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Polarization and conflict

Objective

The purpose of this multi-disciplinary research project is to promote and coordinate research on the conceptualization, modelling and measurement of polarization and conflict and the links between the two. We aim at contributing to identify the main forces leading to conflict, to provide tools and indicators for early warning, to understand the role of alternative forms of third party intervention such as mediation or arbitration in the reaching of an agreement, and to the design of post-conflict, viable ag reements, including the system of political representation. In order to achieve this task, we will integrate the different approaches that have independently been developed in the different social sciences and will combine models with factual evidence. We expect the outcome be a multidisciplinary understanding of conflict in which the analytical models will be tested against facts.

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Call for proposal

FP6-2002-CITIZENS-2
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Coordinator

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
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Serrano 117
Madrid

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Participants (7)

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
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Houghton Street
London

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UNIVERSITY KONSTANZ
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Universitaetsstrasse 10
Konstanz

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INSTITUT D'ECONOMIE INDUSTRIELLE
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Universite Des Sciences Sociales, Manufactures Des Tabacs, Bât F, 21 Allée De Brienne
Toulouse

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TEL-AVIV UNIVERSITY
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Ramat Aviv
Tel Aviv

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UTRECHT UNIVERSITY
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Utrecht

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INTERNATIONAL PEACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, OSLO (PRIO)
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Fuglehauggata 11
Oslo

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UNIVERSITÀ COMMERCIALE "LUIGI BOCCONI" - INNOCENZO GASPARINI INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH
Address
Via Sarfatti, 25
Milano

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