Guy Schvitz

Guy Schvitz

Guy Schvitz
Guy Schvitz
ETH Zurich
International Conflict Research
IFW D 49.1
Haldeneggsteig 4
8092 Zurich, Switzerland
e-mail: guy.schvitz (AT)

Guy Schvitz is a postdoctoral researcher in the International Conflict Research Group. He obtained his PhD from ETH in 2019 and holds a Master of Arts in Comparative and International Studies (2015) and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Modern History (2011). His main research interests include border change and territorial conflict, focusing specifically on the causes of border changes and their impact on regional stability. As part of his research efforts, he has led the creation of two new GIS datasets: one on the changes of international borders since 1886 and another one on territories claimed by separatist movements since 1946. At the ICR, he is also part of NASTAC, a research project funded by the European Research Council that aims to investigate the interplay between state formation and nationalism.


Cederman, Lars-Erik, Seraina Rüegger, and Guy Schvitz. 2022. “Redemption through Rebellion: Border Change, Lost Unity, and Nationalist Conflict.” American Journal of Political Science 66(1): 24–42.
Schvitz, Guy, Seraina Rüegger, Luc Girardin, Lars-Erik Cederman, Nils Weidmann, and Kristian Skrede Gleditsch. 2022. “Mapping The International System, 1886-2017: The CShapes 2.0 Dataset.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 66(1): 144–61.
Cederman, Lars-Erik, Luc Girardin, Paola Galano Toro, and Guy Schvitz. 2021. “War Did Make States: Revisiting the Bellicist Paradigm.” Working Paper.
Müller-Crepon, Guy Schvitz, and Lars-Erik Cederman. 2020. “Ethnic Nationalism and the Shaping of European States.” Working Paper.
Schvitz, Guy. 2020. “Defining The Outlines: The Design and Durability of International Borders.” Working Paper.
Schvitz, Guy. 2019. “Fragile Fences: Border Change and Territorial Conflict.” Doctoral Dissertation, ETH Zürich.


ETH Zurich, 2016
Konfliktforschung I: Kriegsursachen im historischen Kontext

ETH Zurich, 2020
Political Order and Conflict