The International Conflict Research (ICR) group at ETH Zurich conducts research on international and domestic conflict around the world under the leadership of Prof. Lars-Erik Cederman. In recent years, the group’s members have been investigating the role of ethnic groups in conflict processes, especially civil war. Our current research focus is on the link between ethnic inequality and conflict, as introduced by the book Inequality, Grievances and Civil War. The broader research agenda covers macro-historical processes such as nationalism, state-formation and democratization. To support this research, we collect and integrate data on ethnic groups and conflict, such as the EPR dataset, which can be accessed through the GROWup online web platform.
The ICR group is a member of the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) and collaborates with researchers worldwide through various projects.