I am a political scientist with a penchant for interdisciplinary research, most notably on non-state armed groups, security governance and urban violence. Currently I am working with the global humanitarian agency Mercy Corps in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Prior to this I gained work experience at the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission, the German Federal Foreign Office and the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.
I completed my PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Bradford in March 2016. My thesis entitled The Strategies of International Agencies towards Community-based Armed Groups: Institutional Logics and Organisational Frames in Post-conflict Peacebuilding is based on six months of fieldwork in Haiti and investigates the challenge of coordinating stabilisation, conflict resolution and statebuilding efforts in fragile and conflict-affected states.
- Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration in Unconventional Settings: The Case of MINUSTAH’s Community Violence Reduction in Haiti. International Peacekeeping, 24 (2), 1-24 (2017).
- Beyond Carrots and Sticks: The Limitations of Coercive and Cooperative Approaches vis-à-vis Urban Armed Groups. Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 5 (1), Art. 17 (2016).
- Growing the Grassroots or Backing Bandits? Dilemmas of Donor Support for Haiti’s (Un)Civil Society. Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 11 (1), 93-98 (2016).
- The Challenge of Community-based Armed Groups: Towards a Conceptualization of Militias, Gangs, and Vigilantes. Contemporary Security Policy, 36 (2), 296-320 (2015).
- A Transformation from Political to Criminal Violence? Politics, Organised Crime and the Shifting Functions of Haiti’s Urban Armed Groups. Conflict, Security & Development, 15 (2), 169-196 (2015).
- The Impact of Drug Trafficking on Informal Security Actors in Kenya. Africa Spectrum, 49 (3), 55-81 (2014).
- The Politics of Knowledge Production in Post-genocide Rwanda. Strategic Review for Southern Africa, 35 (1), 78-92 (2013).
- Challenging the Weak States Hypothesis: Vigilantism in South Africa and Brazil. Peace, Conflict and Development, 20, 38-51 (2012).
- Email: moritz.schuberth[at]gmail.com
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