Dr. Friederike Luise Kelle

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of International Politics. In my current project, I investigate the role of elite competition in subnational sovereignty referendums. I completed my PhD in January 2017 at the Graduate School of Decisions Sciences, where I worked with Prof. Gerald Schneider and Prof. Nils Weidmann, as well as with Prof. David Carter at Princeton University. My doctoral thesis, which is entitled “To Claim or not to Claim? Territory, Violence, and Framing in Subnational Demands for Self-Determination”, is concerned with the role of territory in demands for self-rule. I argue that groups are more likely to demand greater self-rule and use violence to pursue these claims when they value their territory for symbolic reasons. Before coming to Konstanz for my PhD, I studied at Freie Universität Berlin and Princeton University.


Friederike Luise Kelle: Selbstbestimmung und Gewalt: Zur Rolle von Territorium in subnationalen Selbstbestimmungskonflikten, Springer Verlag ( doi.org/10.1007/s41358-017-0114-z) , 2017

Friederike Luise Kelle: To Claim or Not to Claim? How Territorial Value Shapes Demands for Self-Determination, Comparative Political Studies (doi:10.1177/0010414016666837 ), 2016

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