is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra. She holds a master’s degree in African Studies from ISCTE (Lisbon) and a BSc in International Relations from the School of Economics of the University of Coimbra. She is a completing her PhD in Internatio...
- Shifting priorities: Kenya’s changing approach to peacebuilding and peacemaking
Claire Mc Evoy , 31 May 2013
- African security in 2013: a year of disequilibrium?
Morten Bøås , James J. Hentz , 18 April 2013
- Ethiopia after Meles: from uncertainty to renewal or “dead certainty” that an era has ended?
Morten Bøås , 13 December 2012
- The reshaping of West Africa after Mu’ammar Qaddafi’s fall
Roland Marchal , 22 October 2012
- Towards another stalemate in Zimbabwe?
Brian Raftopoulos , 19 October 2012
- Military rebels in Chad – changes since 2008
Ketil Fred Hansen , 11 May 2011
- Chad’s relations with Libya, Sudan, France and the US
Ketil Fred Hansen , 15 April 2011
Noref Report 7 - Peacebuilding In Guinea-Bissau: A Critical Approach
Sílvia Roque, 3 June 2009
Ten years after the war, Guinea-Bissau is still going through a period internationally designated as stabilisation or post-conflict. This paper analyses the root causes of this instability as a product of historical violence associated with state building dynamics and their collapse. It calls attention to the fact that international actors have failed to prevent pervasive conflict and violence although they have attempted to contain the worst case scenario, namely, massive war.
International partners are developing peacebuilding strategies mostly centred on sequential action in Guinea-Bissau (security first, then development). Consequently, peacebuilding policies appear to give rise to a simulation of peace rather than tangible and sustainable peacebuilding results. Peacebuilding strategies with a different focus are urgently required.