CTPSR staff and students publish over 100 outputs every year, presenting their research findings in books, peer-reviewed journal articles and research reports. Featured monographs are listed here. Copies of our research reports intended for a policy audience are available to download in full here below and full details of all our publications can be found on our Pure Portal.
|Civil Society in Algeria: Activism, Identity and the Democratic Process||Jessica Ayesha Northey|
|I want to break free: A practical guide to making a new country||Matt Qvortrup|
|Crossing Cultures: Intercultural Communication in a Connected World||Adam James Fenton, Alfonso Carnicero Izquierdo, Ana Cristina Valdez, and Scott Bunton|
|Islam on Campus: Contested Identities and the Cultures of Higher Education in Britain||Alison Scott-Baumann, Mathew Guest, Shuruq Naguib, Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor, Aisha Phoenix|
|The Referendum in Britain: A History||Matt Qvortrup, Andrew Blick, Lucy Atkinson|
|The Divisive State of Social Policy: The 'Bedroom Tax', Austerity and Housing Insecurity||Kelly Bogue|
|Unfinished Business; the politics of 'dissident' Irish republicanism||Marisa McGlinchey|
Report Description Trusting GRACE: The development of trust indicators from the Good Relations and Collaborative Education (GRACE) model of schools-based peacebuilding This research report presents indicators of trust in education-based peacebuilding. The indicators have been derived from a synthesis of literature from academic, policy and NGO sources, together with primary research from a case study of Community Relations in Schools (CRIS). The key themes and practical take-away of the research is captured in the Trust Indicators Framework (TIF). This report presents the findings of a pilot study on the ‘Shrinking Civic Space and the Role of Civil Society in Resolution of Conflict in Anglophone Cameroon’, which is a much-neglected conflict. It captures the voices and experiences of local CSOs in their efforts towards conflict resolution in a challenging environment. Violence and crime in the Arab Palestinian society in Israel has increased considerably in recent years. In partnership with Baladna (Association for Arab Youth), Marwan Darweish has launched a report about gun crime violence; Nine Years of Bloodshed, which aims to shed light on the scope and nature of homicides through the collection of data on victims. The report is part of larger research aims to gain a greater understanding of the nature of the violence and explore the causes that have contributed to its increase. This work will also look at violence and community responses in Black, Asian, and ethnic minority groups in the United Kingdom and among Indigenous peoples in New Zealand. Beyond 'Build Back Better' Funded by the Disasters Emergency Committee, this research conducted by Gordon Crawford and Chas Morrison has coalesced around an ambitious model for post-disaster recovery: the community-led reconstruction programme (CLRP), implemented by ActionAid Nepal and its partners following the earthquakes in Nepal.> ‘Chaplains on Campus: Understanding Chaplaincy in UK Universities’ examines the work that chaplains do, how that is resourced and the impact that their work has on campus life. Funded by the Church of England via its Church Universities Fund, this is a major piece of work involving over 400 university chaplains, managers and religion or belief organisations across the UK, and nearly 200 students. 'The Internal Brakes on Violent Escalation' Why do some ‘extremists’ or ‘extremist groups’ choose not to engage in violence, or only in particular forms of low-level violence? Why is it that even in deeply violent groups there are often thresholds of violence that members rarely if ever cross, even if they apparently have the capability to do so? This project helps academic researchers and security, law enforcement and intelligence analysts develop a better understanding of decision-making within extremist or terrorist groups/movements by enabling analysis of a largely neglected dimension of their decision-making: the mechanisms through which group members themselves seek to inhibit or set parameters around the adoption of new or more extreme forms of violence – what we refer to as the ‘internal brakes’ on violent escalation.