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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Master of Arts Thesis Defense of  Güzin Aycan Öztürk (Conflict Analysis and Resolution)

 

 

Thesis Jury:

  • Assoc. Prof. Emre Hatipoğlu (Thesis advisor)
  • Assoc. Prof. İzak Atiyas
  • Assoc. Prof. Emre Erşen (Marmara University, Political Science and International Relations)

 

Date & Time : June 29, 2017 & 10:30

Place: Sabancı University, FASS 2054

 

 

The thesis departs from the idea that there is not enough academic research on the relationship among sectors constituting the whole peacebuilding/ statebuilding activities while most of academicians and practitioners value the comprehensive peacebuilding and post-conflict statebuilding to respond the challenges in post conflict context. As a starting attempt, the thesis focuses on the possible impacts of Security Sector Reform (SSR) on agriculture in post- conflict environment. The thesis takes Kosovo as a case and examines possible positive and negative impacts of SSR on agriculture based on the hypotheses considering the engagement of security forces in rural areas, labor shifts and resource distribution. The results based on the qualitative data indicate that positive impacts are more visible while negative ones are not totally proved due to lack of data as another impediment in post- conflict context.

 

Keywords: Post- Conflict Peacebuilding, Security Sector Reform, Agriculture, the Case of Kosovo, Empirical Appraisal