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Jakob Schram

Jakob Schram

Research topic:
Conflict research, secessionist movements, territorial disputes, quantitative research

Research Themes:
Conflict management Nationalism Social movements Sovereignty Groups, Identities and Social Movements Violence, security and conflict 

Academic Profile

Jakob Schram is a DPhil candidate researching the outbreak of secessionist civil wars. His project traces ambition changes in self-determination movements, asking when and why sub-groups opt for autonomy versus full secession – and why some fight through party politics, others through nonviolent resistance, while still others resort to armed combat.

Before beginning his Doctorate in 2021, Jakob earned an MPhil (Distinction) in IR, also at Oxford, investigating the causal effect of petroleum discoveries on states' strategies in island disputes.

Born in Oslo, Norway, Jakob is passionate about using quantitative techniques to better understand how organised violence – between or within states – is to be avoided.


Ordingprisen 2019, Internasjonal Politikk 


Schram, J. (2020). Nettverk-signalisering: en dynamisk modell for taktikkskifter i grensetvister. Internasjonal Politikk78(3), 257-283. https://doi.org/10.23865/intpol.v78.2359