Political, social and cultural conflicts, in negative cases, degenerate into violence. Since conflicts are generally unavoidable and ubiquitous, the institutes listed below have made it their task to investigate this phenomenon from a democratic and pluralistic perspective.

Berghof Conflict Research (BCR)

peace building, reconciliation and coming to terms with the past in post-war societies, transformation of former rebel and resistance movements into politically involved actors.More ...

Hamburg Institute for Social Research (Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung, HIS)

society of the German Federal Republic, theory and history of violence, nation and societyMore ...
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Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research e.V. (Heidelberger Institut für Internationale Konfliktforschung, HIIK)

war, historical transformation of conflicts within and between states, violent and non-violent conflictsMore ...

Institute for Development and Peace (Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden, INEF)

Global governance and Human Security, violent conflicts and peace strategies, developmentMore ...

Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (Institut für interdisziplinäre Konflikt- und Gewaltforschung, IKG)

The Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG) conducts theoretical and empirical research on both constructive and destructive conflicts, their causes and consequences.More ...

Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen, KWI)

memory culture, interculturality, climate and culture, culture of responsibilityMore ...