Publications by year: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Publications by sub-project: Theories of Change in Practice


Hopwood, Julian (2015) ‘Elephants Abroad and in the Room: explicit and implicit security, justice and protection issues on the Uganda/South Sudan border’   JSRP Paper 22.

Macdonald, Anna (2015) ‘From the Ground Up: What does the evidence tell us about local experiences of transitional justice’, Transitional Justice Review 1(3).

O’Byrne, Ryan (2015) ‘Deities, Demons and Outsiders: the cosmological dimensions of (In)security and (In)justice in Pajok, South Sudan’, JSRP Paper 21.

O’Byrne, Ryan (2015) ‘Safety at the Margins: perceptions of justice and (in)security from South Sudan’s southern border’, JSRP Paper 23.

Schomerus, Mareike, and Rigterink, Anouk (2015) ‘And Then He Switched off the Phone’: Mobile Phones, Participation and Political Accountability in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria StateStability 4(1).

Thomas, Edward (2015) South Sudan: A Slow Liberation (London: Zed Books).


Adam, Jeroen, Verbrugge, Boris and Vanden Boer, Dorien (2014) ‘Hybrid Systems of Conflict Management and Community-Level Efforts to Improve Local Security in Mindanao’, JSRP Paper 13.

Adam, Jeroen, Verbrugge, Boris and Vanden Boer, Dorien (2014) ‘Peacemaking and State-Society Interactions in Conflict-torn Mindanao, Philippines’,  JSRP Paper 18.

Allen, Tim and Macdonald, Anna (2014) ‘Post-Conflict Traditional Justice‘, in Bruinsma, Gerben. and Weisburd, David. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice  (Springer)

Allen, Tim and Reid, Kyla (2014) ‘Justice at the Margins: Witches, Poisoners, and Social Accountability in Northern Uganda’, Medical Anthropology

Babovic, Marija and Vukovic, Danilo (2014) ‘Social Accountability in Cambodia‘, JSRP Paper 19

Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna, Kostovicova, Denisa and Rampton, David (2014) ‘State-Building, Nation-Building and Reconstruction’ in Kaldor, Mary and Rangelov, Iavor (eds.), The Handbook of Global Security Policy (Oxford: Wiley Blackwell).

Carayannis, Tatiana, Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna, Olin, Nathaniel, Rigterink, Anouk and Schomerus, Mareike (2014) ‘Practice Without Evidence: interrogating conflict resolution approaches and assumptions‘, JSRP Paper 11.

Cuvelier, Jeroen, Van Bockstael, Steven, Vlassenroot, Koen and Iguma, Claude, ‘Analyzing the Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Congolese LivelihoodsReport for the DR Congo Affinity Group, SSRC.

de Waal, Alex (2014) ‘Militarizing Global Health’, Boston Review, 11 November.

de Waal, Alex (2014) ‘When kleptocracy becomes insolvent: Brute causes of the civil war in South Sudan’African Affairs 113(452).

de Waal, Alex (2014) ‘Why Obama’s $5bn Counterterrorism Fund will Actually Support Terrorism’, Boston Review, 11 June.

de Waal, Alex, Hazlett, Chad, Davenport, Christian and Kennedy, Joshua (2014) ‘The epidemiology of lethal violence in Darfur: Using micro-data to explore complex patterns of ongoing armed conflict’, Social Science & Medicine 120, pp. 368-377.

de Waal, Alex and Mohammed, Abdul (2014) ‘Breakdown in South Sudan: What Went Wrong — and How to Fix It’Foreign Affairs, 1 January.

Djurdjevic-Lukic, Svetlana (2014) ‘Community Policing and Community Security: Theory and Practice in Timor-Leste’, JSRP Paper 16.

Eriksson Baaz, Maria and Verweijen, Judith (2014) ‘Arbiters with guns: the ambiguity of military involvement in civilian disputes in the DR Congo’, Third World Quarterly 35(5).

Hoffmann, Kasper (2014) ‘Caught between Apprehension and Comprehension: Dilemmas of Immersion in a Conflict Setting‘, DIIS Working Paper 2014:09.

Hoffmann, Kasper (2014) ‘The Role of Development Aid in Conflict Resolution‘ in Stepputat, Finn, Hoffmann, Kasper, Wiuff Moe, Louise and das Pradhan-Blach, Rima, ‘New Approaches To Foreign Aid in Conflict-Affected Countries and Fragile Situations’, DIIS Report 2014:26.

Hoffmann, Kasper and Vlassenroot, Koen (2014) ‘Armed groups and the exercise of public authority: the cases of the Mayi-Mayi and Raya Mutomboki in Kalehe, South Kivu’Peacebuilding 2(2).

Jayasundere, Ramani and Valters, Craig (2014) ‘Women’s Experiences of Local Justice: community mediation in Sri Lanka‘, JSRP Paper 10.

Justice Africa, ‘Justice and Reconciliation in South Sudan’Justice Africa Policy Brief 1.

