Negotiation and mediation

Research at the Department related to the topic of negotiation and mediation.

Durable Resolution of Communal Conflicts

Project leader: Emma Elfversson | Project Page

Project Period: 2010 – 2017

How is sustainable peace achieved in situations of local communal conflict? This project explores the role of the state and non-state actors in addressing such conflicts, focusing on cases in Africa. It investigates the dynamics between local conflict resolution processes and central government strategies, employing both qualitative and quantitative methods. Case studies focus on communal conflicts in Kenya.

Ending Atrocities: Third Party Interventions into Civil Wars

Project leader: Lisa Hultman l Project page

Project Period: 2015 - 2020

This project aims to explore the role of third parties in civil war, with a particular emphasis on evaluating a broad set of measures to end atrocities and violent conflicts with disastrous consequences for the civilian population. 

An Impediment or Inducement to Peace? The Inclusion of Civil Society Actors in Peace Processes

Project leader: Desirée Nilsson | Project Page

Project Period: 2015 – 2018

Does the involvement of civil society actors in civil war peace processes affect the success or failure of the peace negotiations, and does it affect the long-term prospects for sustainable peace in developing post-war societies? In addressing these important questions, this project focuses on the relevance of the number of civil society actors involved, the type of actors, and their various roles and function during the process.

Related publications

  • Svensson, Isak and Mathilda Lindgren. 2013. Peace from the Inside: Exploring the Role of the Insider-Partial Mediator. International Interactions 39(5): 698–722.