Professor, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University. Editor of the journal Peacebuilding (along with Oliver Richmond). Founder of the Everyday Peace Indicators (everydaypeaceindicators.org). Editor of the “Rethinking Political Violence” book series with Palgrave Macmillan. None of the views expressed in this blog are necessarily held by any institution I am associated with. Twitter: @rogermacginty

I am happy to send you a pdf copy of any of my journal articles (see below for a list of a few of the more recent ones) – just email me at roger.macginty@durham.ac.uk

R. Mac Ginty (2017) ‘A material turn in International Relations: The 4×4, intervention and resistance’, Review of International Studies 43(5): 855-874. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0260210517000146. (Impact factor: 1.265).

P. Firchow and Roger Mac Ginty (2017), ‘Including hard-to-access populations using mobile phone surveys and participatory indicators’, Sociological Methods and Review, Online First. https://doi.org/10.1177/0049124117729702 (Impact factor 3.604)

R. Mac Ginty (2017) ‘Peacekeeping and Data’, Online First, International Peacekeeping, DOI: 10.1080/13533312.2017.1383561 (Impact factor: 0.909)

Róisín Read & Roger Mac Ginty (2017) ‘The Temporal Dimension in Accounts of Violent Conflict: A Case Study from Darfur’, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, DOI:10.1080/17502977.2017.1314405

R. Mac Ginty (2017) ‘Everyday Social Practices and Boundary-Making in Deeply Divided Societies’, Civil Wars, 19:1, 4-25. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13698249.2017.1343410

Pamina Firchow and Roger Mac Ginty (2017) ‘Measuring Peace: Comparability, commensurability and complementarity using bottom up indicators’, International Studies Review 19, 6-27. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/isr/vix001 (Impact Factor 2015: 1.28)

P. Firchow, C. Martin Shields, A. Omer, R. Mac Ginty (2017) ‘PeaceTech Symposium: The Liminal Spaces for Technology in Peacebuilding’, International Studies Perspectives 18: 4-42. (Impact Factor 2015: 0.914)

M. Joshi, SY Lee and R. Mac Ginty (2016) ‘Built-in Safeguards and the Implementation of Civil War Peace Accords’, International Interactions, 43(6): 994-1018. doi.org/10.1080/03050629.2017.1257491 (Impact Factor 2015: 0.791)

R. Mac Ginty and P. Firchow (2016) Top-down and bottom-up narratives of peace and conflict, Politics, 36(3): 308-323. DOI: 10.1177/0263395715622967 (Impact Factor 2015 1.500)

R. Read, B. Taithe and R. Mac Ginty (2016) Data Hubris? Humanitarian information systems and the mirage of technology, Third World Quarterly, 37(8): 1314-1331. DOI:10.1080/01436597.2015.1136208 (Impact Factor 2015: 1.43)

R. Mac Ginty and O.P. Richmond (2016) ‘The fallacy of constructing hybrid political orders: A reappraisal of the hybrid turn in peacebuilding’, International Peacekeeping, online first. 10.1080/13533312.2015.1099440 (Impact Factor 2015: 0.847)

R. Mac Ginty (2015) ‘Where is the local?’, Third World Quarterly, 36(5): 840-856. (Impact Factor 2015: 1.43)

R. Mac Ginty (2014) ‘Everyday Peace: Bottom-up and local agency in conflict-affected societies’, Security Dialogue 45(6): 548-64. (Impact Factor 2015: 1.44)

R. Mac Ginty and P. Firchow (2014). ‘Capturing local voices through surveys’, Shared Space 18: 33-29.

S. Pogodda, O. Richmond, N. Tocci, R. Mac Ginty and B. Vogel (2014) ‘Assessing the impact of EU governmentality in post-conflict countries: pacification or reconciliation?’ European Security. 23(3): 227-49.

S. Pogodda, R. Mac Ginty and O. Richmond (2014) ‘Intimate yet dysfunctional? The relationship between governance and conflict resolution in India and the European Union’, Conflict, Security and Development 14(1): 33-59.

R. Mac Ginty (2014) ‘Why do we think in the ways that we do’, International Peacekeeping, 21(1): 107-112.

M. Joshi, S.Y. Lee and R. Mac Ginty (2014) ‘Just how liberal is the liberal peace?’ International Peacekeeping 21(3): 364-89.

R. Mac Ginty (2013) ‘Hybrid Governance: The case of Georgia’, Global Governance, 19, 443-61.

R. Mac Ginty (2013) ‘Look who’s talking: Terrorism, dialogue and conflict transformation’, Critical Studies on Terrorism 6(1): 216-223.

