New Article: email me if you would like a pdf

22 Apr

Roger Mac Ginty and Pamina Firchow (2016) “Top-down and Bottom-Up narratives of peace and conflict”, Politics, Online First, pp. 1-34. DOI: 10.1177/0263395715622967


Based on findings from the Everyday Peace Indicators project, the article considers how top-down and bottom-up narratives and understandings of conflict often differ. The article posits that top-down narratives are often the result of a peculiar framing system that imposes imaginaries on conflicts and those experiencing them. The bottom-up narratives, based on research in South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda and Zimbabwe, show that localised perceptions of peace, safety and security are not only articulated in different ways to top-down narratives but also raise different issues.

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