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Welcome to the Conflict Research Group
 

The Conflict Research Group (CRG) is a multidisciplinary research unit at Ghent University (Faculty of Political and Social Sciences). We are primarily interested in the micro-level dynamics of civil conflicts and concentrate both on the impact of civil conflicts on local communities, and on the links between local and global dimensions of conflict. CRG's crosscutting analysis has led to the comparison of different geographical case studies, from Asia and sub-Sahara Africa to Latin America. Our research centres around three clusters: resources, governance and humanitarian aid.

 
New Events
 

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Summerschool: Governance at the Edge of the State: Public authority and property in conflict environments

15-18 September 2014, Ghent, Belgium

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Wednesday 7 May 2014, 10:00-11:15

Public Lecture

Thea Hilhorst (Wageningen University)

Venue: Auditorium D, Universiteitstraat 2, 9000 Ghent

Wednesday 7 May 2014, 20:00

Congo Film Festival: "Moïse Katumbi, foot, business and politique"

Nabespreking met filmmaker Thierry Michel, Koen Vlassenroot (Ugent, CRG) en Jeroen Cuvelier (Ugent)

Venue: Paddenhoek 2, 9000 Gent

 
   

Hybrid Systems of Conflict Management and Community-Level Efforts to Improve Local Security in Mindanao

JSRP Paper 13

Jeroen Adam, Boris Verbrugge & Dorien vanden Boer

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Bangladeshe Hartal abong staniyo rajnoitik khomota kathamo

In: Protichinta: a quarterly journal on society, economy and state

Bert Suykens & Aynul Islam

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Not only a man's world: women's involvement in artisanal mining in eastern DRC

In: Resources Policy

Jeroen Cuvelier, Marie-Rose Bashwira, Dorothea Hilhorst & Gemma van der Haar

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The Analysis & Policy Brief ‘Out of Garamba, into Uganda. Poaching and trade of ivory in Garamba National Park and LRA-affected areas in Congo’.

Kristof Titeca

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Digging deeper: the politics of 'conflict minerals' in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

In: Global Policy

Jeroen Cuvelier, Jose Diemel & Koen Vlassenroot

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Conflict minerals in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: planned interventions and unexpected outcomes

In: Disaster, conflict and society in crisis: everyday politics of crisis response (edited by Dorothea Hilhorst)

Jeroen Cuvelier

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Neutrality, Party Politics and Community Mediation in the Central and West Terai, Nepal

JSRP Paper 12

Bert Suykens & Danielle Stein

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Land Disputes and Settlement Mechanisms in Nepal's Terai

JSRP Paper 12a

Danielle Stein & Bert Suykens

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The Boundaries of Evidence in Conflict Management and Peacebuilding

In: In Asia

Jeroen Adam

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South Kivu: Identity, territory, and power in the Eastern Congo (Usalama Project, Rift Valley Institute)

Koen Vlassenroot

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Recruiting a nonlocal language for performing local identity: Indexical appropriations of Lingala in the Congolese border town Goma

In: Language in Society

Karen Büscher, Sigurd D'hondt and Michael Meeuwis

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Fighting for peace? The strange contradictions in the current Zamboanga standoff

On:The JSRP blog

Jeroen Adam

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The Conflict Research Group is part of the following networks:

  • Justice and Security Research Programme (more info)
  • Observatoire de l'Afrique (more info)
  • DRC Affinity Group (more info)
  • European South Asia PhD Seminars
 
Contact
 

CRG Office
Ghent University
Universiteitsstraat 8
B-9000 Ghent
Belgium

T +32 9 264 69 15
F +32 9 264 69 97

crg@UGent.be

 

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