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Research Interests for Kyle Beardsley

Research Interests:

Kyle Beardsley (Ph.D., UCSD, 2006) is Associate Professor of Political Science. His research interests include the political consequences and causes of third-party involvement in peace processes, the nature of intrastate rebellion, the motivations for and implications of gender balancing in post-conflict security forces, and the effects of nuclear-weapons proliferation on crisis behavior. His book, The Mediation Dilemma, explores how third-party conflict management frequently does well in securing short-term peace but also can contribute to greater instability in the long run, especially when the third parties rely on leverage. Prior to coming to Duke, Prof. Beardsley was on faculty at Emory University.

Conflict management, Gender in conflict management, Mediation, International, Nuclear Weapons, Peacekeeping forces, Political violence
Recent Publications
  1. Karim, S; Beardsley, K, Peacekeeping and the problem of sexual and gender-based violence, in Consent in peacekeeping (December, 2022), pp. 256-269, Edward Elgar Publishing, ISBN 9781839109928 [doi]
  2. Chen, C; Roberts, J; Adhikari, S; Asal, V; Beardsley, K; Gonzalez, E; Jahanbani, N; James, P; Lobell, SE; Ripsman, NM; Silverstone, S; Van Wijk, A, Tipping Points: Challenges in Analyzing International Crisis Escalation, International Studies Review, vol. 24 no. 3 (September, 2022), Oxford University Press (OUP) [doi[abs]
  3. Blair, RA; Karim, SM; Gilligan, MJ; Beardsley, K, Policing Ethnicity: Lab-in-the-Field Evidence on Discrimination, Cooperation, and Ethnic Balancing in the Liberian National Police, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, vol. 17 no. 2 (April, 2022), pp. 141-181, Now Publishers [doi[abs]
  4. Mahmood, Z; Beardsley, K; Newton, C; Roy, C; Kathman, JD; Tucker, C; Nomikos, WG; Villa, DN; Binder, M; Allen, S; Yuen, A; Passmore, TJA; Shannon, M; Hultman, L; Chapman, TL, The United Nations After 75: Assessing Current Understandings, Charting Fruitful Research Agendas, International Peacekeeping, vol. 29 no. 4 (January, 2022), pp. 551-623 [doi[abs]
  5. Chen, C; Beardsley, K, Once and Future Peacemakers: Continuity of Third-party Involvement in Civil War Peace Processes, International Peacekeeping, vol. 28 no. 2 (January, 2021), pp. 285-311 [doi[abs]

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