Nobel Peace Prize 2014

UCDP Deputy Director Erik Melander (and Head of Department Magnus Öberg) have commented on this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

 

Melander and Öberg note that the receipients of the prize were highly relevant in light of research on peace and war.

 

“‘Among individuals you find that those who have the most positive attitudes towards equality between the sexes in society are also less inclined to use violence, as well as less prone to support warlike foreign policies, torture of suspected terrorists, and similar policies. These are very strong associations and they are robust even when we take into account alternative explanations such as economic wellbeing, education level, religion, and so on,’ says Professor Erik Melander who does research in these topics.”

 

Read the full comment here.