Search for dissertations about: "civilians"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 21 swedish dissertations containing the word civilians.

  1. 1. International Humanitarian Law and Influence Operations : The Protection of Civilians from Unlawful Communication Influence Activities during Armed Conflict

    Author : Pontus Winther; Inger Österdahl; Jann Kleffner; Kjetil Mujezinović Larsen; Försvarshögskolan; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; international humanitarian law; IHL; Geneva Conventions; laws of armed conflict; LoAC; international law; armed conflict; international armed conflict; IAC; non-international armed conflict; NIAC; occupation; civilians; civilian population; communication influence activities; influence operations; psychological operations; threat; coercion; compulsion; humane treatment; outrages upon personal dignity; cruel treatment; inhuman treatment; mental torture; Juridik med inriktning mot folkrätt; Juridik med inriktning mot folkrätt; International Humanitarian Law; Laws of Armed Conflict; International Law; Armed Conflict; International Armed Conflict; Non-international Armed Conflict; Occupation; Civilians; Civilian Population; Communication Influence Activities; Influence Operations; Psychological Operations; Threat; Coercion; Compulsion; Humane Treatment; Outrages Upon Personal Dignity; Cruel Treatment; Inhuman Treatment; Mental Torture; Public International Law; Folkrätt;

    Abstract : Contemporary armed conflicts are not only fought with physical means and methods. Increasingly, in order to achieve military and political objectives, parties to armed conflicts use communication activities to influence individuals. Armed groups such as ISIS use online propaganda to instil terror and recruit new fighters to their cause. READ MORE

  2. 2. 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

  3. 3. The United Nations Reformed : Responsibility, Protection and the Standing of States

    Author : Peter Håkansson; Ronnie Hjorth; Per Jansson; Johan Eriksson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; The United Nations; the responsibility to protect; protection of civilians; pluralism; anti-pluralism; standard of civilization; human rights; democracy; Förenta Nationerna; skyldighet att skydda; skydd av civila; pluralism; anti-pluralism; civilisationsstandard; mänskliga rättigheter; demokrati; Political science; Statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : This study is about reform of the United Nations. The study does not address reform proposals that set out to change the organizational structure of the UN, but focuses on initiatives that affect the normative basis of the international society that the United Nations and the UN Charter enable and sustain. READ MORE

  4. 4. Wounds of war : surgical care for conflict-related injuries among civilians in resource-limited settings

    Author : Andreas Älgå; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Background: Armed conflicts significantly contribute to the global burden of injury and death. Armed conflicts shocks health systems, deprive its resources and reduce its function, as well as limits access to civilian hospital care. READ MORE

  5. 5. Guns and Governance : Local Elites and Rebel Governance in Côte d'Ivoire

    Author : Sebastian van Baalen; Kristine Höglund; Johan Brosché; Scott Straus; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; civil war; rebel governance; rebel groups; responsiveness; local elites; clientelism; civil resistance; Côte d Ivoire; Odienné; Vavoua; Man; Forces Nouvelles; Peace and Conflict Research; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : Close to one billion people live in conflict zones around the world, many of them in areas under rebel influence. Research on civil war shows that rebels often engage in governing localities under their control by creating institutions and practices intended to shape the social, political, and economic life of civilians. READ MORE