Area 1: Development Policies in Fragile Environments

This cluster focuses on the nexus between development on the one side and peace and conflicts on the other and in how far they are mutually dependent. Therefore research emphases the analysis of development in the context of violent conflicts and of strategies and instruments for peaceful conflict management and reconstruction in post-conflict societies. Beyond the given dominance of security policy, a focus of work is to analyze the new kinds of challenges that international development policy is facing within these environments. Research projects deal for example with

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy Institute of Political Science Institute for Development and Peace