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Dr. Manuela Nilsson

  •   Växjö, Sweden

I am Associate Professor in Peace and Development Studies at Linnaeus University in Sweden where I teach and do research. My teaching focuses on conflict transformation, negotiation and mediation strategies, peace building, global governance and research methods. My research and publications deal with peace processes and post-conflict peacebuilding, particularly the local application of the security-development nexus, SSR and DDR policies, peacebuilding policies such as land restitution and illicit drug substitution, civil society involvement in peacebuilding and reconciliation processes. I am also involved in projects concerning police-community relations in violent environments and the role of the military in post-conflict scenarios. Born and raised in Germany, I have lived and worked in different countries, including for over 17 years in Latin America. I have been trained in conflict transformation by the United Nations and the Organization of American States and I was actively involved in the Nicaraguan post-conflict reconstruction process. My current research focuses particularly on the peacebuilding process in Colombia.

Trainings Offered
Topic Levels Languages
Conflict transformation Basic English
Conflict transformation Basic Spanish
Conflict transformation Advanced English
Conflict transformation Advanced Spanish
Conflict management & conflict resolution Basic English
Conflict management & conflict resolution Basic Spanish
Conflict management & conflict resolution Advanced English
Conflict management & conflict resolution Advanced Spanish
Peacebuilding Basic German
Peacebuilding Basic Spanish
Peacebuilding Advanced English
Peacebuilding Advanced German
Peacebuilding Advanced Spanish
Target Audience
  • General public
  • Local authorities
  • Media
  • Youth
  • NGO staff
  • Women
  • Teachers
  • Public authorities
  • Not available
Customised Trainings No
  • Not available
Article in journal (Refereed)

Nilsson, M., González-Marín, L. (2019). Violent Peace : Local Perceptions of Threat and Insecurity in Post-Conflict Colombia. International Peacekeeping.

Nilsson, M. (2018). Civil Society Actors in Peace Negotiations in Central America. Journal of Civil Society. 14. 135-152.

Nilsson, M. (2018). Building Peace Amidst Violence : An Analysis of Colombia's Policies to Address Security and Development Challenges. Iberoamericana - Nordic Journal of Latin American and Carribbean Studies. 47. 34-44.

Nilsson, M., Taylor, L.K. (2017). Applying the security-development nexus on the ground : Land restitution in Colombia. Conflict, Security and Development. 17. 73-89.

Taylor, L., Nilsson, M., Amezquite-Castro, B. (2016). Reconstructing the social fabric amid ongoing violence : attitudes toward reconciliation and structural transformation in Colombia. Peacebuilding. 4. 83-98.

Nilsson, M. (2015). Friedensverhandlungen [Peace Negotiations]. Wissenschaft und Frieden. 6-9.

Nilsson, M. (2010). Grassroots Reconciliation Stories from Post-Conflict Nicaragua. Social Alternatives. 29. 49-54.

Nilsson, M. (2005). The Importance of the Relationship between Civil Society and the Defense Sector for Peacebuilding in Nicaragua. Pensamiento Propio. 21. 55-69.

Nilsson, M. (2005). The Role of Universities in Peacebuilding : A Nicaraguan Case Study. Revista Encuentro. 71. 78-93.

Nilsson, M. (2005). Who Determines the Just Cause of Humanitarian Intervention?. Social Alternatives. 24.

Book (Refereed)

Nilsson, M. (1996). Cultural Diplomacy and Foreign Policy : German-American Relations, 1955-1968. New York, Peter Lang Publishing.
Chapter in book (Refereed)

Nilsson, M. (2020). Security-Development Nexus in Peacebuilding. The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies. Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Nilsson, M. (2015). Peacebuilding and local ownership : Who owned the reconciliation process in post-conflict Nicaragua?. Local Ownership in International Peacebuilding : Key theoretical and practical issues. London, Routledge. 116-134.

Gustafsson, J., Nilsson, M. (2012). Conclusions : Latin America and Globalization-Challenges, Responses, and Perspectives in the Twenty-First Century. Latin American responses to globalization in the 21st centur. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. 253-262.

Nilsson, M., Gustafsson, J. (2012). Latin American Responses to Globalization in the 21st Century : Introduction. Latin American Responses to Globalization in the 21st Century. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. 1-15.
Collection (editor) (Refereed)

Nilsson, M., Gustafsson, J. (2012). Latin American Responses to Globalization in the 21st Century. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. 267.

Article, book review (Refereed)

Nilsson, M. (2013). David Close, Salvador Martí i Puig, and Shelley A. McConnell, eds., The Sandin-istas and Nicaragua Since 1979. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2011. Latin American Politics and Society. 55. 200-203.

Nilsson, M. (2013). The Sandinistas and Nicaragua Since 1979. Latin American Politics and Society. 55. 200-203.

Nilsson, M. (2002). Book review: Violent Peace by David Mares. Latin American Politics and Society. 44. 163-168.

Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)

Nilsson, M. (2005). All Winners- No Losers? : Reflections on the Troubled State of Nicaragua’s Democracy’. FOCALPoint online, Canada. 4. 3-5.
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