Conclusion: The Constructive Tension of Interdisciplinary Endeavours

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This chapter seeks to bring together the diverse lessons provided throughout the volume. The chapter first returns to the five key strengths of the EPR approach as described in the Introduction to describe how they are related and to what extent they are facilitative elements, required elements, or potentials of an EPR approach. A preliminary definition of EPR is then provided based on these distinctions. The chapter then progresses to address an interdisciplinary tension which became clear over the course of editing this volume which evidences the challenges of interdisciplinary work and highlights the difficulties faced in the effort to consolidate a robust EPR agenda. The chapter concludes, however, by noting the need to see this as a generative tension and something to build on. The process of developing a new approach to Peace Research which can forward the local turn will not be simple, but it is required.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEthnographic Peace Research
Subtitle of host publicationApproaches and Tensions
EditorsGearoid Millar
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783319655635
ISBN (Print)9783319655628
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2018

Publication series

NameRethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


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