Exploring peace gaps in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Peace gaps refer to the discrepancies that exist between elite-oriented peace negotiations and grass-root peacebuilding practices.
Few studies explicitly examine and explore the interplay between elite-based negotiations and civil society practices with its long-term consequences.
The research project has three overarching objectives.
- First, to analyse and critically assess the various peace discourses and proposals on elite level, which have evolved during the Middle East peace process (MEPP).
- Second, to map various alternative peace discourses and practices on societal and grass-root level.
- Third, to identify various peace gaps and their consequences for achieving a sustainable peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
- Karin Aggestam (2015) Peace mediation and the minefield of international recognition games International Negotiation. 20(3): 494-514.
- Karin Aggestam, Fabio Cristiano, Lisa Strömbom (2015) Towards agonistic peacebuilding? Exploring the antagonism-agonism nexus in the Middle East Peace Process. Third World Quarterly.
- Aggestam, Karin; Persson, Anders; Strömbom, Lisa (2014). ”Mellan krig och fred i Israel och Palestina”. Lund. Studentlitteratur.
- Strömbom, Lisa (2014). "Thick recognition. Advancing theory on identity change in intractable conflicts". European Journal of International Relations (vol 20, issue 1).
- Strömbom, Lisa (2013). “Israeli Identity, Thick Recognition and Conflict Transformation”. Houndmills: Palgrave MacMillan.
- Aggestam, Karin; Strömbom, Lisa (2013). "Disempowerment and marginalisation of peace NGOs: Exposing peace gaps in Israel and Palestine". Peacebuilding (2013, vol 1, issue 1).
- Strömbom, Lisa (2013). “Identity Shifts and Conflict Transformation - probing the Israeli History Debates". Mediterranean Polictis (Vol 13, issue 1).