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Gyda Marås Sindre

Researcher, Marie Curie Fellow
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I am a political scientist with research interests in political parties, rebel groups, international peacebuilding, sustainable development and democracy.  

My current research examines the dynamics of party politics after war, focusing on the implications for peacebuilding and post-conlict governance. The research project is funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Fellowship program and the Research Council of Norway. 

In recent work, I have focused on rebel-to-party transformation in Aceh, Sri Lanka and East Timor. For more information about my past and present research projects, please see my personal webpage: https://gydasindre.com

SAMPOL321 Political parties in the post-conflict state 

Special Issues: 

Curtis, Devon and Sindre, Gyda M. (forthcoming 2019) Transforming State Visions: Ideology and Ideas in Armed Groups Turned Political Parties. Government and Opposition

Sindre, Gyda M and Söderström, Johanna (2016) Guest editors Special Issue "Understanding armed groups and party politics", Civil Wars 18 (2), 109-253 

Journal articles and book chapters (peer reviewed) 

Curtis, Devon and Sindre, Gyda M. (forthcoming 2019) Transforming state visions: Ideology and ideas in armed groups turned political parties – Introduction to special issue. Accepted for publication Government and Opposition.

Sindre, Gyda M. (forthcoming 2019) Adapting to peacetime politics? Rebranding and ideological change in former rebel parties, Accepted for publication Government and Opposition

Sindre, Gyda M. (2018)  From secessionism to regionalism: Intra-organizational conflict and ideological moderation within armed secessionist movements. Political Geography 64. pp. 23-32 OPEN ACCESS!  

Sindre, Gyda M. (2018) Book Review: Building blocs: How parties organise society, Stanford University Press (2016), Edited by Cedric de Leon, Menali Desai, and Cihan Tugal. 

Sindre, Gyda M. (2017) Indonesia: Dynamics of regime change. Ch 20 in Burnell, Peter, Lise Rakner and Vicky Randall (eds.) Politics in the Developing World, 5th ed., pp. 300-310

Sindre, Gyda M and Söderström, Johanna (2016) Understanding armed groups and party politics, Civil Wars 18 (2)109-117

Sindre, Gyda M (2016) In whose interests? Former rebel parties and ex-combatant interest group mobilization in Aceh and East Timor, Civil Wars 18(2), 192-213

Sindre, Gyda M (2015): Indonesia: Neoliberal development in the context of decentralised patronage politics, Ch 8 in Hansen, Arve and Wethal, Ulrikke (eds.), Emerging Economies and Challenges to Sustainability: Theories, strategies, and local realities. New York: Routledge. 

Sindre, Gyda M (2014): Internal party democracy in former rebel partiesParty Politics, Online before print, 15 September Doi 10.1177/1354068814550436 pp. 1-12; Print version (2016) Party Politics 22(4) pp. 501-511 

Sindre, Gyda M (2014): Rebels and aid in the context of peacebuilding and humanitarian disaster: A comparison of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) Forum for Development Studies 41 (1), pp. 1-21 (first online version September 2013).

Sindre, Gyda M (2012): Civic engagement and democracy in Post-Suharto Indonesia: A review of Musrenbang, the Kecamatan Development Program, and Labour Organising,in Power, Conflict and Democracy, 4 (1)

Sindre, Gyda M (2011): Dari perlawanan bersenjata menuju partisipasi politik: transformasi politik GAM. Ch. 5 in Aceh: Peran demokrasi bagi perdamaian dan rekonstruksi, PCD Press.

Sindre, Gyda M (2010):  “From Political Exclusion to Inclusion: The Political Transformation of GAM”, chapter 5 in Aceh: The Role of Democracy for Peace and Reconstruction, Törnquist et.al. (eds.), Singapore: ISAI Press.

Sindre, Gyda M (2009): Conflict resolution and democratization in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami: A comparative study of Aceh and Sri LankaPower, Conflict, and Democracy Vol.1, 1.(with Kristian Stokke and Olle Törnquist)

 

Theses

Sindre, Gyda M (2011): Rebel politics and the politics of peace. The political transformation of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) in comparison with the Tamil Tigers (LTTE). Oslo: Unipub  

Sindre, Gyda M (2005): Violence and Democracy: Indonesia’s Paramilitary PuzzleMaster-thesis, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo.

 

Reports (consultancy) 

Sindre, Gyda M (2011): Det vi virkelig er de for å lære: - å bli gode tolker: En rapport om lærernes og studentenes erfaringer fra tolkeutdanning i Norge. Sami University College (Report on teachers and students experiences from interpreter education in Norway) (with Hilde Fiva Buzungu). 

 

 

 

