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Karin Aggestam

Karin Aggestam is Professor of Political Science and holds the Samuel Pufendorf Endowed Chair (Ragnar and Torsten Söderbergs' Foundations). She is also Honorary Professor at University of Queensland and Adjunct Professor at Monash University, Australia. Aggestam is Excellent Teaching Practitioner (ETP) at the Teaching Academy, Co-editor of Routledge book series Law, Conflict and International Relations and former Director of Peace & Conflict Studies at Lund University.

Her current interdisciplinary research interest is focused on peace diplomacy, gender, conflict analysis, foreign policy, negotiation/mediation and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She has published nine books, numerous international journal articles and book chapters as well as contributions to Handbooks on Conflict Resolution, Diplomacy, Environmental Peacebuilding, Women, Peace, Security, Political Psychology and MIddle East Security.

Recent publications last 5 years

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    Books

    Gendering Diplomacy and International Negotiation (2018, Palgrave, with A Towns)

    Gendering Diplomacy and International Negotiation book coverThis path-breaking book addresses the oft-aovided, yet critical question: where are the women located in contemporary diplomacy adn international negotiation? The book presents a novel resarch agenda, including new theoretical concepts and conceptual perspectives on gender, power and diplomacy. The volume brings together a wide range of established International Relations scholars from different parts of the world to write original contributions. The cases are rich, global in scope and range from Brazil, Japan, Turkey, Israel, Sweden to the UN, Russia, Norway and the European Union.

     

    Om Krig och fred. En introduktion till freds- och konflikstudier [On War and Peace, 2017, Studentlitteratur, with K. Höglundh ]

    Om krig och fred bokomslagHur kan vi förstå uppkomsten och konsekvenserna av dagens konflikter? Vad kan göras för att förhindra att de bryter ut? Och hur kan pågående konflikter lösas på ett sätt som skapar varaktig fred? I denna breda grundbok presenteras centrala frågeställningar och analytiska perspektiv på krig, terrorism, konflikthantering och konfliktlösning, samt fredsbyggande och utveckling. Boken innehåller också illustrativa fallanalyser - allt ifrån första världskriget, kriget i Afghanistan, konflikthantering i Afrika, svensk säkerhetspolitik och försoningsprocesser i Bosnien-Hercegovina till fredsbyggande insatser i Palestina.

     

    Mellan Krig och Fred i Israel Palestina [Between War and Peace in Israel Palestine, 2014, Studentlitteraur, with A. Persson, L Strömbom ]

    Mellan krig och fred i Israel Palestina bokomslagHur kan vi förstå och förklara den israelisk-palestinska konflikten som pågått i mer än hundra år och som ofta beskrivs som djupt rotad och svårlöst? På vilket sätt har konflikten förändrats över tid? Vilken betydelse har stormaktspolitik, territorium och nationalism för konfliktens dynamik? Vilka diplomatiska medlingsförsök och fredsbyggande insatser har gjorts av det internationella samfundet under fredsprocessens gång? Vilka är de största hindren för att skapa en varaktig fred mellan israeler och palestinier? Dessa är några av de frågor som analyseras i denna bok. Författarna avslutar med att blicka framåt och presentera ett anatal konfliktlösningsförslag.

    Rethinking Peacebuilding. The Quest for Just Peace in the Middle East and the Western Balkans (2014, Routledge, with A Björkdahl)

    Rethinking peacebuilding bokomslagThis book presents new theoretical and conceptual perspectives on the problematique of building just and durable peace. Linking peace and justice has sparked lively debates about the dilemmas and trade-offs in several contemporary peace processes. Despite the fact that justice and peace are commonly referred to, there is surprisingly little research and few conceptualisations of the interplay between the two. It aksi contains policy-relevant knowledge about effective peacebuilding strategies as well as in-depth analysis of the contemporary peace processes in the Middle East and the Western Balkans. 

     

    International journal articles

    1. Gendering Foreign Policy: A Comparative Framework for Analysis (forthcoming) with Jacqui True. Foreign Policy Analysis
    2. Special Issue: Gender and Foreign Policy (forthcoming) with Jacqui True, Foreign Policy Analysis
    3. Feminist Foreign Policy 3.0. Advancing Ethics and Gender Equality in Global Politics. (forthcoming 2019) with Annika Bergman Rosamond. SAIS Review of International Affairs.
    4. The Gender Turn in Diplomacy: A New Research Agenda (2019) with Ann Towns. International Feminist Journal of Politics  [Open Access], Vol 21, No. 1: 9-28.
    5. Theorising Feminist Foreign Policy (2019) with Annika Bergman Rosamond, Annica Kronsell, Journal of International Relations [Open Access]
    6. Re-politicising the Gender-Security Nexus. Sweden's Feminist Foreign Policy. (2019) with Annika Bergman Rosamond. European Review of International Studies [Open Access]. Special Issue: "The Politicisation of Security". Volume 5, Issue 3: 30-48.
    7. Depoliticising water conflict. The quest for functional peacebuilding in the Red Sea-Dead-Sea-Water-Conveyance project. (2016) with Anna Sundell, Hydrological Sciences Journal.
    8. Special section: Hydrology and peace in the Middle East (2016), guest editors with Ronny Berndtsson. Special section in Hydrological Sciences Journal.
    9. Swedish feminist foreign policy in the making: Ethics, politics and gender (2016), with Annika Bergman-Rosamond. Ethics and International Affairs, Vol. 30, Issue 3, Fall. [Editors' pick for the 30th Anniversary Issue Selection]
    10.  Desecuritisation of water and the technocratic turn in peacebuilding (2015). Journal of International Environmental Agreement. Politics, Law and Economics.15(3): 327-340
    11. Towards agonistic peacebuilding? Exploring the antagonism-agonism nexus in the Middle East Peace Process. 2015). with Fabio Cristiano and Lisa Strömbom, Third World Quarterly. 36(9): 1736-53.
    12. Peace mediation and the minefield of international recognition games (2015). International Negotiation. Journal of Theory and Practice.20(3): 496-514.
    13. The Nile and the Grand Ethiopian Rennaissance Dam: Is there a meeting point between nationalism and hydrosolidarity? (2015) with Dalia Abdelhady, Dan-Erik Andersson, Olof Beckman, Ronny Berndtsson, Karin Broberg Palmgren, Kaveh Madani, Umut Ozkirimli, Kenneth Persson, Petter Pilesjö, (2015). Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education, Issue 155.
    14. The Nile Basin and Hydrosolidarity (2015) with Dan-Erik Andersson, Ronny Berntsson and Kaveh Madani. The Middle East in London. 11(2).
    15. Situating water in peacebuilding (2014) with Anna Sundell. Journal of Water International. 39(1): 10-22.
    16. Review of Gender, Nationalism and War (2014) Journal of Political Psychology. 35(4)
    17. Disempowerment and marginalisation of peace NGOs: exposing peace gaps in Israel and Palestine (2013) with Lisa Strömbom. Journal of Peacebuilding. 1(1), pp. 109-124

