Stathis Kalyvas

Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science, Yale University


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Stathis N. Kalyvas received his Ph.D. in political science in 1993 from the University of Chicago.
He is Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science and Director of the Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence at Yale University.
He has previously taught at the University of Chicago (2000-2003), New York University (1994-2000) and Ohio State University (1993).
His current research includes the dynamics of polarization and civil war, ethnic and non-ethnic violence, and the formation of cleavages and identities. He has also researched party politics and political institutions in Europe. He has published extensively, in English, Greek, French, Italian, and Spanish and has been awarded the Gregory Luebbert Award for the best article in comparative politics published in 1998-1999. He is the author of The Rise of Christian Democracy in Europe (Cornell University Press, 1996) which received the J. David Greenstone Prize and is presently completing a book on The Logic of Violence in Civil War.
Kalyvas has been a visiting professor at the Juan March Institute, a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, and a grant recipient from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.

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Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Kalyvas, Stathis (2004) The Paradox of Terrorism in Civil War , Journal of Ethics 8(1): 97–138.


Kalyvas, Stathis (2006) The Logic of Violence in Civil War. : .