My dissertation project explores the link between climate change, disasters and the likelihood of various kinds of violent and non-violent conflict. It further investigates the relationship by looking into potential intervening mechanisms such as migration and temporary displacement, and conditioning factors such as quality of national and local political institutions. The project employs both quantitative and qualitative methods.
Keywords: climate change migration armed conflict communal conflicts extreme weather events political institutions protests
Kristina Petrova is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research and Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS) . Her current work is also associated with a political Violence Early Warning System (ViEWS) and MISTRA Geopolitics projects.
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