Conflict, Extremism and Migration

Can political psychological scholarship improve understanding and policies?

A collaboration between the Department of Psychology (PSI) and the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) at the University of Oslo (UiO) and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).

The current international political climate with an increased attention to refugee and migrant flows, extremist movements, as well as tightened security measures within and between, states calls for considerable psychological and political reflection. New questions emerge with great urgency. For instance;

  • how do different transitional measures following armed conflict, social upheaval and serious human rights violations influence reconstruction and peacebuilding?
  • What is the meaning of justice in a context of post-conflict, and how can cycles of violence be broken?
  • What are the social and psychological elements that form the backdrop of decision-making in extreme situations?
  • How are men and women, boys and girls, recruited to extremist groups?
  • What does it take for the same men and women, boys and girls, to leave?
  • On what basis do refugees and migrants decide to flee or move and where to go?
  • And what do new security measures within and between states do to the perception of wellbeing for old and new citizens?

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Published Aug. 25, 2016 3:48 PM - Last modified Aug. 25, 2016 3:48 PM