Khanal, Mukesh and Thapa, Preeti (2014), ‘Community Mediation and Social Harmony in Nepal‘, JSRP Companion Paper

Kirk, Tom (2014) ‘Legal Aid Lawyers and Paralegals: Promoting Access to Justice and Negotiating Hybridity in Timor-Leste‘, JSRP Paper 14.

Kirk, Tom (2014) ‘Citizen-Led Accountability and Inclusivity in Pakistan’JSRP Paper 20

Kostovicova, Denisa and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna, ‘Ethnicity Pays: The Political Economy of Post-Conflict Nationalism in Bosnia- Herzegovina’ in Kissane, Bill (ed.) After Civil War: Division, Reconstruction , and Reconciliation in Contemporary Europe (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press).

Radice, Henry (2014) ‘Humanitarian Assistance’, in Kaldor, Mary and Rangelov, Iavor (eds.), The Handbook of Global Security Policy (Oxford: Wiley Blackwell).

Rigterink, Anouk S., Kenyi, John J., and Schomerus, Mareike (2014) ‘JSRP Survey Report: Western Equatoria, South Sudan, First Round, May 2013′.

Rowland, Nicholas and Smith, Claire Q. (2014) ‘Rebuilding State-Society Relations in Post-War States: Assessing a Theory of Change Approach to Local Governance Reform in Timor Leste‘, JSRP Paper 15.

Schoemaker, Emrys and Stremlau, Nicole (2014) ‘Media and Conflict: an assessment of the evidence’,  Progress in Development Studies 14(2).

Schomerus, Mareike (2014) ‘Policy of Government and Policy of Culture: understanding the rules of law in the “context” of South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state’ in David Marshall (ed.), The International Rule of Law Movement: a crisis of legitimacy and the way forward (Harvard: Harvard University Press).

Schomerus, Mareike and de Vries, Lotje (2014) ‘Improvising border security: “A situation of security pluralism” along South Sudan’s borders with the Democratic Republic of the Congo’, Security Dialogue 45(3). Link to accepted pre-publication version here.

Stein, Danielle, and Suykens, Bert (2014) ‘Land Disputes and Settlement Mechanisms in Nepal’s Terai’JSRP Paper 12a.

Suykens, Bert, and Stein, Danielle (2014) ‘Neutrality, Party Politics and Community Mediation in Central and West Terai, Nepal’,  JSRP Paper 12.

Valters, Craig (2014) ‘Theories of Change in International Development: Communication, Learning or Accountability?’, JSRP Paper 17

Verweijen, Judith (2014) Half-Brewed: The Lukewarm Results of Creating an Integrated Military in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’ in Licklider, Roy (ed.), New Armies from Old: Merging Competing Military Forces after Civil Wars (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press).

Verweijen, Judith and van Meeteren, Michiel (2014) ‘Social Network Analysis and the De Facto/De Jure Conundrum: Security Alliances and the Territorialization of State Authority in the Post-Cold War Great Lakes Region’

Vlassenroot, Koen (2014) ‘Dealing with Land Issues and Conflict in Eastern Congo: towards an integrated and participatory approach’Report for the DRC Affinity Group (New York: SSRC).


Allen, Tim and Macdonald, Anna (2013) ‘Post-conflict Traditional Justice: a critical overview‘, JSRP Paper 3.

Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna (2013) ‘Informality, inequality and social reintegration in post-war transition‘, Studies in Social Justice, 7 (2).

Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna (2013) ‘Decentralisation and local development in South East Europe’ in Bartlett, William, Malekovic, Sanja and Monastiriotis, Vassilis (eds.), Decentralization and Local Development in South East Europe. Studies in economic transition (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).

Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna, Ker-Lindsay, James and Kostovicova, Denisa (eds.) (2013) Civil Society and Transitions in the Western Balkans (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).

Carayannis, Tatiana (2013) ‘The Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1996–2012′ in Boulden, Jane (ed.), Responding to Conflict in Africa: The United Nations and Regional Organizations (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).

Carayannis, Tatiana (2013) ‘The Democratic Republic of Congo’ in Annual Review of Global Peace Operations, 2013 (Center on International Cooperation, Boulder: Lynne Rienner).

Chinkin, Christine and Kaldor, Mary (2013) ‘Gender and New Wars’, Journal of International Affairs 67(1).

Cuvelier, Jeroen, Vlassenroot, Koen and Olin, Nathaniel (2013) ‘Resources, Conflict and Governance: a critical review of the evidence‘, JSRP Paper 9.

de Waal, Alex (2013) ‘Playing the Genocide Card’The New York Times, 18 December.

de Waal, Alex (2013) ‘Sizzling South Sudan: Why oil is not the whole story’Foreign Affairs, 7 February.

de Waal, Alex and Conley-Zilkic (2013) ‘What Sir William Would do in Syria’The New York Times, 4 September.

de Waal, Alex and Ibreck, Rachel (2013) ‘Hybrid Social Movements in Africa’, Journal of Contemporary African Studies 31(2).

