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In: Africa Yearbook Volume 8
In: Africa Yearbook Volume 7

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This chapter presents several ethical and methodological issues related to a research collaboration between a peace and development scholar from Sweden and a human rights defender from Somalia. The chapter offers a reflexive and practically oriented discussion of a project that draws on focus groups and interviews in order to research societal perspectives on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). It adds to the recent research on African interventionism in order to highlight the benefits of research collaboration and knowledge co-production. What sets this contribution apart from similar previous works is that the authors’ main aim is to share their insights regarding what the methodological choices they made together added to the overall analysis and results. They argue that their experience of research collaboration led to a number of ‘epistemic openings’, obtaining a fine-grained and comprehensive set of insights on the micro-governance of local perceptions about intervening actors and especially AMISOM. Moreover, it allows to capture multifaceted narratives about localised consequences of interventions.

In: Researching the Inner Life of the African Peace and Security Architecture
Authors: Linnéa Gelot and Ulf Engel

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This chapter sketches a possible way of integrating different approaches to the study of APSA into one field of enquiry, namely global studies. This offers a meaningful heuristic, both in terms of epistemology and methodological implications. First, the chapter appraises of the conceptual contributions that the authors of this edited collection have developed. For analytical reasons, this is organised along a focus on actors, practices, and narratives. Second, the chapter discusses how a specific version of global studies – developed since the beginning of this century mainly in the field of academic teaching – values and draws together the plurality of these proposals. Third, the chapter recapitulates the innovative methods for the study of APSA, introduced in the chapters of this edited volume. Finally, it proposes four overarching methodological considerations that are central to the field of global studies: comparison, historicity, reflexivity, and engagement.

In: Researching the Inner Life of the African Peace and Security Architecture
This edited volume offers new insights into the inner life of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and introduces scholars of African security dynamics to innovative epistemological, conceptual and methodological approaches. Based on intellectual openness and an interest in transdisciplinary perspectives, the volume challenges existing orthodoxies, poses new questions and opens a discussion on actual research practice. Drawing on Global Studies and critical International Studies perspectives, the authors follow inductive approaches and let the empirical data enrich their theoretical frameworks and conceptual tools. In this endeavor they focus on actors, practices and narratives involved in African Peace and Security and move beyond the often Western-centric premises of research carried out within rigid disciplinary boundaries.

Contributors are Michael Aeby, Yvonne Akpasom, Katharina P.W. Döring, Ulf Engel, Fana Gebresenbet Erda, Linnéa Gelot, Amandine Gnanguênon, Toni Haastrup, Jens Herpolsheimer, Alin Hilowle, Jamie Pring, Lilian Seffer, Thomas Kwasi Tieku, Antonia Witt, Dawit Yohannes Wondemagegnehu