Research Projects

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Life on the Breadline: Christianity, Poverty and Politics in the 21st Century city Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

The aim of the ‘Life on the Breadline…’ project is to understand how the social context resulting from the 'age of austerity' has affected Christian engagement with poverty in the UK and the theological motivations, which underpin it, in order to facilitate the development of better informed government policy and more effective faith-based activism thereby reducing urban social exclusion and inequality. 


Collaborate to Train Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Collaborate to Train is a three-year project that will engage with over 250 local small businesses and support them to increase their involvement in the education and workforce training system.


Exceed in Coventry Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Exceed in Coventry is a three-year project providing tailored help and support to over 1,300 Coventry residents, enabling them to progress into education, training, job search or employment.


ConnectMe Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

ConnectMe is a three-year project supporting Coventry’s long term unemployed and economically inactive people.  The project aims to make it easier for people who are experiencing barriers to employment to move into education, training or employment.  


Among the last ones to leave? Understanding the Journeys of Muslim Children in the Care System in the Midlands Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Overview of new project from the Faith and Peaceful Relations Research Group - Among the last ones to leave? Understanding the Journeys of Muslim Children in the Care System in the Midlands.  Including project partners and ojbectives.


Struggling to Survive: Slavery and exploitation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Conducted in the early part of 2016 this project documented the manifestations of slavery and human trafficking among the Syrian refugee population in Lebanon. This exploratory research looked in particular at child labour, sexual exploitation, forced labour, child marriage, and organ trafficking.


For a fee: the recruitment of migrant domestic workers Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

This project explores how male and female migrant workers are able to most effectively challenge exploitative labour recruiters, with research conducted globally, but especially in Qatar and Nepal.


Managing the migration crisis? Undocumented migrants and refugees at Europe’s southern border Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Over recent years, hundreds of thousands of people have crossed the Mediterranean to Italy as part of what has come to be known as Europe’s ‘migration crisis’. An intensification of controls on international population movements has taken place both at sea and after arrival. This project seeks to better understand what the impact of attempts by EU institutions and national governments to manage the crisis has been on migrants’ status and journeys. It serves to document the ongoing crisis through the experiences of newly arrived migrants and refugees.


(En)gendering international protection? 'Refugee women', gender and the global politics of asylum Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Working with partners in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, France, Turkey, South Africa and the UK, this research explores the extent and ways in which gendered experiences of forced migration are reflected in the laws, policy and practice of refugee-receiving countries


Struggles for territory, struggles for place: development-forced displacement and resettlement of the Mapuche-Pehuenche, Chile Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Focusing closely on an indigenous community in Chile, the Mapuche-Pehuenche, who were resettled as a result of a dam construction, this research analyses their attempts to make and remake place, taking in consideration the historical context of land dispossession and the current confrontations between the Mapuche and the state.


Breaking Bad: How transnational drug trafficking creates violent masculinities in local Caribbean communities in Port of Spain Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

To study the impact of transnational organised crime (TNOC) and drug-trafficking on poor urban communities in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. The city has seen crime and violence soar since the mid-1990s as the city became transhipment point in the illegal drugs trade. We address the impact of TNOC on vulnerable populations, culture and security by considering the ‘transnational-to-community’ impact of drug-trafficking.


The Maritime Dimension of Transnational Organised Crime Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

The proposed research builds on the collaboration between the Centre for Trust Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) of Coventry University (UK) and the International Organization for Migration Indonesia (IOM). This collaboration started in 2014 with a specific focus on the interrelation between maritime and human security issues in Indonesia


Supporting Urban Integrated Transport Systems: Transferable tools for authorities Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

SUITS is a sociotechnical designed intervention programme to build capacity in 9 European Local Authorities and transport stakeholder organisations with special emphasis to enhance the transfer of learning to smaller sized cities, making these areas more effective and resilient to change in the judicious implementation of sustainable transport measures.


Prospect Trust Audits Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Trust is an important organisational resource, enhancing commitment, identification and citizenship. Distrust, in contrast, increases turnover and can escalate counterproductive behaviours including sabotage, theft and bullying.


Democratic responsibility in a divided society: exploring public trust in post-conflict Northern Ireland Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Trust in democratic institutions is vital within post-conflict societies like Northern Ireland in reducing division and sustaining peace. Through in-depth interviews with three fundamental groups in the democratic process, the media, government and community representatives, this project aims to produce new insight into trust in Northern Ireland.


Distrust in entrepreneurial networks Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Design of Toolkits of Trust Building Mechanisms to Support Collaborative Innovation across High-Tech SMEs based in Technoparks - a comparative study


Peacetraining.eu Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Strengthening the Capabilities and Training Curricula for Conflict Prevention and Peace Building Personnel with ICT-based Collaboration and Knowledge Approaches.


BUILDPEACE: Building peacebuilders through integrated formal and non-formal learning approaches Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Peacebuilding is now a multi-billion Euro industry with a global infrastructure, reflecting the acute need to address conflict and insecurity, and growing confidence that doing so is possible, particularly with new technologies. BUILDPEACE will boost the skills and competencies of Europeans in the public, third and private sectors to build peace and connect communities. 


National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR - Coventry University) and the Institute of British - Irish Studies (IBIS- University College Dublin), supported by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)'s Science for Peace and Security Programme, will convene a two–day expert Advanced Research Workshop entitled ‘National Action Plans (NAPs) on Women, Peace and Security’ at the National University of Ireland in Dublin, on 11 and 12 May 2016. 


Social capital and financial access to healthcare in Ghana Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

This research seeks to critically examine the dynamic nature of informal risk sharing networks and their mechanisms for dealing with health care expenses among poor households in Northern Ghana.


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