Lindsay Heger is a political scientist and holds a PhD from the University of California, San Diego. Prior to arriving at OEF, Lindsay was a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Global Cooperation and Conflict through the University of California and a lecturer at the Korbel School for International Studies at the University of Denver. Her research, straddling themes in comparative politics and international security, focuses largely on why rebel groups choose different types of violent methods and how post-conflict states consolidate peace through good governance. Lindsay has conducted extensive field work on the Irish Republican Army and post-conflict stability in Northern Ireland. Her work has appeared in various journals including International Studies Quarterly, Conflict and Cooperation, and Terrorism and Political Violence. She also contributes to political blogs. In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys running, the mountains, and good food.
When rebels provide social services, do they have more leverage negotiating the terms of a peace deal? The literature suggests service-providing groups may, on average, have a wider base of support and a more centralized organizational structure.
Written byLindsay Heger, Danielle Jung, Wendy H. Wongon November 15, 2012
How does the way in which a group organizes change the lethality of the group's attacks? In this article, we argue that groups organized vertically as hierarchies are likely to conduct more lethal attacks.