Sabine Carey

Sabine Carey

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Carey, Sabine C., Mark Gibney & Steven C. Poe. 2010. The Politics of Human Rights, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. (translated into Korean, 2013)

Carey, Sabine C. 2009. Protest, Repression and Political Regimes: An Empirical Analysis of Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa, New York: Routledge.

Carey, Sabine C. & Steven C. Poe. 2004. Understanding Human Rights Violations: New Systematic Studies (eds). Aldershot: Ashgate.

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Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Christoph V. Steinert, Janina I. Steinert and Sabine C. Carey. 2019. “Spoilers of peace: Pro-government militias as risk factors for conflict recurrence.” Journal of Peace Research 56 (2):249-263

Gohdes, Anita R. & Sabine C. Carey. 2017. ‘Canaries in the Coal Mine: What the killings of journalists tell us about future repression’. Journal of Peace Research 54 (2):157-174. Read a related Monkey Cage post and a short report by the European Commission, or listen to a podcast on Global Dispatches

Carey, Sabine & Neil Mitchell. 2017. “Pro-Government Militias” Annual Review of Political Science 20: 127-147

Carey, Sabine C. & Neil J. Mitchell. 2016. ‘Pro-Government Militias and Conflict’. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics.

Carey, Sabine C., Michael P. Colaresi, and Neil J. Mitchell. 2016. ‘Risk Mitigation, Regime Security, and Militias: Beyond Coup-proofing’. International Studies Quarterly. 60(1):59-72.

Carey, Sabine C., Michael P. Colaresi, and Neil J. Mitchell. 2015. ‘Governments, Informal Links to Militias, and Accountability’. Journal of Conflict Resolution. 59(5): 850-876.

Neil J. Mitchell, Sabine C. Carey and Christopher Butler. 2014. ‘The Impact of Pro-Government Militias on Human Rights Violations’. International Interactions. 40(5): 812-836.

Carey, Sabine C., Neil J. Mitchell and Will Lowe. 2013. ‘States, the Security Sector, and the Monopoly of Violence: A New Database on Pro-Government Militias.’ Journal of Peace Research 50(2): 249-258.

Carey, Sabine C. 2010. ‘The Use of Repression as Response to Domestic Dissent.’ Political Studies, 58(1): 167-186.

Colaresi, Michael & Sabine C. Carey. 2008. ‘To Kill or to Protect: Military Strength, Domestic Institutions, and Genocide.’ Journal of Conflict Resolution, 52(1): 39-67.

Carey, Sabine C. 2007. ‘European Aid: Human Rights versus Bureaucratic Inertia?’ Journal of Peace Research 44(4): 447-464.

Carey, Sabine C. 2007. ‘Rebellion in Africa: Disaggregating the Effect of Political Regimes.’ Journal of Peace Research 44(1): 47-64.

Poe, Steven C., Nicolas Rost & Sabine C. Carey. 2006. ‘Toward Systematic Risk and Opportunity Assessment for Physical Integrity Rights.’ Journal of Conflict Resolution 50(4): 484-507.

Carey, Sabine C. 2006. ‘The Dynamic Relationship between Protest and Repression.’ Political Research Quarterly 59(1): 1-11.

Bogaard, Amy, Sabine C. Carey, Gwilym Dodd, Ian D. Repath & Richard Whitaker. 2005. ‘Small Group Teaching: Perceptions and Problems.’ Politics 25(2): 116-125.

Carey, Sabine C. 2002. ‘A Comparative Analysis of the Development of Political Parties in Congo, Kenya and Zambia.’ Democratization 9(3): 53-71.

Poe, Steven C., Sabine C. Carey & Tanya Vazquez. 2001 ‘How are these Pictures Different? A Quantitative Comparison of the U.S. State Department and Amnesty International Human Rights Reports, 1976-1995.’ Human Rights Quarterly 23(3): 650-677.

