Publications

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New theory and data on the formation and duration of ethnic coalitions in 134 states between 1946 and 2009.

Mediation analysis on the link between power-sharing institutions, power-sharing behavior, and the likelihood of ethnic armed conflict.

Theorizing and testing scope conditions for Walter’s reputation theory in the context of governmental power sharing.

Outlines and evaluates mechanisms how ethnic armed conflicts diffuse within states.

Explains which EU member states adopt parliamentary oversight institutions as a result of their adoption in other states.

Working Papers

We propose a novel MCEM estimator for a family of latent-Gaussian multivariate spatio-temporal models with large N.

Using mixed methods, we find that foreign intervention on behalf of rebels destabilizes subsequent territorial power-sharing deals.

We explore the endogeneity of ethnic power-sharing coalitions and armed conflict via a formal model and a new selection estimator.

Data Projects

Ethnic Power Relations (EPR) Dataset Family 2019

Data on ethnic groups’ access to state power, their settlement patterns, links to rebel organizations, transborder ethnic kin …

Democratic Electoral Systems

Information on electoral rules in 1,341 legislative elections and 498 presidential elections in 120 democracies since 1946.

Ethnic Dimensions Data

Linguistic, religious, and racial cleavages segments of ethnic groups in the Ethnic Power Relations dataset.

Linking Ethnic Data from Africa

Link between 10’000 ethnic categories in 11 datasets on ethnic groups in Africa

Teaching

Below you find a selection of courses I have taught in recent years. I also frequently teach workshops on the statistical programming language R with a focus on data management, graphics, and geographic information systems (GIS). Get in touch if you would like me to teach such a workshop.

University of Essex

University of Exeter

Witten/Herdecke University

ETH Zürich

Contact

  • n.bormann@essex.ac.uk
  • Department of Government, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom
  • No office hours during summer term.