Erica De Bruin

Assistant Professor of Government Erica De Bruin presented two papers at the International Studies Association conference in Toronto, Canada, from March 28 to 29.

“Armed Group Governance and Legitimacy Under Competition” was co-authored with Michael Weintraub (Universidad de los Andes) and Livia Schubiger (Duke University); it presents preliminary findings from a National Science Foundation-funded project on governance by criminal and political armed groups in Colombia.

“Will There Be Blood? The Determinants of Violence During Coups d’état” uses new data on the violence associated with coup attempts, compiled with Maggie Joyce ’16, Monique St. Jarre ’15, Isaac Kirschner ’17, and Casey Kopp ’17, to understand when coups will turn violent. The paper is now forthcoming at the peer-reviewed Journal of Peace Research.

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