Peace from Below, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2021/2022

  • Autumn 2021, 100%, Campus

    Start date: 1 October 2021

    End date: 3 November 2021

    Application deadline: 15 April 2021

    Application code: UU-20501 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Registration: 29 July 2021 – 30 August 2021

Entry requirements: Fulfilment of the requirements for a Bachelor's degree with a social science subject as the main field of study.


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Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,500

About the course

How do local actors (e.g. elites, local communities or ex-combatants) perceive and react to international interventions to build peace after war? The aim of this course is to provide an alternative perspective on contemporary peace- and state-building processes, with the experiences and actions of local actors and groups in focus. Questions addressed include: Why is it so difficult to construct a functioning state in the aftermath of civil war? How do local elites govern without institutions?

More information


Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Gamla Torget 3, 1tr 753 20 Uppsala

Box 514, 751 20 UPPSALA


Chris Chau (Bachelor's level), Ingalill Blad Ögren (Master's level)


Telephone: +46 18 471 23 79, +46 18 471 23 49