We have released our new data portal GROWup. It presents data on ethnic group power relations, ethnic settlement patterns, and civil war collected jointly by the International Conflict Research group and our partners in Essex, Oslo, and Uppsala. The data are presented graphically for the wider public and provided in research-ready format for the academic community.
Prof. Lars-Erik Cederman's International Conflict Research (ICR) group is based at ETH Zürich and the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS). We conduct research on international and domestic conflict using social-scientific theories and methodologies.
Our main focus is on macro-historical processes such as nationalism, democratization and state-formation, as well as associated micro-theoretical mechanisms. In particular, we investigate the role of ethnic groups in conflict processes.
To investigate such processes and mechanisms, our research relies on empirical methods, such as statistics and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and computational methods, notably agent-based modeling.
Our new data portal GROWup offers a user-friendly interface to view and download empirical data on ethnic groups and intrastate conflict compiled from our own data, and of datasets generously provided by our partners.
We currently participate in the following research networks:
If you would like to get in touch with us, please see our contact page.
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