Assistant Professor of Government Erica De Bruin recently presented two papers at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
The first paper, “From Civil War to Coup d’état: How Peace Agreements Shape Post-Conflict Violence,” explores the conditions under which peace agreements increase the risks of coup d'etat. Caroline Zuchold ’19 provided assistance on the paper, researching peace agreements in several countries and providing editorial comments.
The second paper, “Armed Group Governance and Legitimacy Under Competition,” was co-authored with collaborators at Duke University and Universidad de los Andes. It presents a pre-analysis plan for a National Science Foundation-funded survey in areas of Colombia contested by multiple armed groups and develops hypotheses about what shapes perceptions of legitimate rule by armed groups.
De Bruin also served as a discussant for papers on panels on “Military Coups and Autocracies” and “Designing Security Forces.”