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Title [en]
Conflict and Democracy Program
Abstract [en]
The program brings together research projects, which analyse democracy and democratisation as means of conflict management as well as potential causes of armed conflicts.

The aim of the program is to deepen the understanding of the relationship between democracy and armed conflict worldwide. It involves academic and policy oriented research based on various theoretical and methodological approaches.

Programme activities
- Research collaboration on related issues is taking place within EU: s 7th framework programme: Just and Durable Peace by Piece.
- Jarstad, Anna K. and Nilsson, Desirée(2008) 'From Words to Deeds: The Implementation of Power-Sharing Pacts in Peace Accords', Conflict Management and Peace Science,25:3,206 — 223
- From War to Democracy: Dilemmas of Peacebuilding (eds. Anna Jarstad & Timothy D. Sisk), Cambridge University Press, 2008.
- A unique dataset (IMPACT) on the implementation of peace agreements stipulating power sharing is under development. Data will be available after a suitable embargo period. Read more about this and the Dilemmas of Democratization project in Tvärsnitt 4: 2006.
- Follow-up projects inspired by the book will be presented at the ISA Convention in San Francisco 26-29 March at the panel Electoral Processes in War-Torn Societies. Chair: Benjamin Reilly. Discussant: Terrence Lyons. Papers by Timothy D. Sisk, Mimmi E. Söderberg Kovacs, Virginia Page Fortna & Reyko Huang, Anna K. Jarstad, Kristine Höglund.
- Kristine Höglund & Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs, “Just Peace, or Just Peace? The Character of Peace in Post-War Societies”, Annual Millennium Conference on ‘Peace in International Relations’, LSE, London, 20-21 October 2007
- Panel at the 2007 Annual conference by the Swedish Network of Peace, Conflict and Development Research: ‘The Democratization Project: Challenges and Opportunities’, Uppsala, 23–24 October 2007: — Anna K. Jarstad, Anna K. 2007. “Power-Sharing Elections and War Recurrence”. — Kristine Höglund, Electoral Violence in War-Ravaged Societies: The Case of Sri Lanka — Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs Between Violence and Democracy: Warring Parties in Electoral Processes
- Höglund, Kristine, Anna K. Jarstad and Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs, “The Predicament of Elections in War-Torn Societies”, presented at the Seminar on multidisciplinary research on democracy, arranged by the Swedish Research 14 November 2007, at Stockholm University
- Publication: “Peace by Pact: Data On the Implementation of Peace Agreements” (together with Ralph Sundberg) in Swain, Ashok, Ramses Amer and Joakim Öjendal (eds.), Globalization and Challenges to Building Peace, London: Anthem Press, 2007.
- On 7 December 2006 Kristine Höglund participated in a seminar organised by Vetenskapsrådet. She presented the project Dilemmas of Democratization in War-Torn Societies.
- On 6-8 November 2006, Anna Jarstad was chairing the panel “ Political Institutions and Peacebuilding” at Globalization and Peacebuilding, the 2006 annual conference of the Swedish Network of Peace, Conflict and Development Research, at the Radisson SAS, Uppsala, Sweden. Two papers concerning the project “Power Sharing after Civil War” were presented:
- Anna Jarstad & Ralph Sundberg, “Peace by Pact: The Theory and the Data of Peace Agreement Implementation”
- Anna Jarstad & Desirée Nilsson, “Political Pacts for Peace?”
- On 20-22 August 2006, Anna Jarstad delivered a paper on power sharing at a workshop organised by PRIO.
- On 3 May 2006, Anna Jarstad was one of the invited speakers when the Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI) celebrated its 35th anniversary with an international symposium on peace research.
- On 12-13 May 2006, Anna Jarstad presented a paper discussing the dilemmas that occur when the simultaneous processes of democratization and peace-building clash, at the conference State, Conflict and Democracy, Lund University.
- The project "Dilemmas of Democratization in Post-War Societies" held two panels during ISA, 22-25 March 2006, in San Diego. Papers by all project participants were presented. A subsequent Symposium in Vail brought together leading experts and organisations from around the world to discuss democracy promotion in war-torn societies.
- On 11 November 2005 the program held a symposium on "Reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina ten years after Dayton". The panel 10.15-12.00 was open to the public. Speakers: Mr. Jakob Finci and Roland Kostic.
- Program participants Anna Jarstad, Kristine Höglund and Isak Svensson attended the American Political Science Association (APSA) annual meeting on the theme “Mobilizing Democracy” in Washington DC, September 1–4, 2005.
- On October 5, 2005, the program held an internal conference on the theme “Conflict and Democracy: Current and Prospective Research”.
- The project Dilemmas of Democratization in Post-War Societies was officially launched on January 1, 2005 and run for the next two years. A first authors’ workshop took place in Sandhamn on 20-23 April, 2005. Presentations were held on the following topics:
- Peacekeeping and Democratization
- Violence on the Path to Democracy: Dilemmas for Democratization in War-Shattered Societies
- Power Sharing for Peace and Democracy?
- Can rebels change their stripes? From Armed Struggle to Assembly Politics in Post-War Societies
- Elections in Post-Conflict Societies
- Civil Society in War-to-Democracy Transitions
- Dilemmas for International Organisations: Resources, Reactions, Instruments & Information

