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  • Pipeline resistance in the United States: How the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance has affected Indigenous people in their continued resistance against pipelines 

    Svendsen, Ida Helen Skum (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-15)
    This thesis is focused on pipeline resistance in the United States, specifically drawing from the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance and the current resistance against Line 3 in Minnesota. Indigenous peoples from all over the globe became engaged in resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and there were predictions made about the future in terms of how meaningful this resistance was. The resistance ...
  • The integration process of female refugees in Sao Paulo: the role of non-governmental organizations. 

    Bariani Pastorelli, Marcella (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-10-31)
    International migrations are movements of people leaving and arriving between countries and they can be classified as voluntary or forced. Recent international conflicts have triggered a new forced migration wave, resulting in the largest number of refugees since World War II, leaving millions of displaced people. Brazil has become an alternative to asylum seekers quickly. Despite the facilitation ...
  • Making Masculinities Visible. A gender discourse analysis 

    Stumpf, Anna Frederica (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-10-21)
    The United Nations’ fifth Sustainable Development Goal on gender equality states that it is “not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world” (UNSDG5). The goal itself aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by providing them with access to education, health care, decent work, representation in political and ...
  • Violence against women: An analysis of femicide in Brazil 

    Zimmer Olegario, Leticia (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-10-18)
    This thesis examines the issue of femicide in Brazil, which is the killing of women and girls based on their gender. I argue that the culture of machismo, a set of sexist social norms, is endangering women in Brazil. This is especially true for identities marginalized within the main women group, such as women of color and transgender and transsexual women. Even though Brazil has special legislation ...
  • How Peacekeepers Succeed: Investigating the Dynamics of UN Peacekeeping Missions 

    Sagaidak, Andrej (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-15)
    By sending peacekeeping and observer missions to the world’s troubled spots over the past seventy years, the United Nations (UN) has devoted its attention and resources to promoting living standards and human rights throughout the world. Despite this, the peacekeeping missions often fail to establish peace in a turbulent region. What dynamics play into the strategy of the peacekeepers? How can a ...
  • The Al-Anfal Campaign; Genocide or Politicide? A literature study about the basis for the US standpoint towards the Al-Anfal campaign. 

    Abid, Istebrak Khalid (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-22)
    The purpose of this research is to understand why the US didn’t recognize Al-Anfal campaign to be a genocide. A research question was therefore made: Why did the US reject Al-Anfal campaign as a genocide? To answer this question, the definition of both politicide and genocide had to be clearly defined to understand how a conflict could be categorized. This is in order to understand the US point of ...
  • Research on China’s One Belt and Road Initiative. From the perspective of geopolitics 

    Yuan, Jing (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-14)
    The Belt and Road Initiative is a cross-border economic belt initiated and led by the Chinese government in 2013. Its scope covers the history of the Silk Road and the Maritime Silk Road through China, Central Asia, North and West Asia, the Indian Ocean coast, the Mediterranean coast countries and regions. The country and region covered by the initiative are vast, and the impact is therefore enormous. ...
  • Peaceful Japanese Nationalism. A Case Study of Japanese Immigration Policies 

    Munarini, Elena (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-14)
    This case study is a phenomenological analysis of Japanese immigration policies. The objective of this research is to produce a cogent interpretation of why Japanese Immigration Policies are so strict. Societal perspectives have been taken in consideration as one of the important aspects to explore. Japanese Society is considered unique, as it has distinctive principles based on the peace and harmony ...
  • 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 ...

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