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Jessica Braithwaite's research addresses how repressive activities and institutional characteristics of governments influence (and are influenced by) violent and nonviolent strategies of domestic opposition groups. She also examines the origins of rebellion as a co-creator of the Foundations of Rebel Group Emergence (FORGE) dataset. Her work has been published or is forthcoming at Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, Research and Politics, and Conflict Management and Peace Science.

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Courses
  • IRSSA
    International Relations of Sub-Saharan Africa

  • TSSCW
    The Scientific Study of Civil Wars

  • DCW
    Dynamics of Civil Wars

  • MPI
    Methods of Political Inquiry

Grants
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    Networks of Influence and Support in Peace Operations

    Principal Investigator (PI)

    2021

    $139.4K
    Active
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    Collaborative Research: Ghosts in the Machine: Militias and Paramilitaries in Militarized Interstate Conflicts

    Principal Investigator (PI)

    2021

    $64.2K
    Active
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    Chiefs, Elections, and Violence: Mobilization and Demobilization of African Voters

    Principal Investigator (PI)

    2021

    $15.0K
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    The Anatomy of Resistance Campaigns

    Principal Investigator (PI)

    2018

    $99.9K
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  • Bringing Pandemic Lessons to the (Virtual) Classroom

    2020

Publications (40)
Recent
  • Civil Resistance: What Everyone Needs to Know. By Erica Chenoweth. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021. 368p. 18.95 paper.

    2022

  • Layers of Political Repression: Integrating Research on Social Movement Repression

    2022

  • Organizations, resistance, and democracy: How civil society organizations impact democratization

    2022

  • Challenges and payoffs of building a dataset from scratch

    2022

  • Two Sides of the Same Coin? Examining Rebel Governance and Terrorism

    2021

  • Muddying the Waters: The Anatomy of Resistance Campaigns and the Failure of Ceasefires in Civil Wars

    2020

  • Who Keeps the Peace? Reconceptualizing Peacebuilding Through Networks of Influence and Support

    2020

  • Organizations, Resistance and Democracy: How Quotidian Civil Society Organizations Impact Democratization

    2020

  • Revolt and Rule: Learning about governance from rebel groups

    2020

  • Rebel Group Splintering and the Strength of Centralized Command

    2019

  • Tracing the Organizational Correlates of Resistance Campaign Success

    2019

  • The Effect of Civil Society Organizations and Democratization Aid on Civil War Onset

    2019

  • Durability Not Diversity: Uncovering the Organizational Roots of Democratization

    2019

  • Introducing the Anatomy of Resistance Campaigns (ARC) Dataset

    2019

  • When Organizations Rebel: Introducing the Foundations of Rebel Group Emergence (FORGE) Dataset

    2019

  • Tactics of Resistance and Post-Conflict Judicial Independence

    2019

  • Ruling Rebellions: Learning about governance from rebel groups

    2019

  • Why Organizations Rebel: Uncovering the Determinants of Rebel Group Emergence

    2019

  • Fear of Nonviolent Organizing in Mexico's Criminal Conflict

    2018

  • The Effect of Civil Society Organizations and Democracy Aid on Civil War Onset

    2018

  • Expanding the Empirical Study of Actors and Tactics in Research on Nonviolent Resistance

    2018

  • Backgrounds with Benefits: The Role of Rebel Group Origins in Gaining Concessions During Civil Wars

    2018

  • The Emotional Cost of Nonviolent Resistance in Mexico's Criminal Conflict

    2018

  • “Political Parties and Electoral Violence in Africa

    2018

  • The Organizational Roots of Democratization After Dissent

    2018

  • Restricting Opposition in Elections and Terrorist Violence

    2017

  • Rebel Group Origins and Civilian Victimization

    2017

  • Changing Horses in Midstream: Leadership Changes and the Civil War Peace Process

    2017

  • Determinants of Colombian attitudes toward the peace process

    2017

  • “Civilian Agency in Criminal and Political Conflicts: A Research Agenda

    2017

  • Military Purges and the Recurrence of Civil War

    2016

  • Military purges and the recurrence of civil conflict

    2016

  • The Effect of Sexual Violence on Negotiated Outcomes in Civil Conflicts

    2016

  • The conditioning effect of protest history on the emulation of nonviolent conflict

    2015

  • Don’t Change Horses in Midstream: Ruling Coalition Changes and the Duration and Termination of Civil Wars

    2015

  • The Costs of Domestic Political Unrest.

    2014

  • The costs of domestic political unrest

    2014

  • Autocratic institutions and civil conflict contagion

    2013

  • The Contagion of Nonviolent Conflict.

    2013

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