Modern Greek Studies Association

Prof. Stathis N. Kalyvas

Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science

Director, Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence
Yale University


Ph.D. 1993 University of Chicago (Political Science)

M.A. 1991 University of Chicago (Political Science)

Principal Publications


Civil Wars. London: Polity Press, 2017. Forthcoming

Modern Greece: What everyone needs to know. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015

Order, Conflict, Violence. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008 (edited with Ian Shapiro and Tarek Massoud)

The Logic of Violence in Civil War. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006

The Rise of Christian Democracy in Europe. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006

In Greek

Που είμαστε και που πάμε; Διατρέχοντας την κρίση (2009-2016) και ατενίζοντας το μέλλον [Where Are We and Where Are We Going? The Crisis (2009-2016) and the Future]. Athens: Metechmio, 2016

Εμφύλια πάθη. [Civil War Passions] (co-authored with Nikos Marantzidis). Athens: Metechmio, 2015

Καταστροφές και θρίαμβοι. Οι 7 κύκλοι της σύγχρονης ελληνικής ιστορίας [Disasters and Triumphs: The 7 cycles of Modern Greek History]/ Athens: Papadopoulos, 2015

Ανατομία της κρίσης [Anatomy of the Crisis] (co-authored with Thanos Veremis, George Pagoulatos, Theodoros Couloumbis, Loukas Tsoukalis, and Haridimos Tsoukas). Athens: Skai, 2011

Ανορθόδοξοι Πόλεμοι: Μακεδονία, Εμφύλιος, Κύπρος [Irregular Wars: Macedonia, Civil War, Cyprus] (co-edited with Vassilis K. Gounaris and Ioannis Stefanidis). Athens: Patakis, 2010



2017. Jihadis as Insurgents. Daedalus, forthcoming 2017

2015. Is ISIS a Revolutionary Group and if Yes, What Are the Implications? Perspectives on Terrorism, 2015, 9:4, 42-47

2015. How Civil Wars Help Explain Organized Crime–And How They Do Not. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2015, 59:8, 1517-1540

2015. Militias in Civil Wars: An Emerging Research Agenda. With Corinna Jentzsch & Livia I. Schubiger. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2015, 59:5, 755-769

2015. Rebel Governance in the Greek Civil War. In Ana Arjona, Nelson Kasfir & Zachariah Mampilly (eds.), Rebel Governance in Civil War. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015, 119-137

2014. Does Warfare Matter? Severity, Duration, and Outcomes of Civil Wars (with Laia Balcells). Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2014, 58:8, 1390- 1418

2012. Microlevel Studies of Violence in Civil War: Refining and Extending the Control-Collaboration Model. Terrorism and Political Violence, 2012, 24:4, 658-668

2012. The “Turkish Model” in the Matrix of Political Catholicism. In Ahmet T. Kuru and Alfred Stepan (eds), Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012, 187-198

2011. Recruitment into Armed Groups in Colombia: A Survey of Demobilized Fighters. In Yvan Guichaoua (ed.), Mobilizing for Violence: Armed Groups and Their Combatants. Palgrave-Macmillan, (with Ana M. Arjona)

2011. Aerial Bombing and Counterinsurgency in the Vietnam War.  American Journal of Political Science, 55:2, 1-18 (with Mathew Kocher and Tom Pepinsky)

2011. The Changing Character of Civil Wars, 1800-2009.  In Hew Strachan and Sibylle Scheipers (eds.), The Changing Character of War.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming

2010. International System and Technologies of Rebellion: How the End of the Cold War Shaped Internal Conflict.  American Political Science Review 104:3, 415-429 (with Laia Balcells)

2010. Christian Democracy.  Annual Reviews of Political Science 13: 183-209 (with Kees van Kersbergen)

2009. Civil Wars .  In Robert A. Denemark (ed.), The International Study Association Compedium Project.  Oxford: Blackwell (with Paul Kenny)

2009. Conflict and the Explanation of Action. In Peter Hedstrom (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Analytical Sociology

2009. The Dynamics of Violence in the Vietnam War: An Analysis of the Hamlet Evaluation System (HES), Journal of Peace Research, 2009, 46:3, 335-355 (with Matt Kocher)

2008. Ethnic Defection in Civil War. Comparative Political Studies, 41:8, 1043-1068

2008. Fear, Preemption, Retaliation: An Empirical Test of the Security Dilemma. In Stephen M. Seideman and Marie- Joëlle Zahar (eds.), Insecurity in Intra-State Conflicts: Governments, Rebels, and Outsiders. New York: Routledge, 20-32

2008. Promises and Pitfalls of an Emerging Research Program: The Microdynamics of Civil War. In Stathis N. Kalyvas, Ian Shapiro and Tarek Masoud (eds), Order, Conflict, Violence. Cambridge University Press, 1-14

2008. Integrating the Study of Order, Conflict, and Violence. In Stathis N. Kalyvas, Ian Shapiro and Tarek Masoud (eds), Order, Conflict, Violence. Cambridge University Press, 397-421 (with Ian Shapiro and Tarek Masoud)

2008. Collaboration in Comparative Perspective. European Review of History, 15:2, 109-111

2008. Armed Collaboration in Greece, 1941-1944. European Review of History, 15:2, 129-142

2008. How Not To Compare Civil Wars: Greece and Spain. In Martin Baumeister & Stefanie Schüler-Springorum (eds.), “If You Tolerate This…” The Spanish Civil War in the Age of Total War. Frankfurt and New York: Campus Verlag, 247-263

2007. How Free is “Free Riding” in Civil Wars? Violence, Insurgency, and the Collective Action Problem. World Politics, 59:2, 177-216 (with Matt Kocher)

2007. Civil Wars. In Carles Boix and Susan Stokes (eds), Handbook of Political Science. New York: Oxford University Press, 416-434

2007. Ethnic Cleavages and Irregular War: Iraq and Vietnam. Politics and Society, 35:2, 183-223

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