How do various actors contribute to peaceful resolution of conflicts?
At NUPI, research on conflict resolution often has a practical aim: to improve the methods uses for creating dialogue and reconciliation among the parties to a conflict. This can involve both getting them to the negotiations table, and establishing lasting solutions for peace. Small states, big states, governmental and civil-society actors around the world may be involved in conflict resolution. The study of conflict resolution is closely linked to peacebuilding, diplomacy and studies of conflicts.
Research questions within the field of conflict resolution can include:
- What ways can lead to formal peace negotiations?
- What are the roles of the negotiators and facilitators in negotiations?
- How are the power relations in a peace process?
News about conflict resolution
16 Feb 2018
- Richard Gowan
Could the Ukrainian crisis inspire a new generation of Nordic peacekeeping?
18 Dec 2017
VIDEO: Watch Charlie Winter's talk on how IS is using strategic communication.
Publications about conflict resolution
2018(Norwegian only): Temaet for kapitlet er Teherans rolle og betydning i et Midtøsten i endring og konflikt. Jeg ser byen som brennpunkt for tre store slag som står i regionen: kampene over Vestens rolle, folkets makt over politiske avgjørelser og islam som samfunnskontrakt. Jeg viser hvordan kampene spilles...
2018International peacebuilding is experiencing a pragmatic turn. The era of liberal idealism is waning, and in its place new approaches to peacebuilding are emerging. This article identifies one such emerging approach, gives it a name—adaptive peacebuilding—and explores what it may be able to offer peacebuilding...
2018This chapter set out to consider what stabilisation means in the UN peacekeeping context, by analysing the mandates of MONUSCO, MINUSMA and MINUSCA, to identify what is different in these stabilisation mandates from other UN peacekeeping mandates. In the process the chapter also considered the implications...
Research projects about conflict resolution
2018 - 2020 (Ongoing)
How does technology help to change how we percieve the world and how to act in it?
2018 - 2021 (Ongoing)
The project will look deeper into the New Right in countries such as Russia, the US, and Poland, examining in particular the alternative visions of Western civilisational order that these movements harbour,...
2017 - 2020 (Ongoing)
The aim of this project is to strengthen the ability of UN peace operations to respond to global security challenges and improve their effectiveness.