Thomas Wencker, M.A.





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Heidelberg University
Institute of Political Science
Bergheimer Str. 58
D-69115 Heidelberg, Germany



Thomas Wencker studied Political Science, Sociology and Political Science of South Asia in Heidelberg, Germany and at the National University of Singapore (NUS). In March 2010, he received his Magister Artium (M.A.) from Heidelberg University.

Since March 2011, he is Lecturer at the Institute of Political Science, Heidelberg University. His research interests include violent civil conflict, social simulation and the theory of social action. His regional focus is on South- and Southeast Asia. In his doctoral dissertation he studies dynamics of violent civil conflict.

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The Institute of Political Science and the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK) have published a spatio-temporally disaggregated database on violent and non-violent conflicts between states, between governments and rebel groups and among non-state actors: the “Disaggregated Conflict Dataset” (DISCON), which can be downloaded here.​

At present DISCON covers the countries of Asia and Oceania in the years from 2000 to 2014. Continuous updates and expansions are scheduled.

For more information on the HIIK and its annual periodical, the Conflict Barometer, please follow this link:

DISCON 1.0 dataset for download (.xslx file)

Codebook for the DISCON 1.0 dataset (.pdf)

Christoph Trinn, Thomas Wencker, Nicolas Schwank. "Introducing the Heidelberg Approach to Conflict Research" (.pdf)

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