Steve Pickering
Political Science & International Relations on the Shed Roof
RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS
Conflict on the Urban Fringe
Gizelis, Theodora-Ismene, Steve Pickering, and Henrik Urdal. "Conflict on the urban fringe: Urbanization, environmental stress, and urban unrest in Africa." Political Geography 86 (2021): 1-38.

doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2021.102357

The Impact of Municipal Mergers on Local Public Spending
Pickering, Steve, Seiki Tanaka, and Kyohei Yamada. "The Impact of Municipal Mergers on Local Public Spending: Evidence from Remote-Sensing Data." Journal of East Asian Studies 20, no. 2 (2020): 243-266.

doi:10.1017/jea.2020.1

A Note from the New Editorial Team
Fisher, Justin, Martin Ejnar Hansen, Steve Pickering, and Katja Sarmiento-Mirwaldt. "A Note from the New Editorial Team." Political Studies Review 17, no. 2 (2019): 98-98.

doi:10.1177/1478929919830835

Geography and Foreign Policy
Pickering, Steve. "Geography and Foreign Policy." In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.

doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.431

A new way to proxy levels of infrastructure development
Pickering, Steve. "A new way to proxy levels of infrastructure development." Research & Politics 4, no. 1 (2017): 1-9.

doi: 10.1177/2053168016687430

Understanding geography and war
Pickering, Steve. Understanding geography and war: Misperceptions, foundations, and Prospects. New York: Springer, 2016.

ISBN-13: 9781137522160

ISBN-10: 113752216X

Introducing SpatialGridBuilder
Pickering, Steve. "Introducing SpatialGridBuilder: A new system for creating geo-coded datasets." Conflict Management and Peace Science 33, no. 4 (2016): 423-447.

doi: 10.1177/0738894215581320

Avoiding high geopolitics
Pickering, Steve. "The Geography of War: Avoiding the curse of high geo-politics." In Jakobsen, Tor Georg (ed.) War: An introduction to Theories and Research on Collective Violence, Hauppauge, NY: Nova, 2015.

ISBN: 978-1-63463-570-7

Wars are becoming less frequent
Gleditsch, Kristian Skrede, and Steve Pickering. "Wars are becoming less frequent: A response to Harrison and Wolf." The Economic History Review 67, no. 1 (2014): 214-230.

doi: 10.1111/1468-0289.12002

Divide and conquer
Pickering, Steve. "Divide and Conquer: The Impact of 'Political' Maps on International Relations." Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy 20, no. 3 (2014): 461-478.

doi: 10.1515/peps-2014-0012

Proximity, maps and conflict
Pickering, Steve. "Proximity, maps and conflict: new measures, new maps and new findings." Conflict Management and Peace Science 29, no. 4 (2012): 425-443.

doi: 10.1177/0738894212449092

The Terrain of War
Pickering, Steve. "The Terrain of War: How Using the Word “Mountain” Biases Conflict Research." In Chatterji, Manas (ed.) Cooperation for a Peaceful and Sustainable World Part 1. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2012.

ISBN: 978-1-78190-335-3

Determinism in the mountains
Pickering, Steve. "Determinism in the mountains: The ongoing belief in the bellicosity of'mountain people'." The Economics of Peace and Security Journal 6, no. 2 (2011): 21--25.

doi: 10.15355/epsj.6.2.21

Applying the tools of complexity to the international realm
Geyer, Robert, and Steve Pickering. "Applying the tools of complexity to the international realm: from fitness landscapes to complexity cascades." Cambridge Review of International Affairs 24, no. 1 (2011): 5-26.

doi: 10.1080/09557571.2011.558053