Christoph Dworschak left PRIO in 2019. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.
My research focuses on the empirical investigation of force fragmentation. While fragmentation is commonly associated with counterbalancing, I argue that it may also be directed at a specialisation of the state's security forces. This refinement fundamentally advances our understanding of civil-military relations in general, and topics like counterinsurgency effectiveness and defection in particular. My dissertation project seeks to establish this new conceptual distinction, and to explore its empirical implications quantitatively. My current work further extends this to peacekeeping operations, evaluating the effect of local UN force structure on deployment effectiveness.