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Intergroup Contact - A Chance for long-lasting Peace?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict Research.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The study explores the effect of intergroup contact on the likelihood of spoiler group activity on a micro-regional level in post-conflict societies. It argues that higher levels of intergroup contact make areas more resilient to spoiler groups. This can be especially relevant during exogenous shocks and therefore contributes to the sustainability of peace processes. The resistance to spoiler activity is explained as a result of developing intergroup networks of solidarity, which reduce recruitment capabilities of organized violent groups. The theoretical propositions will be tested by a large-N study (N = 1,203) using the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey of 2017, distributed about one year after the Brexit referendum. The general findings support the hypothesis that positive intergroup contact decreases the likelihood of spoiler group activity in an area. This study thus contributes to finding applicable solutions to foster stability in peace processes on the local level.

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2019. , p. 43
Keywords [en]
intergroup contact, spoiler activity, post-conflict, Northern Ireland, local level
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Social Sciences Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-387321OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-387321DiVA, id: diva2:1328487
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Peace and Conflict Studies
Educational program
Master Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies
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Available from: 2019-06-25 Created: 2019-06-20 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved

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