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Email: joakim.kreutz@statsvet.su.se

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Academic CV Joakim Kreutz (84 Kb)

I am Associate Professor at Stockholm University’s Department of Political Science and researcher at Uppsala University’s Department of Peace and Conflict Research.

My research is primarily focused on the puzzle why individuals, communities, and states at times resort to violence for political aims, and why they at other times do not. In particular, I am interested in the different local behavioral trajectories that can be identified in contentious politics. I mainly study these issues through statistical analysis where I also at times have been involved in the data collecting process, either in the form of a global analysis or for disaggregated subsets. For the latter, my case study expertize comes from the regions of East Asia (particularly Burma/Myanmar) and Latin America (mainly Colombia) but I have explored other parts of the world as well.

My teaching is closely related to my research interests, focusing mainly on courses about International Politics, Political Violence, and quantitative methods as well as supervision both undergraduate and master’s theses. Since 2018, I am also Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Kreutz, Joakim and Enzo Nussio (2019), “Destroying trust in government: Effects of a broken pact among Colombian ex-combatants", International Studies Quarterly.

Hinkkainen Eliott, Kaisa and Joakim Kreutz  (2019), “Natural resource wars in the shadow of the future: Explaining spatial dynamics of violence during civil war", Journal of Peace Research.

Kreutz, Joakim (2018) ”New Rebels in Postconflict Settings: The Principal-Agent Dilemma of Peacebuilding”, Peace & Change 43(2): 218-247.

Kreutz, Joakim, and Magda Cardenas (2017). "Women, peace and intervention: how the international community responds to sexual violence in civil conflict." Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 23(3): 260-276.

Brosché, Johan, Mattias Legnér, Joakim Kreutz and Akram Ijla (2017) ”Heritage under Attack: Motives for Targeting Cultural Property during Armed Conflict” International Journal of Heritage Studies 23(3) 248-260.

Croicu, Mihai and Joakim Kreutz (2017), “Communication technology and reports on political violence: Cross-national evidence using African events data”, Political Research Quarterly. 70(1): 19-31.

Kreutz, Joakim (2015), “Human Rights, Geostrategy, and EU Foreign Policy, 1989–2008”, International Organization 69(1): 195-217

Kreutz, Joakim (2015), “The war that wasn’t there Managing unclear cases in conflict data”, Journal of Peace Resarch 52(1): 120–124.

Kreutz, Joakim (2015), “Separating dirty war from dirty peace: revisiting the conceptualization of state repression in quantitative data”, European Political Science 14(4): 458-472.

Laskaris, Stamatis and Joakim Kreutz (2015), “Rising powers and the responsibility to protect: will the norm survive in the age of BRICS?”, Global Affairs 1(2): 149–158.

Kreutz, Joakim and Johan Brosché (2013), “A responsibility to talk: mediation and violence against civilians”, Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 19(1): 26–38

Kreutz, Joakim (2012), “From tremors to talks: Do natural disasters produce ripe moments for resolving separatist conflicts?”, International Interactions 38(4): 482–502

Sundberg, Ralph, Kristine Eck and Joakim Kreutz (2012), “Introducing the UCDP Non-State Conflict Dataset”, Journal of Peace Research 49(2): 351–362.

Kreutz, Joakim (2010), “How and when armed conflicts end: Introducing the UCDP Conflict Termination dataset”, Journal of Peace Research 47(2): 243–250.

Spagat, Michael, Andrew Mack, Tara Cooper and Joakim Kreutz (2009), “Estimating War Deaths: An Arena of Contestation”, Journal of Conflict Resolution 53(6): 934–950

Kreutz, Joakim (2004), “Reviewing the EU arms embargo on China: the Clash between value and rationale in the European security strategy”, New Perspectives 22: 43-58

Books

Bjarnegård, Elin and Joakim Kreutz (Eds.) (2017) Debating the East Asian Peace: What it is, How it came about, Will it last? Copenhagen: NIAS Press.

Kreutz, Joakim (2012), Dismantling the Conflict Trap, PhD Dissertation, Uppsala: Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Book chapters

Brosché, Johan and Joakim Kreutz (2018) “A responsibility to talk: mediation and violence against civilians,” International Mediation in a Fragile World. Edited by David Carment and Evan Hoffman. New York: Routledge.

Kreutz, Joakim. (2017). "Peace by external withdrawal," Debating the East Asian Peace: What it is, How it came about, Will it last? Edited by Elin Bjarnegård and Joakim Kreutz. Copenhagen: NIAS Press.

Bjarnegård, Elin and Joakim Kreutz. (2017). "Debating Peace, Debating East Asia," Debating the East Asian Peace: What it is, How it came about, Will it last? Edited by Elin Bjarnegård and Joakim Kreutz. Copenhagen: NIAS Press.

