Martina Santschi

Daniel Maxwell, Rachel Gordon, Leben Moro, Martina Santschi, Philip Dau

Trajectories of International Engagement with State and Local Actors:

Evidence from South Sudan

Article published in Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, October 2017, pp. 1-22. Download.


CSRF Briefing Paper, 2017

Findings around conflict sensitivity and food aid in Northern Bahr el-Ghazal

Our researcher Martina Santschi was involved in the publication of this briefing paper analyzing the matters of conflict sensitivity and food aid in Northern Bahr el-Ghazal State in South Sudan. Read the full report here.


Leben Moro, Martina Santschi, Rachel Gordon, Philip Dau and Daniel Maxwell, 2017

Statebuilding and legitimacy: experiences of South Sudan

SLRC Research Report. More information and download


Mazen Gharibah, Bahjat Hajjar, Leila Hilal, Martina Santschi, Mazhar Sharbaji, Corinne von Burg, 2017

Perceptions of Governance - The Experience of Local Administrative Councils in Opposition-held Syria

Bern: swisspeace & LACU. Full report (English), Abstract (English), Full report (Arabic), Abstract (Arabic)


Martina Santschi, 2016

Complexities of service delivery and state-building

SLRC Briefing Paper 21. More Info / Download


Martina Santschi, 2016

Key lessons learned on international engagement

SLRC Briefing Paper 22. More Info / Download


Martina Santschi, 2016

Livelihoods and conflict in South Sudan

SLRC Briefing Paper 20. More Info / Download


Martina Santschi, 2016

Encountering and "capturing" hakuma: negotiating statehood and authority in Northern Bahr El-Ghazal State, South Sudan.

[S.l.] : [s.n.] Bern: Doctoral thesis University of Bern.


Martina Santschi, Cherry Leonardi, 2016

Dividing Communities in South Sudan and Northern Uganda: Boundary Disputes and Land Governance

Published by the Rift Valley Institute. Nairobi. Find the report here.


Daniel Maxwell, Rachel Gordon, Leben Moro, Martina Santschi and Philip Dau, 2016

Trajectories of international engagement with state and local actors: Evidence from South Sudan

Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, Working Paper 46, June 2016. Link.


Santschi, Martina; Maxwell, Daniel; Moro, Leben (et al.), 2015

Questions and Challenges Raised by a Large-Scale Humanitarian Operation in South Sudan

A collaboration between swisspeace and the Secure Livelihood Research Consortium. Find the report here.


Daniel Maxwell, Martina Santschi and Rachel Gordon, 2014

Looking back to look ahead? Reviewing key lessons from Operation Lifeline Sudan and past humanitarian operations in South Sudan

Working Paper, Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, October 2014. Link.


Martina Santschi, Leben Moro, Philip Dau, Rachel Gordon and Daniel Maxwell, 2014

Livelihoods, access to services and perceptions of governance: An analysis of Pibor county, South Sudan from the perspective of displaced people

Working Paper, Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, September 2014. Link.


Martina Santschi and Daniel Maxwell, 2014

From post-conflict recovery and state building to a renewed humanitarian emergency: A brief reflection on South Sudan

In: Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, August 2014. Link.


Daniel Maxwell, Martina Santschi, Rachel Gordon, Philip Dau and Leben Moro, 2014

Livelihoods, access to services and perceptions of governance: An analysis of Uror and Nyirol counties, South Sudan

Report published by the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium. Download.


Sara Hellmueller and Martina Santschi (eds), 2014

Is Local Beautiful? Peacebuilding between International Interventions and Locally Led Initiatives

Peace and Security Studies 11. Springer Briefs in Environment, Security, Development & Peace. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag. Link.


Martina Santschi, 2014

Traditional Authorities, Local Justice and Local Conflict Resolution Mechanisms in South Sudan

In: Sara Hellmüller and Martina Santschi (eds): Is Local Beautiful? Peacebuilding between International Interventions and Locally Led Initiatives. Peace and Security Studies 11. Springer Briefs in Environment, Security, Development & Peace. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, pp. 43-64. Link.


Martina Santschi, 2012

Chiefs, State-Building and Development in Independent South Sudan

In: NCCR Policy Brief, Regional edition Horn of Africa nr. 5, NCCR North-South, Bern. Link.


Daniel Maxwell, Kirsten Gelsdorf and Martina Santschi, 2012

Livelihoods, basic services and social protection in South Sudan

Working Paper, Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, July 2012. Download


Cherry Leonardi, Denorah Isser, Leben Moro and Martina Santschi, 2012

The Politics of Customary Law Ascertainment in South Sudan

In: Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law, Nr. 63, Melanie G. Wiber, Helene Maria Kyed (eds.), LIT


Martina Santschi and David Lanz, 2011

Referendum in Sudan: Prelude for a North-South Divorce?

International Relations and Security Network, ETH Zurich. Article


David Lanz and Martina Santschi, 2011

Entscheidend ist die Zeit nach dem Referendum

In: Der Bund, 10. Januar 2011. Link.


Older Publications

Leonardi, Cherry, Leben Nelson Moro, Martina Santschi and Deborah H. Isser, 2010.
Local Justice in Southern Sudan
United States Institute of Peace / Rift Valley Insitute. download

Santschi, Martina, 2010.
Between Community and Government: Traditional Authorities in Post-Conflict Southern Sudan
Tsantsa 15/2010. download

Santschi, Martina, 2008.
Traditional Leaders Conference 26th - 28th March 2008, Yambio, Western Equatoria state, Southern Sudan
Report submitted to the Political Division IV Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland. download

Santschi, Martina, 2008.
Briefing: Counting 'New Sudan'
In: African Affairs, 1-10. Article

Santschi, Martina, 2008.
Im Südsudan ist der Zensus ein hochpolitisches Unterfangen. Das Resultat der Volkszählung prägt die Verteilung der Ressourcen
Article (german) in NZZ. 14 May 2008.

Kuster, Reto and Martina Santschi, 2006.
Krieg in Acholiland. Ethnizität, Gewalt und Politik im Norden Ugandas
Arbeitsblatt Nr. 36. Arbeitsblätter des Instituts für Sozialanthropologie der Universität Bern. download