Group Discovery: Peace deals analytics

Peace deals are major milestones in societal change from war to peace. However, current research in peace studies points to different conclusions regarding what works best. Peace Deals Revisited aims to use Big Data to improve peacemaking and the theoretical understanding thereof.

After a proof of concept phase in 2013, we are expanding the data platform from 2014 onwards. For this part of the project, we pay particular attention to the impact of peace deals. Peace Deals Revisited also has exceptional transferability. Although the concept was generated using peace deals, the system will be able to handle any 'milestone' or critical juncture in society. This could be an election, an attack, a seemingly unforeseen stock market 'incident' and much more.

The underlying software is a Leiden University developed visualisation