• 1099 Citations
1991 …2021
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Research Interests

Focuses on understanding the causes of political violence, comparisons of political violence in Africa with political violence elsewhere, the organization and behavior of insurgent groups, and the politics of authoritarian regimes.

Education/Academic qualification

Political Science, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

… → 1992

International Relations, MA, The University of Chicago

… → 1985

Political Science, BA, Haverford College

… → 1984

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clientelism Social Sciences
Sierra Leone Social Sciences
politics Social Sciences
West Africa Social Sciences
Liberia Social Sciences
warfare Social Sciences
irony Social Sciences
creditor Social Sciences

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Grants 2010 2021

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Research Output 1991 2018

A New Era of Insurgent Recruitment: Have ‘New’ Civil Wars changed the Dynamic?

Reno, W. S. & Matisek, J., Jul 3 2018, In : Civil Wars. 20, 3, p. 358-378 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

civil war
political scientist
continuity
globalization
Civil War

The Dilemmas of security assistance to a failed state: Lessons from Somalia

Reno, W. S., Sep 4 2018, Before Military Intervention: Upstream Stabilisation in Theory and Practice. Springer International Publishing, p. 53-77 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

failed state
Somalia
assistance
Failed States
Somaliland

The international factor in african warfare

Reno, W. S., Jan 1 2018, Africa in World Politics: Constructing Political and Economic Order. Taylor and Francis, p. 135-155 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

warfare
military
South Sudan
militia
Somalia
1 Citation (Scopus)

The politics of security assistance in the horn of Africa

Reno, W. S., Oct 2 2018, In : Defence Studies. 18, 4, p. 498-513 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

assistance
politics
failed state
Somalia
domestic security

Failed, Weak of Fake State? The Role of Private Security in Somalia

Reno, W. S., 2017, Private security in Africa: from the global assemblage to the everyday. Afrikainstitutet, N., Higate, P. & Utas, M. (eds.). Zed Books, Ltd., p. 32-51 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter