Public sentiments on peace in Ukraine
Peace settlements are pacts between elites who often ignore the sentiments of those most affected by the conflict. This ultimately undermines peace sustainability. The EU-funded MICROPOLPAX project focuses on individuals and examines the meaning of peace for them. The work will focus on the timely case of Ukraine, which is experiencing ongoing conflict and has a significant geopolitical interest for the EU. MICROPOLPAX will use mixed methods of qualitative interviews and rigorous methods of survey experiments exploiting public engagement. The project will combine knowledge about norm diffusion and political psychology with expertise on micro-level dynamics of conflict to enable a reciprocal transfer of knowledge.