After beginning the globalgiving storytelling project, we realised many standard methods did not work in our specific context. When reflecting on the the process, I collected a list of challenges and opportunities for applying the storytelling methodology to Sanski Most.
The reasons and background of the development of a story-based research project in Sanski Most, BiH.
Practical considerations for implementing community based peacebuilding and reconciliation projects in BiH and NI.
An old draft about UKIP's influence and role in the rise of British populism.
A draft on the critics of liberal peacebuilding and the development of a new approach based on local ownership.
Lately I have been drawn towards reading more about social identity theory. I long for being in a community again, for having people I have interests in common with around, for a sense of belonging, for people to understand me. In the past 4 years, I have been part of such groups, and now I... Continue Reading →
In my last post I will present three practical approaches to Conflict Resolution that I believe can build constructive change in societies that have suffered violent conflict, and suffer deep divisions. I am looking at the resolution process from the perspective of it being the field that will imply stages such as constructive conflict management,... Continue Reading →
Groups and leaders It is a socially accepted idea that groups work better when they have a leader to coordinate them. Schools, businesses, and states have leaders. People get together in groups for different reasons, such as education, hobbies, common values, and in the case of states, sometimes for identity and nationality reasons. Groups can... Continue Reading →
The theories In my first post I argued that we have to analyse conflicts in order to understand them, and practice conflict resolution. Conflict resolution attempts to find out what causes conflicts to escalate. In this post I will focus on what we call “middle intrastate war theories”. Now, let us move on to another... Continue Reading →