Scott Gates

Research Professor

Scott Gates
Email: scott@prio.org
Work phone: +4722 54 77 32
Mobile phone: +47916 48 367

Research Interests

Applied Game Theoretic Analysis, International Relations Theory, International Political Economy, Formal Models of Bureaucracy, Economic Modeling.

Background

​​​​Languages spoken:

English, Norwegian

Working experience:

Director, CSCW, PRIO, August 2002-2012

Professor, University of Oslo, 2015--

Professor, Norwegian Univ of Science & Technology, 2003--

Michigan State University, Associate Professor, 1996-2003

PRIO, Program Leader and Research Professor, 1999-2002

PRIO, Visiting Research Fellow, 1997- 1999

Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology, Visiting Scholar 96-97,98

Univ. of Trondheim, Visiting Associate Professor, 1994-95

Michigan State University, Assistant Professor, 1989-1996

Education:

PhD, Political Science, University of Michigan, 1989
MS, Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, 1985
MA, Political Science, University of Michigan, 1983
BA, Political Science, University of Minnesota, 1980
BA, Anthopology, University of Minnesota, 1980

Events

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Publications

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

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Gates, Scott; Cyanne Loyle; Jon Elster & Helga Malmin Binningsbø (2012) Armed Conflict and Post-Conflict Justice, 1946–2006: A Dataset, Journal of Peace Research 49(5): 731–740.
Hegre, Håvard; Scott Gates; Håvard Strand & Håvard Mokleiv Nygård (2012) Development Consequences of Armed Conflict, World Development 40(9): 1713–1722.
Gates, Scott & Christopher K. Butler (2012) African Range Wars: Climate, Conflict, and Property Rights, Journal of Peace Research 49(1): 23–34.
Rustad, Siri Aas; Halvard Buhaug; Scott Gates & Åshild Falch (2011) All Conflict Is Local: Modeling Sub-National Variation in Civil Conflict Risk, Conflict Management and Peace Science 28(1): 15–40.
Gates, Scott; Halvard Buhaug & Päivi Lujala (2009) Geography, Rebel Capability, and the Duration of Civil Conflict, Journal of Conflict Resolution 53(4): 544–569.
Gates, Scott & Christopher K. Butler (2009) Asymmetry, Parity, and (Civil) War: Can International Theories of Power Help Us Understand Civil War?, International Interactions 35(3): 330–340.
Hegre, Håvard; Håvard Strand; Scott Gates & Mark P. Jones (2006) Institutional Inconsistency and Political Instability: Polity Duration, 1800-2000, American Journal of Political Science 50(4): 893–908.
Fredriksson, Per G.; Eric Neumayer; Richard Damania & Scott Gates (2005) Environmentalism, Democracy, and Pollution Control, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 49(2): 343–365.
Gates, Scott & S. Mansoob Murshed (2005) Spatial–Horizontal Inequality and the Maoist Insurgency in Nepal, Review of Development Economics 9(1): 121–134.
Gates, Scott (2002) Recruitment and Allegiance: The Microfoundations of Rebellion, Journal of Conflict Resolution 46(1): 111–130.
Buhaug, Halvard & Scott Gates (2002) The Geography of Civil War, Journal of Peace Research 39(4): 417–433.

Monograph

Brehm, John & Scott Gates (2008) Teaching, Tasks, and Trust - Functions of the Public Executive. New YorkThe Russel Sage Foundation Series on Trust.

