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Refugee militarization and conflict escalation: Outward and inward militarization in a comparative context
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict Research.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The effects of the forced migration and the violence that occurs among the refugees has been one of the major contributors to spread of civil conflicts. While the patterns in which the refugees contribute to spread of violence is a topic that is receiving a lot of attention in the literature, we know little about the effects of different types of militarized refugees crises on regional conflict escalation, especially in a comparative context. The contribution of this thesis to this field is trough answering the following research question: Under what circumstances, the militarized refugee camps can lead to regional escalation? For answering of this question, a structured focused analysis is conducted on two militarized refugee camps: the militarized refugee camps in Kivu, Zaire and the militarized refugee camps in Uganda. The empirical results provide moderate support to the hypothesis, as the outward militarization of the refugee camps is positively correlated with the level of regional escalation but there are also important alternative explanations that should be considered carefully. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
refugees, refugee militarization, escalation, regional escalation, African Great Lakes
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Other Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-294547OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-294547DiVA: diva2:930481
Subject / course
Peace and Conflict Studies
Educational program
Master Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies
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Available from: 2016-06-22 Created: 2016-05-24 Last updated: 2016-09-23Bibliographically approved

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