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Dawit och Eritrea Diktaturkramar

EU:s eftergiftspolitik mot Eritrea

Om tre veckor har Dawit Isaak suttit fängslad i 20 år. Inför årsdagen läser jag Martin Plaut’s Understanding Eritrea: Inside Africa’s most repressive state (Oxford University Press 2016), som analyserar den eritreanska regimen och dess autokrat till president, Isaias Afwerki.

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Forsk mänskliga rättigheter

New book chapter on democracy promotion in Swedish foreign aid

I’ve published a book chapter on the democracy-promotion aim in Swedish development aid policy. In the chapter, I analyze how Swedish policymakers have framed the aims and strategies of democracy promotion in ODA from the 1960s to the 2010s.

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Statsveteri

New article on the struggle for media freedom in Uganda

How can journalist groups and media organisations defend media freedom in an authoritarian context? In this new article, Carl-Magnus Höglund and I analyse how the so-called media fraternity in Uganda uses legal strategies to challenge government repression, harassment and closures, and sometimes manages to expand the institutional framework for media freedom.

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Statsveteri

How to write a journal article intro

One of the most important parts of a research article is the introduction, yet many authors are struggling to write it. Even experienced scholars sometimes seem not really to know what the introduction should do for their paper. In this post, I’ll offer my two cents worth on how to write a persuasive and useful introductory section for an academic journal article.

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Statsveteri

We’re hiring! Six PhD positions at SGS

We’re currently recruiting a total of six PhD students at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg.