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Conflict, institutions, civil war, interstate conflict, political violence, mass protest, democratization, authoritarian regimes, institutional theory, quantitative methods, political methodology
STV1020 - Metode og statistikk
2016-2017 Senior researcher, Peace Research Institute Oslo, PRIO
2015 - 2016 Postdoc, University of Oslo
2013-2015 Associated researcher, Peace Research Institute Oslo, PRIO
2012-2015 Phd fellow, University of Oslo
2016. His Majesty The King of Norway's Gold Medal for best doctoral dissertation at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo.
2018. NEPS medal for best publication in Peace Science, for the article "Autocratic Elections: Stabilizing tool or force for change?" (with Håvard Mokleiv Nygård and Carl Henrik Knutsen)
- "This may be the largest wave of nonviolent mass movements in world history. What comes next?" (with Erica Chenoweth, Christopher Shay, Sirianne Dahlum, Zoe Marks and Sooyeon Kang, link)
- "We checked 100 years of protests in 150 countries. Here’s what we learned about the working class and democracy." (with Sirianne Dahlum and Carl Henrik Knutsen, link).
- "You’d think dictators would avoid elections. Here’s why they don’t." (with Håvard Nygård and Carl Henrik Knutsen, link).
Frequent contributions to Norwegian daily newspapers Aftenposten, Dagens Næringsliv, Klassekampen, VG.
2022. "The Deep Roots of Modern Democracy", med John Gerring, Andreas Forø Tollefsen og Brendan Apfeld, Cambridge University Press.
2022. "Årsaker til krig: Introduksjon til konfliktvitenskap", Fagbokforlaget. (Norwegian texbook)
2021. "One Road to Riches? How state building and democratization affect economic development", med Haakon Gjerløw, Matt Wilson og Carl Henrik Knutsen, Cambridge University Press.
2021. "Why Monarchy? The Rise and Demise of a Regime Type.", with John Gerring, Jan Teorell, Wouter Veenendaal and Kyosuke Kikota, Comparative Political Studies, 54.3-4 (2021): 585-622
2021. "Chaos on Campus: Universities and Mass Political Protest", with Sirianne Dahlum, Comparative Political Studies, 54.1 (2021): 3-32.
2020. "Peace above the glass ceiling: The historical relationship between female political empowerment and civil conflict.", with Sirianne Dahlum, International Studies Quarterly 64.4 (2020): 879-893.
2019. "Who Revolts? Empirically Revisiting the Social Origins of Democracy", with Sirianne Dahlum and Carl Henrik Knutsen, forthcoming in Journal of Politics, Online first, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1086/704699.
2019. "“Introducing the Historical Varieties of Democracy Dataset: Political Institutions in the Long 19th Century”, with Carl Henrik Knutsen, Jan Teorell, Agnes Cornell, John Gerring, Haakon Gjerløw, Svend Erik Skaaning, Daniel Ziblatt, Kyle Marquardt, Dan Pemstein, and Brigitte Seim, Journal of Peace Research, 56(3): 440–451.
2019. “Educating Demonstrators: Education and Mass Protest in Africa”, with Sirianne Dahlum, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 63(1): 3-30.
2018. “Which Groups Fight: Customary Institutions and Communal Conflicts in Africa”, with Daniela Kromrey, forthcoming in Journal of Peace Research. DOI: 10.1177/0022343317740416. (online first version here).
2017. “Mining and Local Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa”, with Andreas Kotsadam, Eivind Hammersmark Olsen and Carl Henrik Knutsen, American Journal of Political Science, 61(2): 320-334 (link, replication files).
2015. “Government Turnover and the Effects of Regime Type: How Requiring Alternation in Power Biases Against the Estimated Economic Benefits of Democracy”, with Carl Henrik Knutsen, Comparative Political Studies 48(7), 882-914.