Pluralism and Conflict Prevention

A pluralistic approach to conflict prevention requires practitioners to identify the divisions and exclusions in a society that can lead to violence long before conflict is imminent. Paying careful attention to these early warnings of conflict, and addressing them before they are exacerbated, can pave the way for institutional and cultural environments that foster inclusion and thus, more sustainable peace.

Subnational Governance and Conflict

The potential for subnational governance to serve as a catalyst of peace has been widely recognized. This is reflected in the frequent inclusion of subnational governance arrangements in political settlements negotiated in war-to-peace transitions. In this book, my...

The Dataset of Political Agreements in Internal Conflicts (PAIC)

Introducing the new dataset of Political Agreements in Internal Conflicts (PAIC) and presenting its first application, my co-authors Giuditta Fontana, Argyro Kartsonaki, Natascha S. Neudorfer, Dawn Walsh, Christalla Yakinthou and I develop an argument in this article...

Critical Concepts in Political Science: Ethnic Conflict

The study of ethnic conflict saw its heyday in the aftermath of the Cold War with a proliferation of theories about its causes and management. But its origins as a subject of academic inquiry not only predate the end of the Cold War but also its inception, with some...