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Winner of the 2020 Conflict Research Society Book of the Year Prize

The Conflict Research Society congratulates Pamina Firchow on winning the 2020 Conflict Research Society Book of the Year Prize for her book titled Reclaiming Everyday peace: Local Voices in Measurement and Evaluation After War published by Cambridge University Press (2018). Reclaiming Everyday Peace addresses the effectiveness and impact of local level interventions on communities affected by war. Using an innovative...

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Postponement of the 2020 annual CRS Conference

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the postponement of the 2020 Annual Conflict Research Society Conference. The Belfast conference will now instead take place on August 26-27, 2021. The health and safety of CRS members is our greatest priority. The CRS conference team and governing council have diligently monitored the evolving situation over the past weeks, and...

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CRS Statement Regarding COVID-19

The Conflict Research Society is closely monitoring the situation regarding the recent COVID-19 outbreak. The health and safety of CRS members is always our utmost priority. We have therefore postponed our annual AGM and are in regular discussions about all future events. The CRS 2020 Annual Conference is still months away, but we will be keeping you continuously informed about...

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2019 Cedric Smith Prize Winner

The Conflict Research Society congratulates Robert Ulrich Nagel, winner of the Cedric Smith Prize 2019. Robert received his PhD from the University of Kent in May 2019 and is currently an adjunct professor at Clark University. The Cedric Smith Prize is awarded annually to the best research paper in peace and conflict research by a PhD student. Robert’s winning article...

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2018 Cedric Smith Prize Winners

The Conflict Research Society congratulates Philipp Schulz and Margherita Belgioioso, winners of the Cedric Smith Prize 2018. Philipp received his PhD from Ulster University in December 2017 and is now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bremen in Germany. Margherita received her PhD from the University of Essex in March 2018 and is currently a Lecturer in International Relations...

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Winner of 2018 Conflict Research Society Book of the Year Prize

The Conflict Research Society congratulates Ana Arjona on winning the 2018 Conflict Research Society Book of the Year Prize for her book titled Rebelocracy: Social Order in the Colombian Civil War published by Cambridge University Press (November, 2016). The prize committee received over 40 nominations from conflict/peace researchers, institutions, practitioners and publishers from around the world. The committee chose the...

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Dresden Forum for International Politics, February 2018

Member of CRS Council and Senior Research Fellow at CARC, University of Kent Judith Large gave an opening address at the Dresden Forum on International Politics 8/9 February 2018, on the theme of ‘Sustaining Peace through democratic governance: Challenges for the International Agenda’. The forum was organised by the Development and Peace Foundation SEF in conjunction with both the Government...

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Democracy

So, What is Democracy Anyway? Peter Emerson @ TEDxVienna

In many instances, a majority vote identifies not the will of the people, not even the will of the majority of them, but the will of those who wrote the question. Most political problems are complex; to reduce them to a win-or- lose binary vote, or even a series of such dichotomies, often turns what should be a discussion into...

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