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Scott Gates
Scott Gates
Research Professor
Email: scott@prio.no
Work Phone:+4722 54 77 32
Mobile Phone:+47916 48 367
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Research Interest Applied Game Theoretic Analysis, International Relations Theory, International Political Economy, Formal Models of Bureaucracy, Economic Modeling.

​​Languages spoken:

English, Norwegian

Working experience:

Director, CSCW, PRIO, August 2002-2012
Professor, Norwegian Univ of Science & Technology, 2003--Michigan State University, Associate Professor, 1996-2003
PRIO, Program Leader and Research Professor, 1999-2002
PRIO, Visiting Research Fellow, 1997- 1999
Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology, Visiting Scholar 1996-97, 1998
Univ. of Trondheim, Visiting Associate Professor, 1994-95
Michigan State University, Assistant Professor, 1989-1996

Education:

PhD, Political Science, University of Michigan, 1989
MS, Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, 1985
MA, Political Science, University of Michigan, 1983
BA, Political Science, University of Minnesota, 1980
BA, Anthopology, University of Minnesota, 1980

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Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv; & Scott Gates (2013) Soft power at home and abroad: Sport diplomacy, politics and peace-building, International Area Studies Review 16(3): 235–243.
Binningsbø, Helga Malmin; Cyanne Loyle; Scott Gates; & Jon Elster (2012) Armed conflict and Post-conflict Justice, 1946–2006: A Dataset, Journal of Peace Research 49(5): 731–740.
Gates, Scott; Håvard Hegre; Håvard Mokleiv Nygård & Håvard Strand (2012) Development Consequences of Armed Conflict, World Development 40(9): 1713–1722.
Butler, Christopher K.; & Gates, Scott (2012)African Range Wars: Climate, Conflict, and Property Rights , Journal of Peace Research 49(1): 23–34.
Rustad, Siri Aas; Halvard Buhaug; Åshild Falch; & Scott Gates (2011) All Conflict Is Local: Modeling Sub-National Variation in Civil Conflict Risk, Conflict Management and Peace Science 28(1): 15–40.
Butler, Christopher K.; & Gates, Scott (2009) Asymmetry, Parity, and (Civil) War: Can International Theories of Power Help Us Understand Civil War? , International Interactions 35(3): 330 – 340.
Buhaug, Halvard; Scott Gates & Päivi Lujala (2009) Geography, Rebel Capability, and the Duration of Civil Conflict, Journal of Conflict Resolution 53(4): 544–569.
Gates, Scott; Håvard Hegre; Mark P. Jones; & Håvard Strand (2006) Institutional Inconsistency and Political Instability: Polity Duration, 1800-2000, American Journal of Political Science 50(4): 893–908.
Buhaug, Halvard & Scott Gates (2002) The Geography of Civil War, Journal of Peace Research 39(4): 417–433.

Monograph

Gates, Scott & Kaushik Roy (2014) Unconventional Warfare in South Asia, Shadow Warriors and Counterinsurgency. Farnham: Ashgate.
Brehm, John; & Gates, Scott (2008) Teaching, Tasks, and Trust - Functions of the Public Executive. : The Russel Sage Foundation Series on Trust.

Book Chapter

Gates, Scott(2011) Why Do Children Fight? Motivations and the Mode of Recruitment Child Soldiers: from Recruitment to Reintegration. : Palgrave Macmillan(29–49).
Gates, Scott; & Roy, Kaushik(2011) Introduction Unconventional Warfare In South Asia, 1947 to the Present. : Ashgate(9–30).
Gates, Scott; & Roy, Kaushik(2011) Introduction Conventional Warfare In South Asia, 1947 to the Present. : Ashgate(9–30).
Gates, Scott; & Roy, Kaushik(2011) Introduction The Nuclear Shadow Over South Asia, 1947 to the Present. : Ashgate(9–28).
Gates, Scott; & Butler, Christopher K.(2010) The Technology of Terror: Accounting for the Strategic Use of Terrorism Coping With Terrorism: Origins, Escalation, Counter Strategies and Responses. : (53—73).
Gates, Scott; & Reich, Simon(2010) Child Soldiers in the Age of Fractured States. Introduction Child Soldiers In the Age of Fractured States. : (3–13).
Gates, Scott; & Reich, Simon(2010) Conclusion: Children and Human Security Child Soldiers In the Age of Fractured States. : (247–254).
Pugel, James(2010) Disaggregating the Causal Factors Unique to Child Soldiering Child Soldiers In the Age of Fractured States. : (160–182).
Andvig, Jens Chr.; & Gates, Scott(2010) Recruiting Children for Armed Conflict Child Soldiers In the Age of Fractured States. : (77–92).
Gates, Scott & Aysegul Aydin (2008) Rulers as Mass Murderers: Political Institutions and Human Insecurity, in Insecurity In Intra-State Conflicts: Governments, Rebels, and Outsiders. (72–95).

