Welcome to the Social and Cultural Conflict Research Group. The Research Group was set up in 2000 to investigates social and cultural conflict across a number of fields, domestic and international, public and private, historical as well as contemporary and from a number of disciplinary perspectives. A number of fundamental themes define the Group’s shared interest in Conflict Studies, reflecting its members’ research and publishing strengths:
The causes, course and ending of wars, warfare and major civil strife and disorder, particularly the lessons to be drawn from historical perspectives.
The role of diplomacy and international law in avoiding, mitigating and ending social and political conflicts.
The role of the state, state agencies and the law in dealing justly or unjustly with social conflicts and disputes (including workplace and labour disputes), violence, and forms of social prejudice.
Our key priorities at the SCCRG are:
to publish research with the leading journals and academic presses in our respective fields
to contribute to national and international debates, public as well as academic, on historical and contemporary issues reflecting the Group’s research and interests
to foster a dialogue between the university and the wider community on questions of cultural conflict.
The SCCRG includes people with extensive publishing and research experience. Over the next few years our aim is to expand the number of academics and postgraduate students belonging to the Group and to launch upon an ambitious programme of Conference and Visiting Scholars.
We hope you will find this website a helpful introduction to our work. Please contact us if you would like more information.