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Complementarity and interdisciplinarity in peace and conflict studies.

MacGinty, Roger (2019) 'Complementarity and interdisciplinarity in peace and conflict studies.', Journal of global security studies., 4 (2). pp. 267-272.


This essay unpacks some of the nuances and complexities of peace and conflict studies. While it accepts that there are divisions between those who study conflict and those who study peace, it argues that there are also multiple sites of overlap and complementarity. Many of those who study topics labeled as “peace” are actually studying conflict, meaning that we have a complex “masala” of peaceandconflictstudies. Moreover, trends within social science research more broadly reflect the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of recent work.

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Date accepted:01 March 2019
Date deposited:13 May 2019
Date of first online publication:19 March 2019
Date first made open access:19 March 2021

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