Most recent features
Feature | 04 August 2014 | General public, Press/media, Schools
A report from the esrc centre for competitive advantage in the global economy (cage) at the university of warwick has analysed common myths around causes and events of the great war.
Feature | 20 December 2013 | General public, Press/media
Research has found that one of the key barriers to resolving site planning for gypsies and travellers is the creation of conflict through political and media discussion.
Feature | 16 September 2013 | General public, International, Press/media, Schools
The crisis in syria has led to a huge stream of refugees fleeing the country. "the scale and pace of this mass exodus is nearly unprecedented," says dr jakub bijak at the esrc centre for population change.
Feature | 29 August 2013 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Polls currently show the public opposed to british military action in syria by a margin of two to one. Esrc-funded research suggests that the public is pragmatic about military intervention, and will support it - if they are convinced it will work, a ...
Feature | 17 July 2013 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media
How the taliban returned to afghanistan and why they have proved so difficult to defeat is the subject of a ground-breaking study building on global uncertainties research, carried out by professor theo farrell and dr antonio giustozzi.
Feature | 13 March 2013 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
In the first major survey of foreign policy attitudes in britain, researchers have found that most people did not simply support or oppose the use of force on principle, but instead made a judgment based on various aspects of the situation.
Feature | 05 July 2012 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Revolutionary fighters from the libyan uprising are distrustful of the national army leadership, and have established the national shield, a national army-in-waiting, in order to safeguard the 'ideals of the revolution'.
Feature | 29 November 2011 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Were the august riots 'simply criminality' or a symptom of a wider malaise? looking at the key sectors of education, employment and family wellbeing, expert commentators explore whether society actually is 'broken' â€“ and how it can be fixed.
Feature | 12 August 2011 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Online social media such as twitter have been blamed for exacerbating the riots, by making it possible to quickly spread false rumours and incite others to violence - but this is far from a new phenomenon, explains helen margetts, professor of societ ...
Feature | 09 August 2011 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
The rioting and looting in london and other cities has led to shocked reactions, but professor david waddington warns against seeing riots as simply irrational and mindless group behaviour.
Most recent case studies
Case Study | 21 September 2014 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Research on how flag use affects tension between communities in northern ireland has transformed understanding and fed into reconciliation strategies.
Case Study | 04 July 2014 | General public, International, Press/media
An esrc-funded project has helped strengthen the links between legal processes and war crime victims in bosnia, supporting transparency and legitimacy for the state court of bosnia and herzegovina.
Case Study | 05 June 2014 | General public, International, Press/media, Public sector
New approaches to crowd psychology are helping police manage the potential for conflict in crowds while allowing people's rights to protest through dialogue and negotiation.
Case Study | 19 September 2011 | General public, Press/media
As a consequence of a review by global uncertainties fellow professor theo farrell, programme management of reconstruction in afghanistan has been strengthened and support to district stabilisation teams improved.
Case Study | 15 June 2008 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Research on security risks in post-conflict countries has led to significant input to the prime minister's africa commission, the world bank and the un secretary-general's high level panel on security.
Most recent press releases
Press Release | 04 March 2013 | Academic, International, Policymakers
The rcuk global uncertainties programme is pleased to announce the start of the new £2. 1 million science and security programme.
Press Release | 21 May 2012 | Academic, General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media
Modern day soldiers who mutilate enemy corpses or take body-parts as trophies are usually thought to be suffering from the extreme stresses of battle according to research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc)
Press Release | 12 May 2011 | Academic, Business, International, Policymakers, Press/media
Urban conflict is nothing new in cities like belfast, jerusalem and major cities in the middle east. An international conference at queens’s university in belfast explores how cities have been shaped by ethnic, religious and national conflicts.
Most recent grants
Professor Martin Innes | Sociology | 15 February 2014
The research will analyse social reactions to the murder of drummer lee rigby in woolwich on 22 may 2013 using social media data collected from twitter, blogs and other sources. such data uniquely enable the tracking of the evolution of public ...
Professor Helen Stalford | 04 February 2014
This seminar series provides a unique platform for critical discussion and interdisciplinary exchange relating to the role of the european institutions - notably the european union and the council of europe - in shaping children’s rights. It re ...
Professor Paul Gready | Socio Legal Studies | 13 January 2014
The arab world was shaken in 2011 by a series of popular movements, collectively known as the 'arab spring(s)'. Who is driving (and contesting) change, and what kind of change is being sought? this study addresses such questions in the context of the ...
Dr Alexandra Homolar | Security Studies | 31 December 2013
Perceptions of insecurity are a key source of violent conflict and international instability. Through the lens of policy language, this project examines how perceptions of insecurity are created and maintained, and how depictions of enmity foster pub ...
Professor Justin Willis | Political Science | 31 December 2013
This comparative project brings a team of historians and political scientists together in a study of elections in sub-saharan africa. It asks why it is that elections have worked better in some places and times than others. Combining the techniques o ...
Dr Claire Hardaker | 01 December 2013
In july 2013, caroline criado-perez successfully campaigned to have a woman appear on an english banknote, and was subsequently inundated with misogynistic abuse on twitter. Over the next few days, this escalated into death and bomb threats sent to s ...
Professor Alpaslan Ozerdem | Peace Studies | 29 November 2013
The aim of the project is to answer three questions about the role of churches and other faith groups in helping to spot early signs of violence and stop it from happening. What is distinctive about faith-based approaches and what makes the ...
Professor Jason Ralph | 18 November 2013
The aim of this seminar series is to explore recent challenges to the political sustainability of the liberal trajectory within contemporary international society. By ‘liberal trajectory’ the project means the post-cold war emergence of n ...
Dr Tara Woodyer | Economic Geography | 11 November 2013
Since the 1990s, increasing attention has been paid to how geographies of global politics are represented through popular culture, such as films, radio and magazines. Despite the enduring war play debate, children and toys have typically been exclude ...
Dr Christian Bueger | Security Studies | 09 November 2013
Maritime piracy is back on the agenda of world politics. How is the international community responding to piracy and what makes it so difficult to address the problem? this three year research project analyses the international response to cont ...
Most recent outputs
Eric Kaufmann | 30 September 2014 | Political Science | End of Grant Report
Key findings esk0038951
William Huff | 30 September 2014 | Economic & Social History | End of Grant Report
Key findings - res-062-23-1392
Gabrielle Lynch | 30 September 2014 | End of Grant Report
Key findings - esi0106532
John Wolffe | 30 September 2014 | No Lead Discipline | End of Grant Report
Impact report - res-071-27-0062
Claire Alexander | 30 September 2014 | End of Grant Report
Impact report - esi0322742
Nicholas Wheeler | 30 September 2014 | Political Science | End of Grant Report
Eoa report - res-071-27-0057
Anthony King | 30 September 2014 | Sociology | End of Grant Report
Eoa report - esj0066451
Alexander Jeffrey | 02 May 2014 | Impact Report
This is the impact report written twelve months after the end of the esrc-funded project 'localising international law: examining the outreach strategies of the war crimes chamber of the court of bosnia and herzegovina'.
William Walker | 02 May 2014 | Journal article
Co-authored by nicholas j. Wheeler. Governments are increasingly recognizing the problem posed by internally weak nuclear-capable states. The problem, however, is under-theorized. This article brings together literature on sovereignty and internation ...
Nicholas Wheeler | 02 May 2014 | Other publication/report
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