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Professor Roger Mac Ginty

Professor in Defence, Development and Diplomacy

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Professor in Defence, Development and Diplomacy in the School of Government and International Affairs117, Al-Qasimi Building 


Research Interests

Roger Mac Ginty works on peace and conflict, particularly on the intersection between top-down and bottom-up approaches to peacemaking. He is interested in everyday peace and the different ways in which this might be captured. He co-directs the Everyday Peace Indicators project (with Pamina Firchow) and edits the Taylor and Francis journal Peacebuilding (with Oliver Richmond). He also edits the "Rethinking Political Violence" book series. His articles have been published in Cooperation and Conflict, Security Dialogue, and Review of International Studies. Please email if you would like a pdf copy of any of Mac Ginty's journal articles.

Mac Ginty has conducted extensive fieldwork and his research has been funded by the EU, ESRC and Carnegie Corporation of New York among others. He welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD students with an interest in peacebuilding, international intervention, stabilisation, and the methodologies of capturing peace and conflict.

Research interests

  • Measuring peace and conflict
  • Peacebuilding
  • Peace processes
  • International intervention
  • Political violence
  • Top-down/bottom-up interactions


Authored book

  • Roger Mac Ginty (2021). Everyday Peace: How so-called ordinary people can disrupt violent conflict. Oxford University Press.
  • Mac Ginty, Roger (2011). International Peacebuilding and Local Resistance: Hybrid forms of peace. Palgrave.
  • Mac Ginty, Roger (2006). No War, No Peace: The rejuvenation of stalled peace processes and peace accords. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Roger Mac Ginty & John Darby (2002). Guns and government: The management of the Northern Ireland peace process. Palgrave.

Chapter in book

  • Roisin Read & Roger Mac Ginty (Published). The temporal dimension in the study of interventions. In Handbook on Intervention and Statebuilding. Nicolas Lemay-Hebert Edward Elgar. 220-230.
  • Roger Mac Ginty (2016). What do we mean when we use the term "local"? Imagining and framing th elocal and the international in relation to peace and order. In Peacebuilding in cricis: Rethinking paradigms and practicies of transnational cooperation. Tobias Debiel, Thomas Held & Ulrich Schneckener Routledge. 193-2109781138858596.
  • Roger Mac Ginty (2015). Transitions and hybrid political orders. In At the End of Military Intervention: Historical, theoretical, and applied approaches to transition, handover and withdrawal. Robert johnson & Timothy Clack Oxford University Press. 253-270.

Edited book

  • Mac Ginty, Roger, Brett, Roddy & Vogel, Birte (2020). The Companion to Peace and Conflict Fieldwork. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Richmond, Oliver P. & Mac Ginty, Roger (2020). Local Legitimacy and International Peacebuilding. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Ozerdem, Alp & Mac Ginty, Roger (2019). Comparing Peace Processes. Routledge.
  • Hans-Joachim Giessmann & Roger Mac Ginty (2018). The elgar Companion to Post-Conflict Transition. Edward Elgar.
  • Mac Ginty, Roger & Williams, Andrew (2016). Conflict and Development. Routledge Perspectives on Development. Routledge.
  • Mac Ginty, Roger & Peterson, Jenny H (2015). The Routledge Companion to Humanitarian Action. Routledge.
  • Roger Mac Ginty & Oliver Richmond (2009). The Liberal Peace and Post-War Reconstruction. Routledge.

Journal Article

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