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  • From Victimization to a Culture of Peace: Applying a hybrid conceptual framework to theorize California's victim service organizations as a potential arena for positive peace 

    Olievskiy, Ariana (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-15)
    Every day in American society, acts of violence are committed in the form of trauma, injustice and inequality. Within each victimization looms the potential for further destruction, but also lies an opportunity for healing and a pathway to peace. This thesis considers victim services as the frontline in encountering all forms of latent and overt violence—direct, structural and cultural. The purpose ...
  • Lo afectivo es lo efectivo. Art in the affectionate approach of Casa Mía in Santander, Medellín 

    Aabye, Liv Kaya (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-15)
    This thesis focuses on how art is used in the reconciliation work by Casa Mía, a local civil society organization that drives change in its neighbourhood Santander in Medellín, Colombia. It develops a theoretical frame building upon Bleiker’s (2001, 2017) notions of the ‘faculties of knowledge’ and the ‘new thinking space’, the work of Cohen (2005) and ‘creative placemaking’, a concept from urban ...
  • The relevance of governance and social capital to understanding hybrid threats. Assessing a society's vulnerability and susceptibility towards hybrid threats through governance and social capital 

    Kongstad, Christian (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-15)
    This thesis asks the question: “how can the concepts of governance and social capital contribute to the MCDC-report’s analytical framework to further expose a society’s vulnerabilities and subsequent susceptibility towards hybrid threats”. By using the concepts of hybrid threats (HT) together with governance and social capital (SC) in the aspect of democracy, this thesis looks at the conflict in ...
  • British Togoland Movement: An Offshoot of Historical Creations 

    Laglo, Agbessi (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-15)
    This thesis is an inquiry into the political evolution of British Togoland to identify factors that have contributed to the emergence of British Togoland Movement as well as those factors which continue to foil and sustain it from 1916 till now. The study focuses on colonial activities in Eweland from 1886 to the independence of Ghana in 1956 and how these activities continue to influence opinions ...
  • Peace Education in Guatemala and the Lack Thereof: An Examination of the Effects of the 1998 Educational Reform Following the 1996 Peace Accords. 

    Van der Linden, Maria Elisabeth (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-15)
    This thesis is an examination of the effects of the 1998 educational reform following the 1996 Peace Accords, on education in Guatemala and the extent to which it has constituted peace education. In order to observe the correlation between said educational reform and the final educational result, which was preliminarily assumed to constitute peace education, this research applies the qualitative ...
  • How Corruption Affects Vulnerability to Radicalization into Violent Extremism: Examining the Case of Kosovo’s Foreign Fighters 

    Freberg, Tord Skovly (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-10-31)
    This thesis seeks to examine how corruption affects the vulnerability to radicalization into violent extremism by examining the process of radicalization, what makes individuals vulnerable to this process, and how these vulnerabilities are affected by corruption. The assumptions made are further examined through the case of Kosovo. Findings made in this thesis suggest that while corruption is not ...
  • Willkommenskultur in Berlin: A critical discourse analysis of national identity construction in Germany. How is the German public discourse about Willkommenskultur shaped by and a contribution to national identity construction? 

    Tobiassen, Lisa (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-11-05)
    Since the summer of 2015, the ambiguous term Willkommenskultur has been part of the increasingly polarized migration debate in Germany. This ambiguous term is used in a variety of different contexts – political, social, historical – and seems to be part of the process of national identity construction. In using Willkommenskultur several German authors contextualized the term within the historical ...
  • Fighting for peace: Assessing the role of the government in the Guinea Fowl War of 1994 

    Mohammed, Larry Ibrahim (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-31)
    This thesis is a historical work on the relationship between ethnic groups in the Northern Part of Ghana. There have been several ethnic conflicts in Ghana since Ghana attained independence in 1957. My thesis focuses on the 1994 ethnic conflict between the Konkomba and the Nanumba which eventually attracted allies to both sides of the warring factions. The Konkombas have had a history of violent ...
  • Curricular Intervention In Peace Education In The Post-Conflict Context In Nepal: An Interpretive Study 

    Khanal, Ganesh Kumar (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-18)
    Curricular intervention in peace education is a positive trend in the post-conflict contexts. This provides teachers and learners with the opportunity to engage in not only contents of peace and conflict but more importantly examine problems of peace. Furthermore, meaningful engagement with peace curricula enables teachers and learners to identify structural violence and prepare a foundation for ...
  • Whose 'Home'? The Repatriation of Somali Refugees in Dadaab. 

