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The battle for Helmand

27 February 2015

How the taliban returned to afghanistan and why they have proved so difficult to defeat is the subject of a ground-breaking study building on partnership for conflict, crime and security research, car...

The Great War and the myths

07 August 2014

A report from the esrc centre for competitive advantage in the global economy (cage) at the university of warwick has analysed common myths around causes and events of the great war

Riots and rationality

06 June 2014

The rioting and looting in london and other cities has led to shocked reactions, but professor david waddington warns against seeing riots as simply irrational and mindless group behaviour

No place to go

20 December 2013

Research has found that one of the key barriers to resolving site planning for gypsies and travellers is the creation of conflict through political and media discussion

The Syrian refugee crisis

17 September 2013

The crisis in syria has led to a huge stream of refugees fleeing the country. "the scale and pace of this mass exodus is nearly unprecedented," says dr jakub bijak at the esrc centre for population ch...

Syria and intervention: the pragmatic public

30 August 2013

Polls currently show the public opposed to british military action in syria by a margin of two to one. Esrc-funded research suggests that the public is pragmatic about military intervention, and will...

Do wrongs make a riot?

20 May 2013

Were the august riots 'simply criminality' or a symptom of a wider malaise? Looking at the key sectors of education, employment and family wellbeing, expert commentators explore whether society actual...

Riots: going viral

20 May 2013

Online social media such as twitter have been blamed for exacerbating the riots, by making it possible to quickly spread false rumours and incite others to violence - but this is far from a new phenom...

Our nuanced attitude to war

14 May 2013

In the first major survey of foreign policy attitudes in britain, researchers have found that most people did not simply support or oppose the use of force on principle, but instead made a judgment ba...

Libya's unofficial army

09 October 2012

Revolutionary fighters from the libyan uprising are distrustful of the national army leadership, and have established the national shield, a national army-in-waiting, in order to safeguard the 'ideals...

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