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

Sara Hellmüller, 2014

Explaining the Congo wars

Book review of "Congo, by Thomas Turner. Polity Press. 240 pp." by Sara Hellmüller. In: The Political Quarterly, Vol. 85, No. 1, January–March 2014. Download.


Sara Hellmüller, 2014

International and Local Actors in Peacebuilding: Why Don’t They Cooperate?

swisspeace Working Paper, 4|2014, April 2014, ISBN 978-3-908230-92-2. Order / download.


20-21 March 2014

Reconfiguring Landscapes and Bio-cultural Frontiers

Martina Santschi participated in this symposium organized by the British Institute in Eastern Africa in Nairobi.


17-18 March 2014

II International Conference on Angola: New Directions in Angolan Research

Didier Péclard participates in the II International Conference on Angola at University of Oxford. More information.


13-14 March 2014

Annual Research Conference of "Politique africaine"

Didier Péclard participates in the annual research conference of the journal "Politique africaine" in Paris.