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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
Elite murder and popular resistance: Evidence from post-World War II Poland

Does repression of opposition elites prevent resistance against foreign-imposed regimes? On the one hand, elimination of elites can undermine the opposition’s capacity for anti-regime resistance...

Elites Repression War
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
What political science can tell us about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has rightly stirred outrage against an act of naked aggression, and sympathy for the plight of ordinary Ukrainians forced to flee their homes and to become refugees...

War Armed conflict
Zelenskiy’s wartime transformation: From comedian to national hero

Shock over the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 continues to be felt...

War Armed conflict
From conflict preventor to security actor: European Peace Facility, Ukraine, and the evolution of EU’s role

Russia’s war of aggression on Ukraine has catalysed the European Union (EU) — criticised as a paper tiger yet acknowledged to evolve through crises — to take concrete steps in security and defence action...

War Armed conflict
Why Russian brutality may backfire: A political violence perspective

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been fast shifting into a new phase, one many observers have noted is marked by increasing levels of Russian brutality and harm toward Ukraine’s population...

War Armed conflict
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
Learning from conflicts past: What recent history of Abkhazia tells us about the future of Donetsk and Luhansk

The recognition of disputed territories as independent states rarely brings underlying conflicts to an end...

Armed conflict War
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
Working Paper
The social and political consequences of wartime sexual violence: New evidence from list experiments in three conflict-affected populations

Wartime sexual violence is widespread across conflict zones and thought to leave a disastrous legacy for survivors, communities, and nations...

Wartime sexual violence List experiment Post-conflict
Journal Article
Early life shocks and mental health: The long-term effect of war in Vietnam

This paper provides causal evidence on early-life exposure to war on mental health status in adulthood...

Health outcomes War Mental health
Working Paper
Intergenerational mobility of education in Vietnam: Evidence from the Vietnam War

Vietnam’s education system has recently attracted international attention for exceptional learning outcomes and success in improving schooling outcomes over a short period, despite being a lower-middle-income country...

Intergenerational Mobility Access to education War
Book Chapter
Nationalism and Development

From the book: Asian Transformations

War Colonialism Nationalism
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