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Scott Gates
Scott Gates
Research Professor
Email: scott@prio.no
Work Phone:+4722 54 77 32
Mobile Phone:47916 48 367
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Research Interest Applied Game Theoretic Analysis, International Relations Theory, International Political Economy, Formal Models of Bureaucracy, Economic Modeling.

Languages spoken:

English, Norwegian

Working experience:

Director, CSCW, PRIO, August 2002-2012
Professor, Norwegian Univ of Science & Technology, 2003--Michigan State University, Associate Professor, 1996-2003
PRIO, Program Leader and Research Professor, 1999-2002
PRIO, Visiting Research Fellow, 1997- 1999
Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology, Visiting Scholar 1996-97, 1998
Univ. of Trondheim, Visiting Associate Professor, 1994-95
Michigan State University, Assistant Professor, 1989-1996

Education:

PhD, Political Science, University of Michigan, 1989
MS, Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, 1985
MA, Political Science, University of Michigan, 1983
BA, Political Science, University of Minnesota, 1980
BA, Anthopology, University of Minnesota, 1980

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Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv; & Scott Gates (2013) Soft power at home and abroad: Sport diplomacy, politics and peace-building, International Area Studies Review 16(3): 235–243.
Binningsbø, Helga Malmin; Cyanne Loyle; Scott Gates; & Jon Elster (2012) Armed conflict and Post-conflict Justice, 1946–2006: A Dataset, Journal of Peace Research 49(5): 731–740.
Gates, Scott; Håvard Hegre; Håvard Mokleiv Nygård & Håvard Strand (2012) Development Consequences of Armed Conflict, World Development 40(9): 1713–1722.
Butler, Christopher K.; & Gates, Scott (2012)African Range Wars: Climate, Conflict, and Property Rights , Journal of Peace Research 49(1): 23–34.
Rustad, Siri Aas; Halvard Buhaug; Åshild Falch; & Scott Gates (2011) All Conflict Is Local: Modeling Sub-National Variation in Civil Conflict Risk, Conflict Management and Peace Science 28(1): 15–40.
Butler, Christopher K.; & Gates, Scott (2009) Asymmetry, Parity, and (Civil) War: Can International Theories of Power Help Us Understand Civil War? , International Interactions 35(3): 330 – 340.
Lujala, Päivi; & Scott Gates (2009) Geography, Rebel Capability, and the Duration of Civil Conflict, Journal of Conflict Resolution 53(4): 544–569.
Gates, Scott; Håvard Hegre; Mark P. Jones; & Håvard Strand (2006) Institutional Inconsistency and Political Instability: Polity Duration, 1800-2000, American Journal of Political Science 50(4): 893–908.
Damania, Richard;Neumayer, Eric;Fredriksson, Per G.; & Gates, Scott (2005) Environmentalism, Democracy, and Pollution Control , Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 49(2): 343–365.
Gates, Scott; & Murshed, S. Mansoob (2005) Spatial–Horizontal Inequality and the Maoist Insurgency in Nepal , Review of Development Economics 9(1): 121–134.
Gates, Scott (2002) Recruitment and Allegiance: The Microfoundations of Rebellion , Journal of Conflict Resolution 46(1): 111–130.
Buhaug, Halvard & Scott Gates (2002) The Geography of Civil War, Journal of Peace Research 39(4): 417–433.
Gleditsch, Nils Petter; Tanja Ellingsen; Scott Gates; Håvard Hegre; Nils Petter Gleditsch; Håvard Hegre; & Tanja Ellingsen (2001) Toward a Democratic Civil Peace? Democracy, Political Change and Civil War 1816–1992, American Political Science Review 95(1): 33–48.
Gates, Scott; Håvard Hegre; Håvard Hegre; & Scott Gates (1999) Evolution in Democracy-War Dynamics, Journal of Conflict Resolution 43(6): 771–792.
Gates, Scott; Håvard Hegre; Ranveig Gissinger; Nils Petter Gleditsch; Nils Petter Gleditsch; Håvard Hegre; & Ranveig Gissinger (1998) Timing the Changes in Political Structures. A New Polity Database, Journal of Conflict Resolution 42(2): 231–242.
Gates, Scott;Moses, Jonathon W.; & Knutsen, Torbjørn L. (1996) Democracy and Peace: A More Skeptical View , Journal of Peace Research 33(1): 1–10.

