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Working Paper
Don’t rock the boat? Fears of conflict and support for protest in Iraq and beyond

Why do people support—or refrain from supporting—nonviolent protests for political change?...

protest Nonviolene Conflict
Working Paper
The loser’s long curse: electoral consequences of a class conflict

This paper presents evidence of political legacies of exposure to a violent class conflict over 100 years...

Civil conflict Class Elections
Working Paper
The legacy of church–state conflict: Evidence from Nazi repression of Catholic priests

A burgeoning literature on repression against civilians argues that exposure to violence changes victims’ identities by strengthening attachment to the in-group and creates downstream effects for political and social behaviour that persist acro...

Elites Repression Voting behaviour
Working Paper
Mothers at peace: post-conflict fertility and United Nations peacekeeping

Armed conflict can shape reproductive behaviour as high child mortality and a lack of health services lead to higher fertility rates. Yet women often postpone childbearing in expectation of better times...

Human fertility Conflict Peace
Working Paper
Understanding Somalia’s social contract and state-building efforts: Consequences for donor interventions

Building on a World Bank regional study in Africa aiming at measuring social contracts concepts and within the framework of reflecting on future donor interventions, this paper applies social contracts measurement and complements with qualitative ass...

Somalia Social contract Security
Working Paper
Ethnic inequality, the federal character principle, and the reform of Nigeria’s presidential federalism

The federal character principle is Nigeria’s primary formula for mitigating horizontal inequality and conflict in this chronically fractured society...

Horizontal inequality Conflict Ethnic diversity
The puzzle of peace - conference image Senior Research Fellow Patricia Justino appointed as Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER Conflict Trust Governance
Journal Article
An exploration of the association between fuel subsidies and fuel riots

Between 2005 and 2018, 41 countries had at least one riot directly associated with popular demand for fuel. We make use of a new international dataset on fuel riots to explore the effects of fuel prices and price regimes on fuel riots...

Fuel subsidies Riots protest
In the media
UNU-WIDER experts and the WIDER Development Conference featured in the media

Kalle Hirvonen , Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, was interviewed by YLE for a news article published on 10 March 2022 on the effects of the Ukraine war on global food security. ‘The war in Ukraine is causing a major supply shock to the world...

WIDER Development Conference Conflict Food security
UNU-WIDER at the World Village Festival 2022
29 May 2022
Market Square, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Project workshop
Photo by Lachlan Donald on Unsplash Workshop on Institutional legacies of violent conflict
12 May 202213 May 2022
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6b, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
Wartime governance and state-building trajectories in post-conflict societies

To date, there is limited understanding about the consequences of wartime dynamics for post-war state-building processes...

Political violence War Conflict
Panel discussion
UNU-WIDER at ISA 2022 Annual Convention

UNU-WIDER Senior Research Fellow Patricia Justino and Research Associate Rute Martins Caeiro join in a virtual panel discussion Trust and Governance in Unstable Democracies on 29 March 2022 14:00 - 15:30 (UTC-5) as part of the International Studies...

29 March 2022
Online, Nashville, United States
Past event
Superpowers, super-spoilers, and hybrid warfare: What the new Cold War means for global cooperation

Last week we woke up to a conflict that had echoes of the Second World War, the Cold War, and the last two decades of hybrid conflict all mixed into one. It is difficult to look beyond the immediate suffering and scale of violations in Ukraine...

Conflict War Armed conflict
How will the Russia-Ukraine war be fought?: External support and insurgency tactics

The Ukrainian state, personified by its President Volodymyr Zelenskyy , has been heroic and has surprised many by its ' stiff resistance '. However, Ukrainian cities are increasingly under siege and Russia is sending in reinforcements...

Conflict War
The conflict in Ukraine - the role of civilians

While there is much to discuss about the geopolitics of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, let's not forget the men, women and children of Ukraine who now face utter devastation to their lives – they matter...

Conflict War Civic participation
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