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Keith Krause

Email: keith.krause (at) graduateinstitute.ch
Phone: +41 (0) 22 908 57 33


Since 1994 Keith Krause has been a Professor of International Relations at the Graduate Institute. He has served as the Director of its Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) and its predecessor, the Programme for Strategic and International Security Studies (PSIS) since 1999. Until 2016, he was also Programme Director of the Small Arms Survey, an internationally-recognized research NGO he founded in 2001. Professor Krause obtained his D.Phil in International Relations in 1987 from Balliol College, Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Between 1987 and 1994 he was an Assistant and then an Associate Professor at York University (Toronto), where he was also Deputy Director, and (in 1993-94) the Acting Director of the York Centre for International and Strategic Studies.

His research concentrates on international security and political violence, as well as post-conflict peacebuilding and security governance. He has published Arms and the State (Cambridge), edited or co-edited Critical Security Studies (Minnesota), Culture and Security, and Armed Groups and Contemporary Conflicts, as well as having authored dozens of journal articles and book chapters. He has been a consultant for various international agencies and governments, comments on international issues for the local and international media, and speaks regularly at scholarly and policy meetings and conferences.


For more information, please read his CV.

Field(s)of Interest:
  • Contemporary conflicts and post-conflict reconstruction
  • Armed violence
  • Changing conceptions of security
  • Global governance
Selected Publications:
  • “Hybrid Violence: Locating the Use of Force in Postconflict Settings,” Global Governance, 18:1 (2012), 39-56.
  • The Global Burden of Armed Violence 2011: Lethal Encounters (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011). Co-edited (with Elisa Gilgen and Robert Muggah).
  • Small Arms Survey 2001-2011 (eleven editions) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, various years). Commissioned chapters and research, co-edited chapters and introduction, cowrote occasional chapters.
  • “Leashing the Dogs of War: Arms Control from Sovereignty to Governmentality,” Contemporary Security Policy, 32:1 (April 2011).
  • Armed Groups and Contemporary Conflicts: Challenging the Weberian State (London: Routledge, 2010). Editor. Also published as a special issue of Contemporary Security Policy, 30:2 (August 2009).
  • “Small Arms,” in J. Peter Burgess, ed., Handbook of New Security Studies (London: Routledge: 2010), 27-38.
  • (with Phil Cook and Wendy Cukier; equal authorship), “The Illicit Firearms Trade in North America,” Criminology and Criminal Justice, 9:3 (2009), 265-286.
  • “War, Violence and the State,” in Michael Brzoska and Axel Krohn, eds., Securing Peace in a Globalized World (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), 183-202.
  • (with Jennifer Milliken), “Introduction: The Challenge of Non-State Armed Groups,” Contemporary Security Policy, 30:2 (August 2009), 202-220.
  • “Beyond Definition: Violence in a Global Perspective,” Global Crime, 10:4 (November 2009), 337-355.
  • (with Robert Muggah) “Closing the Gap between Peace Operations and Post-Conflict Insecurity: Towards a Violence Reduction Agenda,” International Peacekeeping, 16:1 (February 2009), 136-150.
  • “Building the Agenda of Human Security: Policy and Practice within the Human Security Network,” International Social Science Journal, 59:1 (September 2008), 65-79. Also published as an edited volume: Moufida Goucha and John Crowley, eds., Rethinking Human Security (Paris: UNESCO, 2008).
  • Critical Security Studies (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997). Edited with Michael C. Williams.
  • Arms and the State: Patterns of Military Production and Trade (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992).