Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781529206890 Will Publish July 2020 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781529206883 Published June 2020 For sale in North and South America only

Doing Fieldwork in Areas of International Intervention

A Guide to Research in Violent and Closed Contexts

Edited by Berit Bliesemann De Guevara, Morten Bøås

Doing Fieldwork in Areas of International Intervention

Edited by Berit Bliesemann De Guevara, Morten Bøås

Distributed for Bristol University Press

288 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781529206890 Will Publish July 2020 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781529206883 Published June 2020 For sale in North and South America only
Over the last two decades, an increasing number of scholars within international relations and political science have started to conduct fieldwork in faraway places on various aspects of international interventions into violent conflict. However, too often there has not been the practical guidance available to help negotiate the particular challenges that this type of fieldwork brings. This edited collection brings together researchers who have conducted fieldwork in areas of international intervention to reflect on the work they have carried out, the problems and constraints they have encountered, and the strategies they have developed to overcome them. The contributions are organized into four sections, addressing distinct but interrelated aspects of fieldwork in areas of international intervention into violent conflict.
Contents
Doing Fieldwork in Areas of International Intervention into Violent and Closed Contexts ~ Berit Bliesemann de Guevara and Morten Bøås Part I: Control and Confusion Shifting Identities, Policy Networks, and the Practical and Ethical Challenges of Gaining Access to the Field in Interventions ~ Roland Kostic Interpretivist Methods and Military Intervention Research: Using Interview Research to De- centre the ‘Intervener’ ~ Casey McNeill The Interview as a Cultural Performance and the Value of Surrendering Control ~ Markus Göransson Unequal Research Relationships in Highly Insecure Places: Of Fear, Funds and Friendship ~ Morten Bøås Part II: Security and Risk The Politics of Safe Research in Violent and Illiberal Contexts ~ Alessandra Russo and Francesco Strazzari The Politics and Ethics of Fieldwork in Post-conflict Environments: The Dilemmas of a Vocational Approach ~ John Heathershaw and Parviz Mullojonov Challenges of Research in an Active Conflict Environment ~ Boukary Sangaré and Jaimie Bleck On Assessing Risk Assessments and Situating Security Advice: The Unsettling Quest for ‘Security Expertise’ ~ Judith Verweijen Being Watched and Being Handled ~ Jesse Driscoll Part III: Distance and Closeness Positioning in an Insecure Field: Reflections on Negotiating Identity ~ Maria- Louise Clausen A Different Form of Intervention? Revisiting the Role of Researchers in Post-war Contexts ~ Daniela Lai The Road to Darfur: Ethical and Practical Challenges of Embedded Research in Areas of Open Conflict ~ Mateja Peter Interpretation by Proxy? Interpretive Fieldwork with Local Associates in Areas of Restricted Research Access ~ Katarina Kušic Part IV: Sex and Sensitivity Sex Workers and Sugar Babies: Empathetic Engagement with Vulnerable Sources ~ Kathleen M. Jennings Lifting the Burden? The Ethical Implications of Studying Exemplary, Not Pathological, Wartime Sexual Conduct ~ Angela Muvumba Sellström Unexpected Grey Areas, Innuendo and Webs of Complicity: Experiences of Researching Sexual Exploitation in UN Peacekeeping Missions ~ Henri Myrttinen Sexual Exploitation, Rape and Abuse as a Narrative and a Strategy ~ Ingunn Bjørkhaug Ten Things to Consider Before, During and After Fieldwork in a Violent or Closed Context ~ Berit Bliesemann de Guevara and Morten Bøås
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