Researching 'Militant Groups'

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Abstract

The chapter reflects on the author’s experiences as a Ph.D. student in Belfast in the mid-1980s conducting research on militant groups. It considers issues of security, ethics and access and juxtaposes the author’s experiences with what is ‘meant to happen’ according to the textbooks. The chapter illustrates the value of patience, of good luck and also considers the (dis)advantages of conducting research in one’s home city.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Companion to Peace and Conflict Fieldwork
EditorsRoger MacGinty, Roddy Brett, Birte Vogel
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan, Cham
Chapter9
Pages131-145
Number of pages15
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9783030464332
ISBN (Print)9783030464325
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2020

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    McAuley, J. (2020). Researching 'Militant Groups'. In R. MacGinty, R. Brett, & B. Vogel (Eds.), The Companion to Peace and Conflict Fieldwork (1st ed., pp. 131-145). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007%2F978-3-030-46433-2_9