Researching Violently Divided Societies: Ethical and Methodological Issues

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Marie Smyth, Gillian Robinson
United Nations University Press, 2001 - Political Science - 227 pages

The authors in this volume cover a wide range of ethical and methodological concerns through the issues they faced while researching and working in violently divided contexts. The specific demands of conducting this research in war-torn and divided societies have stimulated the contributors to analyse and critique issues of concern to all researchers, such as the contribution of research to society, the benefit of research to respondents, and issues of contributors work. These themes take on an urgency and clarity that can potentially illuminate research practice generally.

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About the author (2001)

Marie Smyth is reader in contemporary political violence at the University of Wales, Aberyswyth. Gillian Robinson is INCORE Director and ARK Director at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland.

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