The Local International research project deconstructs the intimate relationships between different peacebuilding actors in post-war environments. The one-year programme draws on fieldwork interviews from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Kosovo and Sri Lanka during 2019. The project asserts that the component parts of the state and society—and the individuals within them—must be analysed separately, as sweeping arguments based on the idea of ‘the state’ behaving in a certain way toward ‘the society’ are inaccurate to a post-war context. Equally, it argues that ‘international’ and ‘local’ are inadequate descriptors of individuals’ identities and their motivations and relationships in a peacebuilding environment. Click here to find out more about the project.

The Local International project is conducted by Dr Gilberto Algar-Faria at the University of Bristol. It is funded by the ESRC’s Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme (ES/S011439/1, £101,017), and runs throughout 2019.