& Welcome to C-STAR
C-STAR focuses on the politics and economics of population. It combines quantitative spatial analysis with qualitative research on territoriality.
C-STAR is a research centre approved by Academic Council and based in the School of Geography of Queen's University Belfast. It was established in 2000, building on earlier joint work on the spatial analysis of labour markets, migration, demography and state borders. It brings together qualitative data collection and interpretation with expertise in statistical techniques and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), its methods ranging from in-depth interviewing and media analysis to geographically-weighted regression.
The research focus comprises four interwoven strands:
Members of C-STAR are current or recent grant-holders on three ESRC-funded
projects (two on the Northern Ireland Census; and one based in Cambridge
on conflict in 'divided cities'); and an EU-funded joint project (involving
University College Dublin, and the Institute of Governance and CIBR in
Queen's) researching Ireland's border regions and cross-border developments.
C-STAR is hosting a Marie Curie Fellowship for a comparative study of
EU borders in Hungary and Ireland; and members are also working on urban
segregation, and on the political economy of cross-border labour migration.
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