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African Conflicts and Informal Power : Big Men and Networks
Book/Monograph, Created By Utas, Mats and Published By Zed Books|Nordiska Afrikainstitutet in English language
Beyond ”Gender and Stir” : Reflections on gender and SSR in the aftermath of African conflicts
Collection (editor); info:eu-repo/semantics/book; text, Created By Eriksson Baaz, Maria; Utas, Mats and Published By Uppsala
Commanders for good and bad : alternative post-war reconstruction and ex-commanders in Liberia
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Utas, Mats; Themnér, Anders; Lindberg, Emy and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2014
Contrary to the general conviction, collaboration with ex-commanders and their informal networks can actually promote postwar stability. When former generals are integrated into the post-conflict societal structure as brokers of socioeconomic service and mediators between governing elites and former combatants, they can help to provide security and stability. In the case of Liberia their direct access to ex-combatants makes them suitable for distributing jobs, money, food, scholarships and other resources.
Electoral Violence in Africa
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Adolfo, Eldridge Vigil; Söderberg Kovacs, Mimmi; Nyström, Daniel; Utas, Mats and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2012
In the time period 2012–2013, over 20 national elections and two constitutional referendums are scheduled in Africa. In several of these elections, violence is anticipated to play a prominent role. There is great urgency to support the establishment of effective and legitimate electoral institutions and electoral frameworks; institute reforms aimed at lowering the stakes of elections; encourage the devolution of powers; improve the socio-economic standing of the populace; and devise strategies to prevent and manage electoral violence.
Illicit Flows and African Security
Collection (editor); book; text, Created By Eriksson, Mikael; Lindberg, Emy; Utas, Mats; Nordic Africa Institute and Published By Uppsala, Sweden published in 2014
Liberia Beyond the Blueprints : Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers, Big Men and Informal Networks
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Utas, Mats and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation published in 2008
<em>The Lecture Series on African Security</em> is a joint collaboration between the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) and the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI). The first round of lectures was conducted in 2008. The lectures revolve around core themes in African security studies and case studies from contemporary Africa, and they are presented by highly renowned international and national experts on Africa. While the primary audience is the analysts and researchers at FOI and NAI, a select number of participants are also invited from the Swedish...
NAI Private Security.pdf.jpgPrivate security in Africa: from the global assemblage to the everyday
Book/Monograph, Created By Nordic Africa Institute; Utas, Mats; Higate, Paul; Higate, Paul and Published By The Nordic African Institute published in 2017 in English language
Re-thinking Africa : A Contribution to the Swedish Government White Paper on Africa
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Arnfred, Signe; Utas, Mats; Cheru, Fantu; Hammar, Amanda; Havnevik, Kjell; Kamete, Amin Y.; Lindell, Ilda; Myhre, Knut Christian; Ngangjoh Hodu, Yenkong; Obi, Cyril I.; Oinas, Elina; Palmberg, Mai; Thorsen, Dorte and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2007
Edited by Signe Arnfred and Mats Utas.
Sexual abuse survivors and the complex of traditional healing : (G)local prospects in the aftermath of an African war
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Utas, Mats and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2009
In its efforts to assist post-conflict societies in africa the international aid community has acitvely promoted projects of psycho-social healing among people traumatized during wars and violent conflict. To a large degree these projects have been established in the tradtion of Western psychology. More recently, however, it has been realized in order to help survivors of war effectivley it is necessary to adapt projects and enhance “local” psycho-social healing. This policy report locates the structures – with local legitimacy – that are available to young peop...
Sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeeping operations in contemporary Africa
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Rudén, Fanny; Utas, Mats and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Urban Dynamics; Uppsala published in 2009
In international peacekeeping operations (PKOs) some individuals are involved in sexual exploitation and abuse of the host country’s population, buying of sexual services and trafficking of prostitutes. Far from being a new phenomenon it goes back a long time, and reports on the issue have increased over the years. All too frequently we read about peacekeepers visiting prostitutes, committing rape, or in other ways sexually exploiting host populations. Some peacekeepers are taking advantage of the power their work gives them, and becoming abusers rather than pro...
Urban youth and post-conflict Africa : On policy priorities
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Utas, Mats and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2012
Youth in urban areas of post-war African countries lead lives that are not very different from non-post-war societies. In fact it is often hard to separate battle-hardened ex-combatants from street-hardened urban youth in general. In this context, youth is a social category of people living in volatile and dire life conditions rather than a group defined by age. It is people who are no longer children, but who have yet to become social adults, people who have been marginalized into what they see as a chronic state of youthhood. It is...
Young female fighters in African wars : conflict and its consequences
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Utas, Mats; Persson, Mariam; Coulter, Chris and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2008
In the numerous armed conflicts that are tearing the African continent apart, young women are participants and carry guns alongside their male comrades-in-arms. Challenging the stereotype of women in African wars as victims only, this issue of the Nordic Africa Institute Policy Dialogues shows how in modern African wars women have often been as active as men. Female fighters are victimized, yet they are not mere victims. Girls and young women who volunteer to fight often possess quite considerable strength and independence. Programmes for disarming, demobilizing...
Young female fighters in African wars: Conflict and its consequences
Book/Monograph, Created By Coulter, Chris; Persson, Mariam; Utas, Mats and Published By The Nordic Africa Institute in English language
Young women in African wars
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Coulter, Chris; Persson, Mariam; Utas, Mats and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2007
Young women are combatants in contemporary African wars. They also participate in a whole array of different roles. However, by and large, they remain invisible to us. In fact, our “northern” hackneyed views on women’s innate non-participation in war prevent us from seeing specific needs for young women during and in the aftermath of wars. For instance, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programmes often fail to address appropriate needs for young women and in a variety of ways “prevent” them from partaking. Issues of stigma, safe demobilisation, ...