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2018

De Vries, Lotje, Pierre Englebert, and Mareike Schomerus, eds. Secessionism in African Politics: Aspiration, Grievance, Performance, Disenchantment. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

Schomerus, Mareike, Pierre Englebert, and Lotje de Vries. “Africa’s Secessionism: A Breakdance of Aspiration, Grievance, Performance, and Disenchantment.” In Secessionism in African Politics: Aspiration, Grievance, Performance, Disenchantment, edited by Lotje de Vries, Pierre Englebert and Mareike Schomerus. New York: Palgrave, 2018.

Schomerus, Mareike, and Lotje  de Vries. “A State of Contradiction: Sudan’s Unity Goes South.” In Secessionism in African Politics: Aspiration, Grievance, Performance, Disenchantment, edited by Lotje de Vries, Pierre Englebert and Mareike Schomerus. New York: Palgrave, 2018.

Schomerus, Mareike and Anouk S.Rigterink. “South Sudan’s Long Crisis of Justice: Merging Notions of Lack of Socio-Economic Justice and Criminal Accountability.” In Making and Breaking Peace in Sudan and South Sudan: The "Comprehensive" Peace Agreement and Beyond, edited by Sarah Nouwen, Laura James and Sharat Srinivasan. London: British Academy, forthcoming.

2017

Desai, Deval, and Mareike Schomerus. “‘There Was a Third Man…’: Tales from a Global Policy Consultation on Indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals.” Development and Change 49 (2017) 89–115.

de Vries, Lotje, and Mareike Schomerus. “Fettered Self-Determination: South Sudan’s Narrowed Path to Secession.” Civil Wars 19, no. 1 (2017): 1-20.

———. “South Sudan’s Civil War Will Not End with a Peace Deal.” Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 29, no. 3 (2017): 1-8.

McCullough, Aoife, and Mareike Schomerus. Comprendre Les Trajectoires De La Radicalisation À Agadez. London: ODI, 2017.

McCullough, Aoife, Mareike Schomerus, and Harouna Abdoutan. Understanding Trajectories of Radicalisation in Niger. London: ODI, 2017

Rigterink, Anouk S. , and Mareike Schomerus. “The Fear Factor Is a Main Thing: How Radio Influences Anxiety and Political Attitudes.” Journal of Development Studies 53, no. 8 (2017): 1123-46.

———. “It's Not Just Fake News. Even Real News Can Warp Political Perceptions.” Monkey Cage Blog/ The Washington Post, 7 January 2017.

Schomerus, Mareike, and Charles Taban. “Arrow Boys, Armed Groups and the Spla: Intensifying Insecurity in the Western Equatorian States.” In Informal Armies: Community Defence Groups in South Sudan’s Civil War, edited by Victoria Brereton. London, UK: Saferworld, 2017.

Schomerus, Mareike, Sherine El Taraboulsi-McCarthy, and Jassi with Sandhar. Countering Violent Extremism (Topic Guide).  Birmingham, UK: GSDRC,University of Birmingham, 2017.

2016

Rigterink, Anouk S, John Justin Kenyi, and Mareike Schomerus. Report of the Justice and Security Research Programme Survey in Ezo and Tambura Counties, South Sudan (Second Round January/ February 2015). London: London School of Economics and Political Science, 2016.

Rigterink, Anouk S. , and Mareike Schomerus. “Probing for Proof, Plausibility, Principle and Possibility: What Systematic Evidence Reviews Taught Us About Framing  ‘Evidence’ for Policy-Making.” Development Policy Review 34, no. 1 (2016): 5-27.

Schomerus, Mareike. Seeking Answers in Times of Crisis: Navigating Current Pitfalls of Conflict Research and Practice. ODI Briefing.  London: Overseas Development Institute, 2016.

———. “Book Review: Julia Vorhoelter (2014), Youth at the Crossroads: Discourses on Socio-Cultural Change in Post-War Northern Uganda.” Africa Spectrum, no. 1 (2016): 135–37.

———. “How Brexit Looks from South Sudan, China, and Elsewhere.” ODI blog. (5 July 2016).

Schomerus, Mareike, and Lovise Aalen, eds. Considering the State: Perspectives on South Sudan's Subdivision and Federalism Debate. London/ Bergen: ODI/ CMI, 2016.

Schomerus, Mareike, and Anouk S. Rigterink. Non-State Security Providers and Political Formation in South Sudan: The Case of Western Equatoria's Arrow Boys.  Waterloo: Center for Security Governance, 2016.

