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153 NINE Conflict Case study: Catrina’s story Catrina (Respondent 17) is 19 years old, she was 12 when her parents separated. She found out by overhearing her parents arguing: ‘My mum shouted at my dad, she said she had stopped loving him and was going.’ She describes how initially she ‘thought the sky had fallen in’. She was ‘quite religious and wanted God to make it all better’. After her parents separated she hardly saw her mother for a while; this was because her parents could not agree on the living arrangements for her and her brothers. She recalls

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Conflicts due to differences in preferences, priorities, and the social meanings associated with mundane practices within households are the premise of countless television sitcoms—between parents and their adult children in Absolutely Fabulous , Frasier , and Steptoe and Son ; between parents and their children in The Simpsons , Family Ties , Out of this World , and King of the Hill ; between spouses in Bewitched , I Love Lucy , Dharma & Greg , and Keeping up Appearances ; between nonrelated adults living together, as in Mr. Belvedere , The Nanny

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How do local communities effectively build peace and reconciliation before, during and after open violence? This trailblazing book gives practical examples, from the Global North, the former Soviet bloc and Global South, on communities addressing conflict in divided and contested societies.

The book draws on a range of critical perspectives and practitioner analysis. The diverse case studies demonstrate the considerable knowledge, skills, commitment, courage and relationships within local communities that a critical community development approach can support and encourage.

Concluding with activists’ perspectives on working with the challenges of violence, the book offers insights for both an understanding of the root causes of conflict and for bottom-up peacebuilding.

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163 NINE Conflict over public space Laurel Paget-Seekins Introduction Bus Rapid Transit’s (BRT) promise for sustainability is more than improving public transit accessibility, it is also that by design BRT dedicates public space for bus and, in some cases, non-motorised users. Shifting space away from personal cars is a radical act that can have impacts beyond benefits for bus operations. It has the potential to reshape urban development away from car-centred cities. However, achieving this potential will result in conflict. The reality is that

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Introduction After the uptick in strike activity from the summer of 2022 onwards, it may seem a strange question to ask but, nonetheless: what if there were no strikes in any of the years of the rest of the decade in Britain? What would this mean, and what would its overall significance be? Asking these questions at the very outset helps to get straight to the heart of, arguably, the most salient issue for those studying conflict at work in the present period. This is that the existence of conflict 1 within the employment relationship and the expression of

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135 EIGHT Conflict and schism … from the beginning, [the second wave of the women’s movement] was not unified: the agenda was various, the disagreements multiple, the discourse diverse – there was no golden age of harmony and purpose. The radical edge was like a magnet, both drawing and repelling the moderate middle, fuelling the energy for change. (Susan Krebs, feminist writer, 1997, p 87) Introduction The patient movement is fragmented and split, and so politically weak (Chapter Three). Conflicts among patient groups and between individual activists make

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International Recognition and Response

The use of rape as a deliberate tactic of war is a serious human rights issue that needs to be addressed as a threat to human and international security. This ground-breaking book is the first to analyse its use as an act of war against civilians and international progress away from tacit acceptance toward active rejection of this violation of international law.

Exploring international responses to sexual violence in war, it introduces the main historical facts, theoretical terms and legal developments behind UNSC resolutions on women, peace and security and the emerging practice of international law in this area. It identifies best practice in moving beyond accepting rape in war as inevitable to the recognition of tactical rape as a security concern for women, men, states and the international community.

Powerful testimonies of victims are included to bring the issue alive, making this a much-needed volume for academic and professional communities.

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New Approaches to the Study of Political Violence

Bringing together a team of international scholars, this volume provides a foundational guide to queer methodologies in the study of political violence and conflict.

Contributors provide illuminating discussions on why queer approaches are important, what they entail and how to utilise a queer approach to political violence and conflict. The chapters explore a variety of methodological approaches, including fieldwork, interviews, cultural analysis and archival research. They also engage with broader academic debates, such as how to work with research partners in an ethical manner.

Including valuable case studies from around the world, the book demonstrates how these methods can be used in practice. It is the first critical, in-depth discussion on queer methods and methodologies for research on political violence and conflict.

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Congress of Industrial Organizations) prevailed. This decision meant that founding members decided that the best strategy of supporting (non)unionised women was from within the labour movement. In order to do this, they sought to unionise women who had not yet joined trade unions, bringing women into union leadership positions, and by adding women’s issues on the agenda of trade unions. These efforts are characterised by collaboration with other organisations (trade unions, women’s organisations) and conflict within the organisation. Through solving the internal

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PART I Queer Approaches to Conflict Research

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