Research Network

Oliver Juetersonke

Oliver Jütersonke is Head of Research for the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. He is also a Research Associate at the Zurich University Centre for Ethics (ZUCE). His research interests cover the linkages between politics, law and morality in international relations, with a particular focus on the heritage of 20th-century realists and conceptualizations of sovereignty.

Oliver also works on the social and spatial dynamics of violence, particularly in urban settings, with fieldwork conducted in Madagascar, Rwanda and Timor-Leste.

Recent publications include: (with Robert Muggah), “Rethinking Stabilization and Humanitarian Action in ‘Fragile Cities’”, in Ben Perrin (ed.), Modern Warfare: Armed Groups, Private Militaries, Humanitarian Organizations, and the Law (University of British Columbia Press, 2012); (with Moncef Kartas), “Ethos of Exploitation: Insecurity and Predation in Madagascar”, in Small Arms Survey 2011: States of Security (Cambridge University Press, 2011); and Morgenthau, Law and Realism (Cambridge University Press, 2010).