Explaining Variation in Violence after Civil War: A Comparative Analysis of Angola & the DR Congo
This PhD project analyzes why countries that recently have had a civil war experience different levels of collective violence in the postwar period. It does so through a comparative analysis of Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the eight years following the end of civil wars in those countries in 2002 and 2003, respectively. While the two cases were similar in many ways, the level of postwar violence was higher in Congo than in Angola. Drawing on the literature on peacebuilding and postwar violence, the thesis explores various factors that might explain this cross-case difference. The altogether eight factors relate to the nature of the civil war, to how it ended, and to developments in the postwar period.
The PhD dissertation was submitted in August 2012 to the University of Bergen, and it was successfully defended on 11 January 2013. While following the doctoral program at the University, Samset was associated with the Department of Comparative Politics. Her supervisors were Professor and Senior Researcher Siri Gloppen (UoB/CMI) and Senior Researcher Astri Suhrke (CMI). The doctorate was part of the project Violence in the post-conflict state, funded by the Poverty and Peace Program of the Research Council of Norway. Core funding was also received from CMI, and fieldwork funding from the Meltzer Foundation and the Nordic Africa Institute. Samset's guest research at Columbia University in 2008 was sponsored by the US-Norway Fulbright Foundation for Educational Exchange.
Explaining Variation in Violence After Civil war: A Comparative Analysis of Angola (2002-2009) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (2003-2010)
Sexual violence: The case of eastern Congo
The peace in between. Post-war violence and peacebuilding
Subverting the Constitution and Curtailing Civil Society. Angola’s New Law on NGOs.
Catarina Antunes Gomes, Cesaltina Abreu, Margareth Nangacovie, Inge Amundsen
Africa’s Social Policy Trajectories Since the Colonial Period: Constructing social policies in Portuguese-speaking African countries, the nefarious effects of instability
Margareth Nangacovie, Clementina Furtado, Ilsa Cá e Sá, Carmeliza Rosário
Media From the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean, Communication Systems in Portuguese-Speaking Africa
Orre, Aslak Jangård & Helge Rønning
Media Ownership in Africa in the Digital Age: Challenges, Continuity and Change
WAR IN SUDAN 15 APRIL 2023: BACKGROUND, ANALYSIS AND SCENARIOS
Pathways for targeting renewable resource corruption
David Aled Williams
The 2024 elections will be crucial for Indonesian forests: What can we learn from Norway’s anti-deforestation support? - Indonesia at Melbourne
David Aled Williams