With the demise of the Cold War, the wave of wars that plagued the 1990s ushered in a new epoch of international engagement in conflict and post-conflict settings. As a consequence, the challenge of finding appropriate means to promote peace and prevent a relapse into conflict has informed the work of a growing number of researchers. Either motivated by the need to critically understand conflict and post-conflict dynamics or by the need to solve practical problems, a vast array of scholarship has contributed to the emergence of a research field with a sizeable body of literature that cuts across various disciplines. Mapping this vibrant and lively field of knowledge is an arduous task since conflict dynamics and post-conflict reconstruction have been addressed from a vast range of perspectives, such as the economic, social, political, psychological, and humanitarian, to mention just a few.

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To cite this book chapter: Costantini, I. and Milton, S., 2021. Doing Research in Conflict and Post-conflict Contexts. In: L. Charles, I. Pappé and M. Ronchi, ed., Researching the Middle East Cultural, Conceptual, Theoretical and Practical Issues, 1st ed. [online] Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp.26-38. Available at: https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-researching-the-middle-east.html.