Annual Report 2016
The year 2016 has been a year of continuity and change at the same time. The SNIS adapts and changes as its network grows despite fewer resources. The SNIS Annual Report 2016 reflects this spirit and offers a refreshed layout.
SNIS Research Report – Funding International Studies in Europe
Study mandated by the Swiss Network for International Studies in order to get a better understanding of the funding available for academic projects in International Studies in Europe and to situate its activities within this broader landscape.
The Afterlife of Academic Research Projects – A Primer
What happens to academic research projects once they reach conclusion? Are the publications, websites and conferences they give rise to the end all of the efforts invested in their realization, or do they continue to exist in different forms? Five instances in which academic research projects funded by the Geneva International Academic Network continued to exist and develop after their formal conclusion.
Recent Project Publications
Capital Flight from Africa: New Estimates, 1950-1970
Given ongoing discussion in the literature concerning capital flight from developing countries to developed countries, this paper studies whether African countries had noticeable capital flight already in the post-WWII period, and if that was the case, how capital flight was related to taxation of the countries.
Ethnicity and Wartime State Violence against Civilians
In this paper, we ask the question of whether the master cleavage of a conflict also predicts variation in state violence against civilians along ethnic lines.
Understanding Rights Practices in the World Heritage System: Lessons from the Asia Pacific
This research project sought to identify major factors shaping, preventing or enhancing the implementation of rights-based approaches in the World Heritage system in general and in the Asia-Pacific regions in particular.
Protecting labor rights in preferential trade agreements: The role of trade unions, left governments, and skilled labor
This paper investigates variation in the design of labor provisions in preferential trade agreements (PTAs) by focusing on the power of labor unions, government partisanship, and the relative strength of skilled labor.