Bakke, Kristin M. 2015. Decentralization and Intrastate Struggles: Chechnya, Punjab, and Québec. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Recipient of the Conflict Research Society’s Book of the Year Award, 2016. Reviewed in Journal of Politics, Journal of Peace Research, and “Critical Dialogue” in Perspectives on Politics.

Refereed Journal Articles

Bakke, Kristin M., Kit Rickard, and John O’Loughlin. 2023. “Perceptions of the Past in the Post-Soviet Space.” Post-Soviet Affairs (forthcoming).

Godefroidt, Amélie, Karin Dyrstad, and Kristin M. Bakke. 2022. “The Past, Brexit, and the Future in Northern Ireland: A Quasi-Experiment” (research note). Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties 33 (1): 149-161. Article here.

Dyrstad, Karin, Helga M. Binningsbø, and Kristin M. Bakke. 2022. “Wartime Experiences and Popular Support for Peace Agreements: Comparative Evidence from Three Cases.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 66 (9): 1562-1588. Article here.

Rickard, Kit, and Kristin M. Bakke. 2021. “Legacies of Wartime Order: Punishment Attacks and Social Control in Northern Ireland.” Security Studies 30 (4): 603-636. Article here.

Dyrstad, Karin, Kristin M. Bakke, and Helga Malmin Binningsbø. 2021. “Perceptions of Peace Agreements and Political Trust in Post-War Guatemala, Nepal, and Northern Ireland.” International Peacekeeping 28 (4): 606-631. Article here.

Smidt, Hannah M., Dominic Perera, Neil J. Mitchell, and Kristin M. Bakke. 2021. “Silencing Their Critics: How Effective are Governments in Restricting Civil Society?” British Journal of Political Science 51 (3): 1270-1291. Article here (open access version here). Data here.

Bakke, Kristin M., Neil J. Mitchell and, and Hannah M. Smidt. 2020. “When States Crack Down on Human Rights Defenders.” International Studies Quarterly 64 (1): 85-96. Article here (open access version here). Data here.

Bakke, Kristin M., Andrew Linke, John O’Loughlin, and Gerard Toal. 2018. “Dynamics of State-Building after War: External-Internal Relations in Eurasian de facto States” Political Geography 63 (March): 159-173. Article here.

Seymour, Lee J.M., Kristin M. Bakke, and Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham. 2016. “E Pluribus Unum, Ex Uno Plures: Competition, Violence, and Fragmentation in Ethnopolitical Movements.” Journal of Peace Research 53 (1): 3-18. Article here.

Bakke, Kristin M., John O’Loughlin, Gerard Toal, and Michael D. Ward. 2014. “Convincing State-Builders? Disaggregating Internal Legitimacy in Abkhazia.” International Studies Quarterly 58 (3): 591-607. Article here.

Bakke, Kristin M. 2014. “Help Wanted? The Mixed Record of Foreign Fighters in Domestic Insurgencies.” International Security 38 (4): 150-187. Article here. Blog piece here.

Bakke, Kristin M., Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham, and Lee J.M. Seymour. 2012. “A Plague of Initials: Fragmentation, Cohesion, and Infighting in Civil Wars.” Perspectives on Politics 10 (2): 265-284. Article here.

Cunningham, Kathleen Gallagher, Kristin M. Bakke, and Lee J.M. Seymour. 2012. “Shirts Today, Skins Tomorrow: Dual Contests and the Effects of Fragmentation in Self-Determination Disputes.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 56 (1): 57-93. Article here.

Ward, Michael D., Brian Greenhill, and Kristin M. Bakke. 2010. “The Perils of Policy by P-Value: Predicting Civil Conflicts.” Journal of Peace Research 47 (4): 1-13. Article here.

Bakke, Kristin M., John O’Loughlin, and Michael D. Ward. 2009. “Reconciliation in Conflict-Affected Societies: Multilevel Modeling of Individual and Contextual Factors in the North Caucasus of Russia.” Annals of American Association of Geographers 99 (1): 1012-1021. Article here.

Bakke, Kristin M. 2009. “State, Society, and Separatism in Punjab.” Regional and Federal Studies 19 (2): 291-308. Article here.

Bakke, Kristin M., Xun Cao, John O’Loughlin, and Michael D. Ward. 2009. “Social Distance in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the North Caucasus Region of Russia: Inter and Intra-Ethnic Attitudes and Identities.” Nations and Nationalism 15 (2): 229-255. Article here.

Bakke, Kristin M., and Erik Wibbels. 2006. “Diversity, Disparity, and Civil Conflict in Federal States.” World Politics 59 (1): 1-50. Article here.

Book Chapters and Shorter works

Juon, Andreas, and Kristin M. Bakke. 2023. “Managing Self-Determination Struggles Through Decentralization.” In The Routledge Handbook of Self-Determination and Secession, ed. Ryan D. Griffiths, Aleksandar Pavković, Peter Radan. London: Routledge.

O’Loughlin, Gerard Toal, and Kristin M. Bakke. 2021. “Territorial Ambitions in Nagorno-Karabakh: Survey Results before the 2020 War.” Caucasus Analytical Digest 121 (May): 15-18.

Bakke, Kristin M. 2013. “Copying and Learning from Outsiders? Assessing Diffusion from Transnational Insurgents in the Chechen Wars.” In Transnational Dynamics of Civil War, ed. Jeffrey Checkel. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Bakke, Kristin M. 2010. “The Turn to Violence in Chechnya and Punjab: Self-Determination Struggles in Decentralized States.” In Rethinking Violence, ed. Adria Lawrence and Erica Chenoweth. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Bakke, Kristin M. 2010. “After the War Ends: Violence and Viability of Unrecognized States.” In Unrecognized States in the International System, ed. Nina Caspersen and Gareth Stansfield. London: Routledge.

Work in Progress

“Detecting Wrongdoing. A Red Flag for Public Goods?” (with Neil J. Mitchell and Hannah Smidt), article manuscript.

“’Ten-Pound Touts’: Post-Conflict Trust and the Legacy of Counterinsurgency in Northern Ireland” (with Kit Rickard), UNU-WIDER working paper here.

“Vigilante Practices: Support for Informal Justice After War” (with Kit Rickard), article manuscript.

“Surveying During Conflict: How Reliable Are Wartime Polls in Ukraine” (with John O’Loughlin, Kit Rickard, and Gerard Toal), article manuscript.

“Women, Protest, and Defection” (with Marianne Dahl and Kit Rickard), article manuscript.