Taylor Owen

PhD student in Geography at University of Oxford

Taylor Owen left PRIO in 2004. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons. Taylor Owen is an External Associate at PRIO.

Research Interests

Human Security and Measurement. Using Geographic Information Systems to map and spatially analyse broadly defined human security data at the sub national level. Qualitative and quantitative issues in the measuremnt of complex systems including indicator selection, scale and statistical methods.

Humanitarian Intervention

Human Security and Definition. The theoretical defence of the concept in the literatures of political science and development studies.


Background

Languages spoken:

English, French, Spanish

Working experience:

Research Assistant at the Center for the Study of Civil War at the International Peace Research Institute. Funded by the Young Canadian Leaders for a Sustainable Future program at the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs.

Liu Institute for Global Issues. University of British Columbia. Recent projects have included a report on the long term consequences of the use of carpet bombing and landmines in Cambodia, work on the Non-State Actors and Armed Conflict Project, and the Conflict and Development Project.

Masters research based at the Cambodian Development Research Institute, funded by a Canadian International Development Agency Innovative Graduate Research Award

Coast Information Team. ‘Wellbeing Assessment’ of the B.C. Central Coast Region.

International Development Research Center (IDRC). Evaluation Unit Intern

Education:

Current: DPhil Candidate, Oxford University

Yale University (2004)
Post-Graduate Fellow, Yale Genocide Studies Program

University of British Columbia (2001-2003)
Master of Arts Degree: Geography Department and Liu Institute for Global Issues

Bishops University (1996-2000)
Bachelor of Arts Degree: Geography, Philosophy

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All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Benini, Aldo; Taylor Owen & Håvard Rue (2008) A Semi-Parametric Spatial Regression Approach to Post-War Human Security: Cambodia, 2002–2004, Asian Journal of Criminology 3(2): 139–158.
Gleditsch, Nils Petter; Kathryn Furlong; Håvard Hegre; Bethany Ann Lacina & Taylor Owen (2006) Conflicts over Shared Rivers: Resource Wars or Fuzzy Boundaries?, Political Geography 25(4): 361–382.
Gleditsch, Nils Petter; Håvard Hegre; Kathryn Furlong; Bethany Ann Lacina & Taylor Owen (2006) Conflict over Shared Rivers: Resource Scarcity or Fuzzy Boundaries, Political Geography 25(4): 361–382.
Slaymaker, Owen & Taylor Owen (2005) Toward Modeling Regionally Specific Human Security Using GIS: Case Study Cambodia, AMBIO Journal of the Human Environment 34(6): 445–449.
Owen, Taylor (2004) Human Security – Conflict, Critique and Concensus: Colloquium Remarks and a Proposal for a Threshold Based Definition, Security Dialogue 35(3): 373–389.

Non-refereed Journal Article

Burgess, J. Peter & Taylor Owen (2004) Editors’ Introduction: What is Human Security?, Security Dialogue 35(3): 345–346.
Owen, Taylor (2004) Challenges and opportunities for defining and measuring human security, Disarmament Forum 3: 15–24.
Owen, Taylor (2003) Measuring Human Security: Overcoming the Paradox, Human Security Bulletin 2(3).
Owen, Taylor (2003) Measuring Human Security: Overcoming the Paradox, Human Security Bulletin 2(3).
Owen, Taylor (2003) Security Mapping: A New View of Cambodian Insecurity, Cambodian Development Review 7(2): 9–16.
Owen, Taylor (2002) Body Count: Rationale and Methodologies for Measuring Human Security, Human Security Bulletin.

Master Thesis

Owen, Taylor (2003) Measuring Human Security: A New View of Cambodian Vulnerability. MA thesis, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Conference Paper

Burgess, J. Peter; Taylor Owen & Uttam Sinha (2009) The Culture of Water in the Indus Water Treaty, presented at 7th International Science Conference on the Human Dimensions of Environmental Change, Bonn, Switzerland, 29 April.
Owen, Taylor; Kathryn Furlong; Bethany Ann Lacina & Nils Petter Gleditsch (2004) Conflicts over Shared Rivers: Resource Wars or Fuzzy Boundaries?, presented at 45th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Montreal, 17–20 March.
Owen, Taylor; Nils Petter Gleditsch; Kathryn Furlong & Bethany Ann Lacina (2004) Conflicts over Shared Rivers: Resource Wars or Fuzzy Boundaries?, presented at 45th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Montreal, 17–20 March.

Report - External Series

Marsh, Nicholas;Owen, Taylor;Jackson, Thomas; & Thurin, Anne (2005) Who Takes the Bullet? – The Impact of Small Arms Violence, Understanding the Issues, 3. : .
Owen, Taylor; & Owen Slaymaker (2004) Using Geographic Information Systems to Measure Human Security in Cambodia, Ambio Report. Stockholm.