New podcast series from LSE Conflict Research Programme
Conflict Zone is a six-part series exploring the nature of global conflict in the twenty-first century.
Our team of experts draw on cutting edge research and big ideas to expose the networks of money and power driving organised violence in the modern world. By making sense of why wars happen, we want to get a handle on how they might be stopped. By challenging the normal tropes, like ‘the failed state’, we will offer a different perspective on what’s driving the militarisation of grievances. And by showcasing the civil society movements fighting for peace and democracy, we’ll offer some hope that we don’t need to accept a world of war.
In this episode, the first in a new series from the LSE, we explore the nature of intractable conflict in the modern world. While warfare is no longer seen as a normal mechanism for resolving disputes between states, many states and regions across the globe still live with the reality of conflict and violence.
In this episode, we introduce the idea of the political marketplace as a way of understanding the relationship between politics and organised violence in twenty-first century conflicts. This is a term which we use on the CRP to discuss the nature of the challenge facing democratic politics in societies prone to violence.