PhD Thesis

Østby, Gudrun (2011) Horizontal Inequalities and Political Violence. PhD thesis, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, .
Binningsbø, Helga Malmin (2011) A Piece of the Pie: Power Sharing and Postconflict Peace. PhD thesis, Department of Sociology and Political Science, NTNU, .
Lujala, Päivi (2008) Natural Resources and Armed Conflict. PhD thesis, Department of Economics, NTNU, .

Monograph

Gates, Scott & Kaushik Roy (2014) Unconventional Warfare in South Asia, Shadow Warriors and Counterinsurgency. Farnham: Ashgate.
Brehm, John; & Gates, Scott (2008) Teaching, Tasks, and Trust - Functions of the Public Executive. : The Russel Sage Foundation Series on Trust.
Gates, Scott (1998) Game Theory Topics: Incomplete Information, Repeated Games and N-player Games. : Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences Series.

Book Chapter

Gates, Scott(2011) Why Do Children Fight? Motivations and the Mode of Recruitment Child Soldiers: from Recruitment to Reintegration. : Palgrave Macmillan(29–49).
Gates, Scott; & Roy, Kaushik(2011) Introduction Unconventional Warfare In South Asia, 1947 to the Present. : Ashgate(9–30).
Gates, Scott; & Roy, Kaushik(2011) Introduction Conventional Warfare In South Asia, 1947 to the Present. : Ashgate(9–30).
Gates, Scott; & Roy, Kaushik(2011) Introduction The Nuclear Shadow Over South Asia, 1947 to the Present. : Ashgate(9–28).
Gates, Scott; & Butler, Christopher K.(2010) The Technology of Terror: Accounting for the Strategic Use of Terrorism Coping With Terrorism: Origins, Escalation, Counter Strategies and Responses. : (53—73).
Gates, Scott; & Reich, Simon(2010) Child Soldiers in the Age of Fractured States. Introduction Child Soldiers In the Age of Fractured States. : (3–13).
Gates, Scott; & Reich, Simon(2010) Conclusion: Children and Human Security Child Soldiers In the Age of Fractured States. : (247–254).
Andvig, Jens Chr.; & Gates, Scott(2010) Recruiting Children for Armed Conflict Child Soldiers In the Age of Fractured States. : (77–92).
Gates, Scott & Aysegul Aydin (2008) Rulers as Mass Murderers: Political Institutions and Human Insecurity, in Insecurity In Intra-State Conflicts: Governments, Rebels, and Outsiders. (72–95).
Gates, Scott; & Strand, Håvard(2008) Military Intervention, Democratization, and Post-conflict Political Stability Resources, Governance and Civil Conflict. : (147–162).
Gates, Scott; & Murshed, S. Mansoob(2006) Spatial Horizontal Inequality and the Maoist Insurgency in Nepal Spatial Disparities In Human Development. : .
Hegre, Håvard;Gates, Scott;Ellingsen, Tanja; & Gleditsch, Nils Petter(2005) Towards a Democratic Civil Peace War. Library of International Relations. : (165–193).
Gates, Scott;Ellingsen, Tanja; & Hegre, Håvard(2005) Toward a Democratic Civil Peace? : (165–193).
Brehm, John; & Gates, Scott(2004) Supervisors as Trust Brokers Trust and Distrust In Organizations. : (41–64).
Gomez, Brad;Gates, Scott; & Brehm, John(2003) Donut Shops, Speed Traps, and Paperwork Politics, Policy, and Organizations: Essays In the Scientific Study of Bureaucracy. : (133–159).
Gates, Scott;Brehm, John; & Gomez, Brad(2001) Donut Shops, Speed Traps, and Paperwork Politics, Policy, and Organizations: Essays In the Scientific Study of Bureaucracy. : .
Hegre, Håvard;Gleditsch, Nils Petter; & Gates, Scott(2001) Democracy and Civil Conflict After the Cold War Perspectives on Democratic Consolidation In Central and Eastern Europe. : (185–194).

Edited Volume

Gates, Scott; & Kaushik Roy, eds, (2011) Unconventional Warfare in South Asia to the Present. Farnham: Ashgate. Critical Essays on Warfare in South Asia, 1947 to the Present.
Gates, Scott; & Kaushik Roy, eds, (2011) The Nuclear Shadow over South Asia, 1947 to the Present. Farnham: Ashgate. Critical Essays on Warfare in South Asia, 1947 to Present.
Gates, Scott; & Kaushik Roy, eds, (2011) Conventioinal Warfare in South Asia, 1947 to the Present. Farnham: Ashgate. Critical Essays on Warfare in South Asia, 1947 to the Present.
Gates, Scott; Brad Gomez; & John Brehm, eds, (2003) Donut Shops, Speed Traps, and Paperwork. Ann Arbor. Politics, Policy, and Organizations: Essays in the Scientific Study of Bureaucracy.

