Spatializing Peace and Conflict

Mapping the Production of Places, Sites and Scales of Violence

  • Annika Björkdahl
  • Susanne Buckley-Zistel

Part of the Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies book series (RCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Spatializing Peace and Conflict: An Introduction

    1. Annika Björkdahl, Susanne Buckley-Zistel
      Pages 1-22
  3. Territorialities and Scales

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Kristine Höglund, Erik Melander, Margareta Sollenberg, Ralph Sundberg
      Pages 60-76
  4. Global and Local

  5. Boundaries and Borders

  6. Places and Sites

About this book

Introduction

There has been no sustained inquiry into the relationship linking peace and conflict with space and place. This innovative edited volume explores conflict and peace through spatial approaches, and proposes a new research agenda investigating where peace and conflict take place. All chapters employ space as an analytic category and develop strong theoretical contributions alongside new empirical insights. From battlefields to memorials, places of encounter shape how agents relate to each other and how their actions are enabled or constrained. Moreover, spaces such as the international peacekeepers camps or sites of atrocity would not exist if it were not for the conflict. Drawing on concepts such as spatial governmentality, scalar politics, relational spatial theory and spatial narratives the authors investigate case studies reaching from divided cities such as Belfast, Dili and Jerusalem, via rape camps and karaoke bars, to war-torn countries.

Keywords

Peace peace and conflict studies conflict space territory spatialisation scalar politics peacebuilding place boundaries borders cities agency violence Bosnia Herzegovina justice geopolitics Belfast Jerusalem Armed conflict Civil War conflict studies crime gender government peace and conflict Peace Process Peacebuilding politics transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Annika Björkdahl
    • 1
  • Susanne Buckley-Zistel
    • 2
  1. 1.Lund UniversitySweden
  2. 2.Center for Conflict StudiesPhilipps University MarburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137550484
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-71553-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-55048-4
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