Doing Fieldwork in Areas of International InterventionA Guide to Research in Violent and Closed Contexts

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Type Edited book
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBristol University Press
ISBN (Electronic)978-1529206920
ISBN (Print)978-1529206883, 978-1529206890
Publication statusPublished - 03 Jun 2020

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NameSpaces of Peace, Security and Development
PublisherBristol University Press
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Using detailed insights from those with first-hand experience of conducting research in areas of international intervention and conflict, this handbook provides essential practical guidance for researchers and students embarking on fieldwork in violent, repressive and closed contexts.
Contributors detail their own experiences from areas including the Congo, Sudan, Yemen, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Myanmar, inviting readers into their reflections on mistakes and hard-learned lessons. Divided into sections on issues of control and confusion, security and risk, distance and closeness, and sex and sensitivity, they look at how to negotiate complex grey areas and raise important questions that intervention researchers need to consider before, during and after their time on the ground.