PeaceRep: The Peace and Conflict Resolution Evidence Platform
PeaceRep is a seven-year research programme based at the University of Edinburgh Law School. We support more effective intervention in the most protracted conflicts, deepen engagement where post-conflict recovery is backtracking, and enable prevention where tensions escalate. We are producing new tools and practices relating to supporting transitions from conflict.
Our research focuses on how to re-think peace and transition processes in the light of changing conflict dynamics, changing demands of inclusion, and changes in patterns of global intervention in conflict and peace/mediation/transition management processes. We aim to provide a world-class platform for delivering research and tracking data on conflict and its resolution, and connecting that with in-country research. We aim to produce research to support local communities in constructing their own peace and transition processes, and more also effective intervention to support strategic support to peacemaking and peacebuilding efforts.
In this initial phase, our research spans ODA and non-ODA countries through a consortium of partners led by the University of Edinburgh Law School, including International IDEA, Conciliation Resources, the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, LSE IDEAS, and the LSE Middle East Centre (formally Conflict Research Programme), with more as further country partnerships are built.
PeaceRep builds upon and extends the legacy of the Political Settlements Research Programme at the University of Edinburgh and the Conflict Research Programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science. More about our story.