Published articles


·       Roeland, Amber & Indra de Soysa (2021). Does Egalitarian Democracy Boost Environmental Sustainability? An Empirical Test, 1970-2017. Journal of Sustainable Development. DOI: 10.5539/jsd.v14n2p163


Vadlamannati, Krishna; Arusha Cooray & Indra de Soysa (2021). Healthcare equity and COVID-19: Assessing the relative effectiveness of egalitarian governance and healthcare system capacity on the COVID-19 pandemic. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. DOI:


de Soysa, Indra & Krishna Vadlamannati (2020).  Does free-market capitalism drive unequal access to health? An empirical analysis, 1970–2015. Global Public Health DOI:


de Soysa, Indra (2020). Economic Governance & Homicide: Some Theory and Empirical Evidence, 1990-2017. Journal of Peace Research. DOI:


Toft, Støver Elise & Indra de Soysa (2020) Rich and Naïve? Assessing the Effects of Norwegian Aid on Political Corruption, 1980–2018. Forum for Development Studies. DOI:   


Vadlamannati, Krishna & Indra de Soysa (2020). Oil price volatility and political unrest: Prudence and protest in producer and consumer societies, 1980–2013. Energy Policy


Vadlamannati, Krishna, Nicole Janz & Indra de Soysa (2020). U.S. Multinationals and Human Rights: A Theoretical and Empirical Assessment of Extractive Versus Nonextractive Sectors. Business & Society


de Soysa, Indra. 2020. Extractive Resources, Conflicts & Migration. In Tim Krieger, Diana Panke, Michael Pregernig (Eds) Environmental Conflicts, Migration & Governance. Bristol: Bristol University Press.


Knutson, Andreas & Indra de Soysa. (2019). Does Social Globalization Through Access to Information Communication Technologies Drive Obesity Among Youth? An Empirical Analysis, 1990-2013. Global Public Health. (TBA).   Replication data


de Soysa, Indra. (2019). Does Foreign Direct Investment Encourage State Militarization and Reduce Societal Security? An Empirical Test, 1980-2017. Peace Economics, Peace Science & Public Policy. (TBA).   Replication data


de Soysa, Indra & Synøve Almås. (2019). Does Ethnolinguistic Diversity Preclude Good Governance? A Comparative Study with Alternative Data, 1990-2015. Kyklos (TBA).  Replication data


de Soysa, Indra. (2018). Is Islam Compatible with Free-Market Capitalism? An Empirical Analysis, 1970–2010. Politics & Religion 12 (2): 227-256.        Replication data



de Soysa, Indra & Krishna Vadlamannati. 2018. Income Inequality, Equity & State Terror, 1975-2015. Revista Scienza e Pace. 9(1): (online).


de Soysa, Indra & Oda Lewin. (2018) Gender empowerment, inequalities and the prevalence of adult female obesity: An empirical analysis using new data, 1990–2013. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health DOI: (    Replication data



McNamara, Courtney L.; de Soysa, Indra. (2018) Special Issue on trade and health: Introduction. Global Social Policy. vol. 18 (1).


de Soysa, Indra & Carmen Noel. (2018)  Does Ethnic Diversity Increase Violent Crime? A Global Analysis of Homicide Rates, 1995-2013. European Journal of Criminology 9(2): 246-277.   Replication data


Vadlamannati, Krishna & Indra de Soysa. (2017). Economic Freedom, Social Protections, and Support for Anti-Immigrant Populism in 27 Democracies. In Robert Gwartney, Robert Lawson and Joshua Hall eds. Economic Freedom in the World: Annual Report 2017. Vancouver: The Fraser Institute.


de Soysa, Indra. (2017). Proxy Wars: Implications of Great Power Rivalry for the Onset and Duration of Civil Wars.

Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Politics.



de Soysa, Indra & Ann Kristin Hjelle de Soysa. (2017). Do Globalization & Free Markets Drive Obesity Among Children and Youth? An Empirical Analysis, 1990-2013. International Interactions.






de Soysa, Indra. (2017) Predatory Government and the Feasibility of Rebellion: A Micro Logic of the Capitalist Peace. In William R. Thompson ed. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics.