     

    Book chapters in handbooks and edited volumes

    1. Peacebuilding in the Middle East (2019 ) with Lisa Strömbom, Routledge Handbook on Middle East Security, edited by Anders Jägerskog, Michael Schulz, Ashok Swain
    2. Peace agreements and negotiations (2019), Oxford University Press Handbook on Women, Peace, Security, edited by Sara Davies and Jacqui True.
    3. Violence, wars, peace, security (2018), with International Panel on Social Progress, Rethinking Society for the 21st Century. Report of the International Panel on Social Progress, 3 Volume Paperback Set. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    4. Where are the women in peace mediation? ( 2018) with Isak Svensson, in Gendering diplomacy and international negotiation, Karin Aggestam & Ann Towns. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
    5. Introduction: The Study of Gender, Diplomacy and Negotiation (2018), with Ann Towns, in Gendering diplomacy and international negotiation, Karin Aggestam & Ann Towns. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
    6. Conclusion: The Quest for Gender Justice in Diplomacy (2018), with Ann Towns, in Gendering diplomacy and international negotiation, Karin Aggestam & Ann Towns. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
    7. Depoliticisation, water and environmental peacebuilding (2018), Routledge Handbook of Environmental Conflict and Peacebuilding, edited by Ashok Swain and Joakim Öjendahl.
    8. Diplomacy - a gendered institution (2017), with Ann Towns, in Diplomacy in a Globalising World, Pauline Kerr and George Wiseman, eds., Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    9. Krig och fred i förändring [War and Peace in Transition] (2017, 2nd edition) in Karin Aggestam & Kristine Höglund, eds., Om Krig och fred. En introduktion till freds- och konflikstudier [On War and Peace]. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
    10. Om studiet av krig och fred, med Kristine Höglund, (2017, 2nd edition) in Karin Aggestam & Kristine Höglund, eds., Om Krig och fred. En introduktion till freds- och konflikstudier [On War and Peace]. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
    11. The failure of diplomacy and protection in Syria (2016) with Tim Dunne. Foreign Policy: Theories, Actors, Cases, Steve Smith, Amelia Hadfield, Tim Dunne (eds). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    12. Diplomatic  mediation (2016). The SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy, Costas Constantinou, Pauline Kerr, Paul Sharp, eds.
    13. Genus, medling och fredsdiplomati, (2016) i Jenny Björkman, red. RJ:s årsbok 2016. Stockholm: Makadam förlag.
    14. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Conflict and Water Diplomacy in the Nile Basin (2016), with R. Berndtsson, K. Madani, D.-E. Andersson. Water Diplomacy in Action. Contingent Approaches to Managing Complex Water Problems. Shafiqul Islam and Kaveh Madani, eds. London: Anthem.
    15. Att bygga rättvis och hållbar 'blå' fred (2015). 15 hållbara lösningar för framtiden. Nina Nordh, red. Lunds universitet: Hållbarhetsforum.
    16. Freds- och konfliktforskning. Omtvistad policyrelevans? (2015). Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten i Lund - en vital 50-åring. En jubileumsskriftGunnar Andersson & Magnus Jerneck (red). Lund: Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten.
    17. Conflict Analysis and International Relations (2014), Palgrave Handbook of Global Political Psychology. Nesbitt-Larkin, P.,KInnvall, C., Capelos, T. with Dekker, H. (eds).
    18. Recognitional just peace (2013) in K. Aggestam & A. Björkdahl, eds. Rethinking Peacebuilding. The Quest for Just Peace in the Middle East and the Western Balkans. Routledge.
    19. Introduction: the study of just and durable peace (2013), with Annika Björkdahl, in K. Aggestam & A. Björkdahl, eds. Rethinking Peacebuilding. The Quest for Just Peace in the Middle East and the Western Balkans. Routledge.
    20. Conclusion: rethinking just peacebuilding in theory and practice (2013) with Annika Björkdahl, in K. Aggestam & A. Björkdahl, eds. Rethinking Peacebuilding. The Quest for Just Peace in the Middle East and the Western Balkans. Routledge.
    21. Politik för en fredligare värld (2013). i Li Bennich-Björkman (red) Statsvetenskapens frågorLund: Studentlitteratur. 
    Karin Aggestam
    E-mail: karin [dot] aggestam [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

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