Andrea Ruggeri

BA Genova, MA PhD Essex

Professor of Political Science and International Relations, DPIR
Tutorial Fellow in Politics, Brasenose College
Director, Centre for International Studies
International Relations Network
Government and Politics Network
Oxford Conflict, Peace & Security Hub
Brasenose College

Andrea Ruggeri is Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Director of the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford.

He joined Brasenose College and the Department of Politics an International Relations at the University of Oxford in 2014. Previously, he was Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Amsterdam from 2010. He holds a PhD in Government from the University of Essex (2011), an MA International Relations (Essex, 2006) and a BA in Diplomatic and International Sciences (Genova, 2005).

His current research deals with civil wars and peacekeeping. His broader research interests include collective political violence, state development, and comparative politics in Africa and Middle East.

His research has been published in the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, International Security, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, International Interactions, International Organization, International Peacekeeping, International Studies Review, Political Geography, Political Science Research & Methods and edited volumes. 

Member of the Peace Operations Working group organised by the Folke Bernadotte Academy (Sweden) and he is an active member of the Network of European Peace Scientists.

He is in the editorial board of Journal of Peace Research, Il Politico, International Peacekeeping, and Quaderni di Scienza PoliticaHe is part of the international advisory board of Italian Political Science Review/Rivista italiana di Scienza Politica. 

Research Fellow at the Michael Nicholson Centre for Conflict and Cooperation, University of Essex and Associate Member of the Nuffield College, Oxford. He is affiliated with the Oxford Q-Step Center, a new and innovative way to teach Political Science and International Relations at Oxford. He has been co-director of the Oxford Spring School in Advanced Research Methods and visiting professor at the Bocconi University – Milan and University of Genova.


Andrea's research interests include:

United Nations, Groups, Identities and Social Movements, International organisations, Violence, security and conflict, Civil wars , Human rights, Conflict management, Emotions, Ideology, International relations, International security, Methods, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding


BA - Papers

PPE Prelims (with Elias Dinas) - The Practice of Politics,  Michaelmas Term and Hilary Term

International Relations (214), Michaelmas Term and Hilary Term 

International Relations between the two World Wars (212), Michaelmas Term and Hilary Term

International Security & Conflict  

BA - Lectures 

Political Analysis Year 1  ( with Andy Eggers & Robin Harding) - QStep, Hilary Term 

Political Analysis Year 2  ( with Andy Eggers & David Kirk)- QStep, Michaelmas Term 


Collective Political Violence 


Research Design and Methods in International Relations, Michaelmas Term

IR PhD Seminars Workshop ( with Todd Hall), Michaelmas , Hilary and Trinity Term



Forthcoming. Bove, Vincenzo, Chiara Ruffa and Andrea Ruggeri. Why and How UN Peacekeeping Composition Matters, (Under Contract at Oxford University Press)

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. Forthcoming. Vincenzo Bove and Andrea Ruggeri. “Peacekeeping Effectiveness and Blue Helmets’ Distance from Locals.” Journal of Conflict Resolutions
  2. Forthcoming. Jessica Di Salvatore, Ursula Daxecker, Andrea Ruggeri, “Fraud Is What People Make of It: Election Fraud, Perceived Fraud, and Protesting in Nigeria” Journal of Conflict Resolutions
  3. Forthcoming. Stefano Costalli and Andrea Ruggeri. “Long term consequence of civil war in young democracies. The Case of Italy 1946-1968.” Comparative Political Studies
  4.  Forthcoming. Jessica Di Salvatore and Andrea Ruggeri. “UN Peace operations Withdrawals and State Capacity. Descriptive Trends  and Research Challenges.” International Peacekeeping.
  5. 2018.Ruggeri, Andrea; Dorussen, Han and Gizelis, Ismene. “Every Day on the Frontline? Sub-National Deployment of UN Peacekeeping”. British Journal of Political Science 48(4):1005-1026.
  6. 2017. Stefano Costalli and Ruggeri Andrea“Emotions, Ideologies and Violent Political Mobilization: A Symposium”. PS: Political Science & Politics50(4): 923-927.
  7. 2017. Tobias Bohmelt and Ruggeri Andrea. “Counterbalancing, Spatial Dependence, and Peer-Group Effects”.Political Science and Research Methods 5(2):221-239.
  8. 2017.  Dorussen, Han and  Ruggeri , Andrea “Peacekeeping Event Data: Determining the Place and Space of Peacekeeping”, International Peacekeeping 24(1):32-43.
  9. 2017.  Bove, Vincenzo; Ruggeri , Andrea ;Zwetsloot, Remco, “What Do We know about UN Peacekeeping Leadership”, International Peacekeeping  24(1):17-23.
  10. 2016. Ruggeri, Andrea; Dorussen, Han   and Gizelis, Ismene  "Winning the Peace Locally: UN Peacekeeping and Local Conflict". International Organization 71(1):163-185
  11. 2016. Bove Vincenzo and Ruggeri Andrea. “Kinds of Blue. Diversity in U.N. Peacekeeping Missions and Civilian Protection”.British Journal of Political Science 46(3):681-700.
  12. 2015.Stefano Costalli and Ruggeri Andrea. “Indignation, Ideology and Armed Mobilization”.International Security 40(2): 119-157
  13. 2015. Burgoon, Brian; Ruggeri, Andrea, Schudel, Willem and Manikkalingam, Ram. “From Media Attention to Negotiated Peace: Human Rights Reporting and Civil War Duration”, International Interactions, 41(2): 226-255.
  14. 2015.Costalli, Stefano and Ruggeri, Andrea. “Forging Political Entrepreneurs. Civil War Effects on Post-Conflict Politics in Italy”, Political Geography, 44:40-49.
  15. 2014. Gleditsch, Kristian Skrede; Metternich, Nils and Ruggeri, Andrea“Data and Progress in Peace and Conflict Research”,Journal of Peace Research, 51(2): 301-314.
  16. 2013. Ruggeri, Andrea; Gizelis, Ismene and Dorussen, Han. “Managing Mistrust: an Analysis of Cooperation with UN Peacekeeping in Africa”,Journal of Conflict Resolution, 57(3): 387-409.
  17. 2012. Ruggeri, Andrea. “Gramsci's Persuaders: Studying Collective Mobilization“,International Studies Review, 14: 677-681.
  18. 2012. Ruggeri, Andrea and Burgoon, Brian. “Human Rights “Naming & Shaming” and Civil War Violence”, Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, 18(3):1-12. 
  19. 2012. Bove, Vincenzo and Ruggeri, Andrea. “NEPS Proceedings: Introduction”, Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy. 18(3): 1-4
  20. 2011. Ruggeri, Andrea; Gizelis, Ismene and Dorussen, Han. “Event data as Bismarck’s sausages? Intercoder Reliability, Coders Selection and Data Quality”, International Interactions, 37(3): 340-36. 
  21. 2010. Gleditsch, Kristian Skrede and Ruggeri, Andrea. “Political Opportunity Structures, Democracy, and Civil War” Journal of Peace Research, May 47(3): 299-310.

