Prof. Dr. Belén González

Research Fellow


  • Short CV

    • Since 08/2019: Assistant/Junior Professor in Sustainable Governance at the Leuphana University Lüneburg and Research Fellow at GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies

    • 2015 - 2019: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Mannheim

    • 06/2015: Dr. Phil in Political Science, University of Essex; Dissertation: “The Dynamics of State Violence: Repression and Genocide in Armed Conflict.” Supervisor: Prof. Kristian S. Gleditsch

    • 2013 - 2015: Researcher, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

    • 2011 - 2015: PhD student, Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant, University of Essex.

    • Education: PhD in Political Science, University of Essex (UK), M.A. in International Relations, University of Essex (UK); B.A. in Philosophy, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)

    Current Research

    • Conflict actors and dynamics

    • Social and political mobilization

    • Post-conflict societies

    • State repression

    Countries and Regions

    • Latin America

    Research Programmes

    Prof. Dr. Belén González

    Research Fellow

    belen.gonzalez@giga-hamburg.de

    Journal of Conflict Resolution | 06/2022

    Divergent Perceptions of Peace in Post-Conflict Societies: Insights from Sri Lanka

    Research on postwar peace focuses primarily on how elites and institutions can prevent relapse into civil war. In line with this special issue’s focus on citizens’ experiences, we take a micro-level approach to explore peace beyond the absence of war.

    Prof. Dr. Sabine C. Carey

    Christian Gläßel

    Political Studies | 06/2021

    Media Freedom and the Escalation of State Violence

    When governments face severe political violence, they regularly respond with violence. Yet not all governments escalate repression under such circumstances. The authors argue that to understand the escalation of state violence, we need to pay attention to the potential costs leaders might face in doing so.

    Prof. Dr. Sabine C. Carey

    Neil J Mitchell

    Conflict Management and Peace Science | 05/2021

    The Legacy of War: The Effect of Militias on Postwar Repression

    Prof. Dr. Sabine C. Carey

    The Economics of Peace and Security Journal | 04/2021

    Accounting for Numbers: Group Characteristics and the Choice of Violent and Nonviolent Tactics

    Prof. Dr. Kristian Gleditsch

    Marianne Dahl

    Prof. Dr. Scott Gates

    European Journal of International Relations | 12/2020

    Grist to the Mill of Subversion: Strikes and Coups in Counterinsurgencies

    Why are acts of organised resistance associated with military coups? Disentangling different types of resistance, the authors analyse whether and how strikes, demonstrations, riots, and guerrilla attacks affect the military’s disposition and ability to stage a coup during counterinsurgencies.

    Christian Gläßel

    Dr. Adam Scharpf

    Deutsche Welle | Interview | 06/11/2019

    ¿Qué quiere lograr la oposición en Bolivia?

    Deutsche Welle - DW | Expert Comment / Guest Contribution | 06/11/2019

    ¿Qué quiere lograr la oposición en Bolivia?

    Speaker | 08/02/2021

    The Legacy of War: The Effect of Militias on Postwar Repression

    Trinity College, University of Dublin Dublin: 08/02/2021

    Organiser | 02/04/2020

    New Perspectives in Peace and Conflict Studies

    GIGA Event Online event: 02/04/2020 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    Workshop

    Speaker | 21/11/2019

    The Power to Resist: Mobilization and the Logic of Terrorist Attacks in Civil War

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology Trondheim : 21/11/2019

    Lecture Series

    Teaching | Leuphana University of Lüneburg | 2020

    Institutions in Autocratic Regimes

    Leuphana University of Lüneburg Lüneburg Germany

    In today's global political climate, better understanding authoritarianism is of renewed importance. After decades of decline, authoritarianism appears to be on the rise. Over one-third of all countries and 40 percent of the world's population leave under some form of authoritarian rule. This third wave of authoritarianism is characterized by regimes' ability to adapt and consolidate institutions in a way that no longer follows preconceived authoritarian stereotypes. The seminar focus on understanding how authoritarian politics works. During the semester we will study who the key actors are within authoritarian regimes, how they come to power, what strategies they use to survive, and how they fall. We will engage
    with state of the art literature and empirically based analyses on authoritarian politics.

    Teaching | Leuphana University of Lüneburg | 2020

    Methods of Political Science Quantitative Methods

    Leuphana University of Lüneburg Lüneburg Germany

    Teaching | Leuphana University of Lüneburg | 2020

    Political Mobilization and Violence

    Leuphana University of Lüneburg Lüneburg Germany

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