Program Activities

Research collaboration on related issues is taking place within EU: s 7th framework programme: Just and Durable Peace by Piece.  

Jarstad, Anna K. and Nilsson, Desirée(2008)'From Words to Deeds: The Implementation of Power-Sharing Pacts in Peace Accords',Conflict Management and Peace Science,25:3,206 — 223.

From War to Democracy: Dilemmas of Peacebuilding (eds. Anna Jarstad & Timothy D. Sisk), Cambridge University Press, 2008.  

A unique dataset (IMPACT) on the implementation of peace agreements stipulating power sharing is under development. Data will be available after a suitable embargo period. Read more about this and the Dilemmas of Democratization project in Tvärsnitt 4: 2006.

Follow-up projects inspired by the book will be presented at the ISA Convention in San Francisco 26-29 March at the panel Electoral Processes in War-Torn Societies.

Chair: Benjamin Reilly.
Discussant: Terrence Lyons.
Papers by Timothy D. Sisk, Mimmi E. Söderberg Kovacs, Virginia Page Fortna & Reyko Huang, Anna K. Jarstad, Kristine Höglund.

Kristine Höglund & Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs, “Just Peace, or Just Peace? The Character of Peace in Post-War Societies”, Annual Millennium Conference on ‘Peace in International Relations’, LSE, London, 20-21 October 2007

Panel at the 2007 Annual conference by the Swedish Network of Peace, Conflict and Development Research: ‘The Democratization Project: Challenges and Opportunities’, Uppsala, 23–24 October 2007: — Anna K. Jarstad, Anna K. 2007. “Power-Sharing Elections and War Recurrence”. — Kristine Höglund, Electoral Violence in War-Ravaged Societies: The Case of Sri Lanka — Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs Between Violence and Democracy: Warring Parties in Electoral Processes

Höglund, Kristine, Anna K. Jarstad and Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs, “The Predicament of Elections in War-Torn Societies”, presented at the Seminar on multidisciplinary research on democracy, arranged by the Swedish Research 14 November 2007, at Stockholm University

Publication: “Peace by Pact: Data On the Implementation of Peace Agreements” (together with Ralph Sundberg) in Swain, Ashok, Ramses Amer and Joakim Öjendal (eds.), Globalization and Challenges to Building Peace, London: Anthem Press, 2007.

On 7 December 2006 Kristine Höglund participated in a seminar organized by Vetenskapsrådet. She presented the project Dilemmas of Democratization in War-Torn Societies.

On 6-8 November 2006, Anna Jarstad was chairing the panel “ Political Institutions and Peacebuilding” at Globalization and Peacebuilding, the 2006 annual conference of the Swedish Network of Peace, Conflict and Development Research, at the Radisson SAS, Uppsala, Sweden. Two papers concerning the project “Power Sharing after Civil War” were presented:

Anna Jarstad & Ralph Sundberg, “Peace by Pact: The Theory and the Data of Peace Agreement Implementation”

Anna Jarstad & Desirée Nilsson, “Political Pacts for Peace?”

On 20-22 August 2006, Anna Jarstad delivered a paper on power sharing at a workshop organized by PRIO.

On 3 May 2006, Anna Jarstad was one of the invited speakers when the Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI) celebrated its 35th anniversary with an international symposium on peace research. For other details and news from TAPRI please see

On 12-13 May 2006, Anna Jarstad presented a paper discussing the dilemmas that occur when the simultaneous processes of democratization and peace-building clash, at the conference State, Conflict and Democracy, Lund University.

The project "Dilemmas of Democratization in Post-War Societies" held two panels during ISA, 22-25 March 2006, in San Diego. Papers by all project participants were presented. A subsequent Symposium in Vail brought together leading experts and organizations from around the world to discuss democracy promotion in war-torn societies.

Vail Symposium participants.

Vail Symposium overview.

On 11 November 2005 the program held a symposium on "Reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina ten years after Dayton". The panel 10.15-12.00 was open to the public.

Speakers: Mr. Jakob Finci and Roland Kostic.

Program participants Anna Jarstad, Kristine Höglund and Isak Svensson attended the American Political Science Association (APSA) annual meeting on the theme “Mobilizing Democracy” in Washington DC, September 1–4, 2005.

On October 5, 2005, the program held an internal conference on the theme “Conflict and Democracy: Current and Prospective Research”.

The project Dilemmas of Democratization in Post-War Societies was officially launched on January 1, 2005 and run for the next two years. A first authors’ workshop took place in Sandhamn on 20-23 April, 2005. Presentations were held on the following topics:

  • Peacekeeping and Democratization
  • Violence on the Path to Democracy: Dilemmas for Democratization in War-Shattered Societies
  • Power Sharing for Peace and Democracy?
  • Can rebels change their stripes? From Armed Struggle to Assembly Politics in Post-War Societies
  • Elections in Post-Conflict Societies
  • Civil Society in War-to-Democracy Transitions
  • Dilemmas for International Organizations: Resources, Reactions, Instruments & Information


Mailing Address

Anna Jarstad
Department of Peace and Conflict Research
P.O. Box 514
SE 751 20 Uppsala, Sweden

Phone: +46 (0)18 471 23 58
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