Research at the ASPR
The ASPR contributes to the dialogue on current peace policy issues through research, conferences and publications.
Current research at the ASPR focuses on three pillars:
- Transition and peace processes in an international "political marketplace”
- Perspectives for peacebuilding between normative and pragmatic requirements
- Hybridity and complexity
Research results on these topics are regularly published in international, peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, the ASPR publishes the ASPR Report and ASPR Policy Brief series. The Research Department is responsible for the ASPR Vienna Lectures and organizes the annual "State of Peacebuilding" (StoP) Conference, which serves as a meeting point for renowned international scholars. Furthermore, scientific expertise is contributed to the annual Summer Academy.
Researchers at the ASPR are involved in teaching and supervision at the Universities of Vienna and Graz. They are regularly active at international conferences and workshops and contribute with their expertise to the practical design of peace processes. Knowledge from research and practice is also the basis for political consulting. The ASPR coordinates the so-called 3C Process, a dialogue forum for Austrian governmental and non-governmental actors active in crisis management.