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* 8 August 2017: Release of new article in Global Change, Peace & Security journal

Latest article on understanding local sources of security and justice in conflict-affected/post-colonial societies. Free copies at this link

This article argues for a move away from the hubris associated with reflections of western ‘modernity’ and for peacebuilding efforts to countenance truly different forms of state/statehood – vital in an era where the ‘extension of state authority’ is increasingly seen as a panacea in international stabilization interventions.

This is the first of a few papers emerging from a 3-year project funded by the Australian foreign affairs dept. on which I’ve been fortunate to work alongside (and learn a lot from) the beneficent Anne Brown and Volker Boege, as well as undertaking numerous fieldwork trips to west Africa collaborating with the fabulous Kwesi Aning and Thomas Jaye (and their colleagues) at The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Accra Ghana.

Watch this space for our forthcoming book:

  • Kwesi Aning, Anne Brown, Volker Boege and Charles T. Hunt eds. Exploring Peace Formation: Security and Justice in Post-Colonial States (Routledge)

Sure to be a page-turner!