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    • Education, integration and the Roma of Northwestern Bulgaria 

      Chapkanski, Tsvetan (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-06)
      The thesis looks at the education problems of the Roma communities in Northwestern Bulgaria and investigates the prerequisites for their successful inclusion in schools and their integration.
    • The effects of chieftaincy conflicts on local development : the case of the Bawku East municipality 

      Aganah, Gamel A.M. (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2008-08)
      Since the end of the Second World War, conflicts between states that dominated the international scene for decades are gradually being replaced by intra-state conflicts. These new wars have occurred in the developing countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. These intra-state wars take several forms; some of the common forms have included civil wars, revolutions, ethnic violence ...
    • 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 ...
    • Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. A discourse analysis of President George W. Bush's declared war on terrorism. 

      Solheim, Silje (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2006-06-09)
      The focus of my thesis is how the ‘war on terrorism’ was discursively constructed as the appropriate response to the terrorist attacks in the US on 11 September 2001. To answer this research question, a discourse analysis was undertaken of six of President George W. Bush’s speeches and one official strategy document by the Bush administration. The background for my thesis is that the US ...
    • Ethiopia and Eritrea : the quest for peace and normalizations 

      Gedamu, Kalewongel Minale (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2008-08)
      The border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea was concluded in 2000 with the signing of the Algiers agreement. Under the Algiers agreement, the two parties established a border commission to delimit and demarcate the borderline In April 2002; the commission delivered its delimitation decision. However, 6 years after the commission’s decision was delivered, the conflict between the two countries is not ...
    • Ethnic boundaries in Kyrgyzstan- the place for preserving identity, sharing memories and initiating conflicts. Case study: Kurd and Dungan ethnic groups. 

      Takutdinova, Diana (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-15)
      This thesis examines the lives of two ethnicities in Kyrgyzstan, their history of evolvement, territorial conditions and possibilities for inter-ethnic conflicts with the Kyrgyz majority, from the perspective of living within ethnic boundaries. For the comparative analysis I have chosen two minority groups: Kurds and Dungans. My main reason for choosing these ethnic groups in particular is their ...
    • Ethnicity, Belonging and Identity among the Eastern Gurage of Ethiopia 

      Woldeselassie, Zerihun A (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-05-27)
      In this paper, I will analyse a case of ethnic transformation in post-1991 Ethiopia based on an ethnographic study of the Eastern Gurage. The case represents an ethnic setting where the conventional conceptualization of ethnicity in terms of a notion of origin undermines the diversities expressed in various forms of category and boundary formations. The ethnic setting does not also fall into, but ...
    • Expansion and Growth of English as a Language of Instruction in Nepal’s School Education. Towards Pre-Conflict Reproduction or Post-Conflict Transformation 

      Baral, Lekh Nath (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2015-05-28)
      Despite growing understanding and recognition of the need to offer education in the mother tongue or in a familiar language, there is a growing trend to adopt a foreign language (more particularly English) as a language of instruction. In Nepal, language of instruction (English vs Nepali) has been one of the major factors that distinguish private schools from the state schools. In recent years, ...
    • 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 ...
    • An exploration of nationalist narratives and poetic agency on the road across Cuba 

      Ryan, Sergio (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-06-02)
      This master’s thesis investigates the role of language and expression in normalizing structural violence in Cuba and the capacity of poets to change these structures. Cuba’s nationalist narratives are examined from the top-down, while the capacity of Cuban poets to lead social change and political transition is explored from the bottom-up. Fieldwork for data collection took place in May and June ...
    • Exploring medical peace education and a call for peace medicine 

      Melf, Klaus (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2005-01-20)
      Medical peace work and peace education are requested and practiced. Experiences in practice and teaching are, however, unstructured and fragmentary; there is a need for a sound and comprehensive theoretical concept. Applying Galtung’s distinction between direct, structural and cultural violence, and between negative and positive peace, the framework of ‘peace medicine’ is presented as a possible new ...
    • Exploring people’s motives for participating in the post 2011-election protest in Arkhangelsk, Russia 

      Kolykhaev, Rostislav (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-16)
      The thesis examines the motives of people in Arkhangelsk (Russia) to take part in the 10 December 2011 protest which emerged after the Duma elections. The objective of the research is to find out what motivated people in Arkhangelsk to take part in the protest (i.e. what kind of drivers triggered them to participate). The study draws on theory of spatial analyses of protest under the Russia’s hybrid ...
    • Exploring the livelihoods strategies of Liberian refugee women in Buduburam, Ghana 

      Addo, Joyce (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2008-06-06)
      The study had three main objectives: firstly, it examined the livelihoods strategies of Liberian women refugees in Ghana. Secondly, it examined the role(s) played by the UNHCR, internationals and local NGOs, state agencies and other Community Based Organizations in providing material assistance to Liberian women refugees in Ghana; and thirdly, it examined problems encountered by these refugee women ...
    • Female Bodies and Masculine Norms: Challenging Gender Discourses and the Implementation of Resolution 1325 in Peace Operations in Afrika 

      Solhjell, Randi; Gjelsvik, Ingvild Magnæs (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2013)
      United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (2000) was hailed as a pioneering step in acknowledging the varied roles of women in conflict and promoting their participation in peace processes and in peacebuilding. This report takes a critical look at the inclusion and exclusion of Res. 1325 in peace operations in Africa. It focuses on the meaning and importance of ...
    • Female combatants and ex-combatants in Maoist Revolution and their struggle for reintegration in post-war, Nepal 

      Khadka, Sharada (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2012-02-09)
      This dissertation discusses the “roles of female combatants and ex-combatants in Maoist People’ War in Nepal” landing evidences about their experiences as a combatant in PLA life. The study documents and analyses their struggle for integration into their own family and society. The role of female combatants changed many times. Firstly, their traditional subordinate role got changed undergone ...
    • Female livelihoods in conflict situations: Case from Bawku - Ghana 

      Mumuni, Victoria Sharon-Lisa (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2016-05-18)
      This thesis focuses on women’s resilience in maintaining their livelihood in conflict situations, in the Bawku municipality of Northern Ghana. It is about women meeting their welfare needs and also sustaining their families in civil conflict situations. To meet this objective, the study draws upon multiple qualitative interviews, focus group discussions and observations from female household traders ...
    • FEMALE LIVELIHOODS IN WAR-AFFECTED SOCIETIES CASES FROM KITGUM DISTRICT OF NORTHERN UGANDA 

      Asiimwe, Santo (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2014-08-26)
      This thesis addresses how women in the war ravaged Kitgum District of northern Uganda forge a livelihood for themselves and those they care for in an environment where livelihood systems were ruptured by violent conflict and assets for constructing a livelihood are unevenly owned and accessible by men and women. Also through this study, I aim to bring women’s concerns in the post-war Kitgum to the ...
    • The fight against domestic violence in East Timor. Forgetting the perpetrators 

      Bye, Hanne Hovde (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2005-12-14)
      War is an extreme situation where nationalism and solidarity are decisive factors. With peace in East Timor, men and women are returning back to daily life, but whereas men are expecting to return to the more traditional way of living, women – having adapted to a new way of living and often have become more independent – seem to want to expand on the new roles they gained during the occupation. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Finding Gender in the Arctic: A Call to Intersectionality and Diverse Methods 

      Hoogensen Gjørv, Gunhild (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2017-06-16)
      The following chapter examines multiple aspects of including gender perspectives in Arctic research. In the chapter I discuss the definition and understanding of the concept of gender, and then move to the concept of “intersectionality” which recognizes the important linkages between multiple identities of gender, race, ethnicity, class, age, and other social categories. I ...