Exploring peace gaps in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
How to bridge the peace gaps between various groups in Israel and Palestine?
Funded by Lund University and the Swedish Research Council.
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).