Non-refereed Journal Article

Gates, Scott; & Reich, Simon (2009) Think Again: Child Soldiers , Foreign Policy .
Buhaug, Halvard; Scott Gates; Håvard Hegre; Håvard Strand; & Henrik Urdal (2009) Nils Petter Gleditsch: A Lifetime Achiever, European Political Science 8(1): 79–89.
Gates, Scott; & Lainer, Mark (1997) Incarcerated Youth at Risk: Evaluating the AIDS Risk Reduction Model , Journal of Criminal Justice 24(6): 537–548.

Popular Article

Gates, Scott; & Reich, Simon (2009) Sannheten om barnesoldater [The Truth about Child Soldiers], Dagbladet, 12 June.

Master Thesis

Gomsrud, Lars Seland (2009) Market Capitalism and Interstate War. Limits to Universality in International Relations. MA thesis, Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), .
Naser, Seyed Jamil (2008) Power Sharing for Afghanistan, The Imperative of Inter-Ethnic Dialogue. MA thesis, Department of Sociology & Political Science, NTNU, Trondheim, .
Lothe, Elisabeth (2007) Ending Ethnic Conflict: Can Institutional Power Contribute to Sustaining Peace in Burundi?. MA thesis, Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Oslo, .
Falch, Åshild (2006) Durable Peace Following Civil War? Testing the Importance of International Security Guarantees And Institutional Settlement Arrangements. MA thesis, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, .

