About me

 

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I am an associate professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo. I am also an associated researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo, PRIO.

My research interests cover a wide range of topics within the broader umbrellas of armed conflict, political development, regime stability and politics in dictatorships. My work is published in American Journal of Political ScienceComparative Political StudiesWorld Politics, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Research and Politics, and Political Geography.

Currently, my work can be organized as follows:

  • The institutional origins of civil war and ethnic conflict (with a primary focus on Africa). This was the topic of my Phd-thesis.
  • The politics of authoritarian regime survival (coups, elections and political institutions in dictatorships) (which I have written about along with co-authors in the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, here).
  • Popular protest and revolutionary movements in dictatorships
  • The inter-linkages between political institutions and economic development (corruption, and the economic effects of democracy).
  • Inter-state conflict with an emphasis on domestic causes related to regimes and their support-coalitions.

Besides this, I have a general interest in quantitative methods, philosophy of science and big history. You can reach me at tore.wig@stv.uio.no.

Visit my googlescholar and researchgate page.

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