Research shows that while inter-state conflict has generally been declining since the end of the 20th century, this has not led to a more peaceful world. Most violent conflicts in the world today are intra-state conflicts along ascriptive identity lines in deeply divided societies. This research cluster explores questions relating to complex causes of, and conduct during, ethno-nationalist conflict—both violent and non-violent—and the possible strategies for its regulation and management.
Politics of Complex Diversity in Contested Cities
Cross-listed with the Multiculturalism, Integration, Migration and Citizenship Cluster
View the Website: contestedcities.org
Laboratory for Ethnic Conflict Research (LECR)
Director: Oded Haklai
Dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, the LECR engages in research, observation, and analysis of ethnic conflict from comparative and theoretical perspectives. The LECR promotes collaborative research and partnership endeavours of both intellectual and policy relevance, locally and internationally.