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Peace and the Formation of Political Order
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-08-21)
Contrary to most debates about state formation, this article outlines an alternative perspective on the shaping of political community – and the international peace architecture – based on the agency of actors engaged in peaceful forms of politics after war. Drawing on long-standing critical debates, it investigates the positive potential of ‘peace formation’, outlining the theoretical development ...
Human rights and the development of a twenty-first century peace architecture: unintended consequences?
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-12-16)
The ‘long peace’ of the last twenty-five years has linked various forms of intervention—from development to peacebuilding and humanitarian intervention—with human rights. This ‘interventionary system/order’ model has premised its legitimate authority on expanded versions of human rights, connected to liberal frameworks of democracy, rule of law, and capitalism in order to connect peace more closely ...
Mobilities and peace
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-04)
This article considers how an increasingly visible set of mobilities has implications for how peace and conflict are imagined and responded to. We are particularly interested in how these mobilities take form in everyday actions and shape new forms of peace and challenge existing ones. The article considers fixed categories associated with orthodox peace such as the international, borders and the ...
Rescuing Peacebuilding? Anthropology and Peace Formation
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-03-25)
International Relations (IR) and related social science disciplines focusing on peace and conflict studies have enabled a bureaucratic understanding of peacebuilding and a liberal form of peace. This has extended into a neoliberal type of statebuilding. There is now an impressive international architecture for peace, but its engagement with its subjects in everyday contexts has been less impressive. ...
A genealogy of mediation in international relations: From ‘analogue’ to ‘digital’ forms of global justice or managed war?
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-01-22)
What does it mean to mediate in the contemporary world? During the Cold War, and since, various forms of international intervention have maintained a fragile strategic and territorially sovereign balance between states and their elite leaders, as in Cyprus or the Middle East, or built new states and inculcated new norms. In the post-Cold War era intervention and mediation shifted beyond the balance ...
The green and the cool: Hybridity, relationality and ethnographic-biographical responses to intervention
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-06-11)
Policy debates on conflict research, which are mostly directly used to develop practices of soft intervention (including conflict resolution, peacebuilding and statebuilding), emanate from common epistemic and ontological frameworks. Most have been produced and perpetuated by key institutions in the global North through their encounter with historical direct and structural violence, both North and ...