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.
International organizations|International norms and legitimacy |United Nations |peace operations |African international relations
Katharina P. Coleman and Xiaojun Li, Token Forces: How Tiny Troop Deployments became Ubiquitous in UN Peacekeeping. Forthcoming, Cambridge Elements, Cambridge University Press.
Katharina P Coleman and Brian L Job, “How Africa and China may shape UN peacekeeping beyond the liberal international order,” International Affairs, 97:5 (September 2021); pp.1451–1468.
Katharina P. Coleman and Paul D. Williams, “Peace operations are what states make of them: Why future evolution is more likely than extinction,” Contemporary Security Policy, Vol.42, No.2 (2021), 241-255.
Katharina P. Coleman, Magnus Lundgren and Kseniya Oksamytna, “Slow Progress on UN Rapid Deployment: The Pitfalls of Policy Paradigms in International Organizations” International Studies Review 23:3 (2021); pp. 455–483.
Katharina P. Coleman, “Downsizing in UN Peacekeeping: The Impact on Civilian Peacekeepers and the Missions Employing Them” International Peacekeeping. 27:5 (2020); pp. 703-731
Magnus Lundgren, Kseniya Oksamytna and Katharina P. Coleman, “Only as fast as its troop contributors: Incentives, capabilities, and constraints in the UN’s peacekeeping response” Journal of Peace Research. 58:4 (2021); pp.671-686
Katharina P. Coleman, “United Nations Peacekeeping Decisions: Three Hierarchies, Upward Mobility and Institutionalised Inequality among Member States” Global Society. 34:3 (2020); pp. 318-334.
Katharina P. Coleman, Markus Kornprobst and Annette Seegers (eds.) Diplomacy and Borderlands: African Agency at the Intersections of Orders (London: Routledge, 2019). 290 pages.
Katharina P. Coleman, “African diplomacy in United Nations peacekeeping operations” in K. P. Coleman, M. Kornprobst and A. Seegers (eds.) Diplomacy and Borderlands: African Agency at the Intersections of Orders (London: Routledge, 2020)
Change from “forthcoming”: Katharina P. Coleman, and Benjamin Nyblade, “Peacekeeping for Profit? The Scope and Limitations of ‘Mercenary’ UN Peacekeeping” Journal of Peace Research 55:6 (2018); pp.726-741.
Katharina P. Coleman and Thomas Tieku (eds.), African Actors in International Security: Shaping Contemporary Norms (Lynne Rienner, 2018)
Katharina P. Coleman, “Extending UN Peacekeeping Financing Beyond UN Peacekeeping Operations? The Prospects and Challenges of Reform” Global Governance 23 (2017)
Katharina P. Coleman and Paul D. Williams, “Logistics Partnerships in Peace Operations,” New York: International Peace Institute, 2017
Katharina P. Coleman, “The Legitimacy Audience Shapes the Coalition: Lessons from Afghanistan, 2001” Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 11:3 (2017)
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.
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.