles for Georgia, despite developments in both the country’s international and domestic contexts that could plausibly have made these roles, and the foreign policy decisions deriving from them, redundant. READ MORE