He is currently writing a book on civil war for Oxford University Press




GV4B8 The Politics  of Civil Wars (post-graduate).

GV4E1 Comparative Democratisation in A Global Age  (post-graduate).

GV245 Democracy & Democratisation (undergraduate).


PhD Supervision.


Main Supervisor.

Heather Murchison, ‘Unmasking Cultural Protectionism: an analysis of the relationship between the nation state and culture in contemporary Canada. (awarded).

Matthew  Whiting. ‘Defying Moderation: The Moderation of Ireland’s Sinn Féin Party  in Comparative Perspective’.  (Submitted).

Ceren Lord. ‘Religious Majoritarianism in Turkey’.

Corey Jentry, ‘Troubles Studying the Troubles: from Academic Discipline to Policy Community’.

Pinar Dinc Kenanoglu,’ Alevi Zaza identity in Turkey’.


Advisor Role.

Nina Caspersen. ‘Intra-ethnic competition and inter-ethnic conflict:Serbian elites in Croatia and Bosnia, 1990-1995’. (awarded).

Julianna Juzesi, ‘Explaining Irredentism the case of Hungary and its transborder minorities in Romania and Slovakia’. (awarded)

Emanuela Hedayat, ‘ Discursive Formations and the Costa Rican Civil War’.

Richard Davis. ‘Armed Group Adaptation: The Case of Hamas’.

Meor Alif Azalan, ‘A Re-Examination of the British Counter-Insurgency during the Malayan Campaign’.