The workshop will consist of three paper sessions and a concluding session on post GROW activities. We encourage paper givers to limit their presentation to 15 minutes (less is preferable) and allocate 5 minutes to each discussant, leaving ample time for questions and comments from the audience. Bring your memory stick if your presentation contains visual material and effects.09.00-10.30 Session I

  1. Joakim Kreutz: When governments “rebel”: How Internal Power Struggles Can Make Governments Reignite Civil War

Discussant: Sven Chojnacki

  1. Johan Dittrich Hallberg: Decentralization: Cure or Curse for Ethnically Heterogeneous Societies? A Quantitative Analysis

Discussant: Kathleen Cunningham

  1. Julian Wucherpfennig, Nils Metternich, Lars-Erik Cederman and Kristian Skrede Gleditsch: Ethnicity, the State, and the Duration of Civil Wars Discussant: Erik Melander 10.30-10.45 Break10.45-12.15 Session II
  2. Andrea Ruggeri: Political Entrepreneurs, Diffusion and Escalation of Violence: The Case of Lebanon


Discussant: Nils Weidmann

  1. Håvard Wahl Kongsgård: Geography Matters, but People Are the Key; The Location of Viet Cong

Initiated Incidents

Discussant: Alex Braithwaite

  1. Christa Deiwiks, Lars-Erik Cederman and Kristian Skrede Gleditsch: Inequality and Ethno-Nationalist Conflict in Federations

Discussant: Gudrun Østby 12.15-13.00 Lunch13.00-14.00 Session III 7. Drago Bergholt: Income growth and Civil Conflicts - An Instrumental Variable Approach

Discussant: Camber Warren

  1. Nils Metternich: Democratization of Economic Competitors and Civil War Onset

Discussant: David Cunningham 14.00-16.00 (ca) Discussion on future activitiesContact Johan Dittrich Hallberg ( for comments and questions.