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Exam Date Resit
The exam “International Politics” will take place on Tuesday, 30 August 2022 from 8:30 – 10 am in room A5 B 243.
Vacancy: Post-doctoral Position
We invite applications for a Post-doctoral position. Read the full job description here.
Dr. Christoph Steinert receives prize for his research
Dr. Christoph Steinert was awarded by the  Prof. Dr. Anna- und Prof. Dr. Jörg Jiri Bojanovsky Foundation for his dissertation “A conceptual and empirical study of political imprisonment“. Congratulations, Christoph!
New Post on the Washington Post Monkey Cage Blog by Christoph V. Steinert
Why do Russia and Ukraine exchange prisoners of war? Cooperative  behavior during wars is generally puzzling, but especially in a war of  aggression that is characterized by numerous violations of  international humanitarian law. This article explores why Russia and  Ukraine nevertheless conducted ...
Presentations at the 2022 ISA Annual Convention in Nashville
Eline Drury Løvlien, Mirna El Masri, and Felix Olsowski participated at the 63rd Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), held from March 28 until April 2, 2022, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. After two years into the ...
Sabine Carey on Panel on War in the Ukraine
Professor Sabine Carey will participate in the panel discussion on the War in the Ukraine “Krieg in der Ukraine – Was bedeutet er für die Zukunft Europas?” on Friday, 11 March 2022, 5 – 6:30 pm at the University of Mannheim.  Get more information on the panel here and find out how to register.
Congratulations to Christoph Steinert
Christoph Steinert successfully defended his doctoral dissertation “A conceptual and empirical study of political imprisonment” on February 22, 2022. The examination committee consisted of Thomas Bräuninger, Simon Hug (Université de Genève), and Sabine Carey. Congratulations, Christoph!
Fully updated review article on pro-government militias and conflict
A fully revised version of 2016 article on pro-government militias (PGMs) and conflict is now available online. Sabine Carey, Neil Mitchell and Adam Scharpf explain the role of PGMs in the context of armed conflict. Using new data on PGMs in counterinsurgency wars between 1950-2005, the article ...
Felix Olsowski at 2022 PEDD Conference
Felix Olsowski participated at the 5th International Conference on The Political Economy of Democracy and Dictatorship, held from 24–25 February 2022. After a one-year break due to the pandemic situation, the conference which is hosted by the University of Münster und brings together economists and ...
Weltweit erstes globales Online-Handbuch zu regierungsnahen Milizen
Die Konfliktforscherin Sabine Carey hat das weltweit erste Online-Verzeichnis mit umfassenden Informationen zu über 500 regierungsfreundlichen Milizen aus der ganzen Welt entwickelt.