Sørbø, Gunnar M. , Mareike  Schomerus, and Lovise  Aalen. Country Evaluation Brief South Sudan. Report 6/2016 Oslo NORAD, 2016.

2015

de Vries, Lotje, and Mareike Schomerus. “Talking About War Makes It More Likely. Look at South Sudan.” Monkey Cage Blog/ The Washington Post, 17 August 2015.

Rigterink, Anouk S. , and Mareike Schomerus. “The World Development Report 2015: One Step Forward, One Step Back.” LSE Blogs, 15 January 2015.

———. “Off the Hook: Can Mobile Phones Help with Statebuilding?” LSE blog, March 18 18 March 2015.

Schomerus, Mareike. “International Criminal Law in Peace Processes: The Case of the Icc and the Lord’s Resistance Army.” In Historical Origins of International Criminal Law: Volume 4, edited by Morten  Bergsmo, Wui Ling Cheah, Tianying Song and Ping Yi. Brussels: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, 2015.

———. “‘Make Him Famous’: The Single Conflict Narrative of Kony and Kony2012.” In Reclaiming Activism: Western Advocacy in Contention, edited by Alex de Waal, 142 - 63. London: Zed Books, 2015.

Schomerus, Mareike, and Anouk S. Rigterink. “‘And Then He Switched Off the Phone’: Mobile Phones, Participation and Political Accountability in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State.” Stability: International Journal of Security and Development 4, no. 1 (2015): 1-23.

Schomerus, Mareike, and Hakan Seckinelgin. Evidence-Based Policymaking in Myanmar? Considerations of a Post-Conflict Development Dilemma. London: The Justice and Security Research Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2015.

2014

Carayannis, Tatiana , Vesna  Bojicici-Dzelilovic, Nathaniel  Olin, Anouk  Rigterink, and Mareike Schomerus. Practice without Evidence: Interrogating Conflict Resolution Approaches and Assumptions. Working Paper 11.  London: Justice and Security Research Programme/ London School of Economics and Political Science, 2014.

Rigterink, Anouk S, John Justin Kenyi, and Mareike Schomerus. Report of the Justice and Security Research Programme Survey in Western Equatoria South Sudan (First Round May 2013). London: London School of Economics and Political Science, 2014.

Schomerus, Mareike. “Can ‘Context-Specific’ Security Programming Handle the Reality of Dynamic Circumstances?” ODI Development Progress Blog, 2014.

———. “Review of War and Politics in Sudan: Cultural Identities and the Challenges of the Peace Proces by Justin Leach.” Journal of Modern African Studies 52, no. 1 (2014).

———. “Policy of Government and Policy of Culture: Understanding the Rules of Law in the "Context" of South Sudan's Western Equatoria State.” In The International Rule of Law Movement: A Crisis of Legitimacy and the Way Forward, edited by David Marshall, 167-90. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014.

———. Perilous Border: Sudanese Communities Affected by Conflict on the Sudan/ Uganda Border. London: Conciliation Resources, 2008.

Schomerus, Mareike, and Lotje De Vries. “Improvising Border Security: 'A Situation of Security Pluralism' Along South Sudan’s Borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo.” Security Dialogue 45, no. 3 (2014): 279-94.

2013

Forsyth, Tim, and Mareike Schomerus. Climate Change and Conflict: A Systematic Evidence Review. In Working Paper 8. London: Justice and Security Research Programme/London School of Economics and Political Science.

Schomerus, Mareike. “Making the Evidence Agenda in Development More Plausible.” In Asia Blog, 2013.

———. “Measuring Development’s ‘Ions’.” JSRP Blog LSE, 2013.

———. “A Stone, Justice and Security.” JSRP Blog LSE, 2013.

Schomerus, Mareike, Lotje de Vries, and Christopher  Vaughan. “Introduction: Negotiating Borders, Defining South Sudan.” In The Borderlands of South Sudan: Authority and Identity in Contemporary and Historical Perspectives, edited by Christopher Vaughan, Mareike Schomerus and Lotje De Vries, 1-22. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Vaughan, Christopher, Mareike Schomerus, and Lotje De Vries, eds. The Borderlands of South Sudan: Authority and Identity in Contemporary and Historical Perspectives. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

2012

Schomerus, Mareike. “[‘They Forget What They Came For’: Uganda's Army in Sudan.” Journal of Eastern African Studies 6, no. 1 (2012): 124-53.

