Centre for Policy, Conflict and Co-operation Research

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Most research in international relations remains focused on security issues, mainly in the context of military questions and national intelligence. In line with more recent discussions about broader concepts of security, our Centre seeks to broaden the debate to consider conflict and co-operation more broadly, in both international and domestic society and in relation to environmental and climate change. 

We seek to bring together international and domestic politics and history, environmental management and climate science, policy making and theory, as well as the advancement of professional practice and theoretical developments. We regularly engage with professionals in diplomacy, military, international development, environmental protection and biodiversity conservation and other related areas, both in our teaching and in our research. This Centre is co-hosted by the Division of History and Politics and Biological and Environmental Sciences, but is also embedded in the ProPEL group.

At the heart of what our Centre does is the interaction between theory and practice. We want to explore how conflict and co-operation work in practice. We are keen on developing insights on how our research can help in real-life situations. We are happy to offer our global experiences for consultancy and training sessions to public and private sector clients.

Call for papers

Workshop on Environmental Justice and Time

Location: University of Stirling and online

View the Environmental Justice and Time workshop programme.

Our Environmental Justice and Time workshop on 2 and 3 May 2023 seeks to bring together scholars working on issues related to environmental justice and time from different disciplinary perspectives.

The relationship between nature and society raises a variety of justice questions: How can we halt injustices between the Global North and the Global South, between different societal groups and generations? How can we achieve justice between humans, animals and other components of the natural world?

No single academic discipline has provided sufficient answers to these questions; environmental justice rather needs to be addressed in a multi-disciplinary effort.

In this workshop, we will discuss these questions from various disciplinary perspectives, including Law, Philosophy, Sociology, Biology and Environmental Studies.

If you are interested in attending, please contact the organizers: Holger Nehring at holger.nehring@stir.ac.uk and Andrea Schapper at andrea.schapper@stir.ac.uk.

Contact us

Please get in touch for further information:

Professor Nils Bunnefeld (Director) nils.bunnefeld@stir.ac.uk
Professor Holger Nehring holger.nehring@stir.ac.uk
Dr Andrea Schapper  andrea.schapper@stir.ac.uk 


Centre for Policy, Conflict and Co-Operation Research (CPCCR)
Division of History and Politics & Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Pathfoot Building
University of Stirling
Stirling FK9 4LA