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The Polish LGBT movement : symbolic conflict and stigma
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-04-14)
This thesis examines the political activities of the LGBT movement in Poland as it seeks to increase its position on the socio-political landscape and ultimately rid itself of stigma. Using ethnographic data collection at a non-governmental organisation in Warsaw, it discusses the use of symbols and the accumulation of what Bourdieu called symbolic capital. It draws heavily on the theory of Harrison's ...
Challenges of reintegrating returning refugees : a case study of returnee access to land and to basic services in Burundi
(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 ...
Women, war and empowerment : a case study of female ex-combatants in Colombia
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2010-05-31)
Women, war, empowerment, Colombia, ex-combatants
Bullying in school : a study of forms and motives of aggression in two secondary schools in the city of Palu, Indonesia
(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 ...
The position of Tibetan linguistic rights in China : Lhasa and Lanzhou research
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2010-05-31)
Language, as a very important medium in social activities, is always been paying a great attention by human beings. While “language is for most ethnic groups one of the most important cultural core values.” “Lack of linguistic rights often prevents a group from achieving educational, economic and political equality with other groups” (Skutnabb-Kangas & Philiopson 1995:7) Linguistic right has been ...
Scientific inquiry and the causes of civil war : the feasibility thesis and beyond
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-05-16)
This Master's Thesis uses Collier, Hoeffler, and Rohner's (2009) Feasibility Thesis as a field for a thorough inquiry into the question of how we can best study the causes of civil war. We advocate a pluralist research strategy, with set-theoretic (especially fuzzy-set) methods as a key component, as the most promising strategy for the study of the causes of civil war.
The reintegration of female ex-abductees of the Lord's Resistance Army of Northern Uganda : a case of Gulu District
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-06-28)
ABSTRACT This thesis focuses on the reintegration of the female ex-abductees of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The aim of Reintegration is to transform and empower these women and girls so that they can help themselves and have a successful future. For more than two decades, the war between the LRA and the government of Uganda, included violations of human rights, abductions of children into ...
Integration of Polish workers in Norway : the role of labour unions
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2011-06)
The research tries to answer how LUs could contribute to the integration of Poles into the Norwegian labour market. It tries to specify the special needs of those workers and ways in which labour Unions tried to meet them. The study analyzes impact of actions taken by the labour union and tries to determine what kind of influence, on the relations between Poles and labour unions, can have the fact ...
Do no harm : Western volunteers and self-perception among school children in post-war Sierra Leone
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2012-03-13)
ABSTRACT Volunteering in Third World countries is a modern trend. People, from all over the world, and of all ages, are devoting their time helping others to escape poverty. This help however, is often the source of additional problems, creating more challenges to overcome. This paper is meant to tell every person with the will to help others to “do no harm”. The idea of all the NGOs sending ...
Causes of electoral violence : lessons from the May 2005 election of Ethiopia
(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