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King's College London

Kings College London is a partner on the Methodological Innovation and Transformation and Empowerment research themes. The projects under the Methodological Innovation research theme focus on assessing and improving the utility of research methodologies used in the security and justice sectors and providing expert methodological support to the Hub. The development of research here will form an important legacy of the Hub, as the project will be at the forefront of integrating methodological innovation with ethical considerations. Researchers collecting high volume cross-national data have generally been slow to integrate ethical considerations into their work. This has significant implications for the robustness of inference, as well as for future researchers working in the same research site. The projects under this research theme will directly address these issues to improve the quality of research in this area.

The projects under the Transformation and Empowerment research theme focus on reconciliation and empowerment after conflict; the complex legacies and silences of transformative justice; improving gender equality and governance in unstable regime environments; and the contribution of culture to peacebuilding. Using legal, historical and conceptual work along with qualitative and survey data collection, the projects analyse justice concerns across periods of conflict and peace, with a particular emphasis on historical injustices, socio-economic rights deprivations and the vulnerability of marginalised groups to justice deficiencies. 

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Hub project(s):
Innovative Methodologies and Methodological Innovation
Legacies of the Disappeared: Missing Children and Parental Harm in Protracted Social Conflict
Narrating (in)security

Hub member(s):
Dr Hanna Ketola, Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Rebekka Friedman, Co-Investigator, Transformation and Empowerment and Methodological Innovation