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May 11th, 2016

EVENTS: How Has Violent Political Conflict Changed Over the Last Two Centuries?

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

LSE Government

May 11th, 2016

EVENTS: How Has Violent Political Conflict Changed Over the Last Two Centuries?

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

'Guernica' painting by PicassoSpeaker: Professor Stathis N. Kalyvas, Yale

Chair: Dr Kieran Mitton, Department of War Studies, KCL

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 18:00 – 19:30. Anatomy Lecture Theatre, King’s College London


About the event

On 19 May, The Conflict Research Group (LSE) and the Conflict, Security & Development Research Group (King’s College London), will co-host a public lecture with Stathis N. Kalyvas. Professor Kalyvas explains more about what he will discuss:

“The immense majority of research on civil wars in political science has focused on the post-WW II period. This was a practical choice dictated by the availability of aggregate, cross-national data. However, it comes with limitations that are not always acknowledged explicitly. For example, findings are assumed to hold if not across history, at least for a much broader period than is justified.

“In this presentation, I take a broader historical view going back to the late 18th century and using as my chief analytical lens the concept of ‘technologies of rebellion.’ I ask how civil wars have changed over this period of time, what patterns emerge, and how the relative prevalence or absence of civil war corresponds to the relative presence of other forms of political violence.”

About Stathis N. Kalyvas

Portrait photo of Professor Stathis N KalyvasStathis N. Kalyvas is Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science and Director of the Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence. He is the author of The Logic of Violence in Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 2006), The Rise of Christian Democracy in Europe (Cornell University Press, 1996), and Modern Greece (Oxford University Press, 2015), as well as the co-editor of Order, Conflict & Violence (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

He is currently researching various aspects of conflict, both at the micro and macro levels. Recent articles include ‘How Civil Wars Help Explain Organized Crime–And How They Do Not’ (Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2015); ‘Militias in Civil Wars: An Emerging Research Agenda’ (with Corinna Jentzsch & Livia I. Schubiger, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2015), ‘Is ISIS a Revolutionary Group and if Yes, What Are the Implications?’ (Perspectives on Terrorism, 2015) and ‘Does Warfare Matter? Severity, Duration, and Outcomes of Civil Wars’ (with Laia Balcells, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2014).

Tickets

Tickets are free and available to book online via Eventbrite – tickets are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.


This event is organised and hosted by:

Conflict Research Group, LSEThe Conflict Research Group (Dept. of Government, LSE)

 

 

King's College London CSD Research GroupThe Conflict, Security & Development Research Group (Dept. of War Studies, King’s College London)

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