Prof. Dr. rer. soc. Alexander De Juan
Fachbereich 1: Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften
Sprechzeiten: Mittwoch, 10-12 Uhr (Anmeldung über StudIP erforderlich)
Research interestsMy current research focusses on the relationship between violent conflict, state-building and development. I have a special interest in long-term processes of state formation and their effects on current socio-economic and political outcomes. In addition I also work on the internal organization and administration of state institutions - most notably repressive agencies.
since 2018 Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Osnabrück
2018 – 2018 Senior Research Fellow, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
2015 – 2017 Temporary Professorship, University of Konstanz
2012 – 2015 Research Fellow, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Since 2012 Consultant in international development
2008 – 2011 Sector Economist for peace and security, KfW Development Bank
2006 – 2008 Fellow of the Postgraduate Research Program “Global Challenges”
2006 – 2009 Ph.D. studies (Dr. rer. soc.), University of Tübingen
2004 – 2006 Master of Arts, Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Tübingen
2000 – 2004 Bachelor of Arts, Socioeconomics, Universities of Lüneburg/Berlin (HU)
“The Historical Roots of Cooperative Behavior—Evidence from Eastern Congo”; accepted at World Development (with Carlo Koos).
The Territorial Expansion of the Colonial State: Evidence from German East Africa 1890-1909; online first, British Journal of Political Science (with Jan Pierskalla and Max Montgomery).
Social Inequality, State-Centered Grievances, and Protest – Evidence from South Africa; online first, Journal of Conflict Resolution (with Eva Wegner).
‘Traditional’ Institutions in Land Conflicts – Determinants of the Persistence of Pre-Colonial Dispute Settlement in Burundi; Comparative Political Studies, 13, 1835-1868.
Constructing the State: Macro Strategies, Micro Incentives, and the Creation of Police Forces in Colonial Namibia; Politics & Society, 45 (2), 269–299 (with Jan Pierskalla and Fabian Krautwald).
The Comparative Politics of Colonialism and Its Legacies: An Introduction; introduction to special issue, Politics & Society, 45 (2), 159–172 (with Jan Pierskalla).
Civil war violence and political trust: Microlevel evidence from Nepal, Conflict Management and Peace Science, 33 (1), 67-88 (with Jan Pierskalla).
Extraction and Violent Resistance in the Early Phases of State Building - Quantitative Evidence From the “Maji Maji” Rebellion, 1905-1907, Comparative Political Studies, 49 (2), 291-323.
Auswirkungen von Gewalt auf Religion: Eine alternative Perspektive auf innerstaatlichen „religiöse Konflikte“, Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Sonderband 1, 266-293.
The Pacifying Effects of Local Religious Institutions: An Analysis of Communal Violence in Indonesia, Political Research Quarterly, 68 (2), 211-224 (with Jan Pierskalla and Johannes Vüllers).
The Ba‘thist Blackout? Geographical Distribution of Regime Cooptation and Violence in the Syrian Civil War, Journal of Peace Research, 52: 91–104; awarded the Nils Petter Gleditsch JPR Article of the Year Award 2015 (with André Bank).
Framing Political Violence: Success and Failure of Religious Mobilization in the Philippines and Thailand, Civil Wars, 17 (2), 201–221(with Andreas Hasenclever).
Long-Term Ecological Change and Geographical Patterns of Violence in Darfur, 2003–2005, Political Geography, 45, 22–33.
Intra-Religious Conflicts in Intra-State Wars, Terrorism and Political Violence, 27 (4), 762-780.
Manpower to Coerce and Co-opt—State Capacity and Political Violence in Southern Sudan 2006–2010, Conflict Management and Peace Science, 32 (2), 175-199 (with Jan Pierskalla).
Devolving ethnic conflicts - The role of subgroup identities for institutional intergroup settlements, Civil Wars, 15: 1, 78-99.
A Pact with the Devil? – Elite Alliances as Bases of Violent Religious Conflicts, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 31: 12, 1120-1135.
“Das Framing religiöser Konflikte – die Rolle von Eliten in religiös konnotierten Bürgerkriegen,” Politische Vierteljahresschriften (PVS) 43, 178-208 (with Andreas Hasenclever).
Grasping the Impact of Religious Traditions on Political Conflicts: Empirical Findings and Theoretical Perspectives, Friedens-Warte, 2-3, 19-47 (with Andreas Hasenclever).
2018 – 2020 | The Anatomy of Repression in Authoritarian States, German Foundation for Peace Research
- Applicant and head of project; volume: EUR 98,000
- Analysis of personnel files of the secret service (Staatssicherheit) of the Former German Democratic Republic
- Methods: archival data collection; quantitative analyses
2014 – 2016 | Territorial Dynamics of Colonial State-Building, Gerda Henkel Foundation
- Applicant and head of project (with Jan Pierskalla); volume: EUR 93,000
- Research question: “What Factors Shape Spatial Patterns of State-Building?”
- Methods: quantitative analysis; data from two newly compiled historical datasets on former German colonies
2016 – 2016 | Impact Evaluation - “Peace Fund”, Ministry for Economic Cooperation
- Applicant and head of project (with Eva Wegner, Miquel Pellicer and Carlo Koos); volume: EUR 150,000
- Impact evaluation of a EUR 50 million development project in the Democratic Republic of Congo
- Methods: opinion survey; quasi-experiment and matching approach
2014 – 2017 | Local Conflict and the Local State, German Research Council (DFG)
- Applicant and head of project; volume: EUR 285,000
- Research question: “What is the Role of Public Basic Service Delivery in Low-Level Violence against the State?”
- Methods: quantitative analysis and field research in Nepal and South Africa
2014 – 2016 | From Civil War to Social Contract, Ministry for Economic Cooperation
- Applicant and head of project; volume: EUR 199,000
- Research question: “What are the Determinants of Political Trust in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States?”
- Methods: opinion surveys (n>1500) and in-depth qualitative field research in Burundi, Afghanistan, and Peru