Search for dissertations about: "civil conflict"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 90 swedish dissertations containing the words civil conflict.

  1. 1. Fighting for Aid Foreign Funding and Civil Conflict Intensity

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of Peace and Conflict Research

    Author : Daniel Strandow; Uppsala universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Aid; foreign aid; foreign assistance; relief; humanitarian; conflict; civil war; civil conflict; geographic concentration; intra-state; violence; military; contest; low-intensity; guerrilla; irregular; conventional; decision theory; contest success function; geo-coding; geo-referencing; territorial control; propensity score; Africa; South of the Sahara; Peace and Conflict Research; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : This dissertation focuses on the sub-national impact of foreign aid on civil conflicts by asking the question: How does foreign aid committed to contested areas affect the intensity of violence in those areas? The main theoretical contribution is to focus on how aid influences warring parties’ decisions to engage in contests over territorial control and how that in turn influences violence intensity. The study introduces two concepts: funding concentration and barriers to exploiting aid. READ MORE

  2. 2. Dismantling the Conflict Trap Essays on Civil War Resolution and Relapse

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of Peace and Conflict Research

    Author : Joakim Kreutz; Uppsala universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; civil war; conflict resolution; conflict recurrence; diversionary war; ripe moment; natural resources; peace agreement; victory; war termination; Peace and Conflict Research; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : Countries that have experienced civil war suffer a greater risk for new conflict than countries with no prior history of civil war. This empirical finding has been called a conflict trap where the legacy of previous war - unsolved issues, indecisive outcomes, and destruction – leads to renewed fighting. READ MORE

  3. 3. Ideas in Conflict The effect of frames in the Nepal conflict and peace process

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Emma Björnehed; Uppsala universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; framing; frames; Nepal; conflict; conflict resolution; peace process; entrapment; self-entrapment; resonance; terrorism; perceived manoeuvrability; elite interviews; Statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : In 1996 the state of Nepal was challenged by a Maoist insurgency, resulting in a decade-long civil war. During the course of the subsequent peace process the parliamentary parties found themselves agreeing to significant political changes, including a republican constitution. READ MORE

  4. 4. A Scramble for Rents Foreign Aid and Armed Conflict

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of Peace and Conflict Research

    Author : Margareta Sollenberg; Uppsala universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; armed conflict; civil conflict; civil war; coup d etat; foreign aid; rents; institutions; aid dependence; aid shocks; Peace and Conflict Research; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : Previous research has not specified the circumstances under which foreign aid may increase the probability of armed conflict. The purpose of this dissertation is to address this gap by employing a theoretical framework in which foreign aid produces incentives for a rent-seeking scramble among elites. READ MORE

  5. 5. Sins of Omission and Commission The Quality of Government and Civil Conflict

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Universitetstryckeriet

    Author : Hanne Fjelde; Uppsala universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; civil conflict; civil war; quality of government; corruption; patronage politics; governance; authoritarian regimes; Nigeria; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Political science Peace and conflict research; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Statsvetenskap Freds- och konfliktforskning; Peace and Conflict Research; freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : Is the risk of civil conflict related to the quality of government? This dissertation contributes to the quantitative research on this topic. First, it provides a more nuanced account of the role of the government in influencing the risk of civil conflict. READ MORE