POSTCONFLICT RESEARCH DATABASE & ANALYSIS PROJECT

A Research Tool for the Peace & Statebuilding Scholar-Practitioner

Overview

The Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism’s Postconflict Research Database & Analysis Project stores cross-indexed bibliographic information on hundreds of journal articles, books, book chapters, and case reports that address the broad, interdisciplinary fields of postconflict reconstruction, stabilization, and peacebuilding.

The database is a research tool for scholars, practitioners, and educators to help quickly retrieve bibliographic information and abstracts on key topics of interest. Users are encouraged to explore this site using the search functions provided, which are broken down by a range of categories (i.e., country, topic, date, etc.) and/or by author.

NOTE: This site does not republish scholarly content.  Rather, it provides bibliographic information (i.e., author, title, date), abstracts or summaries, and in many cases, external links to the original publisher.

Data Content & Next Steps

Currently holding more than 500 sources with publication dates up to 2012, with more sources being added. The WordPress-based database stores its data as blog posts, categorized along a variety of corresponding topics of interest ranging from countries to a full menu of political, social, economic research areas such as capacity building, civil society, corruption, gender, SSR, DDR, reconciliation, and more.

Purpose

The Postconflict Research Database & Analysis Project addresses the research and knowledge management challenges of postconflict stabilization, reconstruction, and peacebuilding. The database provides a publicly accessible and sustainable repository for scholars, policymakers, and practitioners to quickly access and negotiate an increasingly complex and unwieldy mass of multidisciplinary, multi-sector postconflict literature. The project also tracks literature trends to identify knowledge gaps and facilitate future research.

Ultimately, this project facilitates researchers’ and practitioners’ ability to conduct quality research so that a generalizable knowledge base is built and so that contextual conditions and approaches can combine to create constructive postconflict reconstruction efforts.

Project Director/Founder

Nicholas J. Armstrong, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Research & Policy
Institute for Veterans and Military Families

Research & Practice Associate
Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism
narmstro@syr.edu