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Institutional legacies of violent conflict: Research papers and collaborating researchers

The project will produce and/or commission 40 research papers during 2021-2022. The list below will be updated on a rolling basis. An open call for papers will be organised in May 2021. The call will be published on the UNU-WIDER website. Sign up here for our mailing list.  

Research paper topic Author(s)
Political legacies of fascism in Spain Laia Balcells, Professor, Georgetown University
Francisco Villamil, Research Fellow, Carlos III-Juan March Institute
Resistance and fascism legacies in Germany Leonid PeisakhinAssistant Professor, New York University
Legacies of WWII and fascism in Italy Andrea Ruggeri, Professor, University of Oxford  
Patricia Justino, Senior Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER
Countering Islamic radicalization in northern Mozambique: Radio campaigning for peace Pedro Vicente, Professor, Nova school of business and economics
Youth, conflict and peacebuilding Henrik Urdal, Director, The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
Implementing the social contract after war Cyrus Samii, Associate Professor, New York University
Institutional legacies of violent conflict: A Theoretical framework Patricia Justino, Senior Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER
Rebel governance and Conflict duration Karin Dyrstad, Associate Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)  
Patricia Justino, Senior Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER
On the legacies of wartime governance: Evidence from Angola Patricia Justino, Senior Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER
Wolfgang Stojetz, Senior Researcher, International Security and Development Center
The long-term economic legacies of rebel governance in civil war Ana Arjona, Associate Professor, Northwestern University
Juan Camilo Cardenas, Professor, Universidad de los Andes
Ana Maria Ibanez, Professor, Universidad de los Andes
Julián Arteaga, PhD student, Universidad de los Andes
Patricia Justino, Senior Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER
Governing a pandemic: State capacity, non-state armed groups and COVID-19 Francesco Iacoella, Researcher, UNU-MERIT
Patricia Justino, Senior Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER
Bruno Martorano, Assistant Professor, Maastricht University/UNU-MERIT  
Pierfrancesco Rolla, PhD Candidate, Institute of Development Studies    
Do pandemics lead to rebellion? Policy responses to COVID-19 and protests in USA Francesco Iacoella, Researcher, UNU-MERIT
Patricia Justino, Senior Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER
Bruno Martorano, Assistant Professor, Maastricht University/UNU-MERIT
Links between cease fire agreements and changes in violence/conflict Alex Armand Assistant Professor, NOVA School of Business and Economics
Protests in post-ISIS Iraq Daniel Silverman, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University
Growth in fragile countries Eric Werker, Professor, Simon Fraser University
Kunal Sen, Director, UNU-WIDER
How the UN should reimagine its concept of peacebuilding Adam Day, Director of Programmes, UNU-CPR
How have armed groups in Nigeria and Colombia taken advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic and to what effect Siobhan O’Neil, Project Director, UNU-CPR
Forced displacement as a strategy of counterinsurgency and social control Shelley Liu, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley
Effects of rebel governance for state-building processes in South Sudan Toon Dirkx, PhD Candidate, University of Basel/swisspeace