The Nature of Peace

“Exploring links between natural environment and peace-building in post-conflict societies”

Post-conflict peacebuilding and reconstructions

A Pufendorf theme project was granted for 2016/2017 that focuses on post-conflict peacebuilding and reconstructions processes that take place after the termination of an internal armed conflict. Links between post-conflict developments and the natural environment are explored in in this project as an interdisciplinary way to understand the social, economic and ecological dynamics that these links imply. A major research gap and a question that is rarely posed is: How does a transition from armed conflict to peace impact the natural environment? And what (negative and/or positive) consequences can these impacts have for various social groups? 

Pufendorf themes

A Pufendorf theme is a project that revolves around one or more current research issues, which require perspectives from multiple disciplines in order to find solutions and answers.