Background and activities

My research interests include the onset and dynamics of resistance movements in authoritarian states, especially how variations in organizational participation influence the long and short-term outcomes of these movements. I am a PI on the 'Anatomy of Resistance Campaigns' (ARC) project which aims to understand how different networks of organizations in collective dissent influence the prospects of sustainable democratization. I am also interested in understanding the onset of armed conflicts, the use of violence against civilians by armed groups in war and understanding the structure and dynamics of historical and non-western state systems. 

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

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Butcher, Charles; Anderton, Charles; Brauer, Jurgen. (2017) Mass Killing. The Wiley Handbook of Violence and Aggression.
  • Butcher, Charles; Goldsmith, Benjamin. (2016) Economic Risk Factors and Predictive Modeling of Genocides and Other Mass Atrocities. Economic Aspects of Genocides, Other Mass Atrocities, and Their Prevention.