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Title [en]
Political Systems, Resource Distribution and Civil War
Abstract [en]
The purpose of this project is to investigate empirically and theoretically the connections between political system, resource distribution, and the risk of civil war.

Publications not in DiVA:
- Eck, Kristine, Bethany Lacina & Magnus Öberg (2008). “Civil Conflict in the Contemporary World” with, in Resources, Governance Structures, and Civil Conflict, Magnus Öberg & Kaare Ström eds., London: Routledge

Other project activities, workshops:
- Magnus Öberg & Kaare Strøm (UCSD) co-directors. Workshop on "Resources, Governance Structures, and Civil War" for the 2004 Joint Sessions of Workshops at the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).
- Working Group on Governance and Peace (WG4 – CSCW).
- Meeting August 15-16, 2003. Working Group on Governance and Peace (WG4 – CSCW). Inaugural meeting, February 8, 2003.

Conference presentations:
- Erik Melander & Magnus Öberg. Quality of Government and Civil War. Paper presented at the quality of Government Conference at Göteborg University, Göteborg, November 17-19, 2005.
- Magnus Öberg. “Signaling and Self-Selection. The Escalation of Ethnic Conflict to War.” Paper presented at the meeting of the Working Group on Governance and Peace (WG4), February 8, 2003.
- Erik Melander. “Gender Equality and State Human Rights Behavior: The impact of women in parliament on personal integrity abuse.” Paper presented at the meeting of the Working Group on Governance and Peace (WG4), August 15-16, 2003.

Main financial support:
Cooperation with the Center for the Study of Civil War (CSCW), PRIO, Norway.
Publications (3 of 3) Show all publications
Öberg, M. & Strøm, K. (2008). Introduction. In: Resources, governance and civil conflict: . Oxford: Routledge
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2008 (English)In: Resources, governance and civil conflict, Oxford: Routledge , 2008Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Routledge, 2008
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-17891 (URN)978-0-415-41671-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2007-11-29 Created: 2009-03-24 Last updated: 2020-06-30Bibliographically approved
Melander, E. (2005). Gender Eqaulity and Intrastate Armed Conflict. International Studies Quarterly, 49(4), 695-714
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2005 (English)In: International Studies Quarterly, ISSN 0020-8833, E-ISSN 1468-2478, Vol. 49, no 4, p. 695-714Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, I examine to what extent gender equality is associated with lower levels of intrastate armed conflict. I use three measures of gender equality: (1) a dichotomous indicator of whether the highest leader of a state is a woman; (2) the percentage of women in parliament; and (3) the female-to-male higher education attainment ratio. I argue that the first two measures in particular capture the extent to which women hold positions that allow them to influence matters of war and peace within a state. I further argue that all three measures, but especially the last two, capture how women are valued relative to men in a society, that is, the relative degree of subordination of women. Whereas female state leadership has no statistically significant effect, more equal societies, measured either in terms of female representation in parliament or the ratio of female-to-male higher education attainment, are associated with lower levels of intrastate armed conflict. The pacifying impact of gender equality is not only statistically significant in the presence of a comprehensive set of controls but also is strong in substantive terms.

National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Peace and Conflict Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-68862 (URN)10.1111/j.1468-2478.2005.00384.x (DOI)
Available from: 2005-03-16 Created: 2005-03-16 Last updated: 2020-06-29Bibliographically approved
Melander, E. (2005). Political Gender Equality and State Human Rights Abuse. Journal of Peace Research, 42(5), 149-166
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Political Gender Equality and State Human Rights Abuse
2005 (English)In: Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 42, no 5, p. 149-166Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Peace and Conflict Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-68854 (URN)
Available from: 2005-03-11 Created: 2005-03-11 Last updated: 2020-06-29
Principal InvestigatorÖberg, Magnus
Co-InvestigatorMelander, Erik
Coordinating organisation
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Period
2003-01-01 - 2008-12-31
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
DiVA, id: project:2021

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