Peer Reviewed Articles

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

N. Weidmann and S. Schutte (2016): “Using Night Lights for the Prediction of Local Wealth”. Forthcoming in the Journal of Peace Research [www]

S. Schutte (2016): “Violence and civilian loyalties: evidence from Afghanistan”. Forthcoming in the Journal of Conflict Resolution [www],[pdf]

S. Schutte (2016): “Regions at Risk: Predicting Conflict Zones in African Insurgencies”. Forthcoming in the Political Science Research and Methods [www],[pdf]

S. Schutte (2016): “Geographic Determinants of Indiscriminate Violence in Civil Wars” Conflict Management and Peace Science (online first) [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]

Working Papers

D. Karell and S. Schutte: Aid, Community Divisions, and Insurgency: How Hearts and Minds Were Won and Lost in Afghanistan

N. Weidmann and S. Schutte: Using Night Light Emissions for the Subnational Prediction of Wealth

S. Schutte, Spencer Dorsey, Hao Liu, and Michael Ward: Finding duplicates in machine-coded event data


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]