• Am I Norwegian Yet? Government and Grassroots Approaches to Integration: The Introduction Act and the Tea Time Campaign 

      Amundsen, Kristoffer Fjærestad (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2013-06-01)
      This thesis examines different approaches and methods used for the integration of immigrants in Norway. The study compares two different cases. The first is the government‟s main tool of integration, the introduction program for newly arriving refugees. The second is an initiative from a civil society non-governmental organization, The Norwegian Center against Racism, call the Tea Time campaign. The ...
    • The Botswana Kgotla system : a mechanism for traditional conflict resolution in modern Botswana : case study of the Kanye Kgotla 

      Moumakwa, Piwane Constance (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-01-21)
      Botswana with its republic status still has tribal leaders playing a vital role in the development and peaceful progress of its citizens. Chieftainship’s influence in modern Botswana continues to be fundamental to the government and community relations. The Kgotla (meeting place for the tribe) has continued to be central in giving a platform to individuals in exercising their democratic rights. This ...
    • Breaking the occupation of the mind. The Freedom Theatre and Palestinian youth empowerment 

      Steinmoen, Sara Karoline (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-18)
      This study seeks to bring focus to the youth`s of The Freedom Theatre and their perspectives on theatre, in particular The Freedom Theatre, vis – a – vis cultural resistance and its impacts on their life. In order to do so, this thesis draws on reflection given by previous students who work at the Theatre. In this way, by tapping into the previous students’ reflections who now work at the theatre, ...
    • Bridging the gap between science and animal ethics. The morality of industrial animal farming with regards to animal welfare 

      Thubron, Sarah (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-06-20)
      Current debates regarding animal rights and ethics tend to remain separated from the relevant science and scientific evidence. The aim of this thesis is to therefore help fill this gap by bringing together moral philosophy and the scientific study of animal welfare in the context of industrial animal farming. Although the facts and research exist, they have so far mostly remained independent of the ...
    • Broken Dreams in “Land of Gold and Honey”? The case of cross-cultural marriages of Ukrainian women in Norway 

      Vasylyeva, Yulya (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-11-19)
      The main purpose of this thesis is to investigate “What are the crucial factors for self-realization for Ukrainian women in Norway?” This is a qualitative, case-study research, based on the method of Narrative Inquiry. The fairy tale of Cinderella who waits for her charming prince is still the most popular story among the majority of women in Ukraine. Contemporary Ukrainian reality cannot satisfy ...
    • Building Houses into Homes: Essential Networks and Informal Living in Cape Town, South Africa 

      Reiach, Caitlin (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2013-06-01)
      This study explores the potential assets of informal living as a consequence of historical spatial planning and urbanization in Cape Town South Africa. Micro realities of informal living are illustrated against a backdrop of wider socio-political policies that effectively produce informal settlements through arguably flawed housing delivery systems. Qualitative interviews conducted across a small ...
    • Bullying in school : a study of forms and motives of aggression in two secondary schools in the city of Palu, Indonesia 

      Darmawan (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2010-06-11)
      This study 1) investigated the prevalence of bullying among students in two secondary schools in the city of Palu, Indonesia, 2) investigated which forms of aggression (proactive and/or reactive) were associated with bullying behavior, and 3) investigated which motive of aggression (power related and/or affiliation related) were associated with bullying behavior among the students. Self assessment ...
    • A Burden or a Resource? Conditions for Returnee (Re)integration in Juba, South Sudan 

      Ersland, Linn Susanne (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2014-05-13)
      This thesis focuses on returnees' potential to contribute to reconstruction and development in post-conflict societies. Do returnees bring with them resources of any kind? If yes, how can these resources be utilized in order to contribute to reconstruction and development in the return areas? Through analyzing the experiences of South Sudanese returnees in Juba, these are the main questions this ...
    • Causes of electoral violence : lessons from the May 2005 election of Ethiopia 

      Seifu, Tensae Teshome (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2012-05-15)
      the may 2005 election was the first truly competitive multi-party election that ethiopia experienced in its recent political history
    • Challenges in conflict resolution : case of the Juba Peace Talks in Uganda (2006 – 2008) 

