Conflict and Development Project
This project studies the bi-directional way conflict and development influence each other and has as main aims, first, to identify if the presence of unsolved conflicts in a certain community has a direct effect upon the level of community development (or, better said, the persistence of under-development) and, second, what kind of conflict management practices can be best suited for sustainable community development. Subsidiary, the project intends to build a series of instruments for measuring community conflict profiles, levels of cooperation and conflict between community members and skills of local leaders in conflict management.
Possible locations selected for field research:
Sancraiu, Cluj County: established by the union of two villages – Szenkral, documented 1334 and another village on the opposite bank of the river, documented 1228; 1663 inhabitants.
Rimetea, Alba County: documented 1257; 584 inhabitants.
Albac, Alba County: documented 1733; 517 inhabitants.
Baisoara, Cluj County: documented 1426; 1891 inhabitants; Liteni fortress 12th century.
Poieni, Cluj County: documented 1500; 4724 inhabitants; 9 villages, most interesting Tranisu, near Visagu which is part of Sacuieu.
Sacuieu, Cluj County: documented 1461; Rogojel and Visagu villages of interest.
Belis, Cluj County: documented 1737/1770; 1164 inhabitants; 7 villages.
Marisel, Cluj County: documented 1724; 1468 inhabitants.
October 2015 – team members selection, research design, methodology of study;
November 2015-January 2016 – library and archives research;
February 2016 – organization of the field research;
March-April 2016 – field research;
May-June 2016 – data analysis and final report;
July 2016 – public presentation of the research report.