Background and activities
Interests: International Relations, International Political Economy, Comparative Politics, Causes of War, Globalization, Human Rights, Third World Studies
Prof. Indra de Soysa has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Alabama in the USA. He has worked previously at the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo (PRIO) and the University of Bonn in Germany. His research interests are primarily in the field of political economy and has published widely in top international journals, such as International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, World Development, and Social Science and Medicine to name a few. Prof. de Soysa is a member of the Royal Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and serves on several editorial boards of top international journals.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2016) Do Resource-Wealthy Rulers Adopt Transparency-Promoting Laws?. International Studies Quarterly.
- (2016) Capitalism & the “new wars”: free markets and societal insecurity before and after the cold war, 1970–2013. Civil Wars. vol. 18 (1).
- (2016) Does social diversity impede sound economic management? An empirical analysis, 1980–2012. Social Science Research.
- (2016) More heat, less light! The resource curse & HIV/AIDS: A reply to Olivier Sterck. Social Science and Medicine. vol. 150.
- (2015) Oil and the 'New wars': another look at the Resource curse using alternative data. Development Studies Research. vol. 2 (1).
- (2015) A new method for analysing socio-ecological patterns of vulnerability. Regional Environmental Change. vol. 16 (1).
- (2014) Does the IMF cause civil war? A comment. The Review of International Organizations. vol. 9 (1).
- (2014) Armed conflict distribution in global drylands through the lens of a typology of socio-ecological vulnerability. Regional Environmental Change. vol. 14 (4).
- (2014) Do IMF programs disrupt ethnic peace? An empirical analysis, 1985–2006. Journal of Peace Research. vol. 51 (6).
- (2013) The natural resource curse and the spread of HIV/AIDS, 1990-2008. Social Science and Medicine. vol. 77 (1).
- (2013) Do pro-market economic reforms drive human rights violations? An empirical assessment, 1981-2006. Public Choice. vol. 155 (1-2).
- (2013) Why do poor countries suffer costly conflict? Unpacking per capita income and the onset of civil war. Conflict Management and Peace Science. vol. 30 (2).
- (2012) Enter The Dragon! An Empirical Analysis of Chinese versus US Arms Transfers to Autocrats and Violators of Human Rights,1989 - 2006. International Studies Quarterly. vol. 56 (4).
- (2012) Globalization and Political Violence, 1970-2008. International Interactions. vol. 38 (5).
- (2012) Do Pro-Market Economic Reforms Drive Human Rights Violations – An Empirical Assessment. Public Choice. vol. 150.
- (2011) Another Misadventure of Economists in the Tropics? Social Diversity, Cohesion, and Economic Development. International Area Studies Review. vol. 14 (1).
- (2011) The Hidden Hand Wrestles Rebellion: Theory and Evidence on How Economic Freedom Prevents Civil Violence. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism. vol. 11 (2).
- (2011) Does Being Bound Together Suffocate, or Liberate? The Effects of Economic, Social, and Political Globalization on Human Rights, 1981-2005. Kyklos (Basel). vol. 64 (1).
- (2011) The Blog vs. Big Brother: New and Old Information Technology and Political Repression, 1980–2006. International Journal of Human Rights. vol. 15 (8).
- (2011) Globalization and the Empowerment of Women: An Analysis of Spatial Dependence via Trade and Foreign Direct Investment. World Development. vol. 39 (7).