Mac Ginty, Roger. 2014. “Everyday Peace: Bottom-Up and Local Agency in Conflict-Affected Societies.” Security Dialogue 45, no.6: 548-561.

Thursday 7 April 2022

This text explores the concept of an everyday peace, the routinized practices and interactions that bridge gaps in divided communities. It analyzes a series of everyday peace case studies and explores the use of these techniques to promote “everyday diplomacy” where individuals, communities, and sub-national groups offer legitimate alternatives to national-level peacebuilding efforts. Fundamental to the success of everyday peace is its routinized and non-threatening nature which allow groups divided along sectarian or societal lines to develop increasingly refined and complex portraits of one another, as opposed to resorting to simple caricatures perpetuated by their in-group narratives.


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