Ethnographic Peace Research

Gearoid Millar* (Corresponding Author)

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The development of the EPR approach has been driven by the desire to incorporate some of the strengths of anthropological ethnography into PCS research. The central goal remains to understand in more depth the dynamics of conflict, violence, peace, and peacebuilding on the ground in post-conflict societies. EPR does this by refocusing peace research data collection away from those actors who plan and implement peace interventions, and towards the individuals and communities who experience those interventions.
The two separate registers provide tools appropriate for the different communities within PCS who perform the work of assessment (scholarly and evaluative). While the first is focused on developing and testing theory and the other on policy and practice, both registers provide the depth of insight and analysis that defines the EPR approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPalgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies
EditorsOliver Richmond, Gezim Visoka
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages3
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Oct 2020


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