P. Firchow and R. Mac Ginty (2013) ‘Reparations and Peacebuilding: Issues and controversies’, Human Rights Review, 14(3): 231-39.

R. Mac Ginty (2013). ‘Taking anecdotal evidence seriously: An alternative view of peace indicators’, Shared Space 18: 21-35.

R. Mac Ginty and O.P. Richmond (2013) ‘The local turn in peace building: A critical agenda for peace’, Third World Quarterly, 34(5): 763-83.

R. Mac Ginty (2013) ‘The transcripts of peace: Public, hidden or non-obvious?’ Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, First view, online, 9 pages.

R. Mac Ginty (2013) ‘Indicators +: Everyday peace indicators – a proposal’, Evaluation and Program Planning 36: 56-63.

R. Mac Ginty (2012) ‘Routine Peace: Technocracy and peacebuilding’, Cooperation and Conflict, 47(3): 287-308.



4 Responses to “About”

  1. Nahum Laufer 06/03/2013 at 6:05 am #

    Hello Prof Roger
    I Hope that our film “One Day After Peace” will interest you and Manchester University library.
    ONE DAY AFTER PEACE the critically acclaimed documentary is available from Docs For Education.
    The film is being screened NOW all over the world at the most prestigious film festivals and just won the Grand Prix at the Human Rights Film Festival in Paris. We are very proud that we can offer the film to institute, university and colleges libraries when it’s still showing in Festivals/theatres across the globe.
    For more information on this film, including a full list of festival screenings and reviews, visit :

    “Peace may be difficult to imagine, but this brave and inspiring film puts the process in a global, historical context that helps us glimpse what might be possible…” — Urban Times London, May 8, 2012

    The following university libraries have already purchased the film: DePaul (Chicago), Ithaca (NY), Marquette(WI), Las-Vegas (NV), St.Nichols (MA), Chapell Hill (NC), Tel-Aviv & Jerusalem (Israel), Otago (New-Zealand), Brandon & York (Canada), Utrecht (The Nederlands), Wellesley college (MA), Kennesaw (GA), Austin CC (TX), Eastern Washington (WA), School for Peace (Cambodia) SOAS (London UK)
    ONE DAY AFTER PEACE has had a strong impact on people who watch it, we’ve been thrilled at the impact it made on the audiences and the views & discussions it arises. When making a documentary film, we ask ourselves – can the film make a change? Can a film move peoples’ minds and hearts?
    With this film I and the filmmakers believe WE CAN.
    For purchasing the film for your Library/institution and for special screenings Please contact me at: laufern@netvision.net.il

    Nahum Laufer

    This is the link for the review at Educational Media Review


  2. Verde Mom 22/09/2019 at 2:34 pm #

    Are you accepting guest bloggers? You can reach me at VerdeMom@ymail.com.

    Here is a glimpse of my story:

    My name is Tracy Smith Himes and my brother served in Vietnam in the 1st Air Cavalry, 1966-1969 (A/2/20th). I recently spoke at a 50th War Commemorative Event and the response was very positive. Veterans in attendance heard my brother’s story and felt an alliance with the thought provoking – but simple – words of this teenage soldier growing up at war as a door gunner. My brother’s raw truths are revealed in his 99 letters written home to our parents that I plan to publish. The speaking engagement resulted in several keynote invitations to speak to DAR groups and Quilts of Valor annual Veterans Celebration this Fall.

    My brother’s letters unveiled a hero I never knew, and in researching the details of the battles he endured, I discovered my brother’s voice and valor. The process of discussing the truth of what happens in a chaotic war zone – and other hard topics many people, not just soldier’s, encounter from traumatic situations – starts the healing process and offers hope. I’ve seen many of the people who have heard the story and read the letters feel empathy, immediately open up and begin to voice their own stories, some for the first time. You can see the healing in their eyes with every story.

    Although a couple of raw topics are quoted, it’s designed to be an inspiring message, sprinkled with funny war stories and a call to action to find and share their voices.

    There is a story in every soldier that needs to be voiced. Recorded for history, for legacy, for truth. We want our children and grandchildren to see our old pictures, watch the few remaining audio or video recordings, read the letters and hear first-hand of the memories that remain in the few Vietnam Veterans willing to talk. Future generations need to be educated by us, their loved ones, on what it takes to have a free society, the true and brutal price of war and the honor that comes with Military sacrifice and service.
    Bottom Line: There is healing in revealing and freedom in truth. Let Freedom Ring!


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