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Carrie Manning

Professor    Department Chair    

Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley 1997


Comparative Politics, Post-Conflict Politics, Peacebuilding, African Politics


Dr. Carrie Manning is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.  She is the author of three books and more than two dozen journal articles and contributions to edited volumes. Her work on comparative democratization and post-conflict politics has been published in such journals as Comparative Politics, Journal of Democracy, Party Politics, Studies in Comparative International Development, and Democratization, among others. Her most recent book, Costly Democracy: Building Democracy after Civil War (Stanford University Press, 2013), coauthored with Christoph Zurcher and others, seeks to explain success and failure in post-conflict democratization using a cross-regional comparison of nine countries. Her second book, The Making of Democrats: Elections and Party Development in Post-War Bosnia, El Salvador and Mozambique (Palgrave MacMillan, 2008) examines the impact of participation in electoral politics over a ten-year period on former armed opposition groups turned parties in each of these cases. Her first book, The Politics of Peace in Mozambique (Praeger 2002), traces the dual process of war termination and democratization in that country from 1992-2000. She lived in southern Africa from 1994-1998 and served as Country Director for the National Democratic Institute in Angola in 1997-98. She has conducted seminars in civil-military relations in more than a dozen African countries. Manning holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley (1997), an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University (1991), and a BA from Wesleyan Univeristy (1986).



Zuercher, Manning et al. Costly Democracy: Building Democracy after Civil War, (Stanford University Press: 2013). [coauthored monograph]

The Making of Democrats: Elections and Party Development in Postwar Bosnia, El Salvador and Mozambique (NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).

The Politics of Peace in Mozambique: Post-Conflict Democratization, 1992-2000 (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002).


Refereed articles and book chapters

Manning, Carrie and Louis-Alexandre Berg, “Bilateral vs. Multilateral Peacebuilding in Africa,” in John W. Harbeson and Donald Rothchild, eds. Africa in World Politics: Engaging a Changing Global Order, Fifth edition (Boulder: Westview Press, 2013).

Manning, Carrie and Monica Malbrough, “Foreign Aid and Democracy in Mozambique,” in Nicolas van de Walle and Danielle Resnick, Foreign Aid and Democracy  (Oxford University Press, 2013).

“Countries at the Crossroads: Angola 2011.” In Freedom House, Countries at the Crossroads 2011. (NY: Freedom House). September 2011. 

“Bilateral donors and peacebuilding in Mozambique,” (with Monica Malbrough), Journal of Modern African Studies, vol. 48, no. 1 (March 2010), 143-169.