State Building, Governance and Human Rights

494_state_building_and_governanceA major characteristic of the entire region stretching from Turkey to China is the complex processes of state-building and political development in the states that compose this region. This is especially true for the states of the former Soviet Union, that were in many ways forced to build their states from scratch at independence. The process is nowhere more dramatic than in war-ravaged Afghanistan, which is experiencing the perhaps most vibrant political, economic and social changes in the region. But it is also true for more established states, be it China, Pakistan or Turkey, that are experiencing very rapid changes in their political and economic systems.

The processes taking place reach the west mainly in the form of news about velvet revolutions; but the processes taking place in the region are far more complex and differentiated than that, involving the evolution of political systems and the long-term building of statehood. As such, a major emphasis is placed in the ISDP on the processes of state-building and political systems.

Publications on State Building, Governance and Human Rights

Gabriel Jonsson
Human Rights in North Korea: Pressure and Engagement
POLICY BRIEF, No. 172, March 10, 2015 Webpage Link
Jan Rudengren, Lars Rylander
It's Democracy, Stupid: Overcoming the Middle-Income Trap
POLICY BRIEF, No. 163, October 22, 2014 Webpage Link
Ebba Mårtensson, Sophie Butcher
The Promise of a Protocol
POLICY BRIEF, No. 118, March 20, 2013 Webpage Link
Elliot Brennan
Nationalist Sentiments Run High in Asian Territorial Disputes
POLICY BRIEF, No. 98, August 22, 2012 Webpage Link
Svante Cornell
Karikatyrer skapar inte demokrati [Caricatures do not create a democracy]
OP-ED, Svenska Dagbladet, June 06, 2012 Webpage Link
Niklas Swanström
After the Death of Kim Jong Il: Everything and Nothing has Changed
ISDP POLICY BRIEF, No. 82, December 19, 2011 Webpage Link
Christopher O´ Hara, David Nises
Myanmar’s Push for Democracy
POLICY BRIEF, No. 80, November 23, 2011 Webpage Link
Bert Edström
Fukushima and the Lessons of the Past as Lessons for the Future
ISDP POLICY BRIEF, No. 65, April 01, 2011 Webpage Link
Christopher O´ Hara, Niels Selling
Same Old Regime, Same Old Sanctions
ISDP POLICY BRIEF, No. 64, March 31, 2011 Webpage Link
Bert Edström
The Japanese Disaster: Are Politicians Up To the Task?
ISDP POLICY BRIEF, No. 61, March 16, 2011 Webpage Link
Anna Jonsson, Stina Hartikainen
The Israilov Case and Human Rights in Chechnya
ISDP POLICY BRIEF, No. 51, January 20, 2011 Webpage Link
Johan Engvall
Kyrgyzstan’s Revolt: Prospects for Stability in a Failing State
ANALYSIS, Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, April 14, 2010
Anna Jonsson, Fredrik Erixon, Marlène Laruelle
Russia in a 10–20 Year Perspective
STOCKHOLM PAPER, October 2009 Webpage Link
Klas Marklund
Indonesia: Development Scenarios 2020–2030
ASIA PAPER, September 2009 Webpage Link
Johanna Popjanevski
From Sukhumi to Tskhinvali: the Path to War in Georgia
BOOK CHAPTER, in The Guns of August 2008: Russia's War in Georgia, June 2009
Niklas Nilsson
Obstacles to Building a Civic Nation: Georgia's Armenian Minority and Conflicting Threat Perceptions
ARTICLE, Ethnopolitics,, Volume 8, June 2009, pp. 135-153 Webpage Link
Ekaterine Metreveli, Niklas Nilsson, Johanna Popjanevski, Temuri Yakobashvili
State Approaches to National Integration in Georgia: Two Perspectives
SILK ROAD PAPER, February 2009, pp. 66 Webpage Link

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