Book Chapters

  1. Forthcoming. McCauley Adam and Ruggeri Andrea. “Formulating Research Questions & Designing Research Projects in International Relations”in Luigi Curini and Rob Franzese (eds.)The Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations, Sage: London.
  2. 2018. Maline Meiske and Andrea Ruggeri. “Peacekeeping as Foreign Policy Tool” inOxford Encyclopaedia of International Relations, Oxford University Press: New York & Oxford.
  3. 2018. Jessica Di Salvatore and Andrea Ruggeri. “Peacekeeping Effectiveness” in Oxford Encyclopaedia of Empirical International Relations, Oxford University Press: New York & Oxford.
  4. 2014 Burgoon, Burgoon; Ruggeri, Andrea and Manikkalingam ,Ram. “Human Rights Promotion, the Media and Peacemaking in Africa”, in  Carsten de Dreu (ed.) Conflicts Within and Between Groups: Functions, Dynamics and Interventions , Taylor &  Francis.
  5. 2012. Metternich, Nils; Gleditsch, Kristian; Dorussen, Han and Ruggeri, Andrea. “International Dimension of International Conflict”, in Elgar Companion to Civil War and Fragile States. Edited by Graham Brown and Arnim Langer.  
  6. 2010. Ruggeri, Andrea. “Geografia Politica del Conflitto Libanese”  [Political Geography of the Lebanese Conflict] in  S. Costalli and F.Moro “Le Guerre dentro lo Stato” [Civil Wars] Milano, Italy: Vita e Pensiero.

Book Reviews

  1. 2019 Persone e Mondi. Azioni individuali e ordine internazionale by Angelo Panebianco ( Il Mulino 2018), Quaderni di Scienza Politica 
  2. 2018 Democracy and Displacement in Colombia's Civil War by Abbey Steele, (Cornell 2017), Journal of Politics
  3. 2010 The Causes of War, by David Sobek, Journal of Peace Research47(3)
  4. 2010 How Wars End, by Dan Reiter, Journal of Peace Research 47(3)
  5. 2009 Ending Wars, by Feargal Cochrane, Journal of Peace Research46(5)
  6. 2008 Inside Rebellion: The Politics of Insurgent, by Jeremy M. Weinstein, Political Studies Review6(2)

Policy Briefs

2019   Ruggeri, Andrea; Evi Koeker; Maline Meiske. “What is the state of UN data on peacekeeping?”, Folke Bernaddote Academy, Sweden 

2019    Ruggeri , Andrea. “Security Stability: About what and for whom?”, NATO

2015   Ruggeri , Andrea. “Diversity in the composition of UN peacekeeping operations and mission performance”, Defence Economics, Ministry of Defence, UK

2013  Ruggeri, Andrea. “Political Entrepreneurs and Civil War”, Independent Social Research Foundation, United Kingdom

2010 Gleditsch, Kristian; Dorussen, Han; Metternich, Nils and Ruggeri, Andrea. “Transnational Dimensions and the Myth of Civil Wars as National Events”, PRIO, OSLO.