Monday, 24 July 2017

New publication \ 'Defence conversion': Dead duck or still a relevant object of study?

BICC Working Paper 7\2017 “'Defence conversion': Dead duck or still a relevant object of study?” charts the evolution of Conversion Studies from the Cold War to the post-Cold War period and discusses some of the reasons for the demise of the discipline in the new millennium. » more

Monday, 17 July 2017

New publication \ “Making sense of Daesh in Afghanistan: A social movement perspective”

BICC Working Paper 6\2017 “Making sense of Daesh in Afghanistan: A social movement perspective” takes a new perspective to investigate the processes and underlying dynamics of Daesh’s emergence in different parts of Afghanistan. » more

Monday, 10 July 2017

New publication \ “Conflict-sensitive employment in Afghan construction and transport companies”

BICC Working Paper 5\2017 “Conflict-sensitive employment in Afghan construction and transport companies” reflects on the potential role of the Afghan private sector in peacebuilding (joint publication by BICC and The Liaison Office, Afghanistan). » more

New publication \ Conflict Prevention in Refugee Shelters

This Policy Brief presents recommendations on conflict prevention in German refugee shelters, in which all refugees are obliged to live until their applications for asylum have been processed. This study aims to contribute to prevent, minimise or resolve conflict at the level of shelters run by the state (stage 1) as well as by local municipalities (stage 2). » more

Friedensgutachten 2017 launched

On 30 May the Friedensgutachten (Peace Report), funded by the German Foundation for Peace Research (DSF) and published by the five major German peace research institutes, was presented in Berlin. » more

New Publications

von Boemcken, Marc (2017, July). Defence conversion: Dead duck or still a relevant object of study? (BICC Working Paper series No. 7/2017). Bonn: BICC.

Mielke, K., & Miszak, N. (2017, July). Making sense of Daesh in Afghanistan: A social movement perspective (BICC Working Paper series No. 6/2017). Bonn: BICC.

Grawert, E., & Shirzad, F. (2017, July). Conflict-sensitive employment in Afghan construction and transport companies (BICC Working Paper series No. 5/2017). Bonn: BICC.

Press Release

"Teilhabe ermöglichen - Konflikte lösen - Bürger informieren" - Bericht zu Aufgaben/Strategien von deutschen Kommunen bei der Unterbringung von Flüchtlingen (31 July 2017, in German)

Stichpunkte und Argumente der GKKE zum Rüstungsexportbericht der Bundesregierung für 2016 und zum Zwischenbericht für die ersten vier Monate 2017 (23 June 2017, in German)

BICC in the Media

"Teilung bis heute nicht überwunden" (in German). Interview with Conrad Schetter. SWR2, 14 August 2017

"Forschung hilft, Migration und ihre Folgen besser zu verstehen" (in German), BmBF, 11 August 2017

"Aufnahme und Unterbringung von Flüchtlingen kaum erforscht" (in German), MiGAZIN, 9 August 2017

"Konflikt zwischen Nordkorea und den USA" (in German). Interview with Jerry Sommer. Phoenix TV on youtube, 9 August 2017

"Die Vergewaltigungshochburg der Welt" (in German, listen to mp3 here). Interview with Elvan Isikozlu. Deutschlandfunk Kultur, 2 August 2017

"Südchinesisches Meer: Waffen statt Lösungen" (in German), Deutsche Welle, 27 July 2017

"Streitkräfte und Strategien" Podcast and Manuscript (in German), NDR Info, 15 July 2017

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