Madhav Joshi

Research Associate Professor; Associate Director of the Peace Accords Matrix

Madhav Joshi

331 Hesburgh Center for International Studies
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Phone: (574) 631-4679
Fax: (574) 631-6973

Areas of expertise: Civil wars; mediation; post-civil war democratization and democratic survival; peace duration and peacebuilding; quality peace; Maoist insurgency in Nepal

Madhav Joshi is research associate professor and associate director of the Peace Accords Matrix (PAM). He oversees the data coding on the implementation of peace agreements worldwide for the PAM project and leads the research initiatives on peace agreement design, implementation, and post-implementation political and economic developments.

Joshi earned his Ph.D. in comparative politics and research methodology from the University of North Texas in 2010. His research and teaching focus on civil wars, mediation, post-civil war democratization and democratic survival, peace duration and peacebuilding, quality peace, and the Maoist insurgency in Nepal. He has published on these topics in Social Science Research, the British Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Peace Research, International Studies Quarterly, Democratization, Global Governance, and many other journals.

Joshi has authored and coauthored over 70 policy briefings to facilitate ongoing negotiations on issues related to peace accord contents and implementation challenges for the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (Philippines), Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nepal Transition to Peace, the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace (Colombia), the United Nations Development Programme, and many civil society organizations involved in peace processes around the world.

Recent Work

Journal Article: Madhav Joshi and Matthew Hauenstein. Remaining Seized of the Matter: UN Resolutions and Peace Implementation, International Studies Quarterly, , sqaa050,

Journal Article:  Madhav Joshi and Matthew Hauenstein. (2020) The Effect of COVID-19 on Peace Agreement Implementation, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

Journal Article: Madhav Joshi. (2020) An Institutional Explanation of Troop Contributions in UN Peacekeeping Missions, International Peacekeeping, 27:5, 785-809, DOI: 10.1080/13533312.2020.1812392

Journal Article: 2020. A Comparative Analysis of One-Sided Violence and Civil War Peace Agreement Implementation. Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 9(1), p.11. DOI:

Journal Article: Madhav Joshi and Jason Quinn. Civil war termination and foreign direct investment, 1989–2012. Conflict Management and Peace Science. 2020;37(4):451-470. doi:10.1177/0738894218778260

Journal Article: "Liberal Peace Implementation and the Durability of Post-war Peace," International Peacekeeping, 21 May 2019

Journal Article: Civil war termination and foreign direct investment, 1989–2012.” Conflict Management and Peace Science, 18 June  2018. 

Book: Understanding Quality Peace: Peacebuilding after Civil War

News: Colombian peace agreement progressing steadily, says Kroc Institute report


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