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Conflict disruption: Reassessing the peaceandconflict system

Mac Ginty, R.

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The notion of conflict disruption is proposed as an addition to the established conflict response framework of conflict management, resolution and transformation. Drawing on Schumpeter’s idea of creative disruption, the article considers how disruptive actions or stances may trigger or operate within conflict management, resolution, or transformation Moreover, conflict disruption prompts us to think of peace and conflict in systemic terms: peaceandconflict. Thus the article concludes by discussing the wider implications of conflict disruption for four aspects of peace and conflict: Time, Power, Scale and Connectedness.


Mac Ginty, R. (2022). Conflict disruption: Reassessing the peaceandconflict system. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 16(1), 40-58.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 9, 2021
Online Publication Date Apr 13, 2021
Publication Date 2022
Deposit Date Feb 9, 2021
Publicly Available Date May 28, 2021
Journal Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding
Print ISSN 1750-2977
Electronic ISSN 1750-2985
Publisher Taylor and Francis Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 1
Pages 40-58


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