What would peace look like in Acapulco? The views of local practitioners and stakeholders

Gormally, S. , Arizpe, E. and Bahena-Rivera, A. (2023) What would peace look like in Acapulco? The views of local practitioners and stakeholders. Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, (doi: 10.1177/15423166231179239) (Early Online Publication)

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This article critically explores what peace means for 39 practitioners and stakeholders in the city of Acapulco, Mexico in 2021. Working in non-formal education, community development, the arts, and culturally based activities across the city, their responses provide unique insight into what peace might look like in a city with high levels of inequality, drug-related violence, and crime. Facilitating their vision of peace and getting participants to articulate what peace would look like for them, this article provides insights into practitioners’ views, changing the narrative from them being victims of violence to agents of positive social change. Peacebuilding literature frames the discussion, and the article concludes with lessons derived from the detailed analysis of participant views which might offer a pathway for others living and working in similar contexts.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bahena Rivera, Dr Alejandro and Arizpe, Professor Evelyn and Gormally, Professor Sinead
Authors: Gormally, S., Arizpe, E., and Bahena-Rivera, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > People, Place & Social Change
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Psychology & Neuroscience
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Culture, Literacies, Inclusion & Pedagogy
Journal Name:Journal of Peacebuilding and Development
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN (Online):2165-7440
Published Online:05 June 2023
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2023 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 2023
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
309642BA Education & Learning in CrisesEvelyn ArizpeBritish Academy (BRITACAD)ERICC\190110ED - Education