The Institute of Conflict Research [Institut für Konfliktforschung – IKF] was set up in 1976 as a non-university research institute with the legal status of a not-for-profit association.
The purpose of the Institute is to conduct research into political and social conflicts at an interdisciplinary level and to generate possible solutions designed to provide advice for political decision-making. These activities are underpinned by basic research.
The Institute cooperates with research institutions in related areas, both at home and abroad.
The Institute’s research work is documented in written annual reports. Brief accounts of projects and full texts of individual reports can be accessed at the Institute’s homepage (www.ikf.ac.at).
The Institute’s main research topics are:
- Research on democracy
- research on development of democracy in liberal political (sub-) systems
- research on development of democracy in the European Union
- Cleavages in politics and society
- research on anti-Semitism, xenophobia, racism and sexism
- gender research
- migration/integration research
- secularisation research
- Security research
- security and the rule of law
- security and the welfare states
- violence research
- corruption research
- research and/or training programmes in the field of citizenship education
- Historical social research
- women and Nazi persecution (in particular Ravensbrück and Mauthausen)
- oral history and remembrance policy
Tel: ++ 43 1 713 16 40
Fax: ++ 43 1 713 99 30
(Am Heumarkt 33)