Mauricio Rivera

Senior Researcher

Mauricio Rivera
Work phone: +47 22 54 77 54

Research Interests

  • ​Conflict processes 
  • Crime and social violence 
  • Human rights violations and state repression 
  • Political regimes and regime change


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All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Bove, Vincenzo; Mauricio Rivera & Chiara Ruffa (2019) Beyond coups: terrorism and military involvement in politics, European Journal of International Relations. DOI:
Gleditsch, Kristian Skrede & Mauricio Rivera Celestino (2017) The Diffusion of Nonviolent Campaigns, Journal of Conflict Resolution 61(5): 1120–1145.
Rivera, Mauricio & Bárbara Zárate-Tenório (2016) Beyond sticks and stones: Human capital enhancement efforts in response to violent crime in Latin America, European Journal of Political Research 55(3): 531–548.
Gleditsch, Kristian Skrede & Mauricio Rivera Celestino (2013) Fresh carnations or all thorn, no rose? Nonviolent campaigns and transitions in autocracies, Journal of Peace Research 50(3): 385–400.

Non-refereed Journal Article

Rivera, Mauricio (2020) Drugs, Crime, and Nonstate Actors in Latin America, Latin American Politics and Society 62(4): 153–162.

PRIO Policy Brief

Gleditsch, Kristian Skrede & Mauricio Rivera Celestino (2016) Non-Violence and Democratization, PRIO Policy Brief, 16. Oslo: PRIO.