GPIS Dissertation Defense 5/3

Old Dominion University

College of Arts and Letters

The Graduate Program in International Studies

 

Doctoral Dissertation Defense

 

 

Nasser P. Lidasan

 

THE COMPLEXITY OF ARMED CONFLICT IN MINDANAO: BEYOND ECONOMIC DEPRIVATION, DISCRIMINATION, AND INEQUALITY

Abstract

Studies on internal conflict focus on bringing a violent conflict to non-violent. Economic development and good governance are most attractive since essential services are provided to people, regardless of ethnic affiliation.  Autonomy for minority groups to maintain the integrity of a state is another option. Applied in Mindanao conflict, negotiated settlement, separation, and military victory did not create a lasting peace. This study applies the levels of analysis framework to investigate the conflict and considers the sub-state level as vital. It suggests the role of local actors as crucial in intrastate conflict. It examines the dynamics of conflict at the local level and the interactions of national and local leaders in the occurrence of war and peace in an armed conflict-stricken state. 

 

 

 

Dissertation Chair:     Dr. Regina Karp

Dissertation Committee:     Dr. Peter Schulman

                                                Dr. Thomas Chapman

 

 

GORNTO

Room 215

May 3 at 10:00 am

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Posted By: Margo Stambleck
Date: Thu Apr 18 08:15:06 EDT 2013