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Positionality and power: the politics of peacekeeping research

Henry, Marsha, Higate, Paul and Sanghera, Gurchathen (2009) Positionality and power: the politics of peacekeeping research. International Peacekeeping, 16 (4). 467-482 . ISSN 1353-3312

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Abstract

Despite a growth in social studies of peacekeeping, there has been little written on field experiences in such contexts. This article examines the role of the researcher in influencing the research process and product in two peacekeeping sites, Liberia and Kosovo. Although researchers are often positioned in powerful ways vis--vis researchees, the multiplicity and complexity of their positionality are often overlooked. By drawing on examples from team research conducted, the article suggests that these positionings give rise to unconventional and contradictory power relations. By reflecting on the role of the researcher(s) and the politics of research itself, we hope to engender more conscientious peacekeeping research.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13533312.as...
Additional Information: © 2009 Routledge
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Departments > Gender Institute
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2011 16:43
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/31465/

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