Adam Baczko

Research Fellow at the CNRS
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Adam Baczko conducts research on the formation of legal institutions by armed movements and international operators in contexts of armed conflict, with a particular focus on Afghanistan and Syria. His thesis, conducted at EHESS and entitled Laws at War : justice, Domination and Violence in Afghanistan (2001-2018), examines the courts set up by the Taliban movement in the context of the Western intervention in Afghanistan since 2001.

With Gilles Dorronsoro and Arthur Quesnay, he is the author of Syrie. Anatomie d’une guerre civile (CNRS Éditions, 2016) and its revised translation Civil War in Syria. Mobilization and Competing Social Orders (Cambridge University Press, 2018). In the past, he has successively been Order, Conflict and Violence Fellow at Yale University, Visiting Fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM) and Trajectories of Change Fellow at the Zeit-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius.

Since 2016, he has been a core researcher in the ERC programme ""Social Dynamics of Civil Wars"", directed by Gilles Dorronsoro at Panthéon-Sorbonne University.
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Research Interests

Sociology of civil wars, Taliban Courts in Afghanistan, Armed conflict in Syria, Western military interventions

  • Languages

    French, English, Spanish, Polish
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