Guerre&Po is a three-year interdisciplinary project funded by the Municipality of Paris’ “Emergences” program.  It involves 15 experts specialized in politics, anthropology, sociology and geography.


The project’s main objective is to highlight how war impacts relationships between  individuals as well as how social transformations impact the way the parties involved wage war. In sum, Guerre&Po’s goal is to understand how people organize themselves in wartime and how war situations come to be seen as normal rather than exceptional.

This project is based on extensive fieldwork in multiple geographical areas and is structured around three main components:

– A study of the different actors (state and non-state) who compete for the control and governance of populations in civil war.

– A study of the way individuals and communities organize themselves in wartime.

– An analysis of the challenges and domestic consequences of external military intervention (Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya).