Research - Pro-Government Militias Teaching Team


Sabine Carey at workshop of Federal Ministry for Education and Research

Sabine Carey speaking at ERC event for Women

New publication (ungated)

Gastvortrag von Dr. Roos van der Haer (Universität Konstanz)

Belén González joins Chair as visiting researcher from Uni Essex

Upcoming workshop: “The Dynamics of Violence and the Role of the Security Sector”

Sabine Carey joins Editorial Board of new ISA journal

Offene Sprechstunde für BA-Studierende

Winter Semester 2014 Teaching updated

APSA Presentations

New publication by Anita Gohdes

Anita Gohdes co-authors report on death toll in Syria

New guest blog post on Irregular Forces in Ukraine

Adam Scharpf joining Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis

Sabine Carey discusses Human Rights and Conflict Research on “1-2-Wissen”

Sabine Carey joins the senate of the University of Mannheim

Sabine Carey and Adam Scharpf presenting at workshop on militias

Adam Scharpf attending course at this year’s Olympia Summer Academy

Sarah Bressan receives prize as best student of her cohort

Presentations at the EPSA Conference 2014

Anita Gohdes participating in Visions in Methodology Conference

Julia Semmelbeck joins START for the Summer Fellowship on Illicit Networks

Sabine Carey participating in ENCoRE Jerusalem workshop

Anna-Lena Hönig and Julia Semmelbeck presenting at PRIO

Sabine Carey participating in workshop on large scale data in contentious politics

Sabine Carey new Vice Dean of the School of Social Sciences

Guest blog post on Analyzing Patterns in Conflict Data

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The research at this chair focuses primarily on the empirical analysis of various aspects of violent conflict, human rights violations and comparative democratization. Particular emphasis is placed on the link between governance and repression.


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The research focus of this chair is broadly reflected in the courses it offers to BA, MA and PhD students. Key courses consist of introductions to international relations, international human rights and international organizations.

TeachingWe also teach courses on conflict studies, democratisation and African politics. In our teaching we incorporate a variety of teaching methods, including field trips and film events and inviting guest speakers on specific topics.

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