This book looks at the worlding of the Global South in the process of assembling conflict resolution expertise. Anna Leander, Ole Waever and their contributors pursue this ambition by following the experts, institutions, databases and creative expressions that are assembled into conflict resolution expertise in the Global South.
Expertise shapes how conflicts in the Global South are understood and consequently dealt with. Yet, expertise is always and necessarily exclusive. The exclusivity of expertise refers both to the fashionable, the sophisticated and what counts, and also to the exclusion of some people or views. Assembled from a wealth of competing knowledges expertise is always both knowledgeable and ignorant. The ambition of the volume is to explore how this exclusive expertise is assembled and in what ways it is therefore knowledgeable and ignorant of knowledges in/of the Global South.
This work will be of significant interest to advanced students and scholars of conflict resolution, peace research, mediation and international relations and scholars of expertise.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 228
Weight: 445 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
"In an age where science communication and policy expertise has never been more important, or more contested, Assembling Exclusive Expertise brings together a sophisticated and unique collection of studies on this vital topic. With an original and consistent framework of analysis, a wealth of theoretical and empirical insights, and an impressive list of contributors, this volume is bound to be a landmark publication. Fascinating and informative."-Richard Jackson, University of Otago, New Zealand
'This volume thoughtfully stimulates a wider and deeper engagement with the idea of conflict resolution `expertise' by problematizing its anchorage in academic/scientific knowledge. Its emphasis on how local knowledges and practices become part of exclusive expertise in the context of the Global South is particularly welcome. Timely, wide-ranging in scope, Assembling Exclusive Expertise by a distinguished group of authors, is a landmark intervention in the field of conflict studies. A 'must-read' for the scholars and practitioners alike.'
Navnita Behera, University of Delhi, India
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