prepare a 2,000-word proposal for a research project to analyse the causes and dynamics of a contemporary conflict. Your research project should focus primarily on contributing to the understanding of ONE of the following drivers of conflict:
• Democracy/failures of democracy
• Distribution of economic resources
• Transnational/international dynamics
The proposal must incorporate the following sections:
a) Review of the literature: what are the key debates in the field? Who are the key authors? What kinds of theoretical frameworks underlie these key debates?
b) Research Question: what question could you investigate that would advance the existing debate in this field?
c) Data: what sources of data are available? How would you collect data – qualitative or quantitative? What kinds of problems might you face in data collection on this topic?