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Ulrike Theuerkauf

Ulrike Theuerkauf

Fellow in Government

Email: U.G.Theuerkauf@lse.ac.uk|
Office: CON4.03
Office Hours: Thursdays 9.30am-11.30am
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 5354
Website:  http://personal.lse.ac.uk/THEUERKA/|


Ulrike Theuerkauf is LSE Fellow in Government in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She obtained her PhD in Political Science from the LSE in 2012, after previously having completed her first Masters degree (Magister Artium) in Political Science, Sociology and Philosophy at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen in 2005, and her second Masters degree (Master of Research) in Political Science at the LSE in 2006. Her research deals with the impact of different types and combinations of political institutions on the risk of ethnic civil war.

Research Interests

  • Institutional design and ethnic conflict management
  • Democracy and democratisation
  • Electoral systems
  • Federalism
  • Forms of government
  • Political culture
  • Power-sharing

Teaching Responsibilities

  • GV101 Introduction to Political Science

Selected Publications

Presidentialism and the Risk of Ethnic Violence, in: Ethnopolitics 12(1): 72-81, 2013

Review: The One-Dimensionality of the Institutional Incentives Approach to Ethnic Violence, in: Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 33(8): 783-795, 2010.

Institutional Design and Ethnic Violence: Do Grievances Help to Explain Ethnopolitical Instability?, in: Civil Wars 12(1-2): 117-139, 2010.