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Annika Björkdahl

Annika Björkdahl

Professor

Annika Björkdahl

Spaces of Peace

Author

  • Annika Björkdahl
  • Stefanie Kappler

Editor

  • Oliver P. Richmond
  • Gëzim Visoka

Summary, in English

This chapter shows that war-making and peace-making “take place” and that sometimes the legacy of conflict obscures manifestations of peacebuilding. The analysis of a “bridge that divides” in the city of Mitrovica in northern Kosovo and a “wall that unites” in Belfast, Northern Ireland, casts light on the benefits that a spatial reading of peace can provide to understand the ways in which spatial infrastructures are lived by the people who use them. The process of space-making (the generation of meanings from a material location) will help explain the agency that emerges by the creators, users, and inhabitants of (post)conflict spaces.

Department/s

  • Department of Political Science

Publishing year

2021-01-01

Language

English

Pages

139-151

Publication/Series

Oxford Handbooks

Document type

Book chapter

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Topic

  • Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
  • Human Geography

Keywords

  • Agency
  • Belfast
  • Mitrovica
  • Peacebuilding
  • Space-making

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISBN: 9780190904418
  • ISBN: 9780197576410