Nils Weidmann

Senior Researcher

Nils Weidmann
Nils Weidmann left PRIO in 2012. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.


I am a Marie Curie Post-doctoral Fellow at the CSCW. More information about my research and publications is available on my website.​​


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The following publications are specific to the Centre for the Study of Civil War. A more complete list may be available at

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Weidmann, Nils & Kristian Skrede Gleditsch (2012) Richardson in the Information Age: Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Data in International Studies, Annual Review of Political Science 15(1): 461–481.
Wucherpfenning, Julian; Andreas Wimmer; Nils Weidmann; Luc Girardin & Lars-Erik Cederman (2011) Politically Relevant Ethnic Groups across Space and Time: Introducing the GeoEPR Dataset, Conflict Management and Peace Science 28(5): 423–437.
Weidmann, Nils (2011) Violence “from above” or “from below”? The Role of Ethnicity in Bosnia’s Civil War, Journal of Politics 73(4): 1178–1190.
Johnson, Dominic D.P.; Lars-Erik Cederman & Nils Weidmann (2011) Fortune Favours the Bold: An Agent-Based Model Reveals Adaptive Advantages of Overconfidence in War, PLoS ONE 6(6).
Schutte, Sebastian & Nils Weidmann (2011) Diffusion Patterns of Violence in Civil Wars, Political Geography 30(3): 143–152.
Gleditsch, Kristian Skrede & Nils Weidmann (2010) Mapping and Measuring Country Shapes: The cshapes Package, R Journal 2(1): 18–24.
Weidmann, Nils & Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham (2010) Shared Space: Ethnic Groups, State Accommodation, and Localized Conflict, International Studies Quarterly 54(4): 1035–1054.
Weidmann, Nils & Michael D. Ward (2010) Predicting Conflict in Space and Time, Journal of Conflict Resolution 54(6): 883–901.
Rød, Jan Ketil; Lars-Erik Cederman & Nils Weidmann (2010) Representing Ethnic Groups in Space: A New Dataset, Journal of Peace Research 47(4): 491–499.
Gleditsch, Kristian Skrede; Doreen Kuse & Nils Weidmann (2010) The Geography of the International System: The CShapes Dataset, International Interactions 36(1): 86–106.

Conference Paper

Weidmann, Nils; Lars-Erik Cederman & Jan Ketil Rød (2007) Geo-Referencing of Ethnic Groups: Creating a New Dataset, presented at the 48th Annual Metting of the International Studies Association, Chicago, IL, 28 February–3 March.
Weidmann, Nils; Jan Ketil Rød & Lars-Erik Cederman (2006) Geo-Referencing of Ethnic Groups: Creating a New Dataset, presented at the Oslo GROW-net Workshop, Oslo, 10–11 February.