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Rebel Governance, De Facto States, Conflict Dynamics and Outcomes

Thursday 22 June 2017, 10.00AM to 16:30

Please register here if you would like to attend.

Programme details:

10:00-10.15 - Coffee/Registration

10:15-10:30 - Welcome; Nina Caspersen (University of York)

10:30-12:00 - Panel 1: The Effect of Non-State Governance on Conflict Dynamics

Ana Arjona (Northwestern University - via Skype): ‘An institutionalist approach to civil war recruitment: Evidence from Colombia and Kosovo’

Sukanya Podder (King’s College London): ‘Wartime governance and rebel legitimacy: A relational perspective'

Nina Caspersen (University of York): ‘Negotiating with well-organised rebels: A recipe for success or failure?’

12.00-12.45 Lunch

12.45-14.15 - Panel 2: The Effect of Conflict Dynamics on Non-State Governance

Chair: Urban Jakša (University of York)

Adrian Florea (University of Glasgow): ‘Rebel Governance in De Facto States: An Empirical Test’

Benedetta Berti (Tel Aviv University): ‘Governance-Building, Ideology and Localization of Politics in War-Time: Evidence from Syria’

Anastasia Shesterinina (University of Sheffield): ‘In and Out of the Unit: Social Ties and Insurgent Cohesion in the Abkhaz Army’

14.15-14.30 Coffee

14:30-16.15 - Panel 3. Post-War Impacts and International Responses

Patricia Justino (University of Sussex): ‘On the Legacies of Wartime Governance: Evidence from Angola’

Ciaran O’Toole (Conciliation Resources): ‘Post conflict Bougainville, and it's future political status'

Philippe Frowd (University of York): ‘Non-state security provision and international intervention in the Sahel’

George Kyris (University of Birmingham): ‘Conflict, statehood and sovereignty in world politics: The International Community and Unrecognised States’

16:15-16:30 - Concluding Remarks

Location: K/G33, King's Manor

Admission: All welcome - please register for catering purposes