Search for dissertations about: "civil war"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 77 swedish dissertations containing the words civil war.

  1. 1. 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

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

    Author : Joakim Kreutz; Magnus Öberg; Mats Hammarström; Halvard Buhaug; Barbara F. Walter; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; 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. Raising Rebels : Participation and Recruitment in Civil War

    Author : Kristine Eck; Mats Hammarström; Desirée Nilsson; Stathis Kalyvas; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; civil conflict; civil war; ethnic conflict; rebellion; rebel groups; rebel recruitment; participation; coercion; indoctrination; Nepal; Peace and conflict research; Freds- och konfliktforskning; Peace and Conflict Research; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : Why do some individuals choose to participate in rebellion, and what recruitment tactics can rebel groups use to affect this decision? These questions are central to the study of civil war because rebel groups must raise troops in order to challenge the government and to survive as an organization. Indeed, much of the civil war literature builds on participation as a key causal mechanism, yet it is rarely specified in theoretical or empirical models. READ MORE

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

    Author : Mats Utas; Ovesen Jan; Alcinda Honwana; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; Cultural anthropology; Liberia; anthropology; civil war; youth; children; child soldiers; street children; conflict; violence; women in war; West Africa; liminality; Kulturantropologi; Cultural anthropology; 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. Targeting the Unarmed : Strategic Rebel Violence in Civil War

    Author : Lisa Hultman; Mats Hammarström; Magnus Öberg; Scott Gates; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; one-sided violence; violence against civilians; killing; civil war; rebel group; rebel strategy; bargaining; count model; Renamo; Mozambique; Peace and conflict research; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : Rebel attacks on civilians constitute one of the gravest threats to human security in contemporary armed conflicts. But why do rebel groups kill civilians? The dissertation approaches this question from a strategic perspective, trying to understand when and why rebel groups are likely to target civilians as a conflict strategy. READ MORE