The Conflict and Democracy Program had a number of sub-project, all of which have their own project pages and are listed below.

International Responses to Crisis in Kosovo: Crisis Management in a War-Shattered Society. Project page in DiVA: http://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/project.jsf?pid=project:2023

Democratization and Reconciliation in Post-Intrastate Conflict Situations. An Evaluation of the International Contributions to Democratization and Reconciliation in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and Kosovo 1995-2004.The research group also included Camilla Elowson, Ann-Sofi Jacobsson-Hatay, Joop de Haan, and Jessica Johnsson. Project page in DiVA: http://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/project.jsf?pid=project:2024

Dilemmas in nation building; political integration and ethnic identities in Cyprus. A project at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs on the Cyprus conflict between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots and the consequences for conflict resolution given the EU accession of the Republic of Cyprus. Project page in DiVA: http://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/project.jsf?pid=project:2025

Democratization and Nationalist Conflict in Eastern Europe. Project page in DiVA: http://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/project.jsf?pid=project:1961

Dilemmas of Democratization in Post-War Societies. Project page in DiVA: http://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/project.jsf?pid=project:2026

Do Democracies Deliver the Deals? The Threat of Mediation Withdrawal in Internal Conflicts. Part of Isak Svensson’s phd project. Dissertation: http://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:169421

From Intra-State War to Durable Peace. Conflict and Conflict Resolution in Africa, 1989-2004. Project page in DiVA: http://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/project.jsf?pid=project:2027

From Rebels to Statesmen? The Transformation of Rebel Groups to Political Parties in Civil War Peace Processes. Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs’ dissertation project. Dissertation: http://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:170652

Governance, Democratization, and Civil War. Project page in DiVA: http://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/project.jsf?pid=project:2028

Governance, Public Revenue and Civil War. Hanne Fjelde’s dissertation project. Dissertation: http://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:275162

Power Sharing after Civil War. Project page in DiVA: http://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/project.jsf?pid=project:2029
Principal InvestigatorJarstad, Anna
Co-InvestigatorHammarström, Mats
Co-InvestigatorHöglund, Kristine
Co-InvestigatorSöderberg Kovacs, Mimmi
Co-InvestigatorNoreen, Erik
Co-InvestigatorOhlson, Thomas
Co-InvestigatorSollenberg, Margareta
Co-InvestigatorWallensteen, Peter
Co-InvestigatorÖberg, Magnus
Coordinating organisation
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Period
2005-01-01 - 2008-12-31
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
DiVA, id: project:2030

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