Erik Melander

Professor

Research | Teaching | Publications | Other

Research areas

Causes of War, Conflict Analysis, Conflict Resolution, Third party Peacemaking, Dynamics of Violent Conflict, Gender and Violent Conflict, the East Asian Peace

Current Research

Implementation of Peace Processes, Peacebuidling and Human Security After Civil War, Environmental Stress and Non-state Conflict, Trends in Armed Conflict and Peacemaking

Some Ongoing Projects

Director of the Uppsala Conflict Data program

Deputy Program Leader of the research program “The East Asian Peace Since 1979: How Deep? How Can It Be  Explained?” (under the leadership of Professor Stein Tønnesson)

Teaching

Development and Armed Conflict

Publications (Selected)

Monograph

Melander, Erik, 1999. Anarchy Within: The Security Dilemma Between Ethnic Groups in Emerging Anarchy, Report No. 52. Uppsala: Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University (254 pages).

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Bjarnegård, Elin, and Erik Melander. 2011. “Disentangling Democratization, Gender, and Peace: The Negative Effects of Militarized Masculinity”, Journal of Gender Studies 20(2):139-154.

Melander, Erik. 2009. “Selected to Go Where Murderers Lurk? The Preventive Effect of Peacekeeping on Mass Killings of Civilians”, Conflict Management and Peace Sciences, 26(4):389-486.

Melander, Erik. 2009. “The Geography of Fear: Regional Ethnic Diversity, the Security Dilemma, and Ethnic War”, European Journal of International Relations 15(1):95-124.

Melander, Erik; Magnus Öberg & Jonathan Hall. 2009. “Are ‘New Wars’ More Atrocious? Battle Intensity, Genocide and Forced Migration Before and After the End of the Cold War”, European Journal of International Relations 15(3):505-536.

Melander, Erik, Frida Möller, and Magnus Öberg. 2009. "Managing Intrastate Low-intensity Armed Conflict 1993-2004: A New Dataset." International Interactions 35(2): 58-85.

Harbom, Lotta, Erik Melander, and Peter Wallensteen. 2008. "Dyadic Dimensions of Armed Conflict, 1946−2007." Journal of Peace Research 45(5):697-710.

Melander, Erik & Magnus Öberg, 2007. ”The Threat of Violence and Forced Migration: Geographical Scope Trumps Intensity of Fighting”, Civil Wars 9(2): 156-173.

Melander, Erik & Magnus Öberg, 2006. ”Time to Go: Duration Dependence in Forced Migration”, International Interactions 32(2): 1-24.

Melander, Erik, 2005. ”Gender Equality and Intrastate Armed Conflict”, International Studies Quarterly 49(4): 695-714.

Melander, Erik, 2005. ”Political Gender Equality and State Human Rights Abuse”, Journal of Peace Research 42(2): 149-166.

Melander, Erik, 2002. ”The Limits of Manipulation Theory: The Apartheid Third Force and the ANC-Inkatha Conflict in South Africa”, Peace Economics, Peace Science and Peace Policy 8(4): 1-45.

Melander, Erik, 2001. ”The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Revisited: Was the War Inevitable?” Journal of Cold War Studies 3(2): 48-75.

Book chapters

Wallensteen, Peter, Erik Melander, and Stina Högbladh. (2012). Peace Agreements, Justice and Durable Peace. In Rethinking Peacebuilding: The quest for just peace in the Middle East and the Western Balkans, edited by Karin Aggestam and Annika Björkdahl. London: Routledge (125-139).

Wallensteen, Peter, Erik Melander, and Frida Möller. (2012) Preventing Genocide: The International Response. In Reducing Identity Conflicts and Preventing Genocide, edited by Mark Anstey, Paul Meerts and William I Zartman. Oxford: Oxford University Press (280-305).

Melander, Erik & Claire Pigache, 2007. ”Conflict Prevention: Concepts and Challenges”, in Walter Feichtinger and Predrag Jurekovic, ed., Konfliktprävention zwischen Anspruch und Wirklichkeit. Wien: the Austrian National Defence Academy (9-17).

Melander, Erik, 2005. ”State Manipulation or Nationalist Ambition: Assessing the Causes of the Nagorno-Karabakh War”, in Annika Rabo and Bo Utas, ed., The Role of the State in West Asia. Istanbul: Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul (165-178).

Axell, Karin; Birger Heldt; Erik Melander; Kjell-Åke Nordquist; Thomas Ohlson & Carl Åsberg, 1994. ”Appendix 2A. Major armed conflicts, 1993”, in SIPRI Yearbook 1994: World Armaments and Disarmament. Oxford: Oxford University Press (86-96). Reprinted in Nordlander, Ylva, ed. 1994. States in Armed Conflict 1993, Report No. 38. Uppsala: Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University.

Amer, Ramses; Birger Heldt; Signe Landgren; Kjell Magnusson; Erik Melander; Kjell-Åke Nordquist; Thomas Ohlson & Peter Wallensteen, 1993. ”Major Armed Conflicts”, in SIPRI Yearbook 1993: World Armaments and Disarmaments. Oxford, New York, etc.: Oxford University Press (81-118).

Heldt, Birger & Erik Melander, 1993. ”Appendix 3A. Major armed conflicts, 1992”, in SIPRI Yearbook 1993: World Armaments and Disarmaments. Oxford: Oxford University Press (119-130). Reprinted in Axell, Karin, ed. 1993. States in Armed Conflict 1992, Report No. 36. Uppsala: Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University.

Reports and working papers

Melander, Erik. 2009. Justice or Peace? A Statistical Study of the Relationship between Amnesties and Durable Peace. Lund University, JAD-PbP Working Paper Series (4).

Melander, Erik; Mats Hammarström & Magnus Öberg 2006. Forced Expulsion of Civilians in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo. Report to the Swedish Emergency Management Agency. Uppsala: Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University.

Melander, Erik; Mats Bengtsson; Patrick Kratt & Inger Buxton, 2004. Conflict-Sensitive Development Co-operation: How to Conduct a Conflict Analysis. Stockholm: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

Melander, Erik, 1999. The Escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict. Report to the Swedish Emergency Management Agency. Uppsala: Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University.

Wallensteen, Peter; Kjell-Åke Nordquist; Björn Hagelin & Erik Melander, 1994. Towards a Security Community in the Baltic Region. Uppsala: Baltic University.
 

Erik Melander
Professor

E-mail: erik.melander@pcr.uu.se
Phone: +46 (0)18 471 61 07
Fax: +46-(0)18 69 51 02
P.O. Box 514
SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden