Jenny Peterson joined the department from the Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute (Manchester) where she worked as a lecturer from 2009-2013. She is broadly interested in the politics of international aid with her past work analysing process of liberal peacebuilding and critiques thereof. Finding much of this critical work homogenizing of a diverse range of processes she has recently began exploring conceptual and empirical deviations from the liberal model. Engaging with debates on agonism, resistance, hybridity and political space she is now exploring diversity and innovation, both local and international, in peace/justice movements. She has conducted research and led student fieldtrips in Kosovo, Sri Lanka and Ghana. Her teaching interests include international relations, comparative politics, humanitarian studies and peace studies. Based in Political Science will also be teaching at UBC’s new Vantage College.

Winter 2017

POLI100 Introduction to Politics Sections

Political issues and case studies, drawn from Canadian and international contexts, will be used to introduce students to central debates and concepts of politics and political analysis.

Winter 2017

POLI220 Introduction to Comparative Politics Sections

A comparative analysis of foreign governments. Specific countries to be covered will vary according to section; consult the brochure issued by the Department.

Winter 2017

POLI461 Peace and Conflict Studies Sections

A seminar on a selected topic concerning the causes of war and strategies for the promotion of peace. For specific content in a given year, consult the departmental website.

Peterson, JH and Mac Ginty R eds. (forthcoming) Handbook on Humanitarian Action, Routledge Press.

Peterson, JH (2014) Building a Peace Economy? Liberal Peacebuilding and the Development-Security Industry Manchester University Press.

Peterson, JH (2013) “Creating Space for Emancipatory Human Security: Liberal Obstructions and the Potential of Agonism” International Studies Quarterly, 57(2), 318-328.

Peterson, JH (2013) “A conceptual unpacking of ‘hybridity’: Accounting for notions of power, politics & progress in analyses of aid driven interfaces” Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 7(2), 9-22.

Peterson, JH and Campbell S (2013) “Statebuilding” in Routledge Handbook of Peacebuilding. Roger Mac Ginty ed. London: Routeledge. 336-346.

Peterson, JH (2010) “‘Rule of Law’ initiatives and the liberal peace: the impact of politicized reform in post conflict states.” Disasters 34(1), 2010, 15-39.