A Micro-Level Perspective on the Dynamics of Conflict, Violence and Development

Published on 31 December 2013

This volume presents an innovative new analytical framework for understanding the dynamics of violent conflict and its impact on people and communities living in contexts of violence.

Bringing together the findings of MICROCON, an influential five year research programme funded by the European Commission, this book provides readers with the most current and comprehensive evidence available on violent conflict from a micro-level perspective. MICROCON was the largest programme on conflict analysis in Europe from 2007 – 2011, and its policy outreach has helped to influence EU development policy, and supported policy capacity in many conflict-affected countries.

This volume is divided into four parts. Part I introduces the conceptual framework of MICROCON. Part II focuses on individual and group motivations in conflict processes. Part III highlights the micro-level consequences of violent conflict. The final section of the volume focuses on policy implications and future research agenda.


Patricia Justino

Professorial Fellow

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Oxford University Press
Justino, P., Brück, T. and Verwimp, P.
Oxford University Press


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