Politics and International Relations

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Nadine is Lecturer in International Conflict Analysis and a Research Fellow at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg. Together with Dr Sabine Kurtenbach from GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies she is co-leading a project on “Security sector reform and the stability of post-war peace”. She has previously worked as Post-Doctoral Researcher for Grants and Impact at the School of Politics and International Relations, as Project Coordinator and Research Fellow in the project “Institutions for Sustainable Peace” at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies Hamburg (2012-215) and as Acting Junior Professor for Development Politics and Politics of Africa at Bayreuth University (2014-2015). Her research focuses on institutional reform in post-conflict societies, in particular security sector reform, the role of international state and non-state actors in these reform processes, and the conditions for establishing peace in divided and post-conflict societies. She uses a mixed-methods approach to explore dynamics and conditions of peacebuilding in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond."

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Available for: TV, Press, Radio, Consultancy. Expertise: Post-conflict transformation and institutional reform, Security sector reform, Regional dynamics of conflict and violence, Conflict analysis.   Regional Expertise: Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular: DR Congo, Tanzania, Togo. Languages: Native German speaker, English.

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Publications

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Book
Ansorg, N. (2013). Kriege ohne Grenzen: Ursachen regionaler Konfliktsysteme in Sub-Sahara Afrika. [Online]. Heidelberg: Springer VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-02529-8.
Article
Haastrup, T. and Ansorg, N. (2018). Gender and the EU's Support for Security Sector Reform in Fragile Contexts. Journal of Common Market Studies [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12716.
Ansorg, N. and Strasheim, J. (2018). Veto Players in Post-Conflict DDR Programs: Evidence from Nepal and the DRC. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding [Online]. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17502977.2018.1501981.
Ansorg, N. and Gordon, E. (2018). Co-operation, Contestation and Complexity in Post-Conflict Security Sector Reform. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/17502977.2018.1516392.
Haass, F. and Ansorg, N. (2018). Better peacekeepers, better protection? Troop quality of United Nations peace operations and violence against civilians. Journal of Peace Research [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/0022343318785419.
Ansorg, N. (2017). Security sector reform in Africa: donor approaches versus local needs. Contemporary Security Policy [Online] 38:129-144. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13523260.2016.1278343.
Ansorg, N., Haass, F. and Strasheim, J. (2016). Police Reforms in Peace Agreements, 1975–2011: Introducing the PRPA dataset. Journal of Peace Research [Online]:1-11. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022343316628932.
Ansorg, N. and Haastrup, T. (2016). Brexit Beyond the UK's Borders: What It Means for Africa. GIGA Focus Afrika [Online]. Available at: https://www.giga-hamburg.de/en/publication/brexit-beyond-the-uks-borders-what-it-means-for-africa.
Ansorg, N. (2014). Wars without borders: Conditions for the development of regional conflict systems in sub-Saharan Africa. International Area Studies Review [Online] 17:295-312. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2233865914546502.
Ansorg, N. and Schultze, K. (2014). Friedensinseln in Subsahara-Afrika. GIGA Focus Afrika [Online] 5:1-8. Available at: http://www.giga-hamburg.de/en/system/files/publications/gf_afrika_1405.pdf.
Ansorg, N. and Haass, F. (2013). Multilaterale Friedenssicherung in Afrika. GIGA Focus Afrika [Online] 6:1-8. Available at: http://www.giga-hamburg.de/en/system/files/publications/gf_afrika_1306.pdf.
Ansorg, N., Haass, F. and Strasheim, J. (2013). Institutions for Sustainable Peace: From Research Gaps to New Frontiers. Global Governance [Online] 19:19-26. Available at: http://journals.rienner.com/doi/pdf/10.5555/1075-2846-19.1.19.
