Search for dissertations about: "humanitarian aid"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 12 swedish dissertations containing the words humanitarian aid.

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

    Author : Daniel Strandow; Magnus Öberg; Michael G. Findley; Kristian Skrede Gleditsch; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; 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. Images, Motives, and Challenges for Western Health Workers in Humanitarian Aid

    Author : Magdalena Bjerneld; Gunilla Lindmark; Beth Maina Ahlberg; Lars Dahlgren; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; humanitarian action; human resource management; relief workers; aid workers; volunteers; images; motives; qualitative research; Public health medicine research areas; Folkhälsomedicinska forskningsområden; Medicin; Medicine;

    Abstract : This thesis presents how humanitarian aid workers were attracted, motivated, recruited, and prepared for fieldwork, and how they reported their work experience directly from the field and when they returned home. Data were derived from interviews with experienced aid workers, focus group discussions with presumptive aid workers, analysis of letters from aid workers in the field on MSFs homepages in Europe, and from interviews with recruitment officers at some of the main humanitarian organisations. READ MORE

  3. 3. Consolidation in Humanitarian Logistics

    Author : Alain Vaillancourt; Hanken School of Economics; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; supply chain; humanitarian logistics; consolidation; kitting; procurement;

    Abstract : Major disasters, conflicts and poverty afflict many millions of people around the world. To address the needs of these people, humanitarian organizations deploy a vast array of resources supported by material, financial and information flows. READ MORE

  4. 4. 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

  5. 5. Modern Missionaries : An Ethnography of Social Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurial Legitimation in the Humanitarian Field

    Author : Wenderson De Lima; Birgitta Schwartz; Bengt Karlsson; Minna Halme; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Social Entrepreneurship; Modern Missionaries; Humanitarian Field; Legitimacy; Gift; Charity; Technical Assistance; Humanitarian Habitus; Unexpected Entrepreneurship; Third Sector; NGOs; Business Administration; företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : In nearly six decades of international interventions, the question of how to promote societal progress in African societies is still the subject of lively debates. The persistence of wars, famine, political instability and economic underdevelopment on the continent continues to fuel spirited discussions about how to organize aid most efficiently and whether old forms of international assistance still work. READ MORE