Statehood & Conflict

Dynamics of state formation are intrinsically linked to the history of conflicts. swisspeace conducts research on the day-to-day practices of states in conflict and post-conflict contexts. The goal is to understand how new forms of statehood emerge as the result of negotiation processes between local, national and international actors.

Latest Activities and Publications

Mandate for Gerda Henkell Stiftung 2014

Research project in South Sudan

In collaboration with Cherry Leonardy of University of Durham swisspeace expert Martina Santschi conducted a research project on land governance and conflict resolution in South Sudan.


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.


Mandate for SDC, 2014

Governance in Myanmar

Mandated by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), swisspeace supports developing a new project on governance in Myanmar


25 June 2014

Conference on the 2015 General Elections in Burundi

At this conference organized by the Statehood & Conflict program at swisspeace, Prof. Julien Nimubona shared his view on the current situation in Burundi and the prospects for next year's General Elections to take place in peaceful way. Program.


Didier Péclard, 2014

Bringing Politics Back. Comments on M. Dahinden’s "Democracy Promotion at a Local Level"

In: International Development Policy 5.2/2014. Link.