Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict, Minority Mobilization, and Conflict Resolution

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.

Current Projects

Politics of Complex Diversity in Contested Cities

Principal Investigator: Zsuzsa Csergő
Co-Applicants: Keith Banting and John McGarry
Project Manager: Sam Twietmeyer
Funding: Social Science and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant (5 years)

Cross-listed with the Multiculturalism, Integration, Migration and Citizenship Cluster

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Explaining Consociational Success and Failure

Principal Investigator: John McGarry
Start Date: March 2018
Funding Source: Social Science and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant (5 years)

Cross-listed with the Democratic Institutions and Diversity Cluster

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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.

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