Search for dissertations about: "causes of war"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 26 swedish dissertations containing the words causes of war.

  1. 1. Masters of War : The Role of Elites in Sudan’s Communal Conflicts

    Author : Johan Brosché; Kristine Höglund; Anders Themnér; Catherine Boone; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; communal conflicts; causes of conflict; conflict prevention; conflict resolution; government bias; elites; common-pool resources; sanctions; boundaries; local rules; Sudan; South Sudan; Darfur; Eastern Sudan; Greater Upper Nile; Peace and Conflict Research; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : Why do communal conflicts turn violent in some regions but not in others? Communal conflicts pose a severe threat to human security and kill thousands of people each year, but our understanding of this phenomenon is still limited. In particular, we lack knowledge about why some of these conflicts become violent while others are resolved peacefully. READ MORE

  2. 2. Sponsors of War : State Support for Rebel Groups in Civil Conflicts

    Author : Niklas Karlén; Kristine Eck; Desirée Nilsson; Erin Jenne; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; external support; intervention; civil war; state sponsorship; conflict delegation; proxy war; internationalized conflict; negotiations; conflict recurrence; US foreign policy; Nicaragua; Syria; Peace and Conflict Research; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : Many civil wars are illustrative of wider international tensions and connections that transcend state borders. States often intervene to influence the trajectory and outcome of civil conflicts by providing external support to warring parties. READ MORE

  3. 3. War and Unreason. Bounded Learning Theory and War Duration

    Author : Marco Nilsson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; war duration; security dilemma; offense-defense balance; offensive expectations; offense dominance; defense dominance; Winter War; Continuation War; Iran-Iraq War; Indo- Pakistani War; ideas; rational choice; expected utility; war; bounded learning theory.;

    Abstract : Why are some wars longer than others? Offense-defense theorists have assumed that wars are shorter and it is more difficult for states to create security when military technology favors the offense and attacking is easier than defending. This study argues that this assumption is wrong on both accounts. READ MORE

  4. 4. War and Unreason : Bounded Learning Theory and War Duration

    Author : Marco Nilsson; University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; war duration; security dilemma; offense-defense balance; bounded learning theory;

    Abstract : Why are some wars longer than others? Offense-defense theorists have assumed that wars are shorter and it is more difficult for states to create security when military technology favors the offense and attacking is easier than defending. This study argues that this assumption is wrong on both accounts. READ MORE

  5. 5. Stronger than Justice : Armed Group Impunity for Sexual Violence

    Author : Angela Muvumba Sellström; Erik Melander; Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs; Mats Utas; Chandra Lekha Sriram; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; conflict; civil war; armed actors; sexual violence; impunity; accountability; justice; human rights; international criminal law; liberal peacebuilding; rebels; ex-combatants; Burundi; Africa; Peace and Conflict Research; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : What conditions lead to confidence among civil war combatants that they will not face accountability for perpetrating sexual violence? This study investigates the causes of impunity for sexual violence among armed actors. It develops a theoretical framework which identifies three explanations for armed group impunity for sexual violence, namely (1) flawed prohibitions inside an armed group; (2) negligent enforcement by its authorities; and (3) pardons in the form of amnesties during the peace process. READ MORE