The Companion to Peace and Conflict Fieldwork

Roger MacGinty (Editor), Roddy Brett (Editor), Birte Vogel (Editor)

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This unique companion is a much-needed guide for those who are embarking on field research in conflict-affected countries. In a break with academic tradition, the chapters are mainly written in the first person and contain personal accounts of the ethical and practical challenges of fieldwork. In the book, over thirty scholars reflect on the complexity of dealing with human subjects in conflict-affected contexts. This indispensable book provides insider knowledge and gives confidence to researchers - both those at the very start of their careers or during their studies, and experienced researchers who want to consider positionality, responsibility and the moral obligation of the researcher in new ways. Essential reading for students and scholars embarking upon fieldwork in International Relations, Politics, Sociology, Political Geography and Anthropology.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-46432-5
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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  • Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute


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