Dr. Rebecca Schiel (University of Central Florida) is a Postdoctoral Researcher with the University of Central Florida’s School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs and the Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen Norway, funded jointly by the Norwegian Research Council and a P3 grant from UCF and supervised by Dr. Bruce M. Wilson. Her research interests include human rights, civil-military relations, international political economy, and democratization. Dr. Schiel’s research has appeared in Water, Foreign Policy Analysis, Democratization, Africa Spectrum, and Studies in Comparative International Development. In her role as a Postdoctoral Scholar, Dr. Schiel is part of the Norwegian Research Council funded project “Elevating Water Rights to Human Rights: Has it strengthened marginalized peoples’ claim for water?” (PI: Bruce M. Wilson).
Rebecca Schiel, Malcolm Langford, and Bruce M. Wilson. “Does it Matter? Rights Constitutionalization, Democratic Governance, and the Right to Water.” Forthcoming at Water.
Schiel, Rebecca, Jonathan Powell, and Ursula Daxecker. “UN Peacekeeping Deployments and Mutinies in African Sending States.” Forthcoming at Foreign Policy Analysis.
Schiel, Rebecca. 2019. “An Assessment of Democratic Vulnerability: Regime Type, Economic Development, and Coups d’état.” Democratization 26(8): 1439- 57.
Schiel, Rebecca, Christopher Faulkner, and Jonathan Powell. 2017. “Mutiny in Côte d’Ivoire,” Africa Spectrum 52(2): 103-15.
Powell, Jonathan, Trace Lasley, and Rebecca Schiel. 2016. “Combatting Coups d’état in Africa, 1950-2014.” Studies in Comparative International Development 51(4): 482-502.
“Silent Guns: Examining the Two-Year Absence of Coups in Africa,” with Jonathan Powell. Political Violence at a Glance. 18 September 2017.
“Making Sense of Recent Mutinies in Côte d’Ivoire,” with Christopher Faulkner. Political Violence at a Glance. 9 June 2017
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