Bjarnegård, Elin, Kristine Eck, Holly Guthrie, Joakim Kreutz, Erik Melander, Isak Svensson & Stein Tönnesson (2017). "The East Asian Peace – Will it last?" Debating the East Asian Peace: What it is, How it came about, Will it last? Edited by Elin Bjarnegård and Joakim Kreutz. Copenhagen: NIAS Press.

Kreutz, Joakim (2014), “How Civil Wars End (and Recur)”, The Routledge Handbook of Civil Wars, Edited by Edward Newman and Karl R. DeRouen. London: Routledge.

Kreutz, Joakim and Nicholas Marsh (2012), “Lethal Instruments: Small Arms and Deaths in Armed Conflict”, Small arms, crime and conflict: global governance and the threat of armed violence, Edited by Oven Greene and Nicholas Marsh. London: Routledge.

Kreutz, Joakim, Nicholas Marsh and Manuela Torre (2012), “Regaining State Control: Arms and Violence in Post-Conflict Countries”, Small arms, crime and conflict: global governance and the threat of armed violence, Edited by Oven Greene and Nicholas Marsh. London: Routledge.

Kreutz, Joakim (2008), “Calling a conflict a conflict: violence and other aspects of war”, Building and Using Datasets on Armed Conflicts, Edited by Mayeul Kauffmann. Amsterdam: IOS Press.

Kreutz, Joakim (2007), “Burma/the Union of Myanmar”, Civil Wars of the World: Major conflicts since World War II, Edited by Karl DeRouen, Jr. and Uk Heo. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.

Kreutz, Joakim (2007), “Colombia”, Civil Wars of the World: Major conflicts since World War II, Edited by Karl DeRouen, Jr. and Uk Heo. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.

Kreutz, Joakim (2005), “Argentina”, Defense and Security: A compendium of national armed forces and security policies, Edited by Karl DeRouen, Jr. and Uk Heo. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.

Kreutz, Joakim (2005), “Colombia”, Defense and Security: A compendium of national armed forces and security policies, Edited by Karl DeRouen, Jr. and Uk Heo. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.

Kreutz, Joakim (2005), “Venezuela”, Defense and Security: A compendium of national armed forces and security policies, Edited by Karl DeRouen, Jr. and Uk Heo. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.

Kreutz, Joakim (2005), “Issues in global conflict data”, Conversion Survey 2005, Bonn International Center for Conversion. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft.

Non-peer reviewed Journal articles, reports & conference proceedings

Kreutz, Joakim (2018) “Book review of War and Peace in the Borderlands of Myanmar, edited by Mandy Sadan (NIAS Press).” Peace & Change.

Kreutz, Joakim (2018) “Lokala lösningar fungerar bäst mot gäng – världen över.” GP.se February 3, 2018.

Kreutz, Joakim (2017) ”Book review of Security Relations between China and the European Union, edited by Emil J. Kirschner, Thomas Christensen, and Han Dorussen (Cambridge University Press).” Journal of Peace Research.

Kreutz, Joakim (2015) “Outsiders matter: External actors and the decline of armed conflict in Southeast Asia.” Global Asia 10(4).

Kreutz, Joakim (2015), “Civil war outcomes and successful peace: Setting the record straight”, German Develoment Institute Working Paper 17/2015

Kreutz, Joakim (2014), ”Freden vinner mark i Colombia”, Internationella Studier, 3-2014: 14-15

Kreutz, Joakim (2013), ”Challenges for a post-conflict Colombian society /Acuerdos de paz y transición hacia el Posconflicto en las regiones de Colombia”, La Serie Colombia 2013: “Hacia El Posconflicto en Colombia”, Barranquilla, Colombia (November 22-24 2013)

Kreutz, Joakim (2013), ”EU menar allvar med sin kamp mot krig” Forskning & Framsteg, 10-2013: 42-46

Kreutz, Joakim (2013), “Myanmar’s Economic Potential: Peace making or Peace breaking?”, Proceedings from International Academic Symposium ”Myanmar in Reform”, Edited by Ian Holliday, Hong Kong (June 17-19 2013)

Nilsson, Marcus and Joakim Kreutz (2010), “Protracted conflicts: Issues or dynamics at stake?”, New Routes 15(4): 3-6.

Johansson, Emma; Joakim Kreutz; Peter Wallensteen; Christian Altpeter; Sara Lindberg; Mathilda Lindgren and Ausra Padskocimaite (2010), “A new start for EU peacemaking?: Past record and future potential", UCDP Paper 7

Kreutz, Joakim (2009), “EU policy towards Belarus and Cuba: A Comparative Analysis”, European Parliament Briefing Paper EXPO/B/AFET/2008/53

Kreutz, Joakim (2005), “Hard measures by a soft power: Sanctions policy of the European Union 1981-2004", BICC Paper 45

Portela, Clara and Joakim Kreutz (2004), “New EU Principles on the use of sanctions: from symbolism to effectiveness”, European Security Review 23: 11-12