Book Chapter

Roy, Kaushik & Scott Gates (2011) Introduction, in Scott Gates, ed., Unconventional Warfare in South Asia, 1947 to the Present. Farnham: Ashgate (9–30).
Roy, Kaushik & Scott Gates (2011) Introduction, in Roy, Kaushik; & Scott Gates, eds, Conventional Warfare in South Asia, 1947 to the Present. Farnham: Ashgate (9–30).
Gates, Scott & Kaushik Roy (2011) Introduction, in Gates, Scott; & Kaushik Roy, eds, The Nuclear Shadow over South Asia, 1947 to the Present. Farnham: Ashgate (9–28).
Gates, Scott (2011) Why Do Children Fight? Motivations and the Mode of Recruitment, in Child Soldiers: from Recruitment to Reintegration. Palgrave Macmillan (29–49).
Gates, Scott & Jens Chr. Andvig (2010) Recruiting Children for Armed Conflict, in Reich, Simon; & Scott Gates, eds, Child Soldiers in the Age of Fractured States. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press (77–92).
Reich, Simon & Scott Gates (2010) Child Soldiers in the Age of Fractured States: Introduction, in Reich, Simon; & Scott Gates, eds, Child Soldiers in the Age of Fractured States. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press (3–13).
Gates, Scott & Simon Reich (2010) Conclusion: Children and Human Security, in Gates, Scott; & Simon Reich, eds, Child Soldiers in the Age of Fractured States. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press (247–254).
Butler, Christopher K. & Scott Gates (2010) The Technology of Terror: Accounting for the Strategic Use of Terrorism, in William R. Thompson, ed., Coping with Terrorism: Origins, Escalation, Counter Strategies and Responses. Buffalo, NY: State University of New York Press (53–73).
Strand, Håvard & Scott Gates (2008) Military Intervention, Democratization, and Post-conflict Political Stability, in Resources, Governance and Civil Conflict. Abingdon: (147–162).
Aydin, Aysegul & Scott Gates (2008) Rulers as Mass Murderers: Political Institutions and Human Insecurity, in Marie-Joëlle Zahar, ed., Intra-State Conflict, Governments and Security: Dilemmas of Deterrence and Assurance. London: Routledge (72–95).
Gates, Scott & S. Mansoob Murshed (2006) Spatial Horizontal Inequality and the Maoist Insurgency in Nepal, in Spatial Disparities in Human Development. Tokyo: .
Hegre, Håvard; Nils Petter Gleditsch; Scott Gates & Tanja Ellingsen (2005) Towards a Democratic Civil Peace, in War. Library of International Relations. London: (165–193).
Brehm, John & Scott Gates (2004) Supervisors as Trust Brokers, in Trust and Distrust in Organizations. New York: (41–64).
Gomez, Brad; Scott Gates & John Brehm (2003) Donut Shops, Speed Traps, and Paperwork, in Politics, Policy, and Organizations: Essays in the Scientific Study of Bureaucracy. Ann Arbor, MI: (133–159).

Edited Volume

Roy, Kaushik; & Scott Gates, eds, (2011) Unconventional Warfare in South Asia to the Present. Farnham: Ashgate. Critical Essays on Warfare in South Asia, 1947 to the Present.
Gates, Scott; & Kaushik Roy, eds, (2011) The Nuclear Shadow over South Asia, 1947 to the Present. Farnham: Ashgate. Critical Essays on Warfare in South Asia, 1947 to Present.
Roy, Kaushik; & Scott Gates, eds, (2011) Conventioinal Warfare in South Asia, 1947 to the Present. Farnham: Ashgate. Critical Essays on Warfare in South Asia, 1947 to the Present.
Gates, Scott; & Simon Reich, eds, (2010) Child Soldiers in the Age of Fractured States. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press. The Security Continuum.
Gates, Scott; Brad Gomez; & John Brehm, eds, (2003) Donut Shops, Speed Traps, and Paperwork. Ann Arbor. Politics, Policy, and Organizations: Essays in the Scientific Study of Bureaucracy.

Non-refereed Journal Article

Reich, Simon & Scott Gates (2009) Think Again: Child Soldiers, Foreign Policy.
Urdal, Henrik; Håvard Strand; Halvard Buhaug; Scott Gates & Håvard Hegre (2009) Nils Petter Gleditsch: A Lifetime Achiever, European Political Science 8(1): 79–89.
Gates, Scott (2008) Mixing It Up: The Role of Theory in Mixed Method Research, Qualitative Methods: Newsletter of the American Political Science Association Organized Section for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research 6(1): 27–29.

Popular Article

Gates, Scott & Simon Reich (2009) Sannheten om barnesoldater [The Truth about Child Soldiers], Dagbladet, 12 June.

