Social Movements and Civil Wars, Professor Donatella della Porta

Discussant: Dr Hanna Ketola (Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Civil War Paths) Donatella della Porta is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center on Social Movement Studies at the Scuola Normale Superiore. She has led research on social movements, political violence, corruption, and policing. Her present research reflects on popular organisation in response to the […]

Rebel Group Formation in Africa, Professor Janet Lewis

Discussant: Eduardo Álvarez-Vanegas (PhD Researcher, Civil War Paths) Janet Lewis is Assistant Professor in Political Science at George Washington University. Her research centres on clandestine violence and state formation, focussing on sub-Saharan Africa. Her recent book examined how rebel groups form, and why many fail. She continues to work on armed conflict – as well […]

Into and Out of the Coup-Civil War Trap, Professor Philip Roessler

Discussant: Dr Anastasia Shesterinina (Director, Centre for the Comparative Study of Civil War) Philip Roessler is Margaret Hamilton Associate Professor of Government and Director of the African Research Center at William & Mary. His research investigates conflict and state-building in sub-Saharan Africa, including work exploring the link between coups and civil war. Ongoing projects address […]

Mapping Civil War Cases, Civil War Paths Team

Discussant: Michael Livesey (Research Assistant, Civil War Paths) An update on the Civil War Paths case-mapping process, and introduction to case studies selected for in-depth qualitative research, one year into the project.