Natural disasters call for coordinated research efforts
15 June 2010
Knowledge about how natural disasters can be predicted and how help to afflicted communities should be implemented exists in many different research fields. Uppsala University is therefore creating an interdisciplinary research environment for sec...
Do labor market measures yield more jobs?
17 May 2010
How is unemployment affected by political reforms? What are the connections between unemployment and health? How does the structure of the educational system impact success on the job market? These are some of the questions to be addressed at the ...
Historians to shed light on women’s work
15 March 2010
We know very little about what people worked with in the past – and especially little about women. Now a database about women’s work is being created to answer many questions. For one thing, it has been shown that women are very important to the g...
Transparency in politics can lead to greater corruption
10 October 2008
Why are some countries more prone to political corruption? Viviana Stechina from Uppsala University, Sweden, has investigated why corruption among the political elite was more extensive in Argentina than in Chile during the 1990s. Among other thin...
Why rebel groups attack civilians
29 May 2008
In civil war, rebel groups often target civilians despite the fact that their actual target is the government and that they are often dependent on the support of the civilian groups they attack. This may seem illogical, but there are rational reas...
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