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    How research on land conflict in Sierra Leone refocused government attention to access to justice in rural areas

How research on land conflict in Sierra Leone refocused government attention to access to justice in rural areas

Henry Musa Kpaka explains how his research on land conflict is having an impact on government policy regarding access to justice in rural areas in Sierra Leone. 

What can academics and activists learn from each other?

John Chalcraft leads the Collective Action Forum, an innovative project designed to bring academics and activists together. He argues that engaging with activists can help universities take a fresh look at the world’s problems and make a positive impact on society.

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    Elsevier purchase SSRN: Social scientists face questions over whether centralised repository is in their interests

Elsevier purchase SSRN: Social scientists face questions over whether centralised repository is in their interests

The Social Science Research Network (SSRN), an online repository for uploading preprint articles and working papers, has been recently acquired by publishing giant Elsevier. Thomas Leeper looks at what this purchase, and for-profit academic services more generally, mean for the scholarly community.

Confronting War Time Rape: The Power of Art in Kosovo

In March 2016 the Department of Government Conflict Research Group organised the first UK screening of the documentary “The Making of ‘Thinking of You.’” Telling the story of a giant art installation by conceptual artist Alketa Xhafa-Mripa, the piece featured some 5,000 skirts hanging on washing lines in the football stadium of Kosovo’s capital, Prishtina, to honour the victims of […]

A Personal Take on Methods

In 2015, Dr Denisa Kostovicova was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship that has allowed her to study the merits and limitations of a regional approach to transitional justice in the Balkans. In this third blog in the series, Dr Kostovicova addresses the issue of how a researcher’s history and persona shapes research, and how research methods can mitigate the […]

The Question of Ethics

In 2015, Dr Denisa Kostovicova was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship that has allowed her to delve deep into the merits and limitations of a regional approach to transitional justice in the Balkans.  In the second blog in a series exploring research about the politics of confronting mass atrocity, Dr Kostovicova ponders how well our ‘ethics tests’ prepare us to […]

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    Researching transitional justice in the Balkans: the victims of war crimes and their civic voice

Researching transitional justice in the Balkans: the victims of war crimes and their civic voice

  In 2015, Dr Denisa Kostovicova was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship that has allowed her to delve into the merits and limitations of a regional approach to transitional justice in the Balkans.  In a series of blogs, Dr Kostovicova explores broader issues about the politics of confronting mass atrocity

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    RESEARCH IMPACT: Ensuring fair and humane asylum policies in the EU

RESEARCH IMPACT: Ensuring fair and humane asylum policies in the EU

Dr Eiko Thielemann has carried out extensive research into asylum policies in the EU. A new film, produced as part of an LSE ‘Research Impact’ case study, examines how his research has informed policymakers tackling the issue of fair distribution of refugees.