chapter  2
Generalizing Findings from Micro-Level Research on Peace and Conflict
Challenges and Solutions
ByKarsten Donnay, Andrew M. Linke, Ravi Bhavnani
Pages 12

Recent editions of the Peace and Conflict book series have closely followed and documented the evident turn towards emphasizing disaggregate empirical research on peace and conflict, often focusing attention all the way down to the micro level. Many of these more in-depth studies have contributed to advancing knowledge of major patterns, trends, and causal relationships that are highly relevant not only for scholarly understanding, but also for the needs of real-world application among policymakers and practitioners. Of particular note is work on participation in violence and victimization, the influence of combatant characteristics and group leadership, the consequences of migration and segregation, the impact of governance and reconstruction, and the effectiveness of peacekeeping (Donnay, Gadjanova and Bhavnani 2014; Donnay and Bhavnani 2016).