    Mohammed, Abdulkadir Tahlil (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-15)
    Somali refugees started to flee to Kenya first in the early 1990s, followed by another influx in 2011. Their current number in Dadaab camp where the majority is residing is estimated to be around 300,000-400,000. Citing increased insecurity due to the refugees presence Kenya has decided to repatriate Somali refugees back to Somalia, signing a tripartite agreement with UNHCR and the Somali state. ...
  • The Typology of Foreignness. A Case Study of Othering & Belonging amongst Refugees in Northern Norway 

    Andreasen, Søren Mosgaard (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-15)
    In this thesis I examine the relationship between social boundaries and processes of othering and belonging amongst refugees in a Northern Norwegian community. I find that organizing concepts such as 'integration', 'culture' and 'second generation immigrant' permeate everyday talk on, and definitions of refugees amongst my Norwegian majority informants. In this context, I argue that dynamics of ...
  • Conflicts at Asylum Reception Centers. A study of employee's understanding and management of conflict at Norwegian asylum reception centers 

    Sydnes, Mikkel (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-14)
    This thesis deals with conflicts in asylum reception centers. People with different nationalities, religions, languages, ethnicities, cultures and political opinions are gathered in a limited area, waiting for their future to be determined by Norwegian authorities. This is a suitable venue for conflicts. The thesis looks into the role of the employees working in the asylum centers and their understanding ...
  • The Smuggling of Migrants across the Mediterranean Sea: States’ Responsibilities and Human Rights 

    Elserafy, Shadi (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-14)
    The main focus of this thesis is the legal framework governing the issue of migrant smuggling across the Mediterranean Sea. The objective of the thesis is to determine what States are obliged to do or refrain from doing when dealing with the issue of migrant smuggling across the Mediterranean Sea. In order to achieve that objective the thesis analyzes the relevant rules stemming from various sources ...
  • Role of the host society in the integration process. Willkommenskultur in Germany 

    Pogacar, Ana (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-15)
    Year 2015 was denoted with a huge influx of migrants and refugees in Europe, the event is known as a “refugee crisis”. This has made asylum policies one of the top issues on the political agenda and in public sphere. The countries have taken diverse approaches towards the crisis. Germany´s positive reaction towards refugees has been labelled a “Willkommenskultur”. The political level has eventually ...
  • Perspectives of Policing: An Analysis of the Discursive Constructions of Policing, Race, and Criminal Justice in the United States 

    Burian, Matthew Stephen (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-15)
    This thesis is an analysis of the competing discursive constructions of policing, race, and criminal justice in the United States. I identify two main competing discourses active in this field, a Liberal Individualist Discourse, and a Social Collectivist Discourse. I explore the way these two discourses construct the three areas in focus and argue that the Liberal Individualist Discourse has led ...
  • Reintegration of Maoists Ex-combatants in Nepal 

    Kandel, Kamal (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-11-15)
    Reintegration of ex-combatants is one of the major processes after the end of armed conflict. This study revolved around the question of social, political and economic challenges and opportunities that ex-combatants in Nepal come across while they remained in cantonment and after their voluntary retirement. The idea of integration has been analyzed along three dimensions; social, political and ...
  • When are you going home? Voluntary repatriation of Liberian refugees in Ghana 

    Yeboah, Justice (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2013-06-02)
    The study examines voluntary repatriation in the context of Liberian refugees living in Ghana. The aim of the study is to throw more light on why some Liberian refugees living in Ghana are unwilling to participate in the voluntary repatriation exercise to Liberia. The study hopes to provide better understanding of why the top – down approach to voluntary repatriation that is employed by UNHCR does ...
  • Effects of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act on Gender: Influence of Social Ecology on Psychological well-being of Women in Nagaland 

    Iralu, Khriezomeno (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-15)
    The study examines the effects of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) on gender in Nagaland. The AFSPA is an extra judicial legislation enforced in 1958 to fight insurgency in several states in India including Nagaland. From its initiation, the Act has invited great controversy because it authorized the military, paramilitary and police to arrest, detain and shoot to death any person who is ...
  • Intra State Conflict and Violence Against Civilians. A Study of the Syrian Civil War and the Violence Committed by the Assad Regime Against the Syrian People 

    Rosseland, Jo Myhren (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-15)
    Understanding the causes of violence and inquiring the knowledge is an absolute necessity when a peace-like situation or genuine peace is the ultimate concern, thus providing insights into the nature and causes of conflicts, as well as efforts at building peace and restoring confidence in institutions in conflict-affected societies Exploring motivation and reasons for engaging and perpetuating ...
  • China and European Union in Africa. Comparison of China and EU Development Cooperation in Africa 

    Tomic, Slobodan (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-15)
    This thesis presents development strategies of the European Union and China inside the African continent. The European long presence in the African continent was challenged by China, the new actor on the international scene. Western system guided by the OECD regulations and demands was confronted by China, the biggest developing country demanding ‘win-win’ cooperation policy based on mutual benefit ...

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