Statehood & Conflict

Dynamics of state formation are intrinsically linked to the history of conflicts. The swisspeace Statehood & Conflict Program works on democracy promotion mandates, and conducts research and training on violent conflict, fragility and statebuilding in conflict and post-conflict contexts, including methodologies actors can adopt to work successfully in such environments.

Latest Activities and Publications

Radio RaBe, 06 July 2015

Elections in Myanmar

Interview with Julia Palmiano Federer, Program Officer at swisspeace, on the elections and the peace process in Myanmar. Podcast

Mandate for Swiss Development Cooperation SDC, 2015

Role of “unusual actors” in local democratic processes

Learning project of the SDC’s Democratization, Decentralization and Local Governance Network (DDLG) on the ways to take into consideration informal actors in local governance. The learning project, which includes case studies on Macedonia, Mongolia, Mali and Tanzania, is jointly implemented by swisspeace, Helvetas and the Institute for Development Studies (DSS). Link

Project within the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC), 2013-2016

Researching Livelihoods and Services Affected by Conflict

swisspeace researcher Martina Santschi is conducting a research for the project Researching Livelihoods and Services Affected by Conflict together with Overseas Development Institute and the Feinstein International Center (Tufts University) with a particular focus on South Sudan.

Didier Péclard, 2015

Les incertitudes de la nation en Angola. Aux racines sociales de l'Unita

Karthala, Paris. ISBN 9782811114466.

15-19 June 2015

Democratisation, Decentralisation and Local Governance Network (DDLGN) meeting

swisspeace participated in the International meeting of the Democratisation, Decentralisation and Local Governance Network (DDLGN) in Pemba, Mozambique and presented the results of their learning project.