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Annika Björkdahl

Professor 

Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Peacebuilding, Transitional Justice and Gender Just-Peace
  • Divided Cities and Urban Peacebuilding
  • State-making and War-making
  • Space, place and agency

Current research

Björkdahl’s research includes international and local peacebuilding with a particular focus on urban peacebuilding, and gender and transitional justice and she is currently directing three research projects: Divided Cities a Challenge to Development and Peacebuilding (SIDA 2013-2017); Transitional Justice and Gender Just Peace (SIDA 2013-2017) and Vulnerable Cities (FORMAS 2016-2020). Björkdahl is also part of the STANCE research project where she investigates war and statebuilding and she is part of two research projects The Politics of Memory (The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, 2016-2019) and Cultural Heritage of Conflict: Peacebuilding and the Politics of Memory, (Swedish Research Council, 2016-2019) . Among her recent publications are the the research monograph Peacebuilding and Spatial Transformation. Peace, Space and Place. (2016 Routledge), co-edited volumes Spatialising Peace and Conflict: Mapping the Production of Place, Sites and Scales of Violences (2016 Palgrave), Peacebuilding and Friction: Global and Local Encounters in Post-Conflict Societies (2016 Routledge), Divided Cities–Governing Contested issues (2015 Nordic Academic Press), Importing EU norms? Conceptual Framework and Empirical Cases (2015 Springer), and she has published articles in journal such as Peace and Change, Human Rights Review, Journal of European Public Policy, International Peacekeeping, Security Dialogue and Millennium.

 

List of Publications (last 5 years)

Books 

Björkdahl, Annika and Stefanie Kappler (2017) Peacebuilding and Spatial Transformation. Peace, Space and Place. Abingdon and New York: Routledge.

Björkdahl, Annika and Susanne Buckley-Zistel ed. (2016) Spatialising Peace and Conflict: Mapping the Production of Place, Sites and Scales of Violences. Baskingstoke and New Yorkd: Palgrave Macmillan

Björkdahl, Annika et al ed (2016) Peacebuilding and Friction: Global and Local Encounters in Post-Conflict Societies. Abingdon and New York: Routledge.

Björkdahl, Annika and Lisa Strömbom ed. (2015) Divided Cities- Governing Diversity. Nordic Academic Press.

Björkdahl, Annika et al ed. (2015) Importing EU norms? Conceptual Framework and Empirical Findings. Springer Publisher.

Björkdahl, A. eds. (2013) Rethinking Peacebuilding: The Quest for Just Peace in the Middle East and the Western Balkans, Routledge, (co-ed with K. Aggestam).

 

Peer Review Articles

Björkdahl, A & J. Mannergren Selimovic (2017) Feeling Silence in a Place of Pain. International Feminist Journal of Politics  19(3): 383-385.

Björkdahl, A & J. Mannergren Selimovic (2016) ”A Tale of Three Bridges: Agency and Agonism in Peacebuilding”, Third World Quarterly. 37(2): 321-335.

Björkdahl, A., Oliver Richmond and Stefanie Kappler (2015) 'The Field in the Age of Intervention: Power, Legitimacy, Authority vs the 'Local'Millennium 44(1).

Björkdahl, A & J. Mannergren Selimovic (2015) "Translating UNSCR 1325 from the global to the local: protection, representation and participation in the National Action Plans of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Rwanda"Conflict, Security and Development 15(4): 311-335.

Björkdahl, A & J. Mannergren Selimovic (2015) ”Gendering Agency in Transitional Justice”, Security Dialogue 46(2): 165-182

Björkdahl, A and I Gusic (2015) "'Global’ norms and ‘local’ agency – frictional peacebuilding in Kosovo", Journal of International Relations and Development.18(3): 265-287

Björkdahl, A. & Mannergren Selimovic, Johanna (2014) "Gendered Justice Gaps in Bosnia-Heregovina"Human Rights Review.15(2):201-2018

Björkdahl, A & K. Höglund (2013) "Precarious Peacebuilding: Friction in Global Local Encounters". Peacebuilding 1(3).

Björkdahl,A. I. Gusic (2013) "The Divided City- A Space for Frictional Peacebuilding", Peacebuilding 1(3).

Björkdahl, A (2013) "Ideas and Norms in Swedish Peace Policy", Swiss Political Science Review 19(3): 322-337.

Björkdahl, A. (2013) "Urban Peacebuilding", Peacebuilding 1(2): 207-221.

Björkdahl, A. (2012) "Review of Justifying Intervention in Africa: (De)Stabilizing Sovereignty in Liberia, Burundi and the Congo" International Peacekeeping 19(5).

Björkdahl, A. (2012) "Towards a reflexive study of norms, norm diffusion and identity (re-)construction: The transformative power of the EU in the Western Balkans”, Canterbury Law Review.

