The Companion to Peace and Conflict Fieldwork

Editors: Mac Ginty, Roger, Brett, Roddy, Vogel, Birte (Eds.)

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  • Provides the only comprehensive guide for all scholars and students who are about to embark upon fieldwork in a conflict zone or conflict-affected society
  • Includes first person testimonies from those who have been there in fascinating detail
  • Contributes to the debate regarding research methodology in a practical way
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About this book

This unique companion is a much-needed guide for those who are embarking on field research in conflict-affected countries. In a break with academic tradition, the chapters are mainly written in the first person and contain personal accounts of the ethical and practical challenges of fieldwork. In the book, over thirty scholars reflect on the complexity of dealing with human subjects in conflict-affected contexts. This indispensable book provides insider knowledge and gives confidence to researchers - both those at the very start of their careers or during their studies, and experienced researchers who want to consider positionality, responsibility and the moral obligation of the researcher in new ways. Essential reading for students and scholars embarking upon fieldwork in International Relations, Politics, Sociology, Political Geography and Anthropology.

About the authors

Roger Mac Ginty is Professor at the School of Government and International Affairs, and Director of the Global Security Institute, both at Durham University, UK. He has conducted field research in Georgia, Lebanon, Uganda, Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sri Lanka, and the US.

Roddy Brett is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Bristol, UK. During thirteen years living in Latin America, he acted as Advisor to the UNDP and the UNHCHR and as Advisor on Indigenous Affairs to the Norwegian Embassy. In 2015, he led a UN investigation into the role of the delegations of victims in the Santos-FACRC-EP peace process.

Birte Vogel is Lecturer in Humanitarianism, Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Manchester, UK. She has conducted fieldwork in Colombia, Cyprus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, India and Sri Lanka.

Reviews

“Finally, a book that takes us through what it actually feels like to conduct research in conflict zones! When you read these chapters, you’ll gain first-hand insight into the practical, emotional, and ethical aspects of fieldwork. You’ll understand how things work on the ground. You’ll know the joys and the pains of the researchers. You’ll appreciate the challenges and opportunities that often arise—and you’ll get ideas on how to circumvent the former and make the best of the latter. These accounts are honest, without varnish, at times amusing, other times moving—but always perceptive, thought-provoking, and useful. They provide an invaluable resource for any scholar getting ready to conduct research on peace and conflict outside of their home country.” (Severine Autesserre, Author of Peaceland and The Frontlines of Peace)

“The first-person accounts in the book show that fieldwork does not stop when the researcher leaves the field—rather, it remains a continuous process that is implicated in political economies, obligations and privileges. What is particularly welcome about this collection is the sensitivity with which researchers have paid attention to the wider implications of being in the field.” (Marsha Henry, Centre for Women, Peace and Security, London School of Economics, UK)

Table of contents (33 chapters)

Table of contents (33 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Companion to Peace and Conflict Fieldwork
Editors
  • Roger Mac Ginty
  • Roddy Brett
  • Birte Vogel
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-46433-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-46433-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-46432-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 493
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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