My name is Johannes Vüllers and I am a Assistant Professor at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University

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New publication on power relations after post-conflict power-sharing

“Government-Rebel Relations in the Wake of Power-Sharing Peace Agreements” (with Martin Ottmann) is now published in Power Sharing and Power Relations after Civil War (edited by Caroline Hartzell and Andreas Mehler).

New publication on the effectiveness of protest announcements

“Power of Words: State Reactions to Protest Announcements” (with Elisa Schwarz) is now published in Comparative Political Studies (

Paper presentation in Trondheim

I present a paper on “The comparative studies dilemma: Analyzing local conditions for contentious dynamics” (with Belén González) at a workshop on “Challenges and new frontiers in micro and meso-level conflict data collection and analysis” at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, 5-6 December 2018.

Member of the Christiane Rajewsky Jury of the German Peace Science Foundation 

I am a member of the Christiane Rajewsky Award jury of the German Peace Science Foundation (AFK). The award goes to outstanding master theses and doctoral theses from German peace and conflict researchers.

New job at Leiden University

I am now an Assistant Professor at the ISGA, Leiden University. I’m part of the research group on terrorism and political violence.

New publication on the coding process of event-based datasets 

Our paper on “Neue Entwicklungen und Herausforderungen bei der Kodierung von Ereignisdatensätzen” (with Sebastian Hellmeier)  has been published in the Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen.

Talk on the use of nonviolent tactics by rebels

I present the paper “The use of nonviolent actions by rebels in civil wars: Evidence from Nepal” at the GSDS colloquium, University of Konstanz, 15 May 2018.

Fieldwork in Nepal

I have conducted numerous interviews with organizations on their protest activities in Nepal in the past few weeks. Many thanks to my local partner, the Center for Social Change (, for the support during my stay.

Panels at the Annual Conference of the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies Science, Berlin

I organized with Roos van der Haer and Nils Weidmann two panels at the upcoming annual conference of the AFK in Berlin (12-14 April). The panels include papers from our planned special issue “Studying Micro Dynamics in Civil Wars”.

Presentations at the ISA, San Francisco

I present the paper “The use of violent and nonviolent actions by rebels in civil wars: Evidence from Nepal” and Roman Krtsch presents the paper “The tactical use of nonviolent resistance by armed rebels: Evidence from India’s Maoist Insurgency” in the panel Civilians in Armed Conflicts (WA69) at the ISA in San Francisco.

I also present the paper “Competition and choice of contentious tactics by ethnic organizations” in the panel New Frontiers in Nonviolent Resistance Research (SD10).

Talk on diversity of nonviolent resistance tactics, Kathmandu

I present a paper on the diversity of nonviolent resistance tactics at the Department of Peace, Conflict and Development Studies at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu (Nepal), 23 March 2018.

Workshop on civilian activism in civil wars

On 22-23 February 2018 I host a workshop on civilian activism in civil wars at the University of Konstanz. This workshop facilitates the discussion and exchange of research that focus on different aspects of civilian activism in a civil war context. External participants include Isak Svensson, Espen Rød, Juan Masullo and Jürgen Brandsch.

Paper on microfoundations of political jiu jitsu

I present a paper with Sebastian Hellmeier called “The Microfoundations of Political Jiu Jitsu: Ideas for a Survey Experiment” at the Brown Bag Meeting in Konstanz, 2 February 2018.