International Peace Research Institute Oslo PRIO

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The International Peace Research Institute Oslo is an independent research institute that is international in terms of staff, audience and perspective.

Security Dialogue;
CSCW Centre for the Study of Civil War;

About: International Peace Research Institute, Oslo PRIO was founded in 1959 and became a fully independent institute in 1966. It was one of the first centres of peace research in the world, and it is Norway’s only peace research institute. Its founding and early influence were instrumental in projecting the idea of peace research.

PRIO is independent and international in staff and perspective. Our working language is English. The staff at PRIO comprises 50–60 people, of whom two-thirds are researchers (including PhD students). In addition to this, there are 5–10 MA students, who are provided with work spaces and scholarships while completing their theses.

Scholarly research is at the core of all institute activities. Research at PRIO concentrates on the driving forces behind violent conflict and on ways in which peace can be built, maintained and spread. In addition to theoretical and empirical research, PRIO also conducts policy-oriented activities and engages in the search for solutions in cases of actual or potential violent conflict. This combination of scholarship and practice has brought PRIO closer to meeting the normative ambitions of peace research: to apply high-quality academic standards to the study of peace and conflict, and to help diminish violent conflict in practice.

PRIO hosts the editorial offices of two international journals that are published by SAGE in London: Journal of Peace Research and Security Dialogue. PRIO’s scholarly work is disseminated through publication in peer-reviewed journals, as well as through books, reports and conference papers. The PRIO library holds a core stock of material relevant to peace research, democracy, security policy, disarmament and environmental issues … (full text).

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