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Conflict and Security

Conflict and Security

Resilience has increasingly entered the vocabulary of military strategy, policing, post-conflict reconstruction, and security more broadly. The research group on Conflict and Security aims to analyse the implications of this extension of resilience from war to peace and from catastrophic risks to everyday security practices. Given the predominance of resilience in security policies and activities, it is important to understand what resilience can and cannot do, how it frames security problems, and whether it renders some security issues more intractable than they would otherwise be.

IRCS brings together the world-renowned research on war, conflict and security conducted across the Department of War Studies, Defense Studies, Department of European and International Studies, Social Science, Health, and Medicine, and Law.


The research group has three main research objectives:

  • To map and understand the effectiveness of resilience in responding to conflict and security issues
  • To analyse the implications of resilience for democracy, law, and social justice
  • To develop critical knowledge about contemporary security problems and response


For more information please contact: 

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Prof. Claudia Aradau
Professor of International Relations
Claudia is Professor of International Politics in the Department of War Studies and Co-chair of the Research Centre in International Relations. Her work has explored security practices globally and has critically interrogated their political effects. She has published widely on critical security studies and critical International Relations.
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