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. 


PETALS 2 (FGM Webapp for professionals) Completed Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

This project builds on an FGM information webapp that was successfully developed for young people by Coventry University.


National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security Completed 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. 


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


Beyond fear and hate: mobilising people power to create a new narrative on migration and diversity Completed Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Across Europe political and media debates on migration and diversity have become increasingly negative. There is growing evidence that narratives of fear and hate have moved from fringe positions to occupy the mainstream, changing the terms of the debate in many countries. This project explores who is driving dominant narratives on migration and diversity and their purpose.


(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


Managing the migration crisis? Undocumented migrants and refugees at Europe’s southern border Completed 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.


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.


Conflict Transformations in the Middle East and Europe Completed Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

The goal of CTMEE is to explore what types of conflict transformation mechanisms are being utilised in Turkey and Palestine, and how these mechanisms relate to conflict transformation in Western Europe.


Faith Based Conflict Prevention Completed Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

The aim of this project is to understand the role of churches and other faith groups in helping to spot early signs of violence and to stop it from happening. Examples in Nigeria and the Solomon Islands will be observed. 


BRIEFCASE Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

'BRIEFCASE project' workshop is based on 10 years’ experience by the Geomining Museum, in Madrid. This innovative project creates the opportunity for learning about minerals through hands-on experience, specifically targeting 6-14 year old students and their teachers.


Evaluation of “CEJI – a Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe” Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

The Project will contribute to the review and further development of CEJI’s strategy, aims and objectives.


UKRI GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

The potential of South-South migration contributing to development and delivery of the SDGs is widely acknowledged but remains unrealised, largely due to existing inequalities at the global, national and local levels which determine who is (and is not) able to migrate.


Minorities on Campus: Discrimination, Equality, and Politics of Nationalism in Indian HE Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

This research network, at its very heart, is conceptualised as a response to students' activism for equality and rights. In doing so we address issues around sustained inequality and discrimination as experienced by minorities and women on Indian campuses.


The Better Place Index Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

The Better Place Index (BPI) is a global measure for peace, prosperity and sustainability. It also identifies if governments do a good job.


Modest Fashion in UK Women’s Working Life Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

This project looks at how religiously-related modest fashion and associated behaviours impact on UK women's working lives – regardless of their own religious community or beliefs.


Social capital and financial access to healthcare in Ghana Completed 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.


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.


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


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.


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