Search for dissertations about: "ethnic conflict"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 52 swedish dissertations containing the words ethnic conflict.

  1. 1. Placing Conflict Religion and politics in Kaduna State, Nigeria

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Political Science, Stockholm University

    Author : Henrik Angerbrandt; Stockholms universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; conflict; decentralisation; ethnic conflict; ethnicity; federalism; identity; Nigeria; religion; religious conflict; scale; territory; statsvetenskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : Decentralisation and federalism are often said to mitigate conflict by better meeting the preferences of a heterogeneous population and demands for limited autonomy. But it is argued in this thesis that this perspective does not sufficiently address the ways in which conflict-ridden relations entangle processes across different scales ‒ local, regional as well as national. READ MORE

  2. 2. Central Politics and Local Peacemaking The Conditions for Peace after Communal Conflict

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of Peace and Conflict Research

    Author : Emma Elfversson; Uppsala universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; communal conflict; local conflict; non-state conflict; land conflict; conflict resolution; mediation; conflict management; intervention; ethnic politics; political bias; governance; sub-Saharan Africa; Kenya; Peace and Conflict Research; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : Under what conditions can peace be established after violent communal conflict? This question has received limited research attention to date, despite the fact that communal conflicts kill thousands of people each year and often severely disrupt local livelihoods. This dissertation analyzes how political dynamics affect prospects for peace after communal conflict. READ MORE

  3. 3. Ethnic Politics : Voters, Parties and Policies in Kenya and Zambia

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Karolina Hulterström; Uppsala universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political science; ethnic politics; ethnic conflict; ethnic mobilisation; political parties; voting; policy; patronage; neo-patrimonialism; Kenya; Zambia; Statsvetenskap; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Political science; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : This thesis is an investigation of ethnic politics, both as a concept and as an empirical phenomenon. It is based on the propositions that (a) most instances of ethnic politics are non-violent rather than violent and, (b) most scholarly work in the field is explanatory and devoted to violent ethnic conflict. READ MORE

  4. 4. Changing the Game : Consociational Theory and Ethnic Quotas in Cyprus and New Zealand

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

    Author : Anna Jarstad; Uppsala universitet.; [2001]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Political science Peace and conflict research; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Statsvetenskap Freds- och konfliktforskning; Peace and Conflict Research; freds- och konfliktforskning; Peace and conflict research; consociationalism; game theory; ethnic conflict; divided society; conflict management; constitutional engineering; ethnic quotas; Cyprus; New Zealand; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : This study addresses the question of what makes ethnic quota systems in parliament work to manage ethnopolitical violence. By a reconstruction of Arend Lijphart’s theory on consociationalism, two causal mechanisms are identified. The first mechanism levels the power balance of contending groups by permanent inclusion in parliament. READ MORE

  5. 5. Neighbors at Risk A Quantitative Study of Civil War Contagion

    University dissertation from Uppsala

    Author : Erika Forsberg; Uppsala universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; conflict contagion; internationalization of conflict; civil war; ethnic conflict; transnational ethnic groups; ethnic polarization; refugee flows; domino effects; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Political science Peace and conflict research; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Statsvetenskap Freds- och konfliktforskning; Peace and Conflict Research; freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : While previous research shows that civil wars can spread to neighboring states, we do not know why certain neighbors are more at risk than others. To address this research gap, this dissertation proposes a contagion process approach that can identify the most likely targets of contagion effects from an ongoing conflict. READ MORE