- PhD student
- Thursday 24 Nov 2022, 15:00 - 17:00
- PhD defence
- Spoken Language
- Aula B and livestream
- International Institute of Social Studies
On 24 November 2022 Fabio Andrés Díaz Pabón will defend his PhD thesis examining the different patterns of interconnection and disconnection between protests, protest campaigns and armed conflict.
He questions the dominant idea that protest and armed conflict are unrelated and asserts that different expressions of conflict can be studied as related. He argues that 'different' forms of conflict - protests, protest campaigns and armed conflict - can be understood and analysed as part of wider processes of collective action.
He explores three such processes:
- escalation towards armed conflict
- de-escalation away from armed conflict
- recurrence of specific expressions of conflict across time
He argues that each one of these processes can be described in relation to country-specific changes in political freedoms, inequality, state strength, state legitimacy, and the provision of public services.
His focus is on South Africa and Colombia to examine the different patterns of interconnection and disconnection between protests, protest campaigns and armed conflict.
Watch Fabio's defence live
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Doctoral dissertation supervisors
Professor Mansoob Murshed
Dr Helen Hintjens
Full Doctoral Committee
Dr Carin Runciman, University of Edinburgh
Professor Scott Gates, University of Oslo
Dr Katrin Kamin, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Professor Arjun Bedi, ISS
Dr Shyamika Jayasundara-Smits, ISS
Dr Matthias Rieger, ISS