Journal articles
  • Curtis, Devon E. A.; Sindre, Gyda Marås. 2019. Transforming State Visions: Ideology and Ideas in Armed Groups Turned Political Parties – Introduction to Special Issue. Government and Opposition. 54: 387-414. doi: 10.1017/gov.2018.51
  • Sindre, Gyda Marås. 2018. Book review: Building Blocs: How Parties Organize Society. Party Politics. 24: 755-756. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1354068818793700
  • Sindre, Gyda Marås. 2018. Adapting to Peacetime Politics? Rebranding and Ideological Change in Former Rebel Parties. Government and Opposition. 54: 485-512. doi: 10.1017/gov.2018.49
  • Sindre, Gyda Marås. 2018. From secessionism to regionalism: Intra-organizational change and ideological moderation within armed secessionist movements. Political Geography. 64: 23-32. doi: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2018.02.004
  • Sindre, Gyda Marås. 2016. In whose interests? Former rebel parties and ex-combatant interest group mobilisation in Aceh and East Timor. Civil Wars. 18: 192-213. doi: 10.1080/13698249.2016.1205564
  • Sindre, Gyda Marås. 2016. Internal party democracy in former rebel parties. Party Politics. 22: 501-511. doi: 10.1177/1354068814550436
  • Sindre, Gyda Marås; Söderström, Johanna. 2016. Understanding armed groups and party politics. Civil Wars. 18: 109-117. doi: 10.1080/13698249.2016.1205559
  • Sindre, Gyda Marås. 2014. Rebels and aid in the context of peacebuilding and humanitarian disaster: A comparison of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and the Tamil Tigers (LTTE). Forum for Development Studies. 41: 1-21. doi: 10.1080/08039410.2013.832704
  • Sindre, Gyda Marås. 2012. Civic engagement and democracy in Post-Suharto Indonesia: A review of Musrenbang, the Kecamatan Development Program, and Labour Organising. PCD Journal. 4.
  • Sindre, Gyda Marås. 2012. Myanmar: Demokrativåren lar vente på seg. Bergens Tidende. 1 pages. Published 2012-06-27.
  • Stokke, Kristian; Törnquist, Olle; Sindre, Gyda Marås. 2009. Conflict Resolution and Democratisation in the aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami: A Comparative Analysis of Aceh and Sri Lanka. PCD Journal. 1: 129-149.
Reports and theses
  • Sindre, Gyda Marås. 2011. Rebel Politics and Politics of Peace: the Political Transformation of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) in comparison with the Tamil Tigers (LTTE). 217 pages.
  • Sindre, Gyda Marås; Fiva, Hilde. 2011. "Det vi virkelig er der for å lære - å bli gode tolker". En rapport om lærernes og studentenes erfaringer med tolkeutdanning i Norge. Samisk høgskole, Oslo/Kautokeino. 41 pages.
Book sections
  • Sindre, Gyda Marås. 2017. Indonesia: Dynamics of Regime Change. 20. In:
    • Rakner, Lise; Randall, Vicky; Peter, Burnell. 2017. Politics in the Developing World, 5th Edition. Oxford University Press. 453 pages. ISBN: 978-0-19-873743-8.
  • Sindre, Gyda Marås. 2015. Indonesia: Neoliberal development in the context of decentralised patronage politics. 8, pages 106-119. In:
    • Hansen, Arve; Wethal, Ulrikke Bryn. 2015. Emerging Economies and Challenges to Sustainability: Theories, strategies, local realities. Routledge. 304 pages. ISBN: 978-0-415-74732-5.
  • Sindre, Gyda Marås. 2009. From Political exclusion to inclusion: The Political Transformation of GAM. Kapittel 5, pages 231-271. In:
    • Törnquist, Olle; Prasetyo, Stanley Adi; Birks, Teresa. 2009. The Role of Democracy for Peace and Reconstruction. PCD Press. 389 pages. ISBN: 978-979-17049-3-9.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Academic leadership 

Principal Investigator: Post-conflict political parties: Party formation, organization and institutionalization in the context of peacebuilding and democratization, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions fellowship program and the Research Council of Norway (2015-)

Principal Investigator: Rebels in Power, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen (2011-2015)  

Coordinator: Democracy and Development Research Group, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen (2013-2014)

Principal Investigator: Interpreter education assassment (consultancy for Sami University College), 2011 

 

Education

Philosophiae doctor (PhD) Political Science, the University of Oslo. Thesis Rebel Politics and the Politics of Peace: the Political Transformation of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) in comparison with the Tamil Tigers (LTTE), 2011

Master (MA) Political Science, University of Oslo. Thesis Violence and Democracy: Indonesia's Paramilitary Puzzle, 2005

BA Indonesian and Politics, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, 2003

BA Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, 2001

International Baccalaureate, Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kon, 1999

 

Previous appointments 

Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen (2011-2015) 

Associate professor, Sami University College, project position (2011) 

Researcher, Center for Development and the environment (SUM), project position (2011) 

Research fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo (2006-2010)

Research assistant, Center for Development and the Environment (2003-2006) 

 

Research visits 

University of Cambridge, Centre for South Asian Studies (2014) 

Yale University, Program on Order, Conflict and Violence (OCV) (2010) 

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Political Science & the Center for Race, Ethnicity and Politics (REP) (2008-2009) 

 

Languages

Norwegian (mother tongue)

English (working language)

Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia)

French (proficient)

Mandarin (basic)

Post-conflict political parties:

What characterizes political parties that are formed in the aftermath of war and to what extent are they able to aggregate, channel and express political grievances and contribute to conflict managemen and democratization? The project probes these questions through a cross-regional comparison of parties in Burundi, Bosnia Herzegovina and East Timor. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Fellowship program and the Research Council of Norway (2015-2019) 

Rebels in power: How do rebel groups fare once they are in power? The focus of the project is on the formation of former rebel parties, internal governance and implications for democratisation, durability of wartime networks, and political mobilisation in the context of post-conflict democratisation. It builds on a combination of insights from party theory, peace building and transition theory. Finalised in 2015. 

Emerging economies and challenges to sustainability, book project, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) 2013-2014. 

Civic engagement, participatory development and democratisation: This project investigated the links between various forms of community participation in development and democracy in Indonesia. Funded by NUFU, 2011-2012. 

An assessment of experiences with public sector language interpreter education in Norway: Consultancy for Sami University College and the Ministry of Education. 2010-2011

Rebel politics and the politics of peace: PhD project funded by POVPEACE Norwegian Research Council, 2006-2011.

Conflict transformation and democratisation in post-tsunami Aceh and Sri Lanka: funded by NRC Poverty and Peace program, 2006-2010. 

 

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