Most recent grants
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 ...
Professor Stephen Whitefield | 01 November 2013
The removal of president morsi by the egyptian army following mass public protests against his rule raises profound questions about the democratic commitments of egyptian citizens. Previous research by the grant holders in 2011 produced three results ...
Layla Skinns | 03 October 2013
The aim of the study is to rigorously examine what ‘good’ police custody is, taking into account recent shifts towards civilianisation and privatisation in how police custody is delivered. Police custody is where an arrested person is tak ...
Dr Gareth Curless | Economic & Social History | 01 October 2013
During the late 1940s a strike wave swept through the british empire. Almost no territory was left unaffected, as strikes disrupted key industries in the caribbean, africa, the middle east, and south east asia. However, in spite of the empire-wide na ...
Dr Ian Shaw | Human Geography (General) | 01 October 2013
This project seeks to investigate how remotely piloted aircraft or 'drones' are transforming global politics and generating public anxieties over security, ethics, and justice. This is realised through a project that places the technology at the hear ...
Professor Nicholas Wheeler | 01 October 2013
The study looks at three case studies in its approach, afghanistan, pakistan, and yemen. The project team is mapping out the position with regard to the two sub-questions:
what impact does the use of uavs have on possibilities for containing and/or ...
Professor Thomas Sikor | 01 October 2013
The research responds to the emergence of global norms intended to reconcile natural resource management with poverty alleviation. The norms possess the potential to transform development practice, so long as they effectively support poor people&rsqu ...
Most recent outputs
Kim Knott | 02 December 2013 | Contemporary Religion | Organised event
Global uncertainties and demos roundtable on 'from ideological radical to violent extremist' with 10 participants from lancaster, demos, city university, university of kent, dstl, ministry of justice/acpo, and home office (extremism work force).
Kim Knott | 02 December 2013 | Contemporary Religion | Organised event
Interdisciplinary research roundtable held at lancaster university with speakers from computing and communication, linguistics, criminology, and politics, philosophy and religion (25 participants).
Richard Saundry | 28 November 2013 | Management & Business Studies | Organised event
Managing conflict and resolving disputes: synthesising research and practice to inform policy esrc seminar series 2012-2013 'reframing resolution - managing individual workplace conflict' at university of westminster 6th september. This final seminar ...
Kristian Gleditsch | 19 November 2013 | Political Science | Impact Report
This grant has supported two joint uk-japan seminars on the scientific study of conflict and cooperation (sscc, by which we mean research following the canons of scientific inquiry, using formally stated arguments and/or systematic data collection an ...
Todd Landman | 19 November 2013 | Impact Report
The project collated a large collection of publicly available data on country conditions, legal commitments and human rights for all countries and territories in the world for the period 1981 to 2011, and provides a user-friendly web interface with a ...
Kim Knott | 11 November 2013 | Contemporary Religion | Seminar/workshop
London stakeholders roundtable, global uncertainties fellowship on religion and security (john wolffe)
Kim Knott | 11 November 2013 | Contemporary Religion | Collaboration / Partnership
A collaboration with sarah knight and jenni wingrove, behavioural science - influence team (human systems group) at the defence science and technology laboratory for sharing of unclassified research information.
Kim Knott | 11 November 2013 | Contemporary Religion | Further Funding
Small grant from bae for research (unclassified) requested by dstl
Kim Knott | 11 November 2013 | Contemporary Religion | Website
Fellowship website, hosted by lancaster university
James Pattison | 04 November 2013 | Political Science | Impact Report
Impact report for "the morality of private war", res-000-22-4042, sept 2010-2012. 50% buyout over two years.
Most recent features
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 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.