Dr. Volker Böge

Function: Associate Researcher
Phone: + 61 7 33469880
E-Mail: v.boege(at)

Key expertise

post-conflict peacebuilding, state formation, natural resources and conflict, hybridity of peace and political order

(Academic) education / CV:

Volker Boege studied history, political science and German literature and has a PhD from the University of Hamburg, Germany. He first worked as a research assistant with the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg in the 1980s. Later he was a peace and security policy advisor to the parliamentary group of the Green Party in the German Parliament. In the 1990s he worked as a research fellow with the Unit for the Study of Wars, Armaments and Development of the University of Hamburg and for the Swiss Peace Foundation’s ENCOP project (Environment and Conflicts Project). In the early 2000s he was a lecturer at the Institute for Development and Peace of the University of Duisburg, Germany. In 2003 he joined BICC. Two years later, he moved to Australia and started work with the Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (ACPACS) at The University of Queensland. He has been a POLSIS Research Fellow since the beginning of 2011.

Collaboration with BICC:

He is collaborating with BICC in the project “Monopoly of force 2.0” which is organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation.

Recent Publications:

List of publications (pdf)