Glocal Peace - Pilot Study Colombia
Research Design and Methods
The concept of "glocal peace" focuses on the analysis of conflicts, local understandings of peace and three central elements for peace development (physical integrity, individual and collective human rights as well as institutions and mechanisms for civil conflict management). We apply the concept in a multilevel and mixed methods study using a national survey on the understandings of peace and qualitative case studies in eight local contexts.
Despite highlevels of political polarization the understanding that peace is related to rights, respect and tranquility is widely shared across gender, generations, social strata and regions. Local studies provide evidence on the necessity to put an analysis of prevailing and new emerging conflicts at the center of the study of peace processes.