great sounding session proposal for the rgs-ibg
Please see the below call for papers for the RGS-IBG conference in London in August 2014.
Paper Session Proposal
The geography of war and peace
Conveners: Derek Gregory (UBC), Craig Jones (UBC), Benedikt Korf (University of Zurich), Timothy Raeymaekers (University of Zurich)
Research Group Affiliation: Political Geography Research Group (PolGRG):
“War and peace – what’s the difference?” asked David Keen (2000) some time ago. And indeed, war is a slippery concept. Where does war end and peace start? What is war and what is “only” a riot, violence, struggle or uprising? And what does war tell us about peace? Or politics? It was Michel Foucault who once asked the question: isn’t politics the continuation of war by other means – putting Clausewitz on his head (or on his feet). Foucault alerts us to the entanglement of state making and war making (Tilly) and to the many facets of political power, violence and…
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