Jeffrey T. Checkel

PRIO Global Fellow

Jeffrey T. Checkel is an External Associate at PRIO.


​​Jeff Checkel is Professor of International Studies and Simons Chair in International Law and Human Security at Simon Fraser University. He has been affiliated with PRIO since 2003 through the Centre for the Study of Civil War (CSCW). He was Working Group leader for the Centre's Group on Transnational and International Facets of Civil War (2006-2010) and Social Dynamics of Civil War (2011-2012). In 2014, he was appointed a PRIO Global Fellow.

For an up to date overview, see Checkel's staff page on SFU.

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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

Checkel, Jeffrey T. (2005) Tracing Causal Mechanisms, International Studies Review 8(2): 370–262.

Book Chapter

Checkel, Jeffrey T. (2008) Process Tracing, in Qualitative Methods in International Relations: a Pluralist Guide. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (114–127).
Checkel, Jeffrey T. (2007) Social Mechanisms and the Quality of Cooperation: Are Europe and the EU Really All That Different?, in Crafting Cooperation: Regional Institutions in Comparative Perspective. Cambridge: .
Zürn, Michael & Jeffrey T. Checkel (2007) Getting Socialized to Build Bridges: Constructivism and Rationalism, Europe and the Nation-State, in International Institutions and Socialization in Europe. (241–0).
Checkel, Jeffrey T. (2006) Constructivism and EU Politics, in Handbook of European Union Politics. London: .

Edited Volume

Katzenstein, Peter J.; & Jeffrey T. Checkel, eds, (2009) European Identity. Cambridge. Contemporary European Politics.
Checkel, Jeffrey T. (ed.) (2007) International Institutions and Socialization in Europe. Cambridge.

Non-refereed Journal Article

Checkel, Jeffrey T. (2008) Bridging the Gap? Connecting Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in the Study of Civil War, Qualitative Methods: Newsletter of the American Political Science Association Organized Section for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research 6(1): 13–14.

Conference Paper

Checkel, Jeffrey T. (2008) Causal Mechanisms and Civil WarBoston, MA, 30 August.
Checkel, Jeffrey T. (2008) Transnational Politics and Civil WarSan Fransisco, CA, March 2008.

Report - External Series

Checkel, Jeffrey T. (2003) Is a More Democratic Europe Good News for Post-Soviet Societies, Policy Memo, 297. Washington, DC.