Research at the Department related to the topic of negotiation and mediation.
Durable Resolution of Communal Conflicts
Project Period: 2010 – 2017
How is sustainable peace achieved in situations of local communal conflict? This project explores the role of the state and non-state actors in addressing such conflicts, focusing on cases in Africa. It investigates the dynamics between local conflict resolution processes and central government strategies, employing both qualitative and quantitative methods. Case studies focus on communal conflicts in Kenya.
Ending Atrocities: Third Party Interventions into Civil Wars
Project Period: 2015 - 2020
This project aims to explore the role of third parties in civil war, with a particular emphasis on evaluating a broad set of measures to end atrocities and violent conflicts with disastrous consequences for the civilian population.
Understanding Mediator Style
Project Period: 2012 - 2016
What explains mediator style of mediators operating in armed conflicts? This project explores this question for organisational peacemakers, leveraging survey experiments, in-depth interviews and case studies of IGO and NGO mediators.
An Impediment or Inducement to Peace? The Inclusion of Civil Society Actors in Peace Processes
Project Period: 2015 – 2018
Does the involvement of civil society actors in civil war peace processes affect the success or failure of the peace negotiations, and does it affect the long-term prospects for sustainable peace in developing post-war societies? In addressing these important questions, this project focuses on the relevance of the number of civil society actors involved, the type of actors, and their various roles and function during the process.