Understanding Global Conflict

The Pearson Institute is galvanizing scholars and researchers across disciplines to study the origins, dynamics, and implications of global conflict. They are meeting increased demand for evidence-based insights that can help shape public policy. The following articles represent a diverse sample of current and recent research conducted by faculty and faculty affiliates of The Pearson Institute.

AuthorTitleYearRegion Sort descending
Wolfe, Rebecca J. Does Peacebuilding Work in the Midst of Conflict? 2019 Africa
Sánchez de la Sierra, Raúl On the Origins of the State: Stationary Bandits and Taxation in Eastern Congo 2018 Africa
Annan, Jeannie Controlled Trial of Psychotherapy for Congolese Survivors of Sexual Violence 2013 Africa
Lessing, Benjamin Counterproductive Punishment: How Prison Gangs Undermine State Authority 2016 Central America, Northern America, South America
Lessing, Benjamin Logics of Violence in Criminal War 2015 Central America, South America
Lessing, Benjamin Bribes and Bullets 2016 Central America, South America
Lessing, Benjamin When Business Gets Bloody: State Policy and Drug Violence 2012 Central America, South America, North America
Annan, Jeannie Civil War, Reintegration, and Gender in Northern Uganda 2011 East Africa
Dube, Oeindrila Queens 2017 Europe
Poast, Paul Central Banks at War 2015 Global
Poast, Paul Can Issue Linkage Improve Treaty Credibility? Buffer State Alliances as a “Hard Case” 2013 Global
Bueno de Mesquita, Ethan Coordination and Social Distancing: Inertia in the Aggregate Response to COVID-19 2020 Global

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