Edited Volume

Gates, Scott; & Kaushik Roy, eds, (2011) Unconventional Warfare in South Asia to the Present. Farnham: Ashgate. Critical Essays on Warfare in South Asia, 1947 to the Present.
Gates, Scott; & Kaushik Roy, eds, (2011) The Nuclear Shadow over South Asia, 1947 to the Present. Farnham: Ashgate. Critical Essays on Warfare in South Asia, 1947 to Present.
Gates, Scott; & Kaushik Roy, eds, (2011) Conventioinal Warfare in South Asia, 1947 to the Present. Farnham: Ashgate. Critical Essays on Warfare in South Asia, 1947 to the Present.
Gates, Scott; Brad Gomez; & John Brehm, eds, (2003) Donut Shops, Speed Traps, and Paperwork. Ann Arbor. Politics, Policy, and Organizations: Essays in the Scientific Study of Bureaucracy.

Non-refereed Journal Article

Gates, Scott; & Reich, Simon (2009) Think Again: Child Soldiers , Foreign Policy .
Buhaug, Halvard; Scott Gates; Håvard Hegre; Håvard Strand; & Henrik Urdal (2009) Nils Petter Gleditsch: A Lifetime Achiever, European Political Science 8(1): 79–89.

Popular Article

Gates, Scott; & Reich, Simon (2009) Sannheten om barnesoldater [The Truth about Child Soldiers], Dagbladet, 12 June.

Conference Paper

Hegre, Håvard;Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv;Strand, Håvard; & Gates, Scott 2012The Conflict Trap , presented at American Political Science Association Annual Meeting.
Hegre, Håvard 2012Why Waves? Global Patterns of Democratization, 1816-2008 , presented at 3rd International Conference on Democracy as Idea and Practice, Oslo, 12-13 January 2012.
Butler, Christopher K.; & Gates, Scott 2010 Property Rights and Conflict, .
Gates, Scott;Hegre, Håvard;Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv; & Strand, Håvard 2010 Arab Exceptionalism -- How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Trust my Secret Police, presented at Peace Science Society (International) , , 21–23 Oct.
Butler, Christopher K.; & Gates, Scott 2010 African Range Wars, .
Gomsrud, Lars Seland;Gates, Scott; & Strand, Håvard 2009 Surviving the Capitalist Peace: Leaders' Incentives and Economic Freedom, presented at 5th ECPR General Conference, , 10 September.
Rustad, Siri Aas;Buhaug, Halvard;Falch, Åshild; & Gates, Scott 2009 Subnational Variation in Civil Conflict Risk, presented at 50th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, , 15–18 February.
Gates, Scott; & Strøm, Kaare 2008 Power-sharing, Agency and Civil Conflict, presented at 2008 GROW-net meeting, , 15 September.
Gates, Scott; & Lektzian, David 2008 Drugs, Governance, and Civil Conflict, presented at International Studies Association, , 2008.
Gates, Scott; & Aydin, Aysegul 2008 From Repression to Genocide: Why Would a Leader Ever Commit Mass Murder?, presented at 49th Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, , 26–29 March.
Gates, Scott 2007 Recruiting Child Soldiers, presented at the 48th Annual Metting of the International Studies Association, , 28 February–3 March.
Gates, Scott; & Aydin, Aysegul 2007 Why Do Rulers Commit Mass Murder? The Microfoundations of Human Insecurity, presented at the 48th Annual Metting of the International Studies Association, , 28 February–3 March.

PRIO Policy Brief

Dahl, Marianne; Scott Gates; Håvard Mokleiv Nygård & Håvard Strand (2014) Ukraine and the Role of the Security Forces in Popular Uprisings, Conflict Trends, 2. Oslo: PRIO.
Gates, Scott; Håvard Strand & Kaare Strøm (2010) Peace and Democracy – Can We Have Both?, CSCW Policy Brief, 3. Oslo: PRIO.
Strand, Håvard & Scott Gates (2008) Lessons Learned from Power-sharing in Africa, PRIO Policy Brief, 8. Oslo: PRIO.
Gates, Scott & Kaare Strøm (2008) Power-sharing and Civil Conflict, CSCW Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.
Gates, Scott & Kaare Strøm (2007) Power-sharing, Agency and Civil Conflict - Power-sharing Agreements, Negotiations and Peace Processes , CSCW Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - Other

Buhaug, Halvard; Scott Gates; Håvard Hegre; & Håvard Strand (2007) Global Trends in Armed Conflict, Globale Norge - hva nå?. Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Report - External Series

Strand, Håvard;Hegre, Håvard;Gates, Scott; & Dahl, Marianne (2012) Why Waves? Global Patterns of Democratization , Working paper .
Gates, Scott;Hegre, Håvard;Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv; & Strand, Håvard (2010) Consequences of Civil War , Background paper for World Development Report 2011 .
Rustad, Siri Aas;Falch, Åshild;Gates, Scott; & Buhaug, Halvard (2009) Risk Assessment and Mitigation Measures for Natural and Conflict-Related Hazards in Asia-Pacific, NGI Report, 200716001. : Norwegian Geotechnical Institute.