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Political exclusion, lost autonomy and escalating conflict over self-determination

This seminar presents collaborative research on the role of ethnic grievances in the escalation of self-determination conflicts from nonviolence to violence.

  • 5 Feb 2019, 1.15pm to 5 Feb 2019, 2.05pm GMT
  • 1 West North, 2.4, University of Bath
  • This event is free
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In his presentation, Dr Micha Germann will examine the role of political exclusion and lost autonomy associated with ethnic grievance models.

Are existing models of civil war onset specific enough to explain why some conflicts turn into wars while others stay nonviolent? While it is often assumed that violent and nonviolent conflicts are qualitatively different and have different causes, that assumption is rarely tested empirically.

In this presentation, Dr Micha Germann explores this question with reference to conflicts over self-determination, focusing on the role of two factors commonly associated with ethnic grievance models: political exclusion and lost autonomy.

Speaker profiles

Dr Micha Germann is a Prize Fellow in the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies. His research interests include ethnic and separatist conflict as well as direct democracy and other aspects of democratic government.

Dr Germann’s work has been published in several peer-reviewed academic journals, including the British Journal of Political Science, Political Communication, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Electoral Studies.


Disabled ramp access is available at the venue.


1 West North, 2.4 University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom


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