Peer Reviewed Articles

J. Vestby, S. Schutte, A. F. Tollefsen, and H. Buhaug (2024): “Societal determinants of flood-induced displacement”. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 121 (3) e2206188120 [www]

S. Schutte and C. Kelling (2022): A Monte Carlo analysis of false inference in spatial conflict event studies. PloS one 17 (4). [www]

S. Schutte, C. Ruhe, and A. Linke (2022): How indiscriminate violence fuels
conflicts between groups: Evidence from Kenya. Social Science Research, 103, 102653. [www]

S. Schutte, J. Vestby, J. Carling, and H. Buhaug (2021): “Climatic conditions are
weak predictors of asylum migration”. Nature Communications, 12 (1), 1-10. [www]

S. Schutte, C. Ruhe, and Andrew Linke (2021): “How indiscriminate violence fuels conflicts between groups: Evidence from Kenya“. Online first in Social Science Research. published [www], preprint [www], (si)[pdf]

S. Schutte, C. Ruhe, and N. Sahoo (2021): “How fear of violence drives intergroup conflict: Evidence from a panel survey in India”. Online first in Terrorism and Political Violence. [www],(si)[pdf]

S. Schutte (2019): “Politics or prejudice? Explaining individual-level hostilities in India’s Hindu-Muslim conflict”. Forthcoming in International Interactions. [pdf], (si)[pdf], (rep)[zip]

D. Karell and S. Schutte (2018): “Aid, Exclusion, and the Local Dynamics of Insurgency in Afghanistan”. Journal of Peace Research, 55 (6): 711-725. [www]

S. Schutte and R. van der Haer (2018): “Research Report: A software solution for rapid policy assessment with reimbursed SMS and mobile cash”. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 21 (6): 685-694.[www]

A. Rozenas, S. Schutte and Y. Zhukov (2017): “The Political Legacy of Violence: The Long-Term Impact of Stalin’s Repression in Ukraine”. Journal of Politics, 79 (4): 1147-1161. [www],[pdf]

N. Weidmann and S. Schutte (2017): “Using Night Lights for the Prediction of Local Wealth”. Journal of Peace Research, 54 (2): 125-140 [www]

S. Schutte (2017): “Violence and civilian loyalties: evidence from Afghanistan”. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 61(8): 1595-1625 [www],[pdf]

S. Schutte (2017): “Regions at Risk: Predicting Conflict Zones in African Insurgencies”. Political Science Research and Methods, 5 (3): 447-465 [www],[pdf]

S. Schutte (2017): “Geographic Determinants of Indiscriminate Violence in Civil Wars” Conflict Management and Peace Science, 34 (4): 380-405 [www], [pdf], (si)[pdf], (rep)[zip]

S. Schutte (2015): “Geography, outcome, and casualties: a unified model of insurgency” Journal of Conflict Resolution 59 (6): 1101-1128 [www], [pdf], (si)[pdf], (rep)[zip]

A. Linke, S. Schutte and H. Buhaug (2015): “Population Attitudes and the Spread of Political Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa” International Studies Review 17:1-20 [www]

D. Helbing, D. Brockmann, T. Chadefaux, K. Donnay, U. Blanke, O. Woolley-Meza, M. Moussaid, A. Johansson, J. Krause, S. Schutte and M. Perc (2014): “Saving human lives: what complexity science and information systems can Contribute” Journal of Statistical Physics [www]

S. Schutte and K. Donnay (2014): “Matched wake analysis: Finding causal relationships in spatiotemporal event data” Political Geography 41:1-10 [www],[pdf]

S. Schutte (2012): “Cooperation beats deterrence in cyberwar” Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy, vol. 18 (3) [www]

S. Schutte and N. Weidmann (2011): “Diffusion patterns of violence in civil wars” Political Geography 30 (3) [www]

S. Schutte (2009): “Optimization and falsification in empirical agent-based models” Journal of Aritificial Societies and Social Simulation 13 (1) 2 [www]


S. Schutte (2013): “Violence, geography, and mobilization: a theory of insurgency” PhD thesis, ETH Zurich [www]

S. Schutte (2010): “Regions at risk – estimating conflict zones in african civil wars” MA thesis, ETH Zurich [pdf]

S. Schutte (2008): “Crystal ball or screensaver? Discussing suitable applications for agent-based modeling in the humanities” MA thesis, University of Freiburg [www]


S. Schutte (2011): “Regions at risk - predicting conflict zones in African civil wars” Poster presented at the 3rd international Conference of Crisis Mappers in Geneva, November 14, 2011 [pdf]