Mobilities and peace

Oliver P. Richmond, Roger Mac Ginty

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This article considers how an increasingly visible set of mobilities has implications for how peace and conflict are imagined and responded to. We are particularly interested in how these mobilities take form in everyday actions and shape new forms of peace and challenge existing ones. The article considers fixed categories associated with orthodox peace such as the international, borders and the state that are predicated on territorialism, centralized governance, and static citizenship. The article can be read as a critique of liberal peacebuilding and a contribution to current debates on migration, space and the everyday. Through conceptual scoping we develop the notion of mobile peace to characterize the fluid ways in which is being constructed through the mobilitiy of people and ideas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)606-624
Number of pages19
Issue number5
StatePublished - 29 Jul 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work is supported by the British Academy [IC160147], the Carnegie Corporation of New York through its funding of the Everyday Peace Indicators project, and the European Union through its funding of the EUNPACK H2020 project.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.


  • Mobility
  • migration
  • peace
  • peacebuilding
  • sovereignty
  • states system


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