Articles by Sebastian van Baalen

May 14, 2024

Why communal conflict should be viewed as a wartime phenomenon

Sebastian van Baalen
Violent local conflicts over land and resources are taking place almost exclusively in civil war-affected societies. Claudia Wiehler and Sebastian van Baalen argue that analysts and peacebuilding practitioners therefore need to involve civil war parties in communal conflict management and resolution — and view them as potential conflict management parties.
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Sebastian van Baalen
Associate Senior Lecturer / Assistant Professor, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University

Sebastian's research focuses on the dynamics of violence and governance in civil war, electoral violence, and postwar violence in sub-Saharan Africa, notably Côte d’Ivoire.

His work combines in-depth field research with event data collection and statistical analyses.

His has been published in journals such as American Political Science Review, Journal of Peace Research, International Studies Review, World Development, and Terrorism & Political Violence.


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