AFK-EuPRA – Panel 2: Everyday Communal Peace and/or Everyday Hybrid Peace in the Fergana Valley The post-liberal debate on peace-building and reconciliation appears to have advanced in recent years. We can observe efforts at “bringing the local back in” (Debiel & Rink) by enhancing local ownership, relational sensitivity, contextualization, culturalization, hybridity and, last but not […]

AFK-EuPRA – Panel 3 (Part 1), Panel 6 (Part 2) and Panel 7 (Part 3): Forced Migration and Inequality: Current developments in Europe, such as the refugee crisis and European reactions to it, form an important backdrop of the joint AFK-EuPRA conference 2017. The Call for Papers mentions “securitization of borders, the selection and categorization […]

AFK-EuPRA – Panel 4: Intervention and Activism Contributions to this panel investigate the conditions under which interventions emerge in different settings of violent conflict as well as the factors impacting their outcomes. Building upon various empirical cases – France’s military interventions, inter-religious peace activism and UN peacekeeping missions – panelists explore the emergence and processes […]

AFK-EuPRA – Panel 5: Humanitarianism, ‘Emergency Imaginary’ and Alternative Imaginations of Inter-and Transnational Solidarity It seems that we live in a world of emergency where crises and exceptional suffering constantly demand urgent humanitarian action and compete for international attention and funding. Budgets for humanitarian aid have been growing. The European Commission recently announced that it, […]

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 […]