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Conflict Disruption: How so-called ordinary people can disrupt violent conflict - 18 October 2021

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Chair: Dr Keiran Mitton, Reader in Conflict, Security and Development

Speaker: Roger Mac Ginty, Director of the Durham Global Security Institute, and Professor in the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University

 

Drawing on his recent book, Everyday Peace, Mac Ginty investigates the notion of conflict disruption, or how the narrative, stances and logic of violent conflict can be disrupted by so-called "ordinary" people. The focus is on individuals and groups of individuals (rather than civil society groups and other organised "disrupters") and the sometimes subtle ways that they can disrupt conflict and change outcomes. The paper looks at the social skills and emotional intelligence employed in a range of situations - warfare, civil strike, gang violence - to change the logic of conflict.

 

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Roger Mac Ginty is Director of the Durham Global Security Institute, and Professor in the School of Government and International Affairs, both at Durham University. He works on the interface between top-down and bottom-up approaches to peace. His latest book is: Everyday Peace Indicators: How so-called ordinary people can disrupt violent conflict (Oxford University Press, 2021).

 

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18 October 2021

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