Hanne Fjelde

Associate Professor

Research | Teaching | Publications | Other

Research Areas 

Electoral violence; political institutions armed conflict; democratization and autocratization; violence against civilians; security implications of climate change; Nigeria; Kenya.

Current Research

The Institutional Roots of Electoral Violence

Political legacies of electoral violence: Understanding challenges for democratic transition

Climate Change, Food Insecurity and Violent Conflict


MA level: Master thesis supervision and examination.

PhD level: principal supervisor to Ida Rudolfsen and assistant supervisor to Emma Elfversson and Eric Skoog. Co-convener for one of the department’s PhD supervision groups.


Peer Reviewed Articles   

Fjelde, Hanne, Lisa Hultman and Sara Lindberg Bromley (2017). “Offsetting Losses: Bargaining Power and Rebel Attacks on Peacekeepers”  International Studies Quarterly 60(4) 611-623.

von Uexkull, N., Croicu, M., Fjelde, H., and Buhaug, H. (2016). Civil conflict sensitivity to growing-season drought. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences113(44), 12391–12396. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1607542113

Fjelde, Hanne and Kristine Höglund. 2016 ”Electoral Institutions and Electoral Violence in Sub Saharan Africa” British Journal of Political Science. 46(2): 297-320

Fjelde, Hanne, 2015. “Farming or Fighting? Agricultural Price Shocks and Civil War in Africa”, World Development, 67(March): 525–534

Fjelde, Hanne and Gudrun Østby.  2014. Socioeconomic Inequality and Communal Conflict. A Disaggregated Analysis of Sub-Saharan Africa, 1990–2008. Internactional Interactions. 40(5): 737-762.

Fjelde, Hanne and Lisa Hultman. 2014 “Weakening Your Enemy. A Disaggregated Study of Violence against Civilians in Africa” Journal of Conflict Resolution.  58(7): 1230-1257.

Fjelde, Hanne and Håvard Hegre. 2014. ”Political Corruption and Institutional Stability” Studies in Comparative International Development. 49(3): 267-299.

Knutsen, Carl-Henrik and Hanne Fjelde. 2013. “Property Rights in Dictatorships: Kings Protect Property Better than Generals or Party Bosses” Contemporary Politics. 19(1): 94-114.

Opitz Christian, Hanne Fjelde, and Kristine Höglund. 2013. “Including Peace: The Influence of Electoral Management Bodies on Electoral Violence.” Journal of Eastern African Studies. 7(4): 713-731.

Strasheim, Julia and Hanne Fjelde. 2014 “Pre-designing democracy: institutional design of interim governments and democratization in 15 post-conflict societies.” Democratization. 21(2): 335-358.

Fjelde, Hanne and Nina von Uexkull. 2012. “Climate Triggers: Rainfall Anomalies, Vulnerability and Communal Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Political Geography.31(7): 444-453.

Fjelde, Hanne and Desirée Nilsson. 2012. ”Rebels against Rebels: Explaining Violence Between Rebel Groups”. Journal of Conflict Resolution. 56(4): 604-628.

Fjelde, Hanne. 2010. “Generals, Dictators and Kings: Authoritarian Regimes and Civil Conflict 1973 – 2004” Conflict Management and Peace Science. 27(3): 195-218.

de Soysa, Indra and Hanne Fjelde. 2010. “Is the Hidden Hand an Iron Fist? Capitalism and Civil Conflict” Journal of Peace Research. 47(3): 287-298.

Fjelde, Hanne. 2009. “Buying Peace? Oil, Corruption and Civil War, 1984- 99.” Journal of Peace Research. 47(2): 199-218.

Fjelde, Hanne and Indra de Soysa. 2009. “Coercion, Co-optation, or Cooperation? State Capacity and the Risk of Civil War, 1961–2004.” Conflict Management and Peace Science. 26(1): 5-25.


Fjelde, Hanne. 2009. Sins of Omission and Commission. The Quality of Government and Civil Conflict. Report No. 88, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University.

Other academic writing

Fjelde, Hanne, Lisa Hultman, and Ralph Sundberg. 2018. “Actor characteristics of perpetrators of violence against civilians”. Eds. Backer, David A., Jonathan Wilkenfeld and Paul K. Huth. Peace and Conflict 2018. Routledge, UK.

Fjelde, Hanne, Lisa Hultman, Margareta Sollenberg and Ralph Sundberg. 2017. “Spatial patterns of violence against civilians”. Eds. Backer, David A., Jonathan Wilkenfeld and Paul K. Huth. Peace and Conflict 2017. Routledge, UK.

Fjelde, Hanne and Kristine Höglund. 2016. “Electoral Violence: The Emergence of a Research Field”. APSA newsletter, 14(2).

Fjelde, Hanne, Lisa Hultman and Margareta Sollenberg. 2016. Violence Against Civilians in Civil War. Eds. Backer, David A., Jonathan Wilkenfeld and Paul K. Huth. Peace and Conflict 2016. Routledge, UK.

Fjelde, Hanne and Kristine Höglund 2016. “När val leder till konflikt.” I Krig och fred. Riksbankens Jubileumsfonds årsbok. krig och fred. Makadam bok.

Fjelde, Hanne and Kristine Höglund (eds.), 2011. Building Peace, Creating Conflict? Conflictual Dimensions of Local and International Peacebuilding. Lund: Nordic Academic Press.

Hegre, Håvard and Hanne Fjelde. 2010. ”Post-Conflict Democracy and Conflict Recurrence” in J. Joseph Hewitt, Jonathan Wilkenfeld and Ted Robert Gurr (eds.) Peace and Conflict. London: Paradigm Publishers.

Blog Posts and Popular Science Articles

Fjelde, Hanne and Kristine Höglund, 2016. “Here’s One Way to Prevent Electoral Violence.” Monkey Cage, April 27.

Fjelde, Hanne and Kristine Höglund, 2016. ”Våld vid valurnorna – vad beror det på?” Mänsklig säkerhet, June 1.

Fjelde, Hanne and Lisa Hultman 2015. ”Ethnicity and Collective Targeting in Civil War” Political Violence at a Glance. April 13

Höglund, Kristine and Hanne Fjelde, 2013. ”Fredslobotomi eller hållbar demokrati? Kenya framtid osäker trots fredliga val.” Internationella studier (2): 10-12.

Hanne Fjelde

Hanne Fjelde
Associate Professor

Email: hanne.fjelde@pcr.uu.se
Phone: +46 (0) 18 471 23 37
Fax: +46 (0)18 69 51 02
P.O. Box 514
SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden