Institutional Constraints to Violence

Workshop of the CSCW Working Group "Human Rights, Governance and Conflict"

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Time: Thu 16 (09:30) - Fri 17 (14:00) April 2009
Place: University of Nottingham, UK

This workshop evaluates the impact of different political agents and institutions on violence. It investigates the dynamics of violence during different stages of conflict, analyzing the escalation of violence, the use of violence during civil war and the reaction to violence in post-conflict situations. Particular attention is given to how institutions can manipulate the incentives, and disincentives, of actors to employ violence under various settings within and outside of conditions of civil war.


Workshop program

Workshop Participants
Helga Malmin Binningsbø, NTNU
Sabine Carey, University of Nottingham
Lars-Erik Cederman, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Michael Colaresi, Michigan State University
Scott Gates, CSCW/NTNU
Ismene Gizelis, University of Kent
Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, University of Essex
Håvard Hegre, University of Oslo
Simon Hug, Université de Genève
Neil Mitchell, University of Aberdeen
Martin Ottmann, University of Nottingham
Cees van der Eijk, University of Nottingham

Hotel Ibis Nottingham Centre,
16 Fletcher gate
Nottingham NG1 2FS

The hotel is situated next to the tram stop ‘Lace Market’, which is the first stop after Nottingham Train Station.

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Restaurant MemSaap for the dinner day one

Hemsley Restaurant for dinner the second day