This is the blog of the MICROCON research programme, featuring the reflections of MICROCON’s 60-strong team of researchers on current conflicts, and on the latest findings of the MICROCON programme. MICROCON is a five-year research programme funded by the European Commission, which takes an innovative micro level, multidisciplinary approach to the study of the conflict cycle.
All posts are the author’s own opinion and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of MICROCON.
Almost one third of the world’s population lives in conflict-affected low-income countries. At a fundamental level, conflict originates from people’s behaviour and how they interact with society and their environment – from its ‘micro’ foundations. Yet most conflict research and policy focuses on ‘macro’ perspectives. MICROCON seeks to redress this balance.
The MICROCON programme is being implemented by a team of 60 researchers in 22 partner institutions in 16 different countries. We are carrying out 30 research projects on over 40 different countries.
For more information, visit our website at http://www.microconflict.eu.