Beyond the Lines: Social Networks and Palestinian Militant Organizations in Wartime Lebanon, Prof Sarah Parkinson

Prof Sarah Parkinson will be talking about her book Beyond the Lines: Social Networks and Palestinian Militant Organizations in Wartime Lebanon, which was recently published by Cornell University Press. Prof Parkinson is an Aronson Assistant Professor in Political Science and International Studies at the University of Chicago. Her research examines organizational behaviour and social change during and following […]

Ideology, Affect, and the Politics of Disavowal: Notes on Syria, Prof Lisa Wedeen

If the Arab uprisings seemed initially to herald the end of tyrannies and a move toward liberal democratic governments, their current defeat not only marks a reversal but is of a piece with new forms of authoritarianism emerging worldwide. This convergence on authoritarianism has prompted scholars to wonder with renewed urgency why citizens are so […]

Rethinking Insurgent Masculinities: Ideology, Identity and Change in the People’s War in Nepal, Dr Heidi Riley

Discussant: Dr Hanna Ketola (Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Civil War Paths project) Heidi Riley is a research fellow in the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin. Her research straddles multiple areas of peace and conflict scholarship, including insurgency and ideology, gender and masculinity, peace mediation, and conflict-related trauma. She is currently a Principal […]

Who’s Baby? The Birth of Pro-governmental Militias in Colombia, Professor Francisco Gutiérrez Sanín

Discussant: Eduardo Álvarez-Vanegas (PhD researcher, Civil War Paths project) Francisco Gutiérrez Sanín is a Professor at the Institute of Political Studies and International Relations, National University of Colombia, and the Director of the Observatory on Land Restitution. He is a sociologist and anthropologist whose work explores political systems, power and conflict. His extensive research on […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]