      Seguya, Neema (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2010-05-19)
      The research investigated the reasons for the failed Juba peace talks between the Government of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army/Movement, mediated by the Government of Southern Sudan. Specifically the challenges faced by the different parties to the negotiations, the impact of the local, regional and international environment on the outcome of the peace process and the perspectives for a ...
    • Challenges of reintegrating returning refugees : a case study of returnee access to land and to basic services in Burundi 

      Maniraguha, Jean Pierre (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-03)
      In post-war societies, the challenges associated with reintegration of returnees may contribute to the re-ignition of violence and armed conflict. But, despite recognition of this fact, the factors which make refugee return and reintegration sustainable are generally underresearched. This thesis deals with the reintegration of Burundian returnees in the aftermath of ethnic-based violence and ...
    • 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 ...
    • Cihu Memorial Sculpture Park. Iconoclasm, memory and the importance of space 

      Skillingstad, Torhild Larsen (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-14)
      The Cihu Memorial Sculpture Park is located in rural Taiwan and features over 200 statues of the former authoritarian leader, Chiang Kai-shek (1893-1975). Taiwan had been ruled by Chiang and his son for 38 years of martial law, which ended in 1987. Since then, democracy has developed and the past has been put under scrutiny. Statues of Chiang decorated all official buildings and schools, but once ...
    • CISV – peace education in a can? : Allport’s idea implemented in an educational context 

      Sørum, Rannveig Aulie (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-11)
      This thesis looks at CISV, a peace education organization that works with children and youth, teaching multi-cultural understanding by gathering children and youth at international camps, in order to demount inter-group stereotypes and prevent prejudice. The underlying idea behind CISV is simple. "You wouldn't go to war against your own friends". From a theoretical point of view, CISV is founded ...
    • Civic education as a potential for developing civil society and democracy : (the case of Serbia) 

      Vasiljevic, Branka (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2009-06-19)
      This study aims at analyzing the potential of the school subject "Civic Education" for the creation of democratic and civil society in Serbia, and its implications for building a sustainable peace in the region. Civic Education is discussed in the framework of Democracy and Civil society, and its aims and goals are analyzed from the perspective of its stakeholders (teachers and pupils). The results ...
    • Cod Peace - Peace, Crises, and the Joint Norwegian-Russian Fisheries Commission 

      Sørensen, Adam E.C. (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2013-05-16)
      The thesis uses a peace-studies perspective to examine the relationship between crises, peace-values, and the Joint Norwegian-Russian Fisheries Commission. It uses crises as focal points to shed light on values, and to explore alternatives. The thesis has triangular data collection at its empiric basis, and uses 4 qualitative interviews along with Commission protocols, to better understand the ...
    • Combating physical violence against women in Iraqi Kurdistan : the contribution of local Women’s Organization 

      Alsayid Mohammed, Maamoon Abdulsamad (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2009-04)
      Peace researchers aim to reduce violence “by analyzing different types of violence and its causes, predicting in order to prevent, and acting preventively and curatively”(Galtung 1996:50). This thesis addresses the issue of physical violence against women in contemporary Iraqi Kurdistan. Violence against women in Iraqi Kurdistan can be defined as structural violence, cultural violence and direct ...
    • 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 ...
    • Conflict resolution through regime formation : The Peruvian – Ecuadorian border conflict 

      Weibull, Carla Beatriz de Souza Lima (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2009-05-15)
      Along 188 years Peru and Ecuador maintained an open dispute over their shared border line. A Conflict that started in 19th century based on Independency theories over South-American boundaries had its end in 1998 through a peaceful process of conflict resolution. The peace process was influenced by International Relation theories and ideas such as international regimes, globalization, integration, ...
    • Conflicted Peace: A Theoretical View of Peace Studies, Situated in Academia, Normativity and Political Correctness 

      Bachmann, Anne Marit (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2014-06-10)
      Many current peace researchers claim that Peace Studies has fallen ill (some even say as an academic field it is dead). This thesis goes through the development of Peace Studies as a field. Further, it considers the different views on what it is and what it should be, in relation to other forms of internationally focused studies. From this it highlights some of the conflicting views and value-bases, ...