———. “How Not to Change the World: Kony 2012.” CNN.com, March 10 2012.

Schomerus, Mareike, and Kristof Titeca. “Deals and Dealings: Inconclusive Peace and Treacherous Trade Along the South Sudan–Uganda Border.” Africa Spectrum 47, no. 2 -3 (2012): 5 - 31.

Schomerus, Mareike, Tim Allen, and Koen Vlassenroot. “Kony2012 and the Prospects for Change: Examining the Viral Campaign.” Foreign Affairs, 13 March 2012.

2011

Schomerus, Mareike. “Welcome 193rd Country of the World.” LSE Connect, 2011.

Schomerus, Mareike, Tim Allen, and Koen Vlassenroot. “Obama Takes on the Lra: Why Washington Sent Troops to Central Africa.” Foreign Affairs, 15 November 2011.

2010

Schomerus, Mareike. “Chasing the Kony Story.” In The Lord's Resistance Army: Myth and Reality, edited by Tim Allen and Koen Vlassenroot. London: Zed Books, 2010.

———.”Cycles of Violence in Southern Sudan.” The Guardian, 14 June 2010.

———. “South Sudan Referendum 2011: Is the Referendum Really Important?” The Royal African Society blog, December 2010.

———. “Unabhängig, doch kein Staat? Konflikte innerhalb des Südsudan verhindern den Aufbau staatlicher Institutionen." Welt-Sichten, December 2010.

———. “A Terrorist It Not a Person Like Me: An Interview with Joseph Kony.” In The Lord's Resistance Army: Myth and Reality, edited by Tim Allen and Koen Vlassenroot. London: Zed Books, 2010.

Schomerus, Mareike, and Betty Achan Ogwaro (contributing author). “Searching for Solutions in Juba: An Overview.” In Initiatives to End the Violence in Northern Uganda, edited by Elizabeth Drew, 10-13. London: Conciliation Resources, 2010.

Schomerus, Mareike, Tim Allen, and et al. Southern Sudan at Odds with Itself: Dynamics of Conflict and Predicaments of Peace. London: LSE/ DESTIN/ Pact Sudan/ DfID, 2010.

2009

Schomerus, Mareike, and Kennedy Tumutegyereize. After Operation Lightning Thunder: Protecting Communities and Building Peace. London: Conciliation Resources, 2009.

2008

Allen, Tim, and Mareike Schomerus. Complex Emergencies and Humanitarian Interventions. External Programme.  London: London School of Economics, 2008.

Schomerus, Mareike. Violent Legacies: Insecurity in Sudan's Central and Eastern Equatoria (Working Paper 13). Human Security Baseline Assessment.  Geneva: The Small Arms Survey, 2008.

———. “International Involvement and Incentives for Peacemaking in Northern Uganda.” Accord: Powers of persuasion: incentives, sanctions and conditionality in peacemaking 19 (2008): 92-96.

2007

Schomerus, Mareike. The Lord's Resistance Army in Sudan: A History and Overview (Working Paper 8). In Human Security Baseline Assessment. Geneva: The Small Arms Survey, 2007.

———. “Laender, die keiner (an)erkennt: Suedsudan (Countries Nobody Recognizes: Southern Sudan).” Die Zeit, 2007.

———. “Darfur: The Long Road to Disaster (Book Review).” International Affairs 83, no. 4 (July 2007 2007): 821 - 22.

———. “The Sudan Wars.” In The New Encyclopaedia of Africa, edited by John Middleton and Joseph C.  Miller. Washington, D.C.: Charles Scribners' Sons, 2007.

2006

Allen, Tim , and Mareike Schomerus. A Hard Homecoming: Lessons Learned from the Reception Centre Process on Effective Interventions for Former 'Abductees' in Northern Uganda. Washington DC/ Kampala: USAID/ UNICEF, 2006.

Schomerus, Mareike. “Die Geissel seines Volkes (the Scourge of His People).” Die Zeit 13 July 2006, 2006.

———. “Sailors and Their Horizons: The Politics of Cruise Ships, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Photographer Heinrich Heidersberger (Schifffahrtsgesellschaften Und Ihre Horizonte).” In MS Atlantic: Heinrich Heidersberger, edited by Franziska Schmidt. Braunschweig: Photomuseum, 2006.

2000

Schomerus, Mareike. “Hate on the Internet.” The Reporter, 2000.