Conference Paper

Hegre, Håvard;Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv;Strand, Håvard; & Gates, Scott 2012The Conflict Trap , presented at American Political Science Association Annual Meeting.
Hegre, Håvard 2012Why Waves? Global Patterns of Democratization, 1816-2008 , presented at 3rd International Conference on Democracy as Idea and Practice, Oslo, 12-13 January 2012.
Butler, Christopher K.; & Gates, Scott 2010 Property Rights and Conflict, .
Gates, Scott;Hegre, Håvard;Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv; & Strand, Håvard 2010 Arab Exceptionalism -- How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Trust my Secret Police, presented at Peace Science Society (International) , , 21–23 Oct.
Butler, Christopher K.; & Gates, Scott 2010 African Range Wars, .
Gomsrud, Lars Seland;Gates, Scott; & Strand, Håvard 2009 Surviving the Capitalist Peace: Leaders' Incentives and Economic Freedom, presented at 5th ECPR General Conference, , 10 September.
Rustad, Siri Aas;Buhaug, Halvard;Falch, Åshild; & Gates, Scott 2009 Subnational Variation in Civil Conflict Risk, presented at 50th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, , 15–18 February.
Gates, Scott; & Strøm, Kaare 2008 Power-sharing, Agency and Civil Conflict, presented at 2008 GROW-net meeting, , 15 September.
Gates, Scott; & Lektzian, David 2008 Drugs, Governance, and Civil Conflict, presented at International Studies Association, , 2008.
Gates, Scott; & Aydin, Aysegul 2008 From Repression to Genocide: Why Would a Leader Ever Commit Mass Murder?, presented at 49th Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, , 26–29 March.
Gates, Scott 2007 Recruiting Child Soldiers, presented at the 48th Annual Metting of the International Studies Association, , 28 February–3 March.
Binningsbø, Helga Malmin;Lie, Tove Grete; & Gates, Scott 2007 Post-Conflict Justice and Sustainable Peace, presented at Conference on Management of Post-Conflict Transition: The Challenges of Institutional Reform, , 22–24 January .
Strand, Håvard;Hegre, Håvard;Jones, Mark P.; & Gates, Scott 2007 Democratic Waves? War, New States, and Global Patterns of Democratization, 1800 –2000, presented at Statsvitenskaplig Fagkonferanse, , 3–5 March.
Gates, Scott; & Aydin, Aysegul 2007 Why Do Rulers Commit Mass Murder? The Microfoundations of Human Insecurity, presented at the 48th Annual Metting of the International Studies Association, , 28 February–3 March.
Binningsbø, Helga Malmin;Lie, Tove Grete; & Gates, Scott 2006 Postconflict Justice and Sustainable Peace, presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), , 31 August–3 September.
Gates, Scott; & Aydin, Aysegul 2006 Rulers as Mass Murderers: Political Institutions and Human Insecurity, presented at the 47th Annual Conference of the International Studies Association (ISA), , 22–25 March.
Binningsbø, Helga Malmin;Lie, Tove Grete; & Gates, Scott 2006 Post-Conflict Justice and Sustainable Peace, presented at Polarization and Conflict Workshop, , 26–29 April.
Lujala, Päivi;Gates, Scott;Buhaug, Halvard; & Lujala, Päivi 2005Geography, Strategic Ambition, and the Duration of Civil Conflict, presented at International Conference on 'Mapping the Complexity of Civil Wars', Zürich, 15–17 September.
Lektzian, David; & Gates, Scott 2005 Drugs, Governance and Civil Conflict, presented at the 46th Annual meeting of the International Studies Association, , 1–5 March.
Strand, Håvard; & Gates, Scott 2004 Modeling the Duration of Civil Wars: Measurement and Estimation Issues, presented at Meeting of the Standing Group on International Relations, , 9–11 September.
Strand, Håvard;Jones, Mark; & Gates, Scott 2004 The Escalation Process from Political Instability to War, presented at the 45th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, , 17–20 March.
Lektzian, David; & Gates, Scott 2004 Drugs, Governance and Civil Conflict, presented at a workshop on 'Resources, Governance Structures, and Civil War', , 13–18 April.
Gates, Scott; & Strand, Håvard 2004 Military Intervention, Democratization, and Post-conflict Political Stability, presented at the 45th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, , 17–20 March.
Vik, Jostein;Moses, Jonathan;Strand, Håvard; & Gates, Scott 2003 Mini-Skirts, Hula-Hoops and Exchange Rate Regimes: Information Cascades Across Central Banks, presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, , 28 August.
Gates, Scott 2003 Modelling the Duration of Civil Wars: Selection Bias, Measurement and Estimation Issues, presented at Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, , 3–6 April.
Murshed, Mansoob; & Gates, Scott 2003 Spatial-Horizontal Inequality and the Maoist Insurgency in Nepal, presented at Paper prepared for the UNU/WIDER Project Conference on Spatial Inequality in Asia , , 28–29 March.
Lujala, Päivi; & Gates, Scott 2003 Lootable Natural Resources and the Duration of Armed Conflict, 1946–2001, presented at the Eleventh Norwegian National Conference in Political Science, , 8–10 January.
Lujala, Päivi;Gates, Scott;Buhaug, Halvard; & Lujala, Päivi 2002Lootable Natural Resources and the Duration of Armed Civil Conflict, 1946-2001, presented at the 36th annual Peace Science Society (International) meeting, Tucson, Arizona, 11 March.
Gates, Scott;Hegre, Håvard;Jones, Mark P.; & Strand, Håvard 2001 On the Shoulders of Giants: A Multi-Dimensional Representation of Political Systems (MIRPS), 1 January.
Gates, Scott; & Buhaug, Halvard 2001The Geography of Civil WarAtlanta GA, 1 January.
Gates, Scott 2001 Measuring Democracy, 1 January.

PRIO Policy Brief

Gates, Scott; Håvard Strand & Kaare Strøm (2010) Peace and Democracy – Can We Have Both?, CSCW Policy Brief, 3. Oslo: PRIO.
Strand, Håvard & Scott Gates (2008) Lessons Learned from Power-sharing in Africa, CSCW Policy Brief, 8. Oslo: PRIO.
Gates, Scott & Kaare Strøm (2008) Power-sharing and Civil Conflict, CSCW Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.
Gates, Scott & Kaare Strøm (2007) Power-sharing, Agency and Civil Conflict - Power-sharing Agreements, Negotiations and Peace Processes , CSCW Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - Other

Gates, Scott;Hegre, Håvard; & Strand, Håvard (2007) Global Trends in Armed Conflict: .
Hegre, Håvard;Gleditsch, Nils Petter; & Gates, Scott (2004) Towards a Global Civil Peace, background note to the United Nations Foundation, : .

Report - External Series

Strand, Håvard;Hegre, Håvard;Gates, Scott; & Dahl, Marianne (2012) Why Waves? Global Patterns of Democratization , Working paper .
Gates, Scott;Hegre, Håvard;Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv; & Strand, Håvard (2010) Consequences of Civil War , Background paper for World Development Report 2011 .
Rustad, Siri Aas;Falch, Åshild;Gates, Scott; & Buhaug, Halvard (2009) Risk Assessment and Mitigation Measures for Natural and Conflict-Related Hazards in Asia-Pacific, NGI Report, 200716001. : Norwegian Geotechnical Institute.