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Bonee and Fitina

Mbororo Nomads Facing and Adapting to Conflict in Central Africa

Adamou Amadou

difficulties in maintaining their lifestyle, both in relation to demography and occupation of land. Discussions surrounding “the end of pastoralism” ( Burnham 1999 ), which referred to a general lack of space and increasing tenure conflicts, are back on the

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Alena Minchenia

aimed, as he often repeated, “to enlarge the space of freedom” (field notes, fall 2015). Regular protest actions were in clear contrast with the period after 2010 when activities of political activists and groups were mostly suppressed. 2 However, as

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Adopting a Resistance Lens

An Exploration of Power and Legitimacy in Transitional Justice

Julie Bernath and Sandra Rubli

addition, an instrumental understanding of the affected population allows such an approach, which prioritizes local ownership and participation in order to defuse resistance and close space for debate. We are not so much interested in how predefined sets of

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Peter Hervik

powerful; a member of the government, entitlement, and the media give her credibility, popularity, and lots of media space to perform the moral outrage. Moral Outrage and Figured Worlds A second nudge concerns the early research strain that sees motivation

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A Protracted Peacebuilding Process

Emile Badarin

operations, derived from the supposedly rational security representations, frame the epistemology of peacebuilding. Methodologically, I consider discourse as a space for the signification and construction of meaningful acts. Although no single definition

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Corinna Mullin and Ian Patel

“rational” transitional behavior. Often concerned with returning the debate to invariably political questions of past repression, inequality and justice, noninstitutional actors often bring their demands to the street by occupying public space and engaging

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The Meanings of the Move?

From “Predicaments of Mobility” to “Potentialities in Displacement”

Stephen C. Lubkemann

potentialities as they are to coping with new predicaments. 2 As I have termed it, this “predicaments of mobility approach” tends to preempt analytical space in ways that preclude a priori questions about whether meanings and outcomes other than “loss” might be

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Military Violence in Its Own Right

The Microsocial Foundations of Physical Military Violence in Noncombat Situations

Nir Gazit and Eyal Ben-Ari

morally, it is an analytically rich site including a wide variety of encounters with civilians in a variety of spaces and circumstances in which soldiers may find themselves unintentionally reacting to violence or intentionally initiating violent

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To Be or Not to Be a Hero

Recognition and Citizenship among Disabled Veterans of the Sri Lankan Army

Matti Weisdorf and Birgitte Refslund Sørensen

. It feels like she is killing me. It makes me very worried. We made a space for them, but now there is no place for us. The evocative way Sampath relayed his feelings warrants a lengthy quote. Although this kind of incident had never happened to

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Seeking Recognition, Becoming Citizens

Achievements and Grievances among Former Combatants from Three Wars

Johanna Söderström

–521 ; Tajfel 1974 ). A central aspect of constructing an identity is about seeking recognition from others, which in turn is intrinsically linked to seeking space and voice in a polity (see, e.g., Hobson et al. 2007: 444 ). Yet current literature has not paid