Hugh Macginty


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Roger Mac Ginty is Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, and the Department of Politics. His research has been on peace processes, political violence, and local responses to international peace-support interventions. He has conducted field research in Bosnia-Herzgovina, Croatia, Georgia, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Turkey, South Africa, Uganda and the US. He edits the journal Peacebuilding (with Oliver Richmond) and edits a book series with Palgrave entitled 'Rethinking Political Violence' (fifteen books published so far). His latest books are International Peacebuilding and Local Resistance: Hybrid forms of peace (2011), the Routledge Handbook on Peacebuilding (2013) and Conflict Development (second edition, 2016 - edited with Andrew Williams). In 2014, his four volume edited Sage Major Work on Peacebuilding was published, and in 2015 the Routledge Companion to Humanitarian Action (edited with Jenny H Peterson) was published. He has has worked on EUFP7 and ESRC projects and currently is principal investigator of the £1m+ ESRC 'Making Peacekeeping Data Work' project. He holds an EU Horizon 20/20 grant on EU crisis response mechanisms along with colleagues Sandra Pogodda and Oliver Richmond. He is also researching everyday peace indicators (with colleagues at George Mason University and the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation) - a project funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. He is seconded to HCRI: He welcomes PhD research proposals on the local-international interface in peacebuilding, political violence, and peace processes.  
He has been program chair of the International Studies Association Peace Studies Section. He is currently working on a monograph on everyday peace.

Research interests

My main research interests are in peacebuilding, political violence, international peace-support intervention and local responses to that intervention. Over the past few years I have been working on the concept of hybridity as a lens through which to view the interaction of local, national, international and transnational ideas and practices.I am also working on the idea of alternative indicators of peace that draw on bottom-up and local perceptions of peace. Current projects include a Carnegie Corporation of New York-funded exploration of the concept of everyday peace indicators in four sub-Saharan African countries, a monograph that critically unpacks the notion of everyday peace, and a large ESRC project on how UN Peacekeeping Operations deal with data-gathering. 
I welcome enquiries from prospective PhD students who are interested in peacebuilding, and especially the interaction between top-down and bottom-up approaches to peace.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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