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Dr Klejda Mulaj

PhD in International Relations (London School of Economics and Political Science, 2004)


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Telephone: 01392 724038

Senior Lecturer

I study conflict, security, and peace – with particular reference to causes and effects of war and political violence in general, nationalism, state-formation, and post-conflict rebuilding. My latest work explores how violence of war contributes to the constitution of the political community at the intersection between war and peace and has been published in Review of International Studies (Cambridge University Press). In other recently published articles I have analysed political functions of genocide in times of peace and war. Previously I have done extensive work on the causes and consequences of war/s and ethnic cleansing in the Balkans with particular reference to the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, results of which have been published in various peer-reviewed journals and one book entitled Politics of Ethnic Cleansing (Lexington Books / Rowman & Littlefield, 2008, 2010). I am also editor and author of a volume entitled Violent Non-State Actors in World Politics (2010), published jointly with Hurst and Columbia University Press, which investigates conditions that give rise to violent non-state actors (VNSAs) and the correlations between VNSAs and the environment that creates and nurtures them.

          I have taught at university level since 2001 and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

          I welcome PhD proposals on any aspect of conflict analysis and post-conflict rebuilding.

Recent Publications

'Violence of War, Ontopology, and the Instrumental and Performative Constitution of the Political Community', Review of International Studies, (2017). DOI: 10.1017/S0260210517000298

'Limitations in Attributing State Responsibility under the Genocide Convention', Journal of Human Rights (2017) (Co-authored with Kevin Aquilina). DOI: 10.1080/14754835.2017.1300521

'Genocide and the Ending of War: Meaning, Remembrance and Denial in Srebrenica, Bosnia', Crime, Law and Social Change, Vol. 68, No. 1, 2017.

'War and State-Making at the End of Empire: Ottoman Collapse and the Formation of the Balkan States', Peace & Change, Vol. 41, No. 4, 2016.