Co-editor of a special issue of Global Governance, 2012.
Instructions for contributors to a special issue of Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations, 2012. (pdf)
Reseach on: "Opportunities and Obstacles: Local Ownership of Development and Stability in Northern Afghanistan". Sweden plays an important role for the development and stability in the Afghan provinces of Balkh, Samangan, Jowzjan and Sar-e Pol. While the donor community has long stresse the importance of local actors for sustainable development, local ownership is now also employed by international peace operations in order to obtain security and democracy. The purpose of this project is to identify and analyze the opportunities and obstacles to the process of creating development and stability through local ownership with international support in Afghanistan. In 2012, a symposium will be arranged to provide for an exchange between practitioners and researchers in order to develop the most useful policy guidelines and recommendations. The project is conducted at FBA by Louise Olsson (project leader) and Anna Jarstad (researcher).
Co-convenor of the master course Peace, War and Democratisation. The aim of this course is to deepen the understanding of the complex relationship between peace, war and democratisation worldwide. In theory, peace and democracy are mutually reinforcing processes of societal change. In reality, however, these processes sometimes clash and instead risk undermining each other. In this course we address this issue from a theoretical as well as a practical policy perspective. The notion of democracy as tool for conflict management is discussed, as well as democratisation as a potential cause of armed conflict. We also look at the challenges of democratisation in weak and war-torn societies where the political parties, the civil society and even the state itself are products of the armed conflict.
Convenor of the course Advanced International Politics.
Doctor of Philosophy, Peace and Conflict Research, October 26, 2001. Associate Professor (Docent), 10 September, 2008. Lecturer and researcher in international relations (Lektor i Internationell politik) at the Department of Government, Uppsala University, from 1 February, 2009 onwards. Researcher at Folke Bernadotte Academy, Sweden, from 1 January, 2010.