Essays about: "causal mechanism"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 36 essays containing the words causal mechanism.

  1. 1. The War on Children's Rights : Civilian Support and Rebel Groups' Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers

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

    Author : Klara Karlsson; [2020]
    Keywords : Rebel groups; child soldiers; civilian support;

    Abstract : In an attempt to deepen the understanding of rebel groups' recruitment and use of child sodiers, this paper theorizes that a greater dependence on civilian support increases the cost of systematically recruiting and using child soldiers, leading to a decreased likelihood of them engaging in this recruitment pattern. This would be a result of rebel groups receiving resources mainly from a civilian supprt base, and therefore adjusting their conduct in order to obtain the support. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Resource Efficiency Paradox : A Case Study of the Guerdane Irrigation Project in Morocco

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Kevin Perera; [2020]
    Keywords : Resource efficiency; Jevons paradox; Irrigation; Process-tracing; Resource; Efficiency;

    Abstract : How can we explain the paradoxical outcomes of resource efficiency? As a key pillar of worldwide sustainable development policies, the concept of resource efficiency has become increasingly important to scrutinize. The overreliance on efficiency coupled with the intention of conserving scarce resources can sometimes backfire. READ MORE

  3. 3. Justifying Rebellion : A Study on When Individuals Justify Rebellion-Related Political Actions

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

    Author : Mert Can Yilmaz; [2019]
    Keywords : rebellion; civil war; rebel participation; justifications; motivations; political actions;

    Abstract : Under what conditions does an ordinary citizen find it justified for an individual to engage in rebellion-related political actions? Though there is a large body of literature on rebel participation phenomenon, little is known about how ordinary citizens react to the motivations of rebels highlighted by the scholars. This research aims to address this gap by focusing on three generic sources of motivation for rebel participation: economic or political grievances, selective incentives, and indiscriminate violence. READ MORE

  4. 4. "It's Complicated" The Relationship Between Islam and Gender Equality. : A Comparative Case Study of the Developments of Family Codes in the two Muslim States Tunisia and Algeria

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Rebecca Pontén; [2019]
    Keywords : Gender equality; Islam; Islamic feminism; Neo-colonialism; Family code; Tunisia; Algeria.;

    Abstract : This paper takes a critical stance to the conventional thinking about the relationship between Islam and gender equality in a functional idea analysis on the family codes in Algeria and Tunisia. With two different outcomes in spite of their historical and cultural similarities, this paper seeks to understand the developments from neo-colonial and Islamic feminist perspectives. READ MORE

  5. 5. Why do some civilian lives matter more than others? Exploring how the quality, timeliness and consistency of data on civilian harm affects the conduct of hostilities for civilians caught in conflict.

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

    Author : Amra Lee; [2019]
    Keywords : civilian harm; civilian casualties; missingness; protection of civilians; conduct of hostilities; armed conflict; Afghanistan; Iraq; Syria; Yemen; Middle East; Asia;

    Abstract : Normatively, protecting civilians from the conduct of hostilities is grounded in the Geneva Conventions and the UN Security Council protection of civilian agenda, both of which celebrate their 70 and 20 year anniversaries in 2019. Previous research focusses heavily on protection of civilians through peacekeeping whereas this research focuses on ‘non-armed’ approaches to enhancing civilian protection in conflict. READ MORE