Indra de Soysa & Paul Midford (2012) Enter the Dragon! An Empirical Analysis of China Versus US Arms Transfers to Autocrats and Violators of Human Rights, 1989-2006. International Studies Quarterly 56(4): 843-856.



Lucia Liste Muoz & Indra de Soysa. (2011) The Blog vs. Big Brother: New and Old Information Technology and Political Repression, 1980в006. International Journal of Human Rights 15(8): 1315-1330.

Indra de Soysa. (2011) Another Misadventure of Economists in the Tropics? Social Diversity, Cohesion, and Economic Development. International Area Studies Review 14(1): 2г1.


Eric Neumayer and Indra de Soysa. (2011) Globalization and the Empowerment of Women: An Analysis of Spatial Dependence via Trade and Foreign Direct Investment. World Development 39(7): 1065б075.
Indra de Soysa. (2011). The Capitalist Civil Peace: Some Theory and Empirical Evidence. In Paivi Lujala & Siri Aas Rustad (eds). High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding. Earthscan.
Indra de Soysa & Krishna Chaitanya Vadlamannati. (2011). Does Being Bound Together Suffocate, or Liberate? The Effects of Economic, Social, and Political Globalization on Human Rights, 1981-2005. Kyklos 64 (1): 20е3.  REPLICATION DATA
Indra de Soysa. (2010) Economic Policies and Armed Conflict: The Promise of Globalization. In Tor Georg Jakobsen (Ed) War: An Introduction to Theories and Research on Collective Violence. New York: Nova Publishers.
Indra de Soysa & Hanne Fjelde. (2010). Is the Hidden Hand an Iron Fist? Capitalism and the Onset of Civil War, 1970в005. Journal of Peace Research 47(3): 287в98. Replication Details in Article
Indra de Soysa, Thomas Jackson & Christin Ormhaug. (2010) Tools of the Torturer? Small Arms Imports and Repression of Human Rights, 1992в004. International Journal of Human Rights 14(3): 378г93.    REPLICATION DATA
Indra de Soysa, Jennifer Bailey and Eric Neumayer (2009). 'Free to Squander? Democracy and Economic Sustainability, 1980в001.' In Richard A. Matthew, Jon Barnett, Bryan McDonald and Karen O'Brien eds. Global Environmental Change and Human Security. Cambridge. MIT Press.
Indra de Soysa. (2009). Hell is Other People? Social Fractionalization and State Repression, 1980в004. Politsche Vierteljahresschrift 43: 100б27.  REPLICATION DATA
Bussmnn, Margit, Indra de Soysa, & John R. Oneal (2009). 'Globalization and Income Inequality in the Developing World.' In: Sasaki, Masamichi (ed.) New Frontiers in Comparative Sociology. Leiden: Brill. pp 353-377.
Silja Eriksen & Indra de Soysa (2009). A Fate Worse Than Debt? International Financial Institutions and Human Rights, 1981в003. Journal of Peace Research 46(4): 485е03.  Replication details in article
Tor Georg Jakobsen & Indra de Soysa. (2009) Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death! State Repression, Ethnic Grievance and Civil War, 1981в004. Civil Wars 11(2): 137б57.  REPLICATION DATA
Indra de Soysa & Helga Binningsb. (2009). Is the Devil's Excrement Social Cement? Energy Resources and Political Terror, 1981в004.  International Social Science Journal 57(1): 21г2. (sorry, but the journal does not permit posting--you may write to me for a copy)REPLICATION DATA
Indra de Soysa, Thomas Jackson & Christin Ormhaug. (2009). 'Does Globalization Benefit the Small Arms Bazaar? An Empirical Analysis.'  International Interactions 35(1): 86б05. REPLICATION DATA
Indra de Soysa & Jo Jakobsen (2009). 'Rewards of Freedom: Democracy and the Inflow of Foreign Direct Investment.' In Peter Graeff and Guido Mehlkop eds. Capitalism, Democracy and the Prevention of War and Poverty (Essays in honor of Erich Weede). London: Routledge.
Hanne Fjelde & Indra de Soysa (2009). Coercion, Co-optation, and Cooperation: State Capacity & the Onset of Civil War, 1960в005. Conflict Management and Peace Science 26(1): 05в5.
Indra de Soysa. (2008). A Review of Rodwan Abouharb & David Cingranelli's Human Rights and Structural Adjustment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Review of International Organizations 3(3): 325г27.
Indra de Soysa & Eric Neumayer (2008). Disarming Fears of Diversity: Ethnic Heterogeneity and State Militarisation, 1988в002. Journal of Peace Research  45(4): 497е18.  REPLICATION DETAILS IN ARTICLE

