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  • 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 ...
  • Relative Peace in a Volatile Region: Assessing the Infrastructures for Maintaining Peace in Post-Conflict Bawku-East Municipality 

    Salifu, Bashiru (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-15)
    This study assesses the existing mechanisms for peacebuilding in post-conflict Bawku; an area located in the Upper-East region of Ghana and has been marked as one of Ghana‟s conflict hotspots. The specific study area is the Bawku-East Municipality (BEM) where a protracted chieftaincy dispute between the Mamprusi and Kusasi ethnic groups has defied numerous peace attempts in the recent past. The ...
  • 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 ...
  • Conflict reporting in the High North. Signs of peace journalism in Norwegian media representations of Russians? Case study. The Elektron incident 

    Lundberg, Lene (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-08-12)
    The case study of this thesis is the incident with the Russian trawler Elektron in 2005. The trawler was fishing illegally in the Barents Sea, and escaped from Norwegian authorities with two Norwegian fisheries inspectors on board. The event stirred up the military, governments and the news media. The aim of this analysis is to look at how Russian actors are framed in the Norwegian media. The concept ...
  • Youth unemployment in Uganda. Challenges and survival strategies of women in Kampala 

    Pettersen, Anne-Marit (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-11-01)
    Uganda has one of the youngest and fastest growing populations in the world. Youth are often described as a group of people with high potential for increasing productivity and hence can be a good basis for economic growth. However, a large young and fast-growing population also poses immense challenges in the form of widespread youth unemployment. Statistics shows that youth faces a higher ...
  • Experiences of immigrant Nepalese women workers in South Korea. A study 

    Kafle, Ranju Sharma (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-11-14)
    The present study examines the experiences of of the Emigrant Nepalese women workers in South Korea. While in a foreign employment, most of them have achieved their empowerment despite the gender issues and violence. Back home the traditional patriarchal society posed them hurdles and they were economically dependent on their families and husbands. But, after their foreign employment, they have ...
  • A Decade of national infrastructure for peace. Assessing the role of The National Peace Council in Ghanaian elections 

    Owusu, Kelvin (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-15)
    This study focuses on national infrastructure for peace and elections. The study assesses the role played by the National Peace Council (NPC) in promoting peace during elections in Ghana. The main aim of the study is to research into how well the activities and mechanisms of the NPC promoted peace in the recent election. It also shows the challenges that affect the NPC’s promo-tion of peace during ...
  • Integration from the bottom-up. Using recognition to understand the relations between Norwegians and refugees 

    Jacques, Miguel (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-15)
    The relationship between Norwegian citizens and refugees is ambiguous, were some argue that refugees should adopt the mainstream culture in Norway. Other advocate the refugees’ right to hold their cultures and beliefs, and stress the importance of a tolerant state of affairs. This leads to the debate about integration and how to best facilitate the inclusion of newly arrived refugees. Certain groups ...
  • Leverage in international mediation. The approach of faith-based mediation by the Community of Sant’Egidio 

    Seppälä, Saara Elina (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-15)
    The topic of this master thesis is leverage in international mediation and it focuses on the empirical study of the faith-based mediation by the Catholic Lay NGO called the Community of Sant’Egidio. The religious aspects shaping their mediation approach are studied through three empirical case studies in the context of peace processes in Mozambique, Liberia, and Casamance in Senegal to find out the ...

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