Author: Andrea Behrends, Sung-Joon Park, Richard Rottenburg, Andrea Behrends, Richard Rottenburg.
Behrends, Andrea and Park, Sung-Joon and Rottenburg, Richard and Behrends, Andrea and Rottenburg, Richard. 2014. "Travelling Models. Introducing an Analytical Concept to Globalisation Studies." 1-40. Leiden: Brill.
The introductory chapter presents an overview of concepts covered in this book Travelling Models in African Conflict Management. The book examines how travelling models shape global processes of change in the field of conflict management. Two of the principal questions addressed in the book are the following: How is change in one place related to developments in other places? And, why are certain issues that are important in one place taken up in other places, while others are not? The book examines how travelling models enact changes in conflict situations in unexpected ways. They look at what happens when a model has been put into practice at a conflict site, and they pay attention to the forms of (re-)ordering resulting from this process. The book explains the travel of models in conflict management with the aim of exploring the production of order and disorder they trigger in various contexts.