SSRC Working Papers


Mobilizing necessary knowledge on underresearched but important public issues, SSRC Working Papers feature real-time social science commissioned by the Council’s programs. Previous papers have offered statistical analyses of national economic growth, considerations of the challenges of building international educational and intellectual capacity, and studies on global security and cooperation, addressing historically active areas of concern at the SSRC. Current working papers are listed below and are available for download free of charge, in keeping with the Council’s mission to enhance public access to information.




APN Working Papers

Filling gaps in African peacebuilding knowledge

No. 1

The Financing of International Peace Operations in Africa: A Review of Recent Research and Analyses [PDF]
By Corinna Jentzsch

No. 2

Just Peace: Achieving Peace, Justice, and Development in Post-conflict Africa [PDF]
By Dan Kuwali

No. 3

Toward a Community of Practice: ECOWAS and Peace and Security Policy Communities in West Africa [PDF]
By Olawale Ismail

No. 4

The “Chief” and the New Baraza: Harnessing Social Media for Community Policing in Kenya [PDF]
By Duncan Omanga

No. 5

Beyond the Rebellion Alternative Narratives of Violent Conflicts and the Implications for Peacebuilding in the Niger Delta [PDF]
By Tarila Marclint Ebiede

No. 6

Blaise Compaoré in the Resolution of the Ivorian Conflict: From Belligerent to Mediator-in-Chief [PDF]
By Amy Niang

No. 7

The African Capacity for Immediate Response to Conflict and the African Standby Force: Options for Peace Intervention in Africa [PDF]
By Jude Cocodia

No. 8

Decolonizing the Mainstreaming of Gender in Peacebuilding: Toward an Agenda for Africa [PDF]
By Heidi Hudson

CPPF Working Papers on Women in Politics

Tracking women’s political participation across the globe

No. 1

Women’s Political Participation in Sub-Saharan Africa [PDF]
By Aili Mari Tripp

No. 2

Women in Politics and Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean [PDF]
By Mala Htun and Jennifer Piscopo

No. 3

Women’s Political Participation in Asia and the Pacific [PDF]
By Jacqui True, Nicole George, Sara Niner, and Swati Parashar

No. 4

Gender and Elections: Temporary Special Measures beyond Quotas [PDF]
By Mona Lena Krook

DSD Working Papers on Research Security

Establishing safe practices for high-risk research

No. 1

Qualitative Research in Dangerous Places: Becoming an Ethnographer of Violence and Personal Safety [PDF]
By Daniel M. Goldstein

No. 2

“How Was Your Trip?” Self-Care for Researchers Working and Writing on Violence [PDF]
By Kimberly Theidon

No. 3

Security Considerations for Conducting Fieldwork in Highly Dangerous Places or on Highly Dangerous Subjects [PDF]
By Vanda Felbab-Brown

No. 4

Building an Effective Research Safety Protocol and Emergency Exit Strategies [PDF]
By Angélica Durán-Martínez

No. 5

Doing Research in Violent Settings: Ethical Considerations and Ethics Committees [PDF]
By Corinne Davis Rodrigues

No. 6

Numbers under Fire: The Challenges of Gathering Quantitative Data in Highly Violent Settings [PDF]
By Javier Osorio

No. 7

Data Security in Highly Violent Settings [PDF]
By Enrique Desmond Arias

No. 8

The Familiar and the Foreign: Local and Visiting Researchers in Highly Violent Areas [PDF]
By María Clemencia Ramírez


Individual Working Papers

The Measure of America Approach to Gauging Well-Being and Opportunity in the United States: Concept, Application, and Impacts at the Community Level [PDF]
By Patrick Nolan Guyer