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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
 

23 Oktober 2014, 12:00-13:30

Methods and Ethics: The opportunities and pitfalls of cooperation and research funding with and by private and party foundations.

Bruno De Cordier (Ghent University)

Venue: Meeting room, Department of Conflict and Development Studies, Universiteitstraat 8 (1st floor), Ghent

Registration: Sigrid.vertommen@ugent.be

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9 December 2014, 12:00-13:30

Methods and Ethics: Ecstasy and intoxication: some “grounded’ thoughts from the field.

Steven Van Wolputte (KU Leuven)

Venue: Meeting room, Department of Conflict and Development Studies, Universiteitstraat 8 (1st floor), Ghent

Registration: Sigrid.vertommen@ugent.be

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14 November 2014, 12:00-13:30

Methods and Ethics: Istanbul Under Construction: Understanding Hegemonic Spatial Policies as a Researcher, Challenging Them as an ‘Activist’

Yaşar Adnan Adanalı

Venue: Meeting room, Department of Conflict and Development Studies, Universiteitstraat 8 (1st floor), Ghent

Registration: Sigrid.vertommen@ugent.be

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Peacemaking and State-Society Interactions in Conflict-torn Mindanao, Philippines

In: JSRP Paper 18

Jeroen Adam, Boris Verbrugge, Dorien vanden Boer

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Work and masculinity in Katanga's artisanal mines

In: Afrika Spectrum 49 (2):3-26

Jeroen Cuvelier

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Arbiters with guns: The ambiguity of military involvement in civilian disputes in the DR Congo

In: Third World Quarterly

Maria Eriksson-Baaz & Judith Verweijen

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Armed groups and the exercise of public authority: the cases of the Mayi-Mayi and Raya Mutomboki in Kalehe, South Kivu

In: Peacebuilding

Koen Vlassenroot & Kasper Hoffmann

 

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Half-brewed: The Lukewarm Results of Creating an Integrated Military in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

In: New armies from old: Merging Competing Military Forces after civil wars

Judith Verweijen

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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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Social network analysis and the de facto/de jure conundrum: Security alliances and the territorialization of state authority in the post-Cold War Great Lakes Region

In: Territory, Politics, Governance
(online advanced publication)

Judith Verweijen & Michiel van Meeteren

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Capital Interests: a Historical Analysis of the Transformation of Small-scale Gold Mining in Compostela Valley Province, Southern Philippines

In: The Extractive Industries and Society

Boris Verbrugge

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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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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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