Dr Ulrich Petersohn

Senior Lecturer in International Politics Politics

    Publications

    2021

    To Escalate, or Not to Escalate? Private Military and Security Companies and Conflict Severity (Journal article)

    Lees, N., & Petersohn, U. (n.d.). To Escalate, or Not to Escalate? Private Military and Security Companies and Conflict Severity. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 1-24. doi:10.1080/1057610x.2021.1935700

    DOI: 10.1080/1057610x.2021.1935700

    The anti-mercenary norm and the market for combat force (Journal article)

    Petersohn, U. (2021). The anti-mercenary norm and the market for combat force. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, 76(1), 106-128. doi:10.1177/0020702021994519

    DOI: 10.1177/0020702021994519

    Onset of new business? Private military and security companies and conflict onset in Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia from 1990 to 2011 (Journal article)

    Petersohn, U. (n.d.). Onset of new business? Private military and security companies and conflict onset in Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia from 1990 to 2011. Small Wars & Insurgencies, 1-32. doi:10.1080/09592318.2020.1866404

    DOI: 10.1080/09592318.2020.1866404

    2020

    Everything in (dis)order? Private Military and Security Contractors and International Order (Journal article)

    Petersohn, U. (2020). Everything in (dis)order? Private Military and Security Contractors and International Order. Journal of Future Conflict.

    2018

    The force of relationships: the influence of personal networks on the market for force (Journal article)

    Petersohn, U. (2018). The force of relationships: the influence of personal networks on the market for force. European Security, 27(1), 98-113. doi:10.1080/09662839.2018.1425296

    DOI: 10.1080/09662839.2018.1425296

    2017

    President Donald J. Trump: An agent of norm death? (Journal article)

    Panke, D., & Petersohn, U. (2017). President Donald J. Trump: An agent of norm death?. International Journal: Canada's Journal of Global Policy Analysis, 72(4), 572-579. doi:10.1177/0020702017740159

    DOI: 10.1177/0020702017740159

    2016

    Norm challenges and norm death: The inexplicable? (Journal article)

    Panke, D., & Petersohn, U. (2016). Norm challenges and norm death: The inexplicable?. Cooperation and Conflict, 51(1), 3-19. doi:10.1177/0010836715597948

    DOI: 10.1177/0010836715597948

    2015

    The Social Structure of the Market for Force (Journal article)

    Petersohn, U. (2015). The Social Structure of the Market for Force. Cooperation and Conflict, 50(2), 269-285. doi:10.1177/0010836714545686

    DOI: 10.1177/0010836714545686

    Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs), Military Effectiveness, and Conflict Severity in Weak States, 1990–2007 (Journal article)

    Petersohn, U. (2015). Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs), Military Effectiveness, and Conflict Severity in Weak States, 1990–2007. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 61(5), 1046-1072. doi:10.1177/0022002715600758

    DOI: 10.1177/0022002715600758

    The Markets for Force: Privatization of Security Across World Regions (Book)

    Dunigan, M., & Petersohn, U. (2015). The markets for force: Privatization of security across world regions.

    2014

    Reframing the Anti-mercenary norm: Private Military and Security Companies and Mercenarism (Journal article)

    Petersohn, U. (2014). Reframing the Anti-mercenary norm: Private Military and Security Companies and Mercenarism. International Journal: Canada's Journal of Global Policy Studies, 69(4), 475-493. doi:10.1177/0020702014544915

    DOI: 10.1177/0020702014544915

    The Impact of Mercenaries and Private Military and Security Companies on Civil War Severity between 1946 and 2002 (Journal article)

    Petersohn, U. (2014). The Impact of Mercenaries and Private Military and Security Companies on Civil War Severity between 1946 and 2002. International Interactions: Empirical and Theoretical Research in International Relations, 40(2), 191-215. doi:10.1080/03050629.2014.880699

    DOI: 10.1080/03050629.2014.880699

    2013

    The Effectiveness of Contracted Coalitions (Journal article)

