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.

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