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
Claudia Josi, 2014
Overcoming the Crisis: Diversity and Human Rights in the New Bolivian Constitution
17 February 2014
3 Years On: Challenges and Potentials of Egypt's Transition
At this event, organized by swisspeace in cooperation with the Seminar of Middle Eastern Studies of the University of Basel, experts discussed challenges and potentials facing Egypt 3 years after the fall of the Mubarak regime. Program. More info.
Basler Zeitung BaZ, 11 February 2014
Kampf um Macht und Pfründen
Article on the current situation in South Sudan, with contributions by swisspeace researcher Martina Santschi. Link.
War and State Formation in 20th-Century Africa
Seminar, spring semester 2014, University of Basel. Details.
International Relations and Security Network, 6 February
Mediation Perspectives: Localizing Peace Processes in DR Congo
Blog entry on conflict mediation and peace building processes in DR Congo by Sara Hellmüller. Link