Circuitry as an Analytical Tool in Peace Research
A lecture in the AISSR Conflict, Security & Peacebuilding Speaker Series by Roger Mac Ginty, University of Manchester
Research interviews conducted by Mac Ginty and colleagues repeatedly mention the home and the immediate neighborhood as a frame of reference when discussing peace, conflict and security.
Yet IR has relatively little to say about the home and other intimate spaces. This paper seeks to connect the highly localized with the transnational and the international. It does so by suggesting that circuitry can be a useful analytical tool to help us connect the top-down and the bottom up (generalizations I know). The paper draws on the on-going Everyday Peace Indicators project.
About the lecturer
Roger Mac Ginty is Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, and the Department of Politics.
His research has been on peace processes, political violence, and local responses to international peace-support interventions. He has conducted field research in Bosnia-Herzgovina, Croatia, Georgia, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Turkey, South Africa, Uganda and the US.
He edits the journal Peacebuilding (with Oliver Richmond) and edits a book series with Palgrave entitled 'Rethinking Political Violence' (fifteen books published so far).
His latest books are International Peacebuilding and Local Resistance: Hybrid forms of peace (2011), the Routledge Handbook on Peacebuilding (2013) and Conflict Development (second edition, 2016 - edited with Andrew Williams).
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