Department of Politics and Society

CCA - Conflict, coercion and authority in history

CCA -Conflict, coercion and authority in history

The world today faces many social, political and religious conflicts – which often have international dimensions. The research group Conflict, coercion and authority in history (CCA) traces their historical origins. We examine and explore the themes of conflict and conflict resolution, coercion, crime and punishment, and the communication and exercise of spiritual and secular authority in and across societies from Antiquity to the modern day.


The research group is hosted by the Department of Politics and Society, Aalborg University

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Contact CCA: Head of research Iben Fonnesberg-Schmidt

Head of research Iben Fonnesberg-Schmidt

Phone: +45 9940 8354 

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Department of Politics and Society • Fibigerstræde 1,3 and 5, 9220 Aalborg East • Frederikskaj 10B, 2450 Copenhagen SV
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