NEW DATE!! Call for papers: Workshop on Intra-State Peace & Security, 14-16 Nov 2018

We invite paper proposals for a workshop on Intra-State Peace & Security, to be held at the University of Mannheim, now 14-16 November 2018, and organised within the ERC Project RATE No 336019. 

*** The initial date included Thanksgiving. We don't want to exclude our American colleagues, so we changed the date to 14-16 November ***

At this workshop we aim to discuss ongoing research projects on intra-state peace and security, with specific focus on how political violence escalates, de-escalates, or does not escalate despite adverse conditions, such as in post-war societies. We are especially interested in work that assesses the nature and role of state institutions (including security forces) and civil society (particularly the media) in advancing or corrupting peace and the respect for human rights. We invite presentations and papers on questions such as how the role and legitimacy of the security forces and former warring parties changed in post-war settings, how institutions were modified to deal with political dissent and how citizens evaluate and trust political actors in (previously) volatile conditions. 

Limited funding for travel and accommodation is available.

Please email your paper proposals to Sabine Carey by 15 July 2018.

Presentations at the workshop "Tactics in conflict"

At the workshop "Tactics in conflict" at the University of Konstanz, 27-28 July 2017, we present two of our ongoing projects. Belén González is presenting the paper "How to improve human rights in post-conflict settings: The role of accountability", co-authored with Sabine Carey. Adam Scharpf is presenting "Your behaviour drives me mad: How (non-)violent opposition tactics trigger military coups in counterinsurgency wars", co-authored with Belén González and Christian Gläßel.

Workshop on post-conflict peace and stability

On 4-5 May 2017 we host a workshop on post-conflict peace and stability at the University of Mannheim. This workshop facilitates the discussion and exchange of research projects that focus on post-conflict peace and stability. We also discuss our upcoming field work in Nepal, Georgia and Sri Lanka, where we explore the role of the media and armed groups in the quality and condition of post-conflict peace. External participants include Kristin Bakke, Scott Gates, Indra de Soysa, Alexander da Juan and Nino Abzianidze.

Sabine Carey at conference on "The political economy of state repression"

Sabine Carey participates in the conference on "The political economy of state repression" at Princeton University, October 21-22, 2016. The conference is organized by Laia Balcells (Duke University) and Carles Boix (Princeton University). She will present the joint project with Anita Gohdes on institutional determinants of journalist killings.