International Security & Foreign Policy

The Age of Civil Wars: Why Political Violence Is Increasing and What We Can Do About It

Grant Year: 2018


Barbara Walter will research and write a book exploring the dynamics of the current wave of civil wars around the world and possible ways to stem this violence. She will synthesize lessons from the literature on civil wars and use them to understand contemporary trends. She will also seek to test the hypothesis that incomplete democratization and the internet have been driving the increase in civil war since the turn of the century.

University of California San Diego International Security & Foreign Policy

$139,906