Björkdahl, A. (2012) ”The EU Administration of the divided Bosnian city of Mostar: Implications for EUs evolving peacebuilding approach”Australian-New Zealand Journal of European Studies, 4(1): pp. 2-17

Björkdahl, A. (2012) ”A Gender-Just Peace: Exploring the Post-Dayton Peace Process”Journal of Peace and Change, 37(2): 286-317.

Björkdahl, A., Oliver Richmond and Stefanie Kappler (2011) ”The Emerging EU Peacebuilding Framework: Confirming or Transcending Liberal Peacebuilding”, Cambridge Review of International Affairs.

 

Book chapters

Björkdahl, A and J. Mannergren (2018) ”Civil Society and Women, Peace and Security Agenda”, in Sara Davies and Jacqui True eds. Oxford University Handbook on Women, Peace and Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Björkdahl, A and J. Mannergren (2018) ”Feminist Ethnographic Research: Excavating Narratives of Wartime Rape”, in Gearoid Millar eds. Ethnographic Peace Research: Decolonizing Methodology. Palgrave MacMillan.

Björkdahl, A and J. Mannergren (2017) ”Gender and Transitional Justice”, in Olivera Simic (ed.) Understanding Transitional Justice. Palgrave MacMillan.

Björkdahl, A and S Buckley Zistel (2017) ”Memorials and Transitional Justice” in Olivera Simic (ed.) Understanding Transitional Justice. Palgrave MacMillan.

Björkdahl, A and J. Mannergren Selimovic (2016) ”Gender - the missing piece in the peace puzzle” in O. Richmond et al. Dimensions of Peace: Disciplinary and Regional Approaches,Palgrave McMillan.

Björkdahl, A and S Buckley Zistel (2016) "Spatializing Peace and Conflict: An Introduction", in Björkdahl, Annika and Susanne Buckley Zistel ed. (2016) Spatialising Peace and Conflict: Mapping the Production of Place, Sites and Scales of Violences. Baskingstoke and New Yorkd: Palgrave Macmillan.

Björkdahl, A et al. (2016) "Introduction: Peacebuilding through the lens of Friction", in Annika Björkdahl et al ed. Peacebuilding and Friction: Global and Local Encounters in Post-Conflict Societies. Abingdon and New York: Routledge.

Björkdahl, A and I Gusict (2016) ” Sites of Friction: governance, identity and space” in Annika Björkdahl et al eds. Peacebuilding and Friction: Global and Local Encounters in Post-Conflict Societies.Abingdon and New York: Routledge.

Björkdahl, Annika (2015) ”Two Schools Under One Roof”, in Annika Björkdahl and Lisa Strömbom eds.  Divided Cities. Governing Contested issues, Nordic Academic Press.

Björkdahl, A. and O. Elgström (2015) “The EPA-negotiations: A channel for norm export and import?” in A. Björkdahl, N. Chaban, J. Leslie and A. Masselot eds. Importing EU norms? Conceptual Framework and Empirical Findings. Springer Publisher.

Björkdahl, A. N. Chaban, J. Leslie and A. Masselot (2015) ”Introduction: Towards a theoretical framework for norm import.” in A. Björkdahl N. Chaban, J. Leslie and A.Masselot eds. Importing EU norms? Conceptual Framework and Empirical Findings., Springer Publisher.

Björkdahl, A, N. Chaban, J. Leslie and A. Masselot (2015) ”Conclusion: Adoption, adaption, resistance and rejection” in A. Björkdahl N. Chaban, J. Leslie and A. Masselot eds. Importing EU norms? Conceptual Framework and Empirical Findings., Springer Publisher.

Björkdahl, A. (2012) ”Deliberating and Localizing Just Peace”, in Aggestam and Björkdahl eds. Rethinking Peacebuilding: The Quest for Just Peace in the Middle East and the Western Balkans, Routledge.

Björkdahl, A (2012) ” Introduction: The Study of Just and Durable Peace” co-authored with Karin Aggestam, in Aggestam and Björkdahl eds. Rethinking Peacebuilding: The Quest for Just Peace in the Middle East and the Western Balkans, Routledge.

Björkdahl, A (2012) “Conclusion: The Quest for Just Peace: Rethinking Peacebuilding in Theory and Practice”, co-authored with Karin Aggestam, in Aggestam and Björkdahl eds. Rethinking Peacebuilding: The Quest for Just Peace in the Middle East and the Western Balkans, Routledge.

Björkdahl, A. (2011) ”Just Peace Postponed: Unending Peace Processes and Frozen Conflicts”, (co-authored with K. Aggestam) in Kristine Höglund & Hanne Fjelde Building Peace, Creating Conflict? Conflictual Dimensions of Local and International Peacebuilding, Nordic Academic Press.

Björkdahl, A. (2011) "Building Peace- Normative and Military Power in EU Peace operations", in Richard Whitman edt. Normative Power Europe: Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives. Routledge.

 

Annika Björkdahl
E-mail: annika.bjorkdahl [at] svet.lu.se

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Annika Björkdahl is Professor of Political Science and the Editor in Chief of Cooperation and Conflict.

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Department of Political Science
Lund University
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