Our outstanding research in global conflict and policy covers a huge range of topics from the challenges of state-building in Africa to the politics of post Soviet Russia.
In recent years, our academics’ research activities have focused on several key areas. From active assistance and advice in the reconstruction of post-conflict environments, to understanding the process of decentralisation of states, each research area has had real life impact in advising how political aid should be applied, how institutional reforms should be enacted and how services should be provided.
Another important area of research is the examination of how religion influences the actions and interactions of individuals, states and non-state groups and the implications for development and policy.
Our research is presented to academic audiences all over the world, contributes to major international debates about development policy, links with our policy advisory work and informs the education and training we offer.