Current research projects

This is a list of current research project at the Institute - in alphabetical order.

Battles over boundaries - contested devolution in Kenya and Uganda
(started in 2016). Anders Sjögren

Between Big Man Politics and Democratisation: Local Perceptions and Individual Agency in Processes of Electoral Violence
(started in 2012).  Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs, Jesper Bjarnesen, Mats Utas, Jonathan Hall and Angela Muvumba Sellström.

Conflict and State building in the Horn of Africa
(started in 2010). Redie Bereketeab

Changing Urban to Rural movements in Angola and Mozambique
(started in 2015). Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues

Warlord Democrats in Africa
(started in 2014). Anders Themnér, Roxanna Sjöstedt and Mimmi Söderberg-Kovacs

Dynamics of Violent Conflicts since the Wave of Democratization in West Africa: Riots, Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies
(started in 2015). Victor Adetula

Exploring Urban Dynamics of Displacement and Emplacement in the Burkina Faso-Côte d’Ivoire Transnational Space
(started in 2013). Jesper Bjarnesen

Gendered Institutions and Women’s Political Representation
(started in 2018). Diana Højlund Madsen

Gender Transition in Africa
(started in 2018). Prince Osei-Wusu Adjei 

Global Talk Local Walk – the Translation of the 'Women, Peace and Security' Agenda Into Practice in Postconflict Liberia and Rwanda
(started in 2018). Diana Højlund Madsen

Governance of large-scale irrigation system in the Tana area, Northern Ethiopia
(started in 2013). Atakilte Beyene

Invisible Displacements. Between Labour Migration and Forced Displacement in the Burkina Faso-Côte d Ivoire Transnational
(started in 2016). Jesper Bjarnesen

Making new mine towns and reviving old ones in Africa’s Copperbelt
(started in 2015). Patience Mususa

Regional Economic Communities as Agents of Peacebuilding in Africa
(started in 2018) Redie Bereketeab

The practice and politics of urban climate mitigation and adaptation efforts at the margins
(started in 2018). Patience Mususa, Stephen Marr, Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues, Marwa Dabaieh and Jonathan Makuwira.

Small-scale mining, natural resources and development in Burkina Faso
(started in 2014). Cristiano Lanzano

Wartime Mobilities in the Burkina Faso-Côte d’Ivoire Transnational Space
(started in 2014). Jesper Bjarnesen

World literature: Cosmopolitan and Vernacular Dynamics
(started in 2017). Erik Falk

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