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  • Music is used as a political tool in Islamic organisations

    [3 Jul 2017] Anashid is a genre of music used by Lebanese Hezbollah and Palestinian Hamas to, among other things, stir emotions, send messages and create unity. Membership of these organisations is not a role that one can step into and out of, meaning that the same type of music is also prevalent in personal contexts and thus becomes a part of the individual¿s identity. These are the findings of a thesis from the University of Gothenburg.

  • More female journalists in sub-Saharan Africa but glass ceiling remains

    [26 Jun 2017] Recent years have seen a rise in the number of female journalists in sub-Saharan Africa. However, traditional preconceptions about status and suitability for certain jobs continue to form a glass ceiling for their career opportunities. These are the findings of a thesis from the University of Gothenburg.

  • The Varieties of Democracy Project releases the most comprehensive dataset on democracy in the world

    [11 May 2017] Today is a momentous day for anyone interested in democracy. The Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Project is releasing a new and even larger version of their democracy dataset, now covering 17 million data points on democracy and 177 countries in the world up to 2016.

  • No democracy without women's rights

    [11 Apr 2017] Why did the Arab spring fail? Despite a number of revolutions in the Arab world, in the end only Tunisia emerged as a functioning democracy. Results from an interdisciplinary research project at the University of Gothenburg indicate that the problem might be traced partially to the lack of women¿s civil rights in the region.

  • Psychosocial programmes for children in war-torn Sri Lanka shows good results

    [27 Mar 2017] Different psychosocial rehabilitation programmes for children have somewhat different results, due to differences in resources, methodologies and objectives. But a much more significant difference appears when comparing rehabilitated children with children who have not undergone any rehabilitation at all. This is shown by a study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

  • Varieties of Democracy Institute provides data for monitoring one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

    [8 Mar 2017] At this week's meeting of the UN Statistical Commission meets in New York, the Varieties of Democracy Institute is featured as a key source for data when monitoring the UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.

  • New Index Indicating Increased Power and Opportunities for Women

    [20 Feb 2017] A new index makes it possible to compare women's freedoms and rights over time and space in an entirely new way. The index, developed by the research programme Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) at the University of Gothenburg, shows that women's power and opportunities have increased dramatically over the last 100 years.

  • Resettlement of internally displaced persons is affected by multiple factors

    [13 Feb 2017] Processes of resettling internally displaced persons are affected by a range of different factors that policymakers need to take into account. This is concluded in a newly completed PhD thesis from the University of Gothenburg on internal displacement and resettlement in Sri Lanka.

  • New Collaboration Between School of Global Studies and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs

    [13 Feb 2017] The School of Global Studies has entered into a collaboration with the Swedish Institute of International Affairs and its Global Politics and Security Programme.

  • Can roads lead to peace?

    [7 Feb 2017] Between 9-10 February, the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) will organize a joint workshop called Roads to Peace. Key stakeholders from organizations such as the World Bank, the OECD, UNICEF, and the European Commission will participate at this event in Copenhagen to discuss the question: how can infrastructure projects affect conflicts in fragile states? During these two days the participants will share their experiences and get a broader understanding of what works and what doesn¿t work in their respective missions.

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