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Lesley-Ann Daniels

Lesley Ann Daniels

Assistant Professor - ON LEAVE


Lesley-Ann Daniels is currently a research fellow at IBEI. She is a former AXA Research Fund post-doctoral fellow with her research on "Minority rights and the stability of post-conflict environments". She defended her doctoral thesis on the use of amnesty during civil wars at the Pompeu Fabra University in 2016. Prior to her doctorate, she worked for the EU Peace and Reconciliation Programme in Northern Ireland. Her research interests are political violence, civil wars, post-conflict peacebuilding, transitional justice and identity rights.

Background and education

  • (2016) PhD, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • (2011) Masters in Research Methods, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • (1998) Masters in European Integration, Queen's University Belfast
  • (1988) BA (Hons) in Social and Political Science, Queens' College, University of Cambridge



Research interests

  • Civil wars
  • Political conflict
  • Post-conflict peacebuilding
  • Minority rights
  • Identity studies

Research projects

Selected publications

  • Balcells, Laia; Daniels, Lesley-Ann; Kuo, Alexander

    2023.The “Weight” of Territorial Issues: Evidence from Catalonia, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.Comparative Politics,Link
  • Daniels, Lesley-Ann; Kuo, Alexander

    2021.Brexit and Territorial Preferences: Evidence from Scotland and Northern Ireland.Publius: The Journal of Federalism,1-26LinkLogo open access
  • Daniels, Lesley-Ann.2021.Stick Then Carrot: When Do Governments Give Amnesty during Civil War?.International Studies Quarterly,LinkLogo open access
  • Daniels, Lesley-AnnVlaskamp, Martijn (coordinators)

    2021.Violencia política.Tecnos.Link
  • Daniels, Lesley-Ann.2020.How and When Amnesty during Conflict Affects Conflict Termination.Journal of Conflict Resolution,LinkLogo open access
  • Daniels, Lesley-Ann.2018.The International Criminal Court and the Rebels’ Commitment Problem.Civil Wars,20 (4):455-476LinkLogo open access
  • Balcells, Laia; Daniels, Lesley AnnEscribà-Folch, Abel

    2016.The determinants of low-intensity intergroup violence: The case of Northern Ireland.Journal of Peace Research,53 (1):33-48LinkLogo open access
  • Daniels, Lesley-Ann.2016.Tras el velo del antiterrorismo.Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals,112:255-257LinkLogo open access
  • Daniels, Lesley-Ann.2011.Segregation and the Onset of Civil War.International Catalan Institute for Peace Working Papers,2011/7LinkLogo open access
All publications
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