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Dr. U. (Ursula) Daxecker

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Political Economy and Transnational Governance

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: B8.08
Postal address
  • Postbus 15578
    1001 NB Amsterdam
Contact details
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  • Profile

    I am associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam where I am a member of the research group Political Economy and Transnational Governance. My research interests focus on political violence, organized crime, and electoral processes in the Global South. My research has been funded by a Veni grant from the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO), a Career Integration Grant from the European Commission's Marie Curie Actions, and the U.S. Department of Defense Minerva Research Initiative. From 2020-2025, I am principal investigator of the project "Elections, Violence, and Parties," funded by the European Research Council. 

    Please visit my personal website for publications, work in progress, and teaching.

  • Publications











    • Daxecker, U. (2019). Disaggregating Measures of Political (In)stability: Lessons from Electoral Violence. In S. Lucarelli, A. Marrone, & F. N. Moro (Eds.), Approaches to Regional Stability and the Outlook for NATO (pp. 28-42). (Documenti IAI). Instituto Affari Internazionali. [details]



    • Daxecker, U. (2013). Voting and Violence (NWO-Veni Grant).


    • Daxecker, U. (2019-2020). Member, Research Working Group on Elections, Peace, and Security (By invitation only), Folke Bernadotte Academy.

    Journal editor

    • Daxecker, U. (editor) (2018-2020). European Journal of International Relations (Journal).
    • Daxecker, U. (editor) (2017). International Interactions (Journal).

    Talk / presentation

    • Daxecker, U. (invited speaker) (31-10-2019). Presentation at Research Seminar, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick.
    • Daxecker, U. (invited speaker) (25-10-2019). Presentation at Comparative Institutions and Regimes seminar, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo.
    • Daxecker, U. (invited speaker) (10-6-2019). Presentation at Managing Electoral Violence Workshop, Folke Bernadotte Academy.
    • Daxecker, U. (invited speaker) (27-5-2019). Presentation at Advanced Research Workshop on Lessons from Counterpiracy and Counternarcotics, Royal Danish Defence College.
    • Daxecker, U. (invited speaker) (11-3-2019). Presentation at Department of Political Science, University of Geneva.
    • Daxecker, U. (invited speaker) (22-1-2019). Presentation at Department of Government Seminar Series, University of Essex.
    • Daxecker, U. (invited speaker) (5-12-2018). Challenges and New Frontiers in Micro and Meso-Level Conflict Data Collection and Analysis, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
    • Daxecker, U. (invited speaker) (24-10-2018). The metrics of stability in a multi-dimensional perspective, Projecting stability in an era of hybrid warfare and terrorism: which NATO role?, Bertinoro.
    • Daxecker, U. (invited speaker) (10-10-2018). Presentation on Global Security Program, University of Glasgow.
    • Daxecker, U. (invited speaker) (21-6-2018). Pirates lands: Governance and maritime piracy, KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, Leiden.
    • Daxecker, U. (invited speaker) (11-6-2018). Research Workshop and Research-Policy Dialogue on Elections in Emerging Democracies, Folke Bernadotte Academy.
    • Daxecker, U. (invited speaker) (15-5-2018). Workshop on Political Violence, University of Texas at Dallas.
    • Daxecker, U. (invited speaker) (27-2-2018). Workshop Beyond Political Violence, University of Essex.
    • Daxecker, U. (invited speaker) (9-5-2017). Election Violence,” IR Colloquium, Department of International Relations, IR Colloquium, Department of International Relations, University of Oxford.
    • Daxecker, U. (invited speaker) (21-3-2017). Institutional Bias and Election Violence, Workshop on Electoral Violence, King’s College London.


    • Daxecker, U. (organiser), Birch, S. (organiser) & Krause, J. (organiser) (15-2-2018 - 16-2-2018). Election Violence Research Workshop, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Daxecker, U. (chair) (15-8-2017). Forum Alpbach. Seminar in Conflict and Cooperation (organising a conference, workshop, ...).


    • Ruijgrok, K. (2018). Challenging information scarcity: The effect of internet use on protest under authoritarian regimes. [details]


    • Di Salvatore, J. (2017). Peacekeepers against ethnic and criminal violence: Unintended consequences of UN peacekeeping. [details]
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  • Ancillary activities
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