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Research

The Conflict Research Society is concerned with a diverse range of research on conflict and peace. Broadly, the CRS covers research themes including conflict resolution research, conflict analysis, conflict duration, conflict transformation and management, conditions of peace, and reconciliation. Our vast array of interests foster conflict research collaboration across disciplines and methodologies, and encourage cooperation between academics, practitioners and policy makers.

The key interests of the CRS in all regions of the world consist of, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Civil War and inter-state conflict
  • Nonviolence, protests and riots
  • The role of civilians and Diaspora in peace and conflict
  • Non-state actors
  • Social movements
  • Role of religious actors in conflict and peace
  • Migration, refugees and internal displacement
  • Trends and patterns in peace and conflict
  • Environmental changes and unrest
  • Water resources and cooperation
  • Demographic conditions
  • Gender and gender inequality
  • Political, social and economic inequality
  • Grievances, opportunism and resources
  • Identity and culture
  • Governance, political institutions, and democracy
  • Transactional justice
  • Human rights
  • Reconciliation
  • Media
  • Peacebuilding and hybrid peace
  • Peace education
  • Peace agreements
  • Conflict prevention
  • Grassroots initiatives
  • Peacekeeping
  • Conflict mediation and negotiation
  • Conflict resolution research
  • Humanitarianism, aid, and intervention
  • Local, regional and international actors
  • Sanctions and deterrence
  • Political economy
  • Social capital
  • Trade and market mechanisms
  • Security and power
  • Counter-insurgency
  • Violence against civilians