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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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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

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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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The Debts of War

Bifurcated Veterans’ Mobilization and Political Order in Post-settlement El Salvador

Ralph Sprenkels

veterans’ mobilization is beyond the scope of this article, the Salvadoran case suggests the status of the political heirs of the veterans’ wartime efforts influences the political space available for the veterans’ recognition struggles. For example, to

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Sheikhs and the City

Urban Paths of Contention in Sidon, Lebanon

Are John Knudsen

Politics 15 ( 1 ): 1 – 23 . 10.1080/13629391003644611 Knudsen , Are John . 2011 . “ Nahr el-Bared: The Political Fall-Out of a Refugee Disaster .” In Palestinian Refugees: Identity, Space and Place in the Levant , ed. Are John Knudsen and

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Liberation Autochthony

Namibian Veteran Politics and African Citizenship Claims

Lalli Metsola

within the national space, the Namibian case rather demonstrates the coexistence—and tension—of the legal concept of universal national citizenship with a pervasive ideology of national belonging that is able to fill this empty signifier ( Laclau 2005

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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

women's answers as to why they had married them. As Sara elaborated, “You feel pity for him. More than 10 years [in prison], imagine?! In that corner of a shell [referring to the very limited space inside the prison cell] … I don't do [anything]; I just

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Eliza Guyol-Meinrath Echeverry

set the conditions for development-related violence to occur. However, the transnational structures within which corporate development-related violence is produced are incredibly complex, spanning time and space. They are seated within economic, social