In order to understand, explain and criti­cally examine the trans­formations of political violence, TraCe focuses on different discipli­nary perspectives, levels of anal­ysis, methods and forms of violence in three thematic res­earch areas as well as a synergy area. Each of the re­search areas is, in turn, sub­divided into more con­crete, often cross-locational, work packages. These are co­ordinated by varying partner institu­tions. In the work packages, Princi­pal Investigators and Research Associ­ates work on various research projects.

Research Areas

1 | Forms: Change and Continuity of Political Violence

2 | Institutions: Prevention and Legitimization of Political Violence

3 | Interpretations of Political Violence

4 | Synergies