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Queen's University

Philippe Roseberry

B.A. (Laval), M.A. (Ottawa)

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Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room C311
Fax:  (613) 533-6848
Supervisors: Z. Csergo, J. McGarry 


Research Interests

Political Violence; Nationalism; Civil Wars; Ethnic Conflict; Power-sharing; Linguistic and Minority Issues; Post-Soviet Politics; and Southeast Europe.

Brief Biography

A first year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Studies, Philippe Roseberry received his undergraduate education in political science at Université Laval (Quebec City) and earned a Master of Arts, also in political science, at the University of Ottawa, where he also coordinated the activities of the Chair of Ukrainian Studies.  He rapidly developed an interest for the study of political violence in Eastern and South-eastern Europe.  His M.A. thesis, a case-study of the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina (1991-95), discussed the representation of the conflict of third-party interveners as a primordial ethnic conflict and the impact of such representations on key peace plans.  The thesis also indentified a number of analytical flaws of instrumental approaches to the study of identity-based conflicts and suggested instead a greater focus on the micro-dynamics of intra-group competition.  His Ph.D. thesis will examine a number of intrastate conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and in the Post-Soviet area with an eye on intra-group competition and fractionalization.

Philippe is a Joseph-Armand-Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholar (SSHRC) and has received awards from the Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS), the Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC), as well as a SSHRC Master's Scholarship.

Selected Publications

Hudon, Raymond, et Philippe Roseberry. 2008 « Think tanks, opinion publique et débat public-privé en santé : la dynamique de l’influence », in François Bélandet al  (dir.), Le privé dans la santé : les discours et les faits. Montréal, Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal, pp.241-263.

RoseberryPhilippe.  2008.  “Crossing the Domestic / International Divide : Ethnic Politics and Intervention – Review Article”. Divers(e)University of Ottawa Journal of International Politics, Number 1, pp. 104-123.

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