Isak Svensson

Associate Professor
Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Uppsala University

Fields of interest

mediation, conflict  resolution, religious dimensions of armed conflicts


Recent publications

Isak Svensson,
Ending Holy Wars: Religion and Conflict Resolution,
University of Queensland Press, 2012

Isak Svensson & Peter Wallensteen,
The Go-Between: Jan Eliasson and the Styles of Mediation,
United Institute of Peace Press (USIP), Washington D.C.; ISBN: 978-1-60127-062-7, 2010

Isak Svensson,
Elusive Peacemakers: A Bargaining Perspective on Mediation in Internal Armed Conflicts,
Dissertation thesis, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, 2006, Report no 75. ISBN 91-506-1908-X

Isak Svensson,
“Crowded with Conciliators: Exploring Multiparty Mediation in Civil Wars”,
Peace & Policy, no 16, 2011

Kristine Höglund & Isak Svensson,
”Schizophrenic Soothers: Influencing Non-State Armed Groups to Make Peace”,
Cooperation and Conflict, 46(2): 166-184, 2011

Isak Svensson & Mathilda Lindgren,
“From Bombs to Banners? The Decline of Wars and the Rise of Unarmed Uprisings in East Asia”,
Security Dialogue, 42 (3) June, pp. 219-237, 2011.

Niall O Dochartaigh & Isak Svensson,
“The Exit Option: Mediation and the Termination of Negotiations in the Northern Ireland Conflict”,
International Journal of Conflict Management, forthcoming: vol. 24, no 1, 2013

Isak Svensson,
“East Asian Peacemaking: Exploring the patterns of conflict management and conflict settlement in East Asia”,
Asian Perspective, April-June, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 163-185, 2011.

Isak Svensson & Mathilda Lindgren,
“Community and Consent? Exploring Unarmed Insurgencies in Non-democracies”,
European Journal of International Relations,17 (1), pp.  97-120, 2011

Isak Svensson & Emily Harding,
“How Holy Wars End: Exploring the Termination Patterns of Conflicts with Religious Dimensions in Asia”,
Terrorism and Political Violence, 23:133-149, 2011

Kristine Höglund & Isak Svensson,
“Should I Stay or Should I Go? Termination as a Tactic and Norwegian Mediation in Sri Lanka Norwegian Mediation in Sri Lanka and the Termination Tactic.”
Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, 4 (1), pp. 12–32, 2011