Disaggregating Civil Wars

Led by Scott Gates
Dec 2008 - May 2011

Our project has four main aims relating to theory, methods, data and policy: First, we aspire to offer an intergrative theoretical perspective that focuses explicitly on actor constellations and motivations within their spatiotemporal context. Second, weintend to apply and further develop a set of innovative methods that have so far not been frequently used in civil war studies, including spatial statistics, geographic information systems and computational modelling. Third, we aim at creating a new web-based "open source" environment that integrates a variety of existing and new data sources in a coherent and convenient manner. Fourth, our project is meant to serve not only academics, but also poliy-makers by providing more versatile assessments of political risks and other security problems. The Oslo node of the consortium has three sub-goals: to explain how rebel groups organize, why groups use violence, and what are the spillover effects of these issues on the general population.


Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Salehyan, Idean;Gleditsch, Kristian Skrede; & Cunningham, David (2011) Explaining External Support for Insurgent Groups , International Organization 66(4): 709–744.
Gleditsch, Kristian Skrede;Cunningham, David; & Salehyan, Idean (2009) It Takes Two: A Dyadic Analysis of Civil War Duration and Outcome , Journal of Conflict Resolution 53(4): 570–597.
Goemans, Hein;Chiozza, Giacomo; & Gleditsch, Kristian Skrede (2009) Introducing Archigos: A Dataset of Political Leaders , Journal of Peace Research 46(2): 269–283.


Cederman, Lars-Erik; Kristian Skrede Gleditsch & Halvard Buhaug (2013) Inequality, Grievances, and Civil War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics.

Non-refereed Journal Article

Gleditsch, Kristian Skrede; & Bove, Vincenzo (2011) 2010 Lewis Fry Richardson Lifetime Achievement Award: Ron P. Smith and the Economics of War and Peace , Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy 17(1): 11.