Publications

Peer-reviewed articles

Forthcoming (with Elisa Schwarz): The power of words: State reactions to protest announcements, Comparative Political Studies.

Forthcoming (with Sebastian Hellmeier): Neue Entwicklungen und Herausforderungen bei der Kodierung von Ereignisdatensätzen, Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen.

2017 (with Matthias Basedau, Jonathan Fox, Jan Pierskalla, Georg Strüver): Does Discrimination breed Grievances – and do Grievances breed Violence? New Evidence from an Analysis of Religious Minorities in Developing Countries, Conflict Management and Peace Science 34: 3, 217-239.

2016 (with Matthias Basedau, Birte Pfeiffer): Bad Religion? Religion, Collective Action, and the Onset of Armed Conflict in Developing Countries, Journal of Conflict Resolution 60: 3, 226-255.

2015 (with Birte Pfeiffer, Matthias Basedau): Measuring the Ambivalence of Religion: Introducing the Religion and Conflict in Developing Countries (RCDC) Dataset, International Interactions 41: 5, 857-881.

2015 (with Alexander De Juan, Jan H. Pierskalla): The Pacifying Effects of Local Religious Institutions: An Analysis of Communal Violence in Indonesia, Political Research Quarterly 68: 2, 211-224.

2015 (with Martin Ottmann): The Power-Sharing Event Dataset (PSED): A new Database on the Occurrence of Power-Sharing in Post-Conflict Countries, Conflict Management and Peace Science 32: 3, 327-350.

2015 (with Sandra Destradi): Gewaltfreie Widerstandsbewegungen und ihre Erfolgsbedingungen, Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung 4: 1, 115-146.

2013 (with Sandra Destradi): Speech Is Silver, Silence Is Golden? The Consequences of Failed Mediation in Civil Wars, Civil Wars 15: 4, 486-506.

2013 (with Matthias Basedau, Peter Körner): What Drives Inter-Religious Violence? Lessons from Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 36: 10, 857-879.

2011 (with Matthias Basedau, Georg Strüver, Tim Wegenast): Do Religious Factors Impact Armed Conflict? Empirical Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa, Terrorism and Political Violence 23: 5, 752-779.

2010 (with Matthias Basedau): Religion als Konfliktfaktor? Eine systematische Erhebung religiöser Gewaltdimensionen im subsaharischen Afrika, Die Friedens-Warte, 85: 1-2, 39-62. [Religion as a conflict factor? A systematic survey of religious violence in Sub-Saharan Africa.]

Monograph

2013: Religiöses Friedensengagement in innerstaatlichen Gewaltkonflikten. Das Verhalten der Religionsgemeinschaften, Baden-Baden: Nomos. [Religious Peace Initiatives in Civil Wars.]

 Book chapters

2012 (with Matthias Basedau, Georg Strüver): A Mixed Blessing: Religion, Violence and Peace in Sub-Saharan Africa, in: Czada, Roland/ Held, Thomas/ Weingardt, Markus (eds.): Religions and World Peace. Religious Capacities for Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 161-183.

Other publications

2013: Ulf Engel (ed.) (2012), New Mediation Practices in African Conflicts, Africa Spectrum 2/2013, 141-143.

2011: Konfliktporträt: Elfenbeinküste, Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung, November 2011.

2010 (with Sandra Destradi): Mehr Engagierte, weniger Engagement? Die wachsende Komplexität internationaler Mediation, GIGA Focus Global, Nr. 9/2010, Hamburg: GIGA.

2009 (with Matthias Basedau, Peter Körner): Kriegsursache oder Friedensressource? Religion in afrikanischen Gewaltkonflikten, GIGA Focus Afrika, Nr. 2/2009, Hamburg: GIGA.

 

Work in progress

Mobilization for peace: Analyzing religious peace activism (revised and resubmitted)

Jointly successful? Measuring the effectiveness of multiparty-religious peace activities on inter-religious violence (under review)

Raise your voices! The occurrence of non-violent action in civil wars (with Roman Krtsch) (under review)

Mobile protests? Cellphones and local nonviolent activism

What should we do next? Explaining the tactical choices of protest organizations

The times they are a’changing: The transformation of power relations in the implementation process of peace agreements (with Martin Ottmann)