Indra de Soysa (2007). 'Underdevelopment and Human Insecurity: Overcoming Systemic, Natural, and Policy Risk' in: Brauch, Hans Gnter; Grin, John; Mesjasz, Czeslaw; Dunay, Pal; Chadha Behera, Navnita; Chourou, Bchir; Oswald Spring, Ursula; Liotta, P.H.; Kameri-Mbote, Patricia (Eds.): Globalisation and Environmental Challenges: Reconceptualising Security in the 21st Century. Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace, vol. 3. Berlin Ѝ Heidelberg РNew York РHong Kong РLondon РMilan РParis РTokyo: Springer.



Indra de Soysa & Johannes Jutting (2007). 'Informal Institutions and Development: An Overview' in Johannes Jtting, Denis Dreschler, Sebastian Bartsch and Indra de Soysa eds. Informal Institutions: How Social Norms Help or Hinder Development. Paris: OECD.



Indra de Soysa & Ragnhild Nords (2007). Islam's Bloody Innards? Religion and Political Terror, 1980в000. International Studies Quarterly 51: 927й43. REPLICATION DETAILS IN ARTICLE
Eric Neumayer & Indra de Soysa (2007). Globalization, Gender Rights, and Forced Labour. The World Economy 30(10): 1510б535.



Helga Binningsb, Indra de Soysa & Nils Petter Gleditsch. (2007). Green Giant, or Straw Man?Environmental Pressure and Civil Conflict, 1961й9լ Population and Environment 28: 337г53. REPLICATION DETAILS IN ARTICLE
Indra de Soysa & Eric Neumayer (2007). Resource Wealth and the Risk of Civil War Onset: Results from a New Dataset on Natural Resource Rents, 1970й9. Conflict Management and Peace Science 24:201в18.    REPLICATION DATA



Indra de Soysa & Eric Neumayer (2007). Disarming Fears of Diversity: Ethnic Heterogeneity and State Militarization, 1988в002. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 0-3796.



Simon Dietz, Eric Neumayer & Indra de Soysa (2007). Corruption, the Resource Curse and Genuine Savings. Environment and Development Economics. 12 (1): 33е3.



Jo Jakobsen & Indra de Soysa. (2006). Do Foreign Investors Punish Democracy? Theory and Empirics, 1984в001. Kyklos 59(3): 383д10.   REPLICATION DATA


Indra de Soysa (2006). Empirical Evidence for the Resource Curse. In Michael Daunderstdt and Arne Schildberg (Eds). Dead Ends of Transition: Rentier Economies and Protectorates. Frankfurt: Campus.


Richard Auty & Indra de Soysa. (2006). Incentives to Reform in the Caucasus and Central Asian Political States. In Richard Auty and Indra de Soysa. Eds. Energy, Wealth and Governance in the Caspian Sea Region. London. Routledge.

Eric Neumayer & Indra de Soysa (2006). Globalization and the Right to Free Association and Collective Bargaining: An Empirical Analysis. World Development 34 (1): 31д9.
Margit Bussmann, Indra de Soysa, and John R. Oneal. (2005) The Effect of Globalization on National Income Inequality Comparative Sociology 4 (3д): 285г12.  REPLICATION DATA INFO IN ARTICLE
Indra de Soysa. 2005. Filthy Rich, Not Dirt Poor! How Mother Nature Nurtures Civil Violence. In Peter Dauvergne ed. International Handbook of Global Environmental Politics. London: Edward Elgar (pp. 149