Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

The clash of practice: political controversy and the United Nations Peacebuilding commission

Bueger, Christian 2011. The clash of practice: political controversy and the United Nations Peacebuilding commission. Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice 7 (2) , pp. 171-191. 10.1332/174426411X579216

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Controversy is at the heart of politics. Theories of practice offer a productive way of understanding controversies and potentially negotiating in them. In this paper, drawing on the work of Theodore Schatzki, Michel Callon and Bruno Latour, I introduce a heuristic for understanding controversies. I argue that what is often at stake in controversies are different types of practices of how a political issue should be handled. I introduce five of these types of practices. I analyse a case from global politics to demonstrate the value of such a perspective - the controversies in the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission are analysed as clashes between different practices of handling peacebuilding.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Uncontrolled Keywords: PRACTICE THEORY; POLITICAL CONTROVERSY; INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS; PEACEBUILDING
Publisher: Policy Press
ISSN: 1744-2648
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:00
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/15188

Citation Data

Cited 26 times in Google Scholar. View in Google Scholar

Cited 12 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Cited 5 times in Web of Science. View in Web of Science.

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item