Zanger, Sabine C. 2000. ‘Good Governance and European Aid: The Impact of Political Conditionality.’ European Union Politics 1(3): 293-317.

Zanger, Sabine C. 2000. ‘A Global Analysis of the Effect of Political Regime Changes on Life Integrity Violations, 1977-1993.’ Journal of Peace Research 37(2): 213-233.

Special Issues

Schneider, Gerald, Nils Petter Gleditsch & Sabine Carey. 2011. ‘Forecasting in International Relations: One Quest, Three Approaches’, Conflict Management and Peace Science 28(1): 5-14.

Schneider, Gerald, Nils Petter Gleditsch & Sabine Carey. 2010. ‘Exploring the Past, Anticipating the Future: A Symposium’, International Studies Review 12: 1-7.

Book Chapters

Carey, Sabine C. & Steven C. Poe. 2004. ‘New Avenues in Human Rights Research.’ In Sabine Carey and Steven Poe (eds.) Understanding Human Rights Violations: New Systematic Studies.

Carey, Sabine C. 2004. ‘Domestic Threat and Repression: An Analysis of State Responses to Different Forms of Dissent.’ In Sabine Carey and Steven Poe (eds.) Understanding Human Rights Violations: New Systematic Studies.

Carey, Sabine C. & Steven C. Poe. 2004. ‘The Quest for Human Dignity: The Journey Continues.’ In Sabine Carey and Steven Poe (eds.) Understanding Human Rights Violations: New Systematic Studies.

Schneider, Gerald & Sabine C. Carey. 2001. ‘Hirschmann auf dem Prüfstand: “Voice” und “Exit” als widerstreitende Fluchtursachen’ in Gerald Schneider and Thomas Holzer. Asylpolitik auf Abwegen: Nationalstaatliche und europäische Reaktionen auf die Globalisierung der Flüchtlingsströme, Opladen: Leske und Budrich, 114-139, 2001.

Book Reviews

‘Intra-State Conflict, Governments and Security: Dilemmas of Deterrence and Assurance’ by Seven M. Saideman & Marie-Joëlle Zahar, eds., Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 48(1), 2011.

‘Democratization: A Comparative Analysis of 170 Countries’ by Tatu Vanhanen, Democratization, Vol. 11(3), 2004.

‘From Voting to Violence’ by Jack Snyder, International Criminal Justice Review, 12, 2002.

‘Genocide and Crisis in Central Africa’ by Christian P. Scherrer, ECPR Standing Group on Extremism and Democracy Newsletter Vol. 3(2), 2002.


Anita Gohdes & Sabine C. Carey: ‘Wenn Journalisten getötet werden, leidet das ganze Land’, article in Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, 4 June 2017

Anita Gohdes & Sabine C. Carey: ‘We examined more than 1,300 journalist killings between 2002 and 2013. Here’s what we learned,’ guest post on the Monkey Cage, 28 March 2017

Sabine C. Carey & Neil J. Mitchell: ‘Pro-Government militias, human rights abuses and the ambiguous role of foreign aid‘ in German Development Institute Briefing Paper 4/2016, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2119.0167; German version.

Sabine C. Carey, Michael P. Colaresi & Neil J. Mitchell: ‘The Silk Road to Insecurity: Why Not Public-Private Collaboration in the Security Sector?‘, guest post on the Political Violence @ a Glance Blog, 4 Sep. 2015

Neil J. Mitchell & Sabine C. Carey: ‘Informal Counterinsurgencies from Iraq to Nigeria: Who pays the price?’, guest post on the Monkey Cage, 22 Dec. 2014.

Sabine C. Carey & Neil J. Mitchell: ‘Irregular Forces in Ukraine’, guest post on the Political Violence @ a Glance Blog, 6 Aug. 2014.

Gohdes, Anita & Sabine C. Carey: ‘Protest and the Outsourcing of State Repression‘, guest post on the Political Violence @ a Glance Blog, 26 Feb. 2014.