AFK-EuPRA – Panel 8: Theorize Radicalization and Inequality During the last decade of research in social and political science and in public debate, radicalization became a key concept to explain why persons and groups turned towards views and policies directed against other groups that encompass violence or go beyond what seemed politically appropriate. However, the […]

AFK-EuPRA – Panel 9: Transitional Justice and Participation This panel addresses transitional justice and participation issues in post-civil war situations. The inclusiveness and participation in the cases of Cyprus and Northern Ireland – by the referendums of the Annan Plan and the Good Friday Agreement –, which focused on the state level, will be analyzed in the […]

AFK-EuPRA – Panel 10: Forced Displacement and Statelessness – More Alternatives to Mainstream This panel aims to look at the phenomenon of forced displacement and statelessness. On one hand, the panel critically discusses how migration is problematized through various lenses such as a problems of integration, security, economy, transnationalism; resulting in a reading of migration […]

AFK-EuPRA – 11 (Part 1) and Panel 14 (Part 2): From Hot War to Negative, Positive or Hybrid Peace? Inclusive Peacemaking and Comprehensive Post-Conflict Tasking Military interventions to end civil wars, violent upheavals and other armed conflicts are still predominant and have proven to be more and more questionable at the same time. Not only […]

AFK-EuPRA – Panel 12: Regional Case Studies of In-/Exclusion of Ethnic or Other Minorities and Peace Education Ethnic contestations, particularly in nation states, emerge through controversies surrounding the access to public resources as well as the ability of (symbolic) self-representation. The marginalization of certain ethnic groups is often produced by a political economy of the […]

AFK-EuPRA – Panel 13: Feminist Interventionism, Postcolonial Critique and Non-Western Feminist Approaches Military and neo-colonial interventions are put into action in the name of protecting, liberating and empowering women. This discourses continue in the wake of the so called “refugee crisis” in Europe in demands for an emancipation of Muslim women and fear of predatory […]

AFK-EuPRA – Panel 15: Reflecting ‚The West‘ – Globalisation and Gender Feminist scholars have demonstrated that gender is a central category structuring peace and conflict, both in terms of empirical and political ‘realities’ and in theory and knowledge production. This panel focuses on gender dynamics in intra-state and intra-communal violent conflicts. Contributions investigate how gender […]

AFK-EuPRA – Panel 16: Peace Studies and (De-)Coloniality Post- and de-colonial theories and indigenous methodologies have only recently started to challenge the universalist, pacifist and critical claims of peace studies, which are still a largely Eurocentrist endeavor, even against their better intentions and universal claims. Inevitably embedded in the colonial condition of the Western/universalist nature […]

AFK-EuPRA – Panel 17 (Part 1) and Panel 19 (Part 2): (In)Security, (De-)Militarization, Post-Liberal Development With the end of the arms races and world-threatening escalations of the Cold War, many hoped the world was entering into a more peaceful time. The post-Cold War era we were left with, however, turned out quite differently than expected. […]

AFK-EuPRA – 18 (Part 1) and Panel 23 (Part 2): Conflict and Peace in Arts, Media and the Public The role of conflict in peace, arts, media and the public will be covered in two panel sessions. In the first panel (panel 18), contributors will critically investigate the powerful impact of visual discourse and tools, […]