Karina Mross - EDP Network

Karina Mross

EDP Network Member

Dr. Karina Mross is political scientist, working in the research programme “Transformation of political (dis-)order: Institutions, values, peace’ at the German Development Institute (DIE) in Bonn. Working at DIE since 2013, she has been involved in projects on “Transformation and Development in Fragile States”, “Supporting Sustainable Peace” and “Social Cohesion in Africa”.

Her research focuses on international support for peace and democratization processes in post-war contexts. She is particularly interested in in the role of democracy support can play in building peace after civil war. Ongoing research addresses the role of local elections for societal peace, as well as transitional justice in post-conflict situations. She has conducted field research in Burundi, Liberia, Mozambique, Nepal and Timor-Leste. Next to qualitative methods, she uses Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). Based on her research, she is engaged in policy advice and teaches at the University of Heidelberg.

Karina received her PhD from the University of St. Gallen in 2019. She completed her MA in ‘International Relations and Development Policy’ at the University of Duisburg-Essen and obtained her BA in ‘European Studies’ at the University of Maastricht.

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Contact: karina.mross[at]external-democracy-promotion.eu

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Publications by Karina Mross

Julia Leininger, Karina Mross, Christine Hackenesch | 2020

What the EU should do for democracy support in Africa: ten proposals for a new strategic initiative in times of polarisation

in: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE): Discussion Paper 14/2020.

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Julia Leininger, Karina Mross, Charlotte Fiedler, Jörn Grävingholt | 2020

Gradual, Cooperative, Coordinated: Effective Support for Peace and Democracy in Conflict-Affected States

in: International Studies Perspectives 21 (1), 54-77 (open access).

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Jörn Grävingholt, Charlotte Fiedler, Karina Mross | 2019

Supporting peace after civil war: what kind of international engagement can make a difference?

in: DIE Briefing Paper 23/2018, online first.

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Karina Mross | 2019

Democracy support and peaceful democratisation after civil war

in: DIE Briefing Paper 7/2019, online first.

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Karina Mross | 2019

First Peace, then Democracy? Evaluating Strategies of International Support at Critical Junctures after Civil War

in: International Peacekeeping (2019), 26:2,190-215, online first.

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Karina Mross, Charlotte Fiedler | 2019

What do we know about post-conflict transitional justice from academic research: key insights for practitioners

in: DIE Briefing Paper 3/2019.

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Karina Mross, Charlotte Fiedler, Jörn Grävingholt | 2019

Friedensförderung nach Bürgerkriegen: welche Arten internationaler Unterstützung sind erfolgreich?

in: DIE Analysen und Stellungnahmen 2/2019.

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Karina Mross, Charlotte Fiedler, Jörn Grävingholt | 2018

When can international peacebuilding make a difference? Identifying patterns of support that help sustain peace after civil war

in: World Bank Blogs.

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Karina Mross | 2017

Fostering democracy and stability in Timor-Leste after the 2006 crisis: on the benefits of coordinated and cooperative forms of support

in: Discussion Paper 19/2017.

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Karina Mross, Charlotte Fiedler | 2017

Post-conflict societies: chances for peace and types of international support

in: DIE Briefing Paper 4/2017.

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Karina Mross, Charlotte Fiedler, Jörn Grävingholt | 2016

Frieden nachhaltig fördern: Erkenntnisse der Forschung zur Wirksamkeit von Post-Konflikt-Engagement

in: Analysen und Stellungnahmen 5/2016.

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Karina Mroß, Charlotte Fiedler, Jörn Grävingholt | 2016

Building peace after war: the knowns and unknowns of external support to post-conflict societies

in: DIE Briefing Paper 11/2016.

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Karina Mross | 2015

The fragile road towards peace and democracy: insights on the effectiveness of international support to post-conflict Burundi

in: DIE Discussion Paper 3/2015.

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Karina Mross, Jörn Grävingholt, Lennart Bendfeldt, Linda Berk , Yvonne Blos, Charlotte Fiedler | 2013

Struggling for stability: international support for peace and democracy in post-civil war Nepal

in: DIE Discussion Paper 27/2013.

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Karina Mross | 2012

Fighting the curse by lifting the curtain: how effective is transparency as an instrument to escape the resource trap?

in: Schriftenreihe des Politikwissenschaftlichen Instituts der Universität Duisburg-Essen, Band 20, Tectum Verlag.

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