Karin Dyrstad

Karin Dyrstad
Norwegian University of Science and Technology | NTNU · Department of Sociology and Political Science

PhD

About

26
Publications
6,923
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
308
Citations
Citations since 2016
16 Research Items
281 Citations
20162017201820192020202120220102030405060
20162017201820192020202120220102030405060
20162017201820192020202120220102030405060
20162017201820192020202120220102030405060
Introduction
Karin Dyrstad currently works at the Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Karin does research in Conflict Processes and Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior, Health Policy and Global Health

Publications

Publications (26)
Article
Full-text available
Over the last decade, the field of political science has been exposed to two concomitant developments: a surge of Big Data (BD) and a growing demand for transparency. To date, however, we do not know the extent to which these two developments are compatible with one another. The purpose of this article is to assess, empirically, the extent to which...
Article
Full-text available
The UK’s decision to leave the European Union has raised questions about whether Brexit might bring “the Troubles” back to Northern Ireland. We exploit the timing of a unique survey to examine how the EU referendum campaign and its outcome shaped perceptions about the past conflict and preferences for the future in Northern Ireland. The survey reve...
Preprint
Full-text available
How do we know how much we know? Quantifying uncertainty associated with our modelling work is the only way we can answer how much we know about any phenomenon. With quantitative science now highly influential in the public sphere and the results from models translating into action, we must support our conclusions with sufficient rigour to produce...
Article
Full-text available
Peace agreements are negotiated and signed by representatives of the government and the rebels, often after many years of violent conflict, but their ability to transform a war-torn society hinges on the approval of ordinary people. Yet we have little systematic knowledge of what ordinary people think of peace agreements in the long run. This study...
Article
(Re)gaining citizens’ trust is a challenge for post-war governments. Political trust is crucial for understanding both the risk of civil war in the first place and the state-society relationships that emerge afterwards. Peace agreements are tools to stop the fighting, address war’s injustices, and provide a blueprint for the state’s future – and th...
Article
What explains support for violence against the state? The surge in survey-based studies in (former) conflict areas has improved our understanding of the determinants of armed conflict. Yet, the potential interaction between grievances and political opportunity structure has received little attention in microlevel studies. Integrating common argumen...
Article
Full-text available
Exposure to war and conflict increase the risk of mental health problems. Poor living conditions are known to negatively impact mental health. It is hypothesized that exposure to negative events after armed conflict interacts with past negative experiences, socio-economic factors and current mental health problems. A cross-sectional survey was ca...
Article
A recent development within the study of transitional justice (TJ) has been a move from formal institutions and their effectiveness to an emerging victim-centred approach to TJ mechanisms. This shift makes it more salient to understand the preferences of different groups in the postconflict population. Building on the growing literature about peopl...
Article
Full-text available
Background: Equitable access to health services is a key ingredient in reaching health for persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups. So far, research on access to health services in low- and middle-income countries has largely relied on self-reported survey data. Realizing that there may be substantial discrepancies between perceived a...
Article
Full-text available
This paper explores differences in experienced environmental barriers between individuals with and without disabilities and the impact of additional factors on experienced environmental barriers. Data was collected in 2011–2012 by means of a two-stage cluster sampling and comprised 400–500 households in different sites in South Africa, Sudan Malawi...
Data
S_3_EquitAble_Control v10_1 English and Chichewa. Pdf. Control questionnaire. (PDF)
Data
S_1_EquitAble_household v10 English and Chichewa Version. Pdf. Household questionnaire. (PDF)
Data
S_2_EquitAble_indivudual v10_1 English and Chichewa. Pdf. Individual questionnaire. (PDF)
Chapter
Building democracy in societies that have known only authoritarian rule for half a century is complicated. Taking the post-Yugoslav region as its case study, this volume shows how success with democratisation depends on various factors, including establishing the rule of law, the consolidation of free media, and society's acceptance of ethnic, reli...
Article
Full-text available
Sickness absence represents a substantial cost in most of Western Europe, whether the insurance scheme is public or private. The objective of this study was to analyse whether waiting time for elective treatment in specialist health care is associated with the length of individual sickness absence in Norway. To estimate the association between wait...
Article
Full-text available
There is an increasing awareness among researchers and others that marginalized and vulnerable groups face problems in accessing health care. Access problems in particular in low-income countries may jeopardize the targets set by the United Nations through the Millennium Development Goals. Thus, identifying barriers for individuals with disability...
Article
Full-text available
In this article we examine attitudes of ethnonationalism in two countries that have experienced ethnic civil war: Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo. We analyse the strength of attitudes of ethnonationalism on the individual level, and how ethnonationalism is related to local ethnic settlement patterns and previous experiences of local inter-ethnic viol...
Chapter
Full-text available
Kap 1) Norge er blant de landene som bruker mest ressurser på helsetjenester i forhold til folketallet. Helsesektoren er høyt prioritert, og det har vært vekst over en svært lang tidsperiode. Målt i volum har helseutgiftene økt med omtrent 20 prosent de siste 10 årene. Samtidig er det en rekke utfordringer knyttet til kostnader, for eksempel den øk...
Chapter
Parliament is a key institution in democracy and the main arena for inter-party politics. Citizens' confidence in parliament is an important indicator for how democracy works in society. In this chapter, we present an overview of recent research on comparative trends in voters' confidence in European parliaments in the last quarter century. We also...
Article
Full-text available
While the study of the causes of civil war is a well-established subdiscipline in international relations, the effects of civil war on society remain less understood. Yet, such effects could have crucial implications for long-term stability and democracy in a country after the reaching of a peace agreement. This article contributes to the understan...
Article
Full-text available
This article analyses how armed conflict affects individual support for liberal values. It is commonly assumed that the consolidation of democracy depends on individual values such as tolerance as well as aspirations of civil and political liberty. For post-conflict societies, consolidating democracy is also a means of reducing the risk of recurrin...
Article
Full-text available
Comparative work on reconstruction and peace building in war-torn countries is dominated by a macro-oriented approach, focusing on structural political reforms, legal issues, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of (rebel) soldiers, and repatriation of the displaced. This article offers a different perspective, examining micro-level determ...

Network

Cited By

Projects

Project (1)