Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

  • 2018 (with Anaid Flesken): Local Politics and te Resource Curse: Natural Resources, Interest Heterogeneity and Protest in Bolivia (published online 26. Oktober 2018 in: Canadian Journal of Political Science, 1-19).
  • 2018: Large-scale Land Acquisitions and Violence in Post-war Societies, in: Third World Thematics (published online 04 April, 2018; DOI ).
  • 2018: Explaining Ethnic Mobilization against Resource Extraction: How Collective Action Frames, Motives and Opportunities Interact, in: Studies in Conflict & Terrorism (accepted author version posted online 01 March, 2017).
  • 2015: (with Jan Pierskalla): Indigenous Identity, Natural Resources and Contentious Politics in Bolivia: A Disaggregated Conflict Analysis 2000-2011, in: Comparative Political Studies, 48 (3): 301-332.
  • 2014: (with Basedau, Matthias, and Shabafrouz, Miriam): Drilling Deeper: A Systematic, Context-Sensitive Investigation of Causal Mechanisms in the Oil-Conflict, in: Journal of Development Studies.
  • 2011: Oil in Venezuela: Triggering Conflicts or Ensuring Stability? A Historical Comparative Analysis, in: Politics & Policy 39:4.


Working Paper

  • 2011 (with Miriam Shabafrouz and Georg Strüver): Conflict Prevention through Natural Resource Management? A Comparative Study. GIGA Working Paper Nr. 158, Hamburg.
  • 2011:  (with Matthias Basedau and Miriam Shabafrouz): Revisiting the Resource-Conflict Link. A Systematic Test of Causal Mechanisms in Four Major Oil-Exporting Countries. GIGA Working Papers No- 175, Hamburg.
  • 2010: Nigeria: A Prime Example of the Resource Curse? Revisiting the Oil-Violence Link in Niger Delta. GIGA Working Paper Nr. 120, Hamburg.
  • 2009: Oil in Venezuela: Triggering Violence or Ensuring Stability? A Context-sensitive Analysis of the Ambivalent Impact of Resource Abundance. GIGA Working Paper No. 112, Hamburg.


Further publications:  

  • 2017: (with Aletta Mondré): Ocean Governance, in: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, 51-52/2017.
  • 2015: (with Almut Schilling-Vacaflor): Contentious State-Society Interactions over New Gas Projects. Lessons from Bolivia, in: Bert Hoffmann und Bettina Trueb (eds.): Social Protests and Democratic Responsiveness: Assessing Realities in Latin America and the EU. Hamburg: Hamburg University Press.
  • 2012: An Inescapable Curse? Resource Management, Violent Conflict, and Peacebuilding in the Niger Delta, in: Lujala, Päivi and Rustad, Siri Aas (eds.): High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding. London: Earthscan.
  • 2011: (with Klaus Bodemer): Erdöl als Macht- und Legitimationsressource - das Beispiel Venezuela [Oil as a Resource of Power and Legitimation: the Example of Venezuela], in: Kappel, Robert and Basedau, Matthias (eds.): Machtquelle Erdöl. Baden-Baden: NOMOS.
  • 2011: (with Matthias Basedau): New Oil Finds in the Region – New Risks for the Region?, in: Fuelling the World – Failing the Region? Oil Governance and Development in Africa’s Gulf of Guinea.