Spatialising Conflict Transformation: Spaces of Peace (and Conflict)

  • Susan FordeEmail author
Part of the Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies book series (RCS)


This chapter presents a spatial understanding of conflict transformation through firstly considering the theoretical origins of the concepts of place and space identity; and then presenting how these constructs contribute to peace and conflict. Next the establishment of space is discussed through the concepts of restaging and rescripting. The chapter then moves on to map the discussion surrounding spaces of peace (institutional, urban, social, and personal) in which, this work considers conflict transformation may occur. The context of the interacting dynamics of restaging and rescripting is discussed through the outlined conceptual and physical spaces of peace (and conflict).


Conflict transformation Peace Conflict Spaces of peace 


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  1. 1.Department of PoliticsUniversity of YorkYorkUK

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