Felix Schulte

Dr. Felix Schulte is Senior Researcher and head of the cluster “Conflict & Security”. His research and teaching interests are situated at the intersection of empirical conflict studies and comparative politics and focus on three areas: the emergence of conflictive mass behavior in divided societies (conflict dynamics), institutional options for regulating such conflicts in a peaceful and sustainable way (territorial self-governance and power-sharing) as well as relationships between “old” and “new” minorities in different settings (inter-minority relations).

Felix studied political science, sociology, and history in Eichstätt, Linköping and Heidelberg and obtained his doctorate from Heidelberg University in 2019. Previously, he held positions as research associate and post-doctoral researcher at Heidelberg University and Mannheim University (Head of Chairs: Prof. Aurel Croissant and Prof. Dr. Marc Debus). Felix was a guest researcher at the Åland Islands Peace Institute (Finland) and the Institute for Minority Rights at EURAC Bolzano (Italy). His work has been published by Palgrave MacMillan, the International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, or Regional & Federal Studies, among others. Felix is book reviews editor of the journal Democratization (Taylor and Francis).

Selected publications

Schulte, F. Frieden durch Selbstbestimmung. Erfolg und Scheitern territorialer Autonomie; Springer: Cham, 2023 

Schulte, F.; Carolan, G. What’s Law Got to Do with It? How the Degree of Legalization Affects the Durability of Post-Conflict Autonomy Agreements. Ethnopolitics, 2023https://doi.org/10.1080/17449057.2023.2207876

Schulte, F.; Steinert, C. V. Repression and Backlash Protests: Why Leader Arrests Backfire. International Interactions 20230 (0), 1–30. https://doi.org/10.1080/03050629.2023.2149513

Schulte, F.; Trinn, C. Self-Rule and Intrastate Conflict Risk in Divided Societies: A Configurational Analysis of Consociational Institutions. Swiss Political Sci Review 202228 (3), 413–432. https://doi.org/10.1111/spsr.12514

Debus, M.; Schulte, F. How Party Competition Shapes Ethnic Parties’ Positions on Migration and Immigration. Party Politics 2022, 13540688221136108. https://doi.org/10.1177/13540688221136107

Neureiter, M.; Schulte, F. A Tale of Two Logics: How Solidarity and Threat Perceptions Shape Immigrant Attitudes towards Immigration in Western Europe. West European Politics 20220 (0), 1–23. https://doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2022.2143162

Schulte, F. Peace Through Self-Determination: Success and Failure of Territorial Autonomy; Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, 2020.

Schulte, F. Toward a Multi-Causal Model of Successful Conflict Regulation through Territorial Self-Government: Lessons from South Tyrol. Austrian Journal of Political Science 201847 (4), 33–43.

Trinn, C.; Schulte, F. Untangling Territorial Self-Governance–New Typology and Data. Regional and Federal Studies 2020, 1–25. https://doi.org/10.1080/13597566.2020.1795837

Medda-Windischer, R.; Spiliopoulou Åkermark, S.; Schulte, F.; Marsal Cramer, S. Mapping Integration Indicators. A Reference Tool for Evaluating the Implementation of Ljubljana Guidelines-Based Policy, Report Commissioned by the HCNM/OSCE; EURAC, Aland Peace Institute, Heidelberg University, 2020.

Schulte, F. The More, The Better? Assessing the Scope of Regional Autonomy as a Key Condition for Ethnic Conflict Regulation. International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 201825 (1), 84–111. https://doi.org/10.1163/15718115-02501001


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