Spatio-temporal Variation in Violence

  • Scale, intensity and duration

  • Individual and collective participation

  • Non-linear dynamics

  • Endogeneity

Intergroup Dynamics

  • Spatial segregation

  • Social distance

  • Learning and mimicry

  • Rumors and other forms of (dis)information

Intragroup Dynamics

  • Individual beliefs, preferences and behavior

  • Social identity complexity

  • Group formation, cohesion and fragmentation

Urban Questions

  • Cities as conflict zones, Cities in conflict zones

  • Fractured spaces and crime

  • Urban topography
     

Complex Adaptive Systems

  • Agent-based models

  • Self-organization

  • Emergence

  • Evolutionary algorithms

  • Empirical calibration

 

The Morphology of Urban Conflict

2019. Bhavnani, R. and M. Reul

Global Challenges: New Grammars of War: Conflict and Violence in the 21st Century

Issue no. 5 (April).

  [  article  ]

Abbreviated Version Published in:

GLOBE: Graduate Institute Review 23 (Spring): 22-23

  [  article  ]

Notes and Advice for Evidence-Driven Computational Modeling Projects

  2019.  Bhavnani, R., K. Donnay and M. Reul

  In R. Franzese and L. Curini (eds.) Sage Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science & International Relations. Sage

  [  forthcoming  ]

Peace and Conflict 2018

  2018.  Backer, D., R. Bhavnani, and P. Huth (eds.)

  New York: Routledge

  [  forthcoming  ]

Simulation and ABM in Foreign Policy

  2017.  Bhavnani, R. and D. Sylvan

  Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Oxford University Press

  [  chapter  ]

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Peace and Conflict 2017

  2017. Backer, D., R. Bhavnani, and P. Huth (eds.)

  New York: Routledge

  [  book  ]

Generalizing Findings from Micro-Level Research on Peace and Conflict

  2017.  Donnay, K., A. Linke and R. Bhavnani

  In D. Backer, R. Bhavnani, and P. Huth (eds.) Peace and Conflict. Routledge

  [  chapter  ]

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Peace and Conflict 2016

  2016.  Backer, D., R. Bhavnani, and P. Huth (eds.)

  New York: Routledge

  [  book  ]

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The Cutting Edge of Research on Peace and Conflict

  2016.  Donnay, K. and R. Bhavnani

  In D. Backer, R. Bhavnani, and P. Huth (eds.) Peace and Conflict. Routledge

  [  chapter  ]

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Voting Intentions in Africa: Ethnic, Economic or Partisan?

  2016.  Bratton, M., R. Bhavnani and T. Chen

  In N. Cheeseman (ed.) African Politics: Critical Concepts in Political Science. Routledge

  [  chapter  ] 

Disaggregating Conflict by Actors, Time and Location

  2014.  Donnay, K., E. Gadjanova and R. Bhavnani

  In D. Backer, J. Wilkenfeld, and P. Huth (eds.) Peace and Conflict. Paradigm Publishers

  [  chapter  ]

Group Segregation and Urban Violence 

  2014.  Bhavnani, R., K. Donnay, D. Miodownik, M. Mor & D. Helbing . 

  American Journal of Political Science  58:1 (January): 226–245

 paper  |  appendix |  award

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Voting Intentions in Africa: Ethnic, Economic or Partisan?

  2013.  Bratton, M., R. Bhavnani and T. Chen

   In M. Bratton (ed.) Voting and Democratic Citizenship in Africa. Lynne Rienner Publishers

  [  chapter  ] 

Modeling Civil Violence in Afghanistan: Ethnic Geography, Control & Collaboration

  2012.  Bhavnani, R. and H. Choi

  Complexity  17:6 (July/August): 42-51 

  [  paper  ]

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Here’s Looking at You: The Arab Spring and Violence in Gaza, Israel & the West Bank

  2012.  Bhavnani, R. and K. Donnay

  Swiss Political Science Review  18:1 (March): 124–131

  [  paper  ]

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Voting Intentions in Africa: Ethnic, Economic or Partisan?

  2012.  Bratton, M., R. Bhavnani and T. Chen

  Commonwealth and Comparative Politics  50:1 (February): 27-52

  [ paper  |  appendix  ]

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Ethnic Minority Rule & Civil War Onset

  2011.  Miodownik, D. and R. Bhavnani

  Conflict Management and Peace Science  28:5 (November): 438-458

  [  paper  ]

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Violence and Control in Civil Conflict: Israel, the West Bank & Gaza

  2011.  Bhavnani, R., D. Miodownik and H. Choi

  Comparative Politics  44:1 (October): 61-80 

  [  paper  ]

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Transnational Ethnic Ties and the Incidence of Minority Rule in Rwanda & Burundi

  2011.  Bhavnani, R. and J. Lavery

  Nationalism and Ethnic Politics  17:3 (August): 231-256 

  [  paper  |  appendix  ]

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Three Two Tango: Territorial Control and Selective Violence in Israel, the West Bank & Gaza

