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.
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.
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