Dr Anouk S. Rigterink
(email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Anouk S. Rigterink obtained her Ph.D. in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to joninig Durham University, she was Economics of Conflict Fellow at Princeton University and International Crisis Group, as well as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.
Anouk studies violent conflict and civil war, particularly the relationship between mining and violent conflict. She has published on so-called "blood diamonds" and on a civilian protection militia in South Sudan. Her recent projects include a study into the effectiveness of drone strikes targeting terrorist leaders, a project on deforestation in Uganda (part of the Metaketa III initiative), a study into how conflict affects the deep determinants of behaviour and a project on conflict between industrial and artisanal miners in Sub-Saharan Africa. Anouk uses mainly quantitative research methods.
- Natural resources
- Quantitative research methods
- Behavioural science
- SGIA2112 Introduction to International Relations (4 hours/year.)
- SGIA2341 Research Project (9 hours/year.)
- SGIA3681 Poverty or Prosperity (16 hours/year.)
Chapter in book
- Rigterink, Anouk S. (2014). Natural Resources and Insecurity. In The Handbook of Global Security Policy. 175.
- Rigterink, Anouk S. (Published). The wane of command. Evidence on drone strikes and control within terrorist organizations. American Political Science Review
- Rigterink, Anouk S. (2020). Diamonds, Rebel’s and Farmer’s Best Friend: Impact of Variation in the Price of a Lootable, Labor-intensive Natural Resource on the Intensity of Violent Conflict. Journal of Conflict Resolution 64(1): 90.
- Rigterink, Anouk S. & Schomerus, Mareike (2017). The Fear Factor is a Main Thing: How Radio Influences Anxiety and Political Attitudes. The Journal of Development Studies 53(8): 1123.
- Schomerus, Mareike & Rigterink, Anouk S. (2015). ‘And Then He Switched off the Phone’ Mobile Phones, Participation and Political Accountability in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State. Stability: International Journal of Security & Development 4(1): 1-23.
- Rigterink, Anouk S. (2015). Does Security Imply Safety? On the (Lack of) Correlation Between Different Aspects of Security. Stability: International Journal of Security & Development 4(1).
- Rigterink, Anouk S. & Schomerus, Mareike (2015). Probing for Proof, Plausibility, Principle and Possibility: A New Approach to Assessing Evidence in a Systematic Evidence Review. Development Policy Review 34(1): 5.
- Rigterink, Anouk S. (2010). Natural resources and civil conflict: An overview of controversies, consensus, and channels. The Economics of Peace and Security Journal 5(2).
- 2017: Metaketa III (joint Principal Investigator) - Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP)
- 2014: Urgency grant (co-applicant) - Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC)