Ecole de la paix - Research on peace and datasets

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Website of the Research Department of the Ecole de la paix. This website was initially created for the NATO Advanced Research Workshop organized by the Ecole de la paix in Grenoble, June 2007 (hence the URL).

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Tuesday 3 July 2007 by Hine-Wai Loose

Debate on Coding Guidelines

Monday 2 July 2007 by Mayeul Kauffmann
This debate focuses on some guidelines that should be used when creating new datasets. > continue

Guidelines for preparing paper

Thursday 28 June 2007 by Mayeul Kauffmann
The deadline for submission is Monday 9 July. Authors ready to submit their paper before that date are encouraged to do so. The length of papers (for normal-length presentations) should be between 12 and 20 pages (refer to technical guidelines and the attached templates for the format and size (...) > continue

Merged data at UNEP

Thursday 21 June 2007 by Hy Dao
Short presentation of the ENVSEC project. > continue

GRIP’s indicator of contribution to peace (ICPM)

Tuesday 19 June 2007 by Xavier Zeebroek
Peace is not simply the absence of war. To measure that complex notion, the GRIP has used 20 indicators and created a synthetic index of contribution to peace, for every country, for the year 2005. The area covered by the indicators are security, human rights and the environment. This index is (...) > continue

Merged data, synthetic indicators and diffusion

The Disaster Risk Index (UNEP)
Monday 18 June 2007 by Hy Dao
The presentation focuses on the integration and the use of global data sets for the development of the Disaster Risk Index (DRI), the central component of the report “Reducing Disaster Risk” (UNDP). The objective of this effort is to analyse potential links between vulnerability to natural (...) > continue

Data comparability, scientific requirements and political utility

Monday 18 June 2007 by Wolf-Dieter Eberwein
This presentation will focus on the need for using quality criteria (including intersubjectivity) to increase the comparability and compatibility of several datasets on armed conflict, and their use for both academic research and policy action. This will be exemplified by the comparison of the (...) > continue

Databases on defense for influencing state policies

Examples from France by CDRPC
Monday 18 June 2007 by Jean-Marie Collin
Databases on nuclear tests and the armament industry made by our organisation constitute the purpose of this presentation. Presenting these two databases, the armament observatory will show two of its key achievements: Publication of a directory of sales of France weapons The Defence (...) > continue

Design and use of databases related to human rights

Monday 18 June 2007 by Nino Gvedashvili
I will give a short presentation about the use of databases related to human rights at HRIDC. More detailed, I will share our experience on monitoring human rights in Georgia, making the database on it and practice of its using (reporting) and present the report that was prepared based on our (...) > continue

Conflict and Environment: data, simulation and visualisation

The Importance of Institutional Factors and the example of Rwanda
Monday 18 June 2007 by Urs Luterbacher
This paper intends to explore once more the vexing question of the relationship between environment and conflict. Given the fact that the empirical evidence about this relation is ambiguous, it suggests that the link between the two issues only makes sense and works whenever institutional (...) > continue

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