Ansorg, N. et al. (2012). Institutionelle Reformen zur Friedenskonsolidierung. GIGA Focus Afrika [Online] 6:1-8. Available at: http://www.giga-hamburg.de/en/system/files/publications/gf_afrika_1206.pdf.
Ansorg, N. (2011). How does militant violence diffuse in regions? Regional conflict systems in international relations and peace and conflict studies. International Journal of Conflict and Violence [Online] 5:173-187. Available at: http://www.ijcv.org/index.php/ijcv/article/view/112.
Audio
Ansorg, N. (2015). Vereinte Nationen als Kriegspartei: Neue Gangart der Monusco-Mission im Kongo. [Audio]. Available at: http://www.giga-hamburg.de/sites/default/files/media%20contribution/ndr_info_nadine_ansorg_150322.mp3.
Book section
Haass, F., Strasheim, J. and Ansorg, N. (2016). The International Dimension of Postconflict Police Reform. in: Ansorg, N. and Kurtenbach, S. eds. Institutional Reforms and Peacebuilding. Change, Path-Dependency and Societal Divisions in Post-War Communities. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 163-190. Available at: https://www.routledge.com/Institutional-Reforms-and-Peacebuilding-Change-Path-Dependency-and-Societal/Ansorg-Kurtenbach/p/book/9781138682306.
Edited book
Ansorg, N. and Kurtenbach, S. eds. (2016). Institutional Reforms and Peacebuilding. Change, Path-Dependency and Societal Divisions in Post-War Communities. [Online]. London and New York: Routledge. Available at: https://www.routledge.com/Institutional-Reforms-and-Peacebuilding-Change-Path-Dependency-and-Societal/Ansorg-Kurtenbach/p/book/9781138682306.
Internet publication
Ansorg, N. (2018). Nördliches Afrika: Regionale Zusammenhänge und Wechselwirkungen aus der historischen Perspektive [blog post]. Available at: http://www.bpb.de/internationales/weltweit/innerstaatliche-konflikte/267543/regionale-zusammenhaenge-und-wechselwirkungen-aus-historischer-perspektive.
Ansorg, N. (2018). Demokratische Republik Kongo [blog post]. Available at: http://www.bpb.de/internationales/weltweit/innerstaatliche-konflikte/54628/kongo.
Ansorg, N. (2018). The DRC is still in crisis but there is a way out [blog post]. Available at: https://theconversation.com/the-drc-is-still-in-crisis-but-there-is-a-way-out-94585.
Ansorg, N. (2018). Keine SSR-Programme ohne Beteiligung marginalisierter Gruppen [blog post]. Available at: https://peacelab.blog/2018/05/keine-ssr-programme-ohne-beteiligung-marginalisierter-gruppen.
Ansorg, N. and Haass, F. (2017). Peacekeeping Contributor Profile: Germany [html page]. Available at: http://providingforpeacekeeping.org/2014/04/03/contributor-profile-germany/.
Haastrup, T. and Ansorg, N. (2016). Brexit will blow a hole in EU-Africa relations [Blog article]. Available at: https://theconversation.com/brexit-will-blow-a-hole-in-eu-africa-relations-65925.
Ansorg, N. (2015). UN im Kongo: Neues Mandat in schwierigen Zeiten [Online]. Available at: http://www.dw.com/de/un-im-kongo-neues-mandat-in-schwierigen-zeiten/a-18344132.
Ansorg, N. (2014). Central African conflicts risk spreading [Online]. Available at: http://www.dw.com/en/central-african-conflicts-risk-spreading/a-17360624.
Review
Ansorg, N. (2018). BOOK REVIEW: Peacebuilding and spatial transformation: Peace, space and place. South African Journal of International Affairs [Online]:1-2. Available at: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10220461.2018.1431567.
Forthcoming
Ansorg, N. (2018). Conducting Fieldwork in Security-Sensitive Environments [Online]. Available at: http://methods.sagepub.com/Cases.
Total publications in KAR: 27 [See all in KAR]
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Research Interests

Nadine's research focuses on institutional reform in post-conflict societies, the role of international state and non-state actors in these reform processes, and the conditions for establishing peace in divided and post-conflict societies. She uses a mixed-methods approach to explore dynamics and conditions of peacebuilding in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.

Research interests

  • Post-conflict transformation and institutional reform
  • Security sector reform
  • Regional dynamics of conflict and violence
  • Conflict analysis

Regional interests:

  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • South-East Asia
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