Our Political Settlements research is organised into three core research themes which we hope will contribute to filling in some of the ‘gaps’ in the political settlement literature and approach to-date. Within each theme we have a number of interconnected research projects which deal comparatively with a number of different countries and conflicts.

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Inclusion Concepts

Navigating Inclusion

Understanding inclusion and peace processes conceptually

Peace Processes

Design for Inclusion

Multilevel pathways for nested local, national and international conflict


Inclusion through a Gender Lens

Understanding violent conflict and peace processes through gender analysis

Case Studies


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Edinburgh PeaceTech

Digital platforms to facilitate peace

Data & Visualisations

PA-X peace agreement database

Search our PA-X database and data visualisations

Conflict & Covid-19

Understanding the nexus between conflict, peace, and Covid-19

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