REMEP is one of twelve International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS) in the social sciences. IMPRS offer talented junior scientists the opportunity to earn a doctorate under excellent research conditions in close collaboraton with universities who confer the PhD degrees.


Dealing with Wrongs and Establishing Social Order


The International Max Planck Research School on Retaliation, Mediation and Punishment (REMEP) is a research and teaching network between different Max Planck Institutes and University Faculties in the fields of sociology, social anthropology and jurisprudence. Research within REMEP addresses questions common to the disciplines involved as to how peace, social order and social control are negotiated, constructed, maintained and re-gained.

For university graduates who wish to work towards a doctoral degree in social anthroplogy, law or sociology, REMEP offers unique multi- and interdisciplinary training and research opportunities.

Outside academia, REMEP's research agenda is particularly relevant for international organizations and stakeholders of policy reforms, as well as for journalists and advocacy groups. The regional and thematic focuses of the doctoral research projects provide in-depth knowledge on micro-level conflict dynamics and on restoration of order in areas affected by large-scale conflict.

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