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In conflict research, violence represents the most intense expression of conflict. Research projects at the Center examine the forms this violence can take (e.g. genocide, terrorism, sexual violence or hate crimes), how and why individual actors participate in this violence, how the involved actors (perpetrators, victims or bystanders) perceive this violence and how purportedly uninvolved parties, such as civilians, can influence the violent dynamics. Further analysis focuses on how to curb violence and prevent the escalation of violence.

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