Essays about: "armed groups"

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  1. 1. “Development is the new Peace”: A case study on Pastoral Social Pasto’s role as a local actor in the peacebuilding process in the Colombian region of Nariño

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för globala studier

    Author : Tanja Enseroth; [2019-06-14]
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    Abstract : The aim of this study is to analyze the role of Pastoral Social Pasto as a case of a local actor within the peacebuilding process in the Colombian region Nariño. Colombia suffered from an internal armed conflict that endured over five decades. READ MORE

  2. 2. Civilian Agency in Contexts of Organized Criminal Violence : The case of the bandas criminales in Colombia

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

    Author : Pauline Blöth; [2019]
    Keywords : organized crime; civilian agency; social organization; criminal groups; neo-paramilitary; Colombia; delincuencia organizada; crimen organizado; civiles; organización social; Colombia; Meta; bandas criminales; neoparamilitares;

    Abstract : While research increasingly recognizes the importance of civilian agency and strategies in influencing conflict dynamics and reducing civilian victimization in the context of armed conflict, research has until now not investigated whether civilians also have the capacity to limit organized criminal violence. This study thus aims to answer under which conditions civilians can protect themselves from and influence levels of organized criminal violence and draws on the literatures on civilian self-protection and autonomy strategies in the context of armed conflict, as well as on organized criminal governance and violence. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Gamble of Going Global : How Global Transnational Terrorist Networks Transform Group Cohesion

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

    Author : Tristan Ober; [2019]
    Keywords : Fragmentation; Global Transnational Terrorist Networks; al-Shabaab; Boko Haram; Taliban; al-Qaeda; Islamic State;

    Abstract : With the rise of global transnational terrorist networks (GTTNs), there has been an increase in scholarly output on the subject. While many scholars have focused on the ways in which these networks enable terrorist organizations to achieve their goals, few have studied the transformative impact that GTTNs have on group cohesion. READ MORE

  4. 4. In the Aftermath of the Peace Agreement: A Case Study of Internal Displacement in Colombia

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Sociologi

    Author : Sofia Kristiina Utriainen; [2019]
    Keywords : armed conflict; internally displaced people; peace agreement; peacebuilding theory; empowerment; Colombia; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Colombia has suffered from an internal armed conflict with different armed groups for more than five decades. This conflict has resulted in more than eight million victims of whom the majority have had to leave their home and become internally displaced persons (IDPs). Currently, Colombia is the country with the most IDPs in the world. READ MORE

  5. 5. Violence against LGBTIQ+ Individuals in the Syrian Arab Republic

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

    Author : Lisa Bergsten; [2019]
    Keywords : lslamic State; Free Syrian Army; Ideology; LGBTIQ ; Gender; Sexualities; Targeted Violence; Victim Selection; Armed Conflict; Syrian Arabic Republic; Sexual Minorities; HBTQ ; genus; kön; sexualiteter; sexuella minoriteter; ideologier; beväpnad konflikt; Syriska Arabiska Republiken; IS; FSA;

    Abstract : This bachelor thesis is a qualitative, small-n, empirically driven comparative study that examines the relationship between rebel group ideology and targeted violence against the LGBTIQ+ community. Two rebel groups in the Syrian Arab Republic, with different ideological beliefs, are examined and compared in relation to their level of violence against LGBTIQ+ individuals. READ MORE