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
- (2014) A new method for analysing socio-ecological patterns of vulnerability. Springer Plus. volum 4 (6).
- (2014) Free Markets and Civil Peace Some Theory and Empirical Evidence. Economic Freedom of the World.
- (2014) Does the IMF cause civil war? A comment. The Review of International Organizations. volum 9 (1).
- (2014) Armed conflict distribution in global drylands through the lens of a typology of socio-ecological vulnerability. Regional Environmental Change. volum 14 (4).
- (2014) Do IMF programs disrupt ethnic peace? An empirical analysis, 1985–2006. Journal of Peace Research. volum 51 (6).
- (2013) The natural resource curse and the spread of HIV/AIDS, 1990-2008. Social Science and Medicine. volum 77 (1).
- (2013) Do pro-market economic reforms drive human rights violations? An empirical assessment, 1981-2006. Public Choice. volum 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. volum 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. volum 56 (4).
- (2012) Globalization and Political Violence, 1970-2008. International Interactions. volum 38 (5).
- (2012) Do Pro-Market Economic Reforms Drive Human Rights Violations – An Empirical Assessment. Public Choice. volum 150.
- (2011) Another Misadventure of Economists in the Tropics? Social Diversity, Cohesion, and Economic Development. International Area Studies Review. volum 14 (1).
- (2011) The Hidden Hand Wrestles Rebellion: Theory and Evidence on How Economic Freedom Prevents Civil Violence. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism. volum 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). volum 64 (1).
- (2011) The Blog vs. Big Brother: New and Old Information Technology and Political Repression, 1980–2006. International Journal of Human Rights. volum 15 (8).
- (2011) Globalization and the Empowerment of Women: An Analysis of Spatial Dependence via Trade and Foreign Direct Investment. World Development. volum 39 (7).
- (2011) Does Being Bound Together Suffocate or Liberate? Testing the Effects of Economic, Social and Political Globalization and Human Rights,1981-2005. Kyklos (Basel). volum 64 (1).
- (2010) Is the hidden hand an iron fist? Capitalism and civil peace, 1970-2005. Journal of Peace Research. volum 47 (3).
- (2010) Tools of the torturer? Small arms import and repression of human rights, 1992-2004. International Journal of Human Rights. volum 14 (3).
- (2009) Hell is Other People? Social Fractionalization and State Repression, 1980-2004. Politische Vierteljahresschrift. volum Sp.43.