Dr. Felix Schulte

Felix 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

2022. Self-Rule and Intrastate Conflict Risk in Divided Societies: A Configurational Analysis of Consociational Institutions, In: Swiss Political Science Review, https://doi.org/10.1111/spsr.12514 (with C. Trinn)

2021. Mapping Integration Indicators. A Reference Tool for Evaluating the Implementation of Ljubljana Guidelines-based Policy, Report commissioned by the HCNM/OSCE (with R. Medda-Windischer, S. Spiliopoulou Åkermark, S. Cramer Marsal). doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4314917. Download.

2020. Peace through Self-determination. Success and Failure of Territorial Autonomy. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham

2020. Untangling Territorial Self-Governance - New Typology and Data, In: Regional & Federal Studies, doi.org/10.1080/13597566.2020.1795837 (with C. Trinn).

2019. Publication and Collaboration Patterns in Autonomy Research - A Bibliometric Analysis, In: Journal of Autonomy and Security Studies, Vol 3, Nr. 2, S. 38-65.

2018. Toward a Multi-Causal Model of Successful Conflict Regulation through Territorial Self-Government: Lessons from South Tyrol, In: Austrian Journal of Political Science, Vol 47, Nr. 4, S. 33-43.

2018. The More, The Better? Assessing the Scope of Regional Autonomy as a Key Condition for Ethnic Conflict Regulation, in: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, Vol. 25, Nr. 1.

2017. Two Birds, One Stone – War-to-Democracy Processes after Ethnic Conflicts, In: Sicherheit und Frieden, Vol. 35, Nr. 1, S. 13-22

2017. Ålands Autonomie. Implikationen für eine friedliche Bearbeitung ethnischer Konflikte, in: W&F Wissenschaft und Frieden, Vol. 35, Nr. 4, S. 28-32.

2015. Frieden durch Föderalismus, in: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, Nr. 28-30, S. 36-40.

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