Institute for Conflict Cooperation and Security
Organisational unit: Centre
The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) is based in the School of Government and Society at the University of Birmingham. It adopts a multidisciplinary approach to global security challenges to create innovative research, education, and training in conflict and cooperation in world politics. We aim to:
- Sustain and advance a culture that enables world-leading research
- Generate impact with practitioner communities
- Be the destination of choice for students seeking knowledge and skills about global security challenges
- Inspire meaningful engagement with real-world issues
Our research priorities fall under five main headings:
Trust in World Politics: Analysing the dynamics of interpersonal trust in international adversarial relationships.
Political Settlements: Understanding the origins, nature, and impact of mediation and negotiation in political settlement processes in fragile and conflict-affected states.
International Political Psychology: Assessing the psychological factors that shape decision-making in key policy areas.
Nuclear Responsibilities: Addressing the key nuclear issues of global governance, responsible nuclear sovereignty, and non-proliferation.
International Drone Policy: Exploring the security and policy implications of the military, commercial, and nefarious uses of drone technologies.