INEF-Report is a series that appears at irregular intervals. It publishes major findings from the institute’s ongoing research projects as well as overview studies on academic and policy debates concerning global issues. INEF Reports are primarily addressed to the research community and students of international relations, but also try to reach out to policy-makers interested in relevant scholarly results
The immediate aftermath of civil wars is a period prone to heightened contention: Political decisions about the distribution of aid or power, for example, can deepen social fault lines and in some instances even result in violent unrest. Yet despite its relevance, our knowledge on the drivers for individual participation in post-conflict contentious activism remains limited. Previous research has found particularly wartime experiences to affect political and social behaviour of individuals in the post-conflict period. Based on these findings, I argue that exposure to civil war violence increases the likelihood for individuals to participate in post-war protests. Moreover, I conjecture that this effect can be explained with the reinforcement of group-based grievances. Using survey data from the Afrobarometer collected shortly after the end of the Ugandan civil war in 2008, I find support for the argument: Results from linear probability models show a consistent and robust relationship between county-level war violence and the likelihood to participate in protests. An additional analysis with a novel measure of group-level exposure and a causal mediation analysis furthermore corroborate the assumed mechanism
INEF-Report 112/2017: Boege, Volker / Rinck, Patricia / Debiel, Tobias: Local-International Relations and the Recalibration of Peacebuilding Interventions Insights from the ‘Laboratory‘ of Bougainville and Beyond.
INEF-Report 103/2011: Hippler, Jochen: Strategische Grundprobleme externer politischer und militärischer Intervention. Unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Krisensituationen des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens.
INEF-Report 90/2007: Debiel, Tobias / Lambach, Daniel / Reinhardt, Dieter: „Stay Engaged“ statt „Let Them Fail“. Ein Literaturbericht über entwicklungspolitische Debatten in Zeiten fragiler Staatlichkeit.
INEF-Report 02/1992: Klingebiel, Stephan: Entwicklungsindikatoren in der politischen und wissenschaftlichen Diskussion: Der Human Development Index, der Human Freedom Index und andere neuere Indikatoren-Konzepte.