Eriksson Baaz, Maria and Verweijen, Judith (2013) ‘The volatility of a half-cooked bouillabaisse: Rebel–military integration and conflict dynamics in the eastern DRC’, African Affairs 112(449).

Forsyth, Tim and Schomerus, Mareike (2013) ‘Climate Change and Conflict: a systematic evidence review‘, JSRP Paper 8.

Hoffmann, Kasper and Kirk, Tom (2013) ‘Public Authority and the Provision of Public Goods in Conflict-affected and Transitioning Regions‘, JSRP Paper 7.

Kirk, Tom (2013) ‘The Rule of Law Abroad: Learning from Experience and Listening to Locals’Global Policy 4(1).

Luckham, Robin and Kirk, Tom (2013) ‘The Two Faces of Security in Hybrid Political Orders: a framework for analysis and research’, Stability: International Journal of Security and Development 2(2).

Luckham, Robin and Kirk, Tom (2013) ‘Understanding Security in the Vernacular in Hybrid Political Contexts: a critical survey’, Conflict, Security and Development 13 (3).

Macdonald, Anna (2013) ‘Local Understandings and Experiences of Transitional Justice : a review of the evidence‘, JSRP Paper 6.

Mohammed, Abdul and de Waal, Alex (2013) ‘South Sudan must resolve ethnic conflicts to be a nation at peace’The Washington Post (29 December).

Schomerus, Mareike (2013) ‘Review of “War and Politics in Sudan: cultural identities and the challenges of the peace process” by J.D. Leach’, The Journal of Modern African Studies 52(1).

Seckinelgin, Hakan and Klot, Jennifer, F. (2013) ‘From Global Policy to Local Knowledge: What is the Link between Women’s Formal Political Participation and Gender Equality in Conflict-affected Contexts?’, Global Policy.

Stein, Danielle (2013) ‘Community Mediation and Social Harmony in Nepal‘, JSRP Paper 5.

Valters, Craig (2013) ‘Community Mediation and Social Harmony in Sri Lanka‘, JSRP Paper 4.

Vaughan, Christopher, Schomerus, Mareike, de Vries, Lotje (eds.) (2013) The Borderlands of South Sudan: Authority and Identity in Contemporary and Historical Perspectives (New York: Palgrave Macmillan).

Vlassenroot, Koen (2013) South Kivu: Identity, Territory and Power in the eastern Congo (London and Nairobi: Rift Valley Institute).

Vlassenroot, Koen (2013) ‘Why local dynamics of conflict are never only local’, New Routes: Journal of Peace Research and Action 18(4).

Vlassenroot, Koen and Buscher, Karen (2013) ‘Borderlands, Identity, and Urban Development: the Case of Goma’, Urban Studies.


Allen, Tim and Storm, Laura (2012) ‘Quests for therapy in northern Uganda: healing at Laropi revisited’Journal of Eastern African Studies, Vol 6(1).

Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna and Kostovicova, Denisa (2012) ‘Locating power in state-building: the conflict network perspective Südosteuropa, 60(4).

de Waal, Alex (2012) ‘Review Article: The Theory and Practie of Meles Zenawi’, A. De Waal, African Affairs.

de Waal, Alex (2012) ‘How to End Mass Atrocities’The New York Times (9 March).

Luckham, Robin, and Kirk, Tom (2012) ‘Security in Hybrid Political Contexts: an end-user approach‘, JSRP Paper 2.

Porter, Holly E. (2012)  ‘Justice and Rape on the Periphery: the supremacy of social harmony in the space between local solutions and formal judicial systems in northern Uganda’Journal of Eastern African Studies, Vol 6(1).

Schomerus, Mareike (2012) ‘They forgot what they came for: Uganda’s army in Sudan’, Journal of Eastern African Studies, 6(1).

Schomerus, Mareike and Titeca, Kristof (2012) ‘Deals and Dealings: Inconclusive Peace and Treacherous Trade along the South Sudan-Uganda Border’, Africa Spectrum 47(2-3).

Stein, Danielle, and Valters, Craig (2012) ‘Understanding “Theory of Change” in International Development‘, JSRP Paper 1.

Vervisch, T.G.A., Vlassenroot, K. and Braeckman, J. (2012) ‘Livelihoods, power, and food insecurity: adaptation of social capital portfolios in protracted crises—case study Burundi’Disasters.

Vlassenroot, Koen, Perrot, Sandrine and Cuvelier, Jeroen (2012) ‘Doing business out of war: an analysis of the UPDF’s presence in DRCongo’Journal of Eastern African Studies 6(1).


Other publications

Research Brief: ‘Unravelling Public Authority: Paths of Hybrid Governance in Africa‘, K. Meagher, T. De Herdt and K. Titeca (March 2014)

‘In South Sudan, Water and Oil Do Mix: Expert.’ Voice of America News. February 25, 2013. Print & radio interview with JSRP Research Director Alex de Waal.

Conference report: Ten Years On: post-conflict transitional justice in Sierra Leone

LSE Connect magazine: Mareike Schomerus -The birth of South Sudan