We have released our new data portal GROWup. It presents data on ethnic group power relations, ethnic settlement patterns, and civil war collected jointly by the International Conflict Research group and our partners in Essex, Oslo, and Uppsala. The data are presented graphically for the wider public and provided in research-ready format for the academic community.
Manuel Vogt earned his M.A. degree in political science from the University of Zurich. During his studies, he spent two semesters as an exchange student at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN (USA). He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the International Conflict Research group at ETH Zurich. His research interests include ethnic conflict, (post-conflict) democratization, electoral institutions and party systems, and Latin American and African politics.
During his Ph.D. he has conducted field research in four different countries in both Latin America (Guatemala, Ecuador), and Sub-Saharan Africa (Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon), completing over 150 in-depth interviews with state officials (including several state ministers), political party leaders, parliamentarians, media representatives, and civil society leaders on ethnic mobilization and trans-ethnic elite networks in democratizing, multi-ethnic states. He has also recently been a visiting researcher at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar in Quito, Ecuador.
He has published several newspaper articles in German and Spanish, and has won the 2011 NCCR Knowledge Transfer Award for special achievements in transferring academic knowledge into society.
Apart from academics, he works as a German language teacher for adult immigrants in Switzerland, and has volunteered as a social worker in an institution for street children in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. For more than 12 years, he has been traveling extensively throughout the world, but most enthusiastically in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.
Bormann, N., M. Vogt and L.-E. Cederman (2013). “Der Arabische Frühling und die Bestimmung der demokratischen Gemeinschaft”. In: Andreas Auer (ed.): Demokratisierung im arabischen Raum. Zürich: Schulthess, 163-186.
Vogt, Manuel (2012). “Escaping the Resource Curse: Ethnic Inclusion in Resource-Rich States in West Africa”. Swisspeace Working Paper 3/2012. Online: http://www.swisspeace.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/Media/Publications/WP3_2012.pdf
“Estimada Sra. Zury Ríos” (in response to Zury Ríos’ letter to the editor of April 9th), El Periódico (Guatemala), 2.5.2013
“Y si mataran a Zury Ríos?”, El Periódico (Guatemala), 26.3.2013
“Elfenbeinküste: Prekäre Rückkehr zum Frieden“, Infosperber (Switzerland, www.infosperber.ch), 21.10.2012
“Kriegsverbrecher mit besten Siegeschancen“, 20 Minuten Online (Switzerland, www.20min.ch), 5.11.2011
20 Minuten Online
Manuel Vogt forms part of and has received funding from the following academic projects:
NCCR Democracy "Institutional Strategies for Post-Conflict Democratization"
ProDoc "The Dynamics of Transcultural Governance and Management in Latin America"
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