Research themes at the Department
The primary goal of research at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research is to understand the causes and dynamics of peace and conflict. The Department has established itself as a key producer of cutting-edge research and a provider of high-quality data on conflict. The research conducted is mainly theory-based empirical enquiries, while some projects are policy-driven. A range of quantitative and qualitative methods is used, and several projects are multi-method.
Browse the research themes below to learn more about the research projects conducted at the Department.
- Causes of conflict
- Communal conflict
- Conflict dynamics
- Environment and conflict
- Gender and conflict
- Human rights
- Negotiation and mediation
- Non-violent conflict
- Peace, peacebuilding and reconciliation
- Political institutions and conflict
- Psychological dimensions of conflicts