    Petersohn, U. (2013). The Effectiveness of Contracted Coalitions. Armed Forces and Society, 39(3), 467-488. Retrieved from http://afs.sagepub.com/content/39/3/467.abstract

    2012

    Why international norms disappear sometimes (Journal article)

    Panke, D., & Petersohn, U. (2012). Why international norms disappear sometimes. European Journal of International Relations, 18(4), 719-742. doi:10.1177/1354066111407690

    DOI: 10.1177/1354066111407690

    2011

    The Other Side of the COIN: Private Security Companies and Counterinsurgency Operations (Journal article)

    Petersohn, U. (2011). The Other Side of the COIN: Private Security Companies and Counterinsurgency Operations. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 34(10), 782-801. doi:10.1080/1057610x.2011.604832

    DOI: 10.1080/1057610x.2011.604832

    Military Privatisation: Changing the Military-Civil Force Mix (Journal article)

    Petersohn, U. (2011). Military Privatisation: Changing the Military-Civil Force Mix. European Political Science, 10(2), 146-156. doi:10.1057/eps.2011.3

    DOI: 10.1057/eps.2011.3

    2010

    Sovereignty and Privatizing the Military: An Institutional Explanation (Journal article)

    Petersohn, U. (2010). Sovereignty and Privatizing the Military: An Institutional Explanation. Contemporary Security Policy, 31(3), 531-552. doi:10.1080/13523260.2010.521706

    DOI: 10.1080/13523260.2010.521706

    Hired Guns. Views About Armed Contractors in Operation Iraqi Freedom (Book)

    Petersohn, U., Webber, M., Cotton, S., Burkhard, Q., Zander-Cotugno, M., O'Connell, E., & Dunigan, M. (2010). Hired Guns. Views About Armed Contractors in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Arlington, VA: RAND Corporation.

    The Limits of Military Outsourcing (Book)

    Petersohn, U. (2010). The Limits of Military Outsourcing. Zurich: CSS.

    2009

    Die Rolle der Bundeswehr im Kosovo Konflikt (The Bundeswehr in the Kosovo-Conflict) (Chapter)

    Petersohn, U., & Eitelhuber, N. (2009). Die Rolle der Bundeswehr im Kosovo Konflikt (The Bundeswehr in the Kosovo-Conflict). In H. Münkler, & K. Malowitz (Eds.), Humanitäre Intervention (pp. 203-220). Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.

    Responsibility Without Capability: Norms, Credibility, and the Challenges of Humanitarian Intervention (Chapter)

    Petersohn, U. (2009). Responsibility Without Capability: Norms, Credibility, and the Challenges of Humanitarian Intervention. In A. Grant (Ed.), The Crisis in Sudan (pp. 10). Kingston: Queens Centre for International Affairs.

    Selektiver Schutz universaler Menschenrechte. Ein multikausaler Erklärungsansatz des Interventionsverhaltens von Demokratien (Selective Interventionism in the Age of Universal Human Rights. A Multi-Causal Explanation of Humanitarian Interventions) (Book)

    Petersohn, U. (2009). Selektiver Schutz universaler Menschenrechte. Ein multikausaler Erklärungsansatz des Interventionsverhaltens von Demokratien (Selective Interventionism in the Age of Universal Human Rights. A Multi-Causal Explanation of Humanitarian Interventions). Wiesbaden: Nomos Verlag.

    2008

    Outsourcing the Big Stick: The Consequences of Using Private Military Companies (Book)

    Petersohn, U. (2008). Outsourcing the Big Stick: The Consequences of Using Private Military Companies. Cambridge: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. Retrieved from http://wcfia.harvard.edu/

    2006

    Die Nutzung privater Militärfirmen durch US-Streitkräfte und Bundeswehr (The Use of Private Military Companies by the US Armed Forces and the Bundeswehr) (Book)

    Petersohn, U. (2006). Die Nutzung privater Militärfirmen durch US-Streitkräfte und Bundeswehr (The Use of Private Military Companies by the US Armed Forces and the Bundeswehr) (Vol. S36). Berlin: SWP.