Matthias Basedau left PRIO in 2014. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Matthias Basedau

Matthias Basedau

Interests and experience

Matthias studies the causes of intrastate conflict, in particular natural resources, ethnicity and religion. He also specializes in the analysis of political institutions and their potential to work on conflict.

Other fields of interest include electoral systems, political parties, and democratization as well as multi method designs and comparative area studies.

Prof. Dr. Matthias Basedau is a lead research fellow at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg. He heads the research programme on "violence and security".

Read more about him on GIGA's website.

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