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Department of Politics and International Studies

Ms Noga Glucksam

BA in History and International Relations (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), MA in International Relations and International Law (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Overview

Glucksam Noga
Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD)

Tutor - International Relations 1 - Foundations of World Politics

Name:
Ms Noga Glucksam
Email address:
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
4433
Office Hours:
By appointment
Thesis title:
Justice and Social Peacebuilding: How Transitional Justice Affects Normative Changes in Post-Civil War Societies
Year of Study:
Third year
Internal Supervisors

PhD Research

As civil wars and internal violence surge around the world, the question of peacebuilding is often side-lined by security issues and economic agendas. Nevertheless, comparative data indicates that successful social reconstruction can ensure longer-lasting stability in post conflict societies. One approach to social peacebuilding is that of transitional justice, linking reconciliation with justice, and deducing a relationship between accountability and peacebuilding. However, with the human rights discourse dominating the field of peacebuilding and transitional justice, the impact of the western approach to justice on non-western and traditional societies recovering from mass atrocities is still lacking critical systematic examination. Social theory of international relations can offer us a useful approach to analyse the impact of political agents and institutions such as those of transitional justice on socio-political processes. The theory points out to a dynamic relationship between local communities, social agents of transitional justice, and national and international institutions that affect and shapes the way social norms are constructed and implemented. Using this theory I analyse the role of transitional justice mechanisms in shaping two social norms which are closely linked to peacebuilding: accountability and ontological security in two case studies: post-civil war Liberia and post-civil war Uganda.

PhD Conferences

“Social Peacebuilding in Africa: New Look on Traditional Justice“, paper delivered at PJSA international conference, October 2013.

Affiliations

Royal African Society

Teaching

Comparative and International Politics