Conference Paper

Gates, Scott; Håvard Mokleiv Nygård; Håvard Hegre & Håvard Strand (2010) Arab Exceptionalism -- How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Trust my Secret PoliceFort Worth, TX, 21–23 Oct.
Butler, Christopher K. & Scott Gates (2010) African Range WarsRoyal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters 250th Anniversary Conference.
Butler, Christopher K. & Scott Gates (2010) Property Rights and ConflictCentre for the study of equality, social organization, and performance.
Gates, Scott; Halvard Buhaug; Åshild Falch & Siri Aas Rustad (2009) Subnational Variation in Civil Conflict Risk, presented at 50th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, New York, NY, 15–18 February.
Gates, Scott; Lars Seland Gomsrud & Håvard Strand (2009) Surviving the Capitalist Peace: Leaders' Incentives and Economic FreedomPotsdam, Germany, 10 September.
Gates, Scott & David Lektzian (2008) Drugs, Governance, and Civil ConflictSan Francisco, CA, 2008.
Aydin, Aysegul & Scott Gates (2008) From Repression to Genocide: Why Would a Leader Ever Commit Mass Murder?, presented at 49th Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, 26–29 March.
Gates, Scott & Kaare Strøm (2008) Power-sharing, Agency and Civil ConflictZurich, Switzerland, 15 September.
Strand, Håvard; Mark P. Jones; Håvard Hegre & Scott Gates (2007) Democratic Waves? War, New States, and Global Patterns of Democratization, 1800 –2000, presented at Statsvitenskaplig Fagkonferanse, Trondheim, 3–5 March.
Binningsbø, Helga Malmin; Scott Gates & Tove Grete Lie (2007) Post-Conflict Justice and Sustainable Peace, presented at Conference on Management of Post-Conflict Transition: The Challenges of Institutional Reform, Khartoum, Sudan, 22–24 January .
Gates, Scott (2007) Recruiting Child Soldiers, presented at the 48th Annual Metting of the International Studies Association, Chicago, IL, 28 February–3 March.
Gates, Scott & Aysegul Aydin (2007) Why Do Rulers Commit Mass Murder? The Microfoundations of Human Insecurity, presented at the 48th Annual Metting of the International Studies Association, Chicago, IL, 28 February–3 March.
Binningsbø, Helga Malmin; Scott Gates & Tove Grete Lie (2006) Post-Conflict Justice and Sustainable Peace, presented at Polarization and Conflict Workshop, Nicosia, Cyprus, 26–29 April.
Gates, Scott & Aysegul Aydin (2006) Rulers as Mass Murderers: Political Institutions and Human Insecurity, presented at the 47th Annual Conference of the International Studies Association (ISA), San Diego, CA, 22–25 March.
Gates, Scott; Tove Grete Lie & Helga Malmin Binningsbø (2006) Postconflict Justice and Sustainable Peace, presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), Philadelphia, PA, 31 August–3 September.
Lektzian, David & Scott Gates (2005) Drugs, Governance and Civil Conflict, presented at the 46th Annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Honolulu, HI, 1–5 March.
Gates, Scott & Päivi Lujala (2005) Geography, Strategic Ambition, and the Duration of Civil Conflict, presented at International Conference on 'Mapping the Complexity of Civil Wars', Zürich, 15–17 September.
Gates, Scott & David Lektzian (2004) Drugs, Governance and Civil Conflict, presented at a workshop on 'Resources, Governance Structures, and Civil War', Uppsala, 13–18 April.
Gates, Scott & Håvard Strand (2004) Modeling the Duration of Civil Wars: Measurement and Estimation Issues, presented at Meeting of the Standing Group on International Relations, the Hauge, 9–11 September.
Jones, Mark; Scott Gates & Håvard Strand (2004) The Escalation Process from Political Instability to War, presented at the 45th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Montreal, 17–20 March.
Strand, Håvard & Scott Gates (2004) Military Intervention, Democratization, and Post-conflict Political Stability, presented at the 45th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Montreal, 17–20 March.
Gates, Scott (2003) Modelling the Duration of Civil Wars: Selection Bias, Measurement and Estimation Issues, presented at Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, 3–6 April.
Gates, Scott & Päivi Lujala (2003) Lootable Natural Resources and the Duration of Armed Conflict, 1946–2001, presented at the Eleventh Norwegian National Conference in Political Science, Trondheim, 8–10 January.

PRIO Policy Brief

Strøm, Kaare; Scott Gates & Håvard Strand (2010) Peace and Democracy – Can We Have Both?, CSCW Policy Brief, 3. Oslo: PRIO.
Strand, Håvard & Scott Gates (2008) Lessons Learned from Power-sharing in Africa, CSCW Policy Brief, 8. Oslo: PRIO.
Strøm, Kaare & Scott Gates (2008) Power-sharing and Civil Conflict, CSCW Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.
Gates, Scott & Kaare Strøm (2007) Power-sharing, Agency and Civil Conflict - Power-sharing Agreements, Negotiations and Peace Processes, CSCW Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - Other

Gates, Scott; Halvard Buhaug; Håvard Hegre; & Håvard Strand (2007) Global Trends in Armed Conflict, Globale Norge - hva nå?. Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Gleditsch, Nils Petter; Håvard Hegre; & Scott Gates (2004) Towards a Global Civil Peace, background note to the United Nations Foundation. .

Report - External Series

Gates, Scott; Håvard Hegre; Marianne Dahl; & Håvard Strand (2012) Why Waves? Global Patterns of Democratization, Working paper. .
Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv; Håvard Strand; Scott Gates; & Håvard Hegre (2010) Consequences of Civil War, Background paper for World Development Report 2011. .
Rustad, Siri Aas; Halvard Buhaug; Scott Gates; & Åshild Falch (2009) Risk Assessment and Mitigation Measures for Natural and Conflict-Related Hazards in Asia-Pacific, NGI Report 200716001. Oslo: Norwegian Geotechnical Institute.

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