Varieties of Peace: A Relational Approach
Today’s headlines show that peace in South Africa is very different from peace in Cambodia or Sri Lanka. However, research thus far has not managed to analyze and explain the different varieties of peace that evolve after civil war. We suggest that taking a relational approach to peace seriously is a fruitful avenue for expanding current theoretical frameworks surrounding peace as a concept as well as providing more theoretically grounded empirical work. This project focuses on describing and explaining the varieties of peace from a relational approach in countries such as Cambodia, Myanmar/Burma, South Africa and Sri Lanka. The project is funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond 2020-2022. The project includes the following researchers: project leader Anna Jarstad, Elisabeth Olivius, Johanna Söderström, Malin Åkebo and Nilanjana Premaratna.