Carnegie Mellon University

Anna Getmansky, Democracy and Intrastate Conflicts

Monday, October 14, 2013, 4:45-6:00pm, Adamson Wing, Baker Hall 136A

Are democratic states more or less likely than non-democratic regimes to experience domestic conflicts such as civil wars and insurgencies, or terrorist attacks compared? How are democracies affected by such conflicts? How do they fare in such conflicts compared to non-democracies? This talk will review some of the most recent research on these questions conducted by the speaker as well as by other scholars, and introduce several real-world examples that demonstrate the interplay between domestic political regime and intrastate conflicts.

Anna Getmansky is a Lecturer in the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel. She holds a Ph.D. in Politics from New York University (2012), and previously was a postdoctoral fellow in the Social and Decision Sciences Department at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on international and intrastate conflicts, and in particular on the impact of domestic politics on terrorism and insurgency, as well as on the effect of violence in intrastate conflicts on voting in national elections and on land control. Her work has appeared or forthcoming in the Journal of conflict Resolution and the Journal of Territorial and Maritime Studies.

Sponsored by the Center for International Relations and Politics.