Research on war recurrence and postwar violence happens in distinct scholarly communities. Here we advocate for a more integrated study of different forms of violence after war.
Corinne Bara, January 2022
In this new article in the European Journal of International Relations, Annekatrin Deglow, Sebastian van Baalen, and myself study the various forms of violence taking place after civil war.
We use citation network analysis to show war recurrence (a relapse into full civil war) and other forms of postwar violence that do not constitute a return to war are studied in distinct scholarly communities.
In the paper we show what we miss with such a compartmentalized approach, and advocate for a more integrated study of different forms of violence after war.
We present an analytical framework to give a boost to such research, and some specific research ideas. As an additional benefit, the framework also works for violence during war, where different forms of political violence are likewise mostly studied in isolation rather than their interrelationship.