Associate Professor

Katharina Coleman (Ph.D. Princeton) specializes in International Relations, with a focus on international organisations, international security/peace operations, and international rules, norms, and legitimacy. Her regional area of expertise is sub-Saharan Africa. Her current book project examines the role of relatively small (“token”) national troop contributions in contemporary military coalitions.

I am most interested in supervising research that focuses on issues of international legitimacy, the international use of military force, the UN or other formal international organisations, and/or African international relations.

Katharina P. Coleman, “The Political Economy of UN Peacekeeping: Incentivizing Effective Participation” Providing for Peacekeeping Thematic Study No.7 . (International Peace Institute, May 2014)

Katharina P. Coleman, “Liberia” in Jane Boulden (ed.) The Rise of the Regional Voice? The United Nations, Regional Actors and Conflict in Africa. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

Katharina P. Coleman, “Token Troop Contributions to United Nations Peacekeeping Operations” in Alex J. Bellamy and Paul D. Williams (eds.) Providing Peacekeepers: the Politics, Challenges, and Future of United Nations Peacekeeping Contributions. (Oxford University Press, 2013)

Katharina P. Coleman, “Locating Norm Diplomacy: Venue Change in International Norm Negotiations” European Journal of International Relations. Vol.19, No.1 (2013)

Katharina P. Coleman, “Innovations in ‘African Solutions to African Problems’: the evolving practice of regional peacekeeping in sub-Saharan Africa” Journal of Modern African Studies. Vol.49, No.4 (2011); 517-545

Katharina P. Coleman, International Organisations and Peace Enforcement: the Politics of International Legitimacy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Katharina P. Coleman and M. W. Doyle, “Introduction: Expanding Norms, Lagging Compliance,” in E. Luck and M. W. Doyle (eds.), International Law and Organization: Closing the Compliance Gap. Boulder: Rowman and Littlefield, 2004.