  2011.  Bhavnani, R., D. Miodownik and H. Choi

  Journal of Conflict Resolution  55:1 (February): 133-158

  [  paper  |  appendix  ]

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Between Replication and Docking

  2010.  Miodownik, D., B. Cartrite and R. Bhavnani

  Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation  13:3 (June)

  [  paper  ]

Macro- and Micro-Level Theories of Violence in Ethnic and Non-Ethnic Civil Wars

  2010.  Bhavnani, R. and D. Miodownik

  In Tor Jacobson (ed.) Causes of War: An Introduction to Theories Behind Warfare and Collective Violence. Nova Science Publishers

  [  chapter  ] 

Computational Models of Ethnic Violence
  2010.  Bhavnani, R., R. Riolo and D. Miodownik

  In A, Kott and G. Citrenbaum (eds.) Estimating Impact. Springer
  [  chapter  ]

Rumor Dynamics in Ethnic Violence  
  2009.  Bhavnani, R., M. Findley and J. Kuklinski

  Journal of Politics  71:3 (July): 876-892
  [  paper  |  appendix  ]


Ethnic Polarization, Ethnic Salience and Civil War
 
2009.  Bhavnani, R. and D. Miodownik

  Journal of Conflict Resolution  53:1 (February): 30-49
  [  paper  ]


Scarcity, Abundance, and Conflict: A Complex New World

  2009.  Bhavnani, R

  Whitehead Journal of International Diplomacy  10: 2 (Summer/Fall): 19-34
  [  paper  ]

Simulating Closed Regimes with Agent Based Models
 
2008.  Bhavnani, R., R. Riolo and D. Backer

  Complexity  14:1 (September/October): 36-44
  [  paper  ]​


REsCape: An Agent-Based Framework for Modeling Resources, Ethnicity and Conflict
 
2008.  Bhavnani, R., D. Miodownik and J. Nart

  Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation  11:2 (March)
  [  paper  ]


Ethnic Norms and Interethnic Violence
 
2006.  Bhavnani, R

  Journal of Peace Research  43:6 (November): 651-669
  [  paper  ]​

Agent Based Models in the Study of Ethnic Norms and Interethnic Violence 

  2006.  Bhavnani, R. In Neil Harrison (ed.) 

  Complexity in World Politics: Concepts and Methods of a New Paradigm. SUNY Press 

  [  chapter  ] 

Diamonds, Blood, and Taxes

  2005.  Snyder, R. and R. Bhavnani

  Journal of Conflict Resolution  49:4 (August): 563-597
  [  paper  ]​

Adaptive Agents, Political Institutions and Civic Traditions in Modern Italy
 
2003.  Bhavnani, R

  Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation  6:4 (October)
  [  paper  ]

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Announcement, Credibility, and Turnout in Popular Rebellions
 
2003.  Bhavnani, R. and M. Ross

  Journal of Conflict Resolution  47:3 (June): 340-366 
  [  paper  ] 

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Localized Ethnic Conflict and Genocide: Accounting for Differences in Rwanda and Burundi
 
2000.  Bhavnani, R. and D. Backer

  Journal of Conflict Resolution  44:3 (June): 283-307
  [  paper  ]

 

Voting Intentions in Africa: Ethnic, Economic or Partisan? 

  2011.  Bratton, M., R. Bhavnani and T. Chen.

  Afrobarometer Working Paper  No. 127 

  [  paper  ]​

​Social Capital and Political Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa
  2007.  Bhavnani, R. and D. Backer.

  Afrobarometer Working Paper  No. 90
  [  paper  ]​​​

 

A Hybrid Model of Decision-Making in Closed Political Regimes
 
2002.  Bhavnani, R., R. Riolo and D. Backer.

  Social Agents: Ecology, Exchange, and Evolution. Gleacher Center, University of Chicago, October 11-12
  [  paper  ]


Localized Ethnic Conflict and Genocide: Accounting for Differences
 
1999.  Bhavnani, R. and D. Backer.

  Santa Fe Institute Working Paper  99-07-053
  [  paper  ]

 
​​​ MERIAM

​​​Modelling Early Risk Indicators to Anticipate Malnutrition

 

 

Action Against Hunger (ACF)

University of Maryland (UMD)

Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies (IHEID)

Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

IdENTITY CoMPLEXITY 

Exploring Diversity and Symmetry in Intergroup Contact

PI's:

Ravi Bhavnani

Sharon Barnhardt

Pavan Mamadi

The project, currently in the inception phase, is based at

FLAME University/ Nuffield Center for Experimental Social Science. 

MINERVA

Aiding Resilience? The Impact of Foreign Assistance on the Dynamics of Intrastate Armed Conflict

 

PI's: Paul Huth, David Backer & Kevin Jones, University of Maryland

Center for International Development and Conflict Management UMD

Center for International Security Studies UMD

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

College of William & Mary

Award:  $2,549,460.

Peace & Conflict

 

Edited by 

 

David A. Backer

Ravi Bhavnani

Paul K. Huth