Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Photographer: Bram Belloni

dr. U. (Ursula) Daxecker

  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Programme group: Political Economy and Transnational Governance
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Room number: B8.08
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15578
    1001 NB  Amsterdam
    T: 0205252953

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, with projects on (1) violent and nonviolent collective action during electoral processes and (2) the relationship between crime, violence and politics. 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. 

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


  • Daxecker, U., & Prins, B. C. (2017). Financing Rebellion: Using Piracy to Explain and Predict Conflict Intensity in Africa and Southeast Asia. Journal of Peace Research, 54(2), 215-230. DOI: 10.1177/0022343316683436  [details] 
  • Daxecker, U. (2017). Dirty hands: Government torture and terrorism. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 61(6), 1261-1289. DOI: 10.1177/0022002715603766  [details] 
  • Prins, B. C., & Daxecker, U. (in press). Maritime Piracy and Foreign Policy. In Oxford Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.522 



  • Bader, J., & Daxecker, U. (2015). A Chinese resource curse? The human rights effects of oil export dependence on China versus the United States. Journal of Peace Research, 52(6), 774-790. DOI: 10.1177/0022343315593332  [details] 
  • Daxecker, U. E., & Prins, B. C. (2015). Searching for sanctuary: government power and the location of maritime piracy. International Interactions, 41(4), 699-717. DOI: 10.1080/03050629.2015.1016159  [details] 
  • Daxecker, U. E., & Prins, B. C. (2015). The New Barbary Wars: Forecasting Maritime Piracy. Foreign Policy Analysis, 11(1), 23-44. DOI: 10.1111/fpa.12014  [details] 
  • Daxecker, U., & Prins, B. C. (2015). Enforcing order: Territorial reach and maritime piracy. Conflict Management and Peace Science, 34(4), 359-379. DOI: 10.1177/0738894215594756  [details] 


  • Daxecker, U. E. (2014). All quiet on election day? International election observation and incentives for pre-election violence in African elections. Electoral Studies, 34, 232-243. DOI: 10.1016/j.electstud.2013.11.006  [details] 


  • Prins, B. C. (Author), Daxecker, U. (Author), & Sanford, A. (Author). (2014). Terror on the seas: assessing the threat of modern day piracy. Web publication/site, Washington: The SAIS Review of International Affairs. [details] 
  • Daxecker, U., & Schneider, G. (2014). Election monitoring: the implications of multiple monitors for electoral integrity. In P. Norris, R. W. Frank, & F. Martínez i Coma (Eds.), Advancing electoral integrity (pp. 73-93). New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368709.003.0005  [details] 

Journal editor

  • Daxecker, U. (editor) (2017): International Interactions (Journal).

Talk / presentation

  • 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. (chair) (15-8-2017): Forum Alpbach (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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