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Natascha Mueller-Hirth

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Landscape and well-being: a conceptual framework and an example. (2019)
Journal Article
YUILL, C., MUELLER-HIRTH, N., NGUYEN, S.T., NGUYEN, T.K.D., PHAM, T.T. and MABON, L. 2019. Landscape and well-being: a conceptual framework and an example. Health [online], 23(2), pages 122-138. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1363459318804603

This article explores why landscape is a crucial element in researching the relationship between environment and wellbeing. The main point we make is that human social agents are embedded in particular landscapes and it is in landscapes that environm... Read More about Landscape and well-being: a conceptual framework and an example..

Walking the tightrope: the funding of South African NGOs and the governance of community development. (2019)
Book Chapter
MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2019. Walking the tightrope: the funding of South African NGOs and the governance of community development. In McCrea, N. and Finnegan, F. (eds.) Funding, power and community development. Bristol: Policy Press [online], chapter 3, pages 39-53. https://policy.bristolu...d-community-development

This chapter examines the role of intermediary NGOs in community development in Post-Apartheid South Africa, specifically exploring how these organisations have been shaped by changing funding modalities. The South African non-profit sector is very l... Read More about Walking the tightrope: the funding of South African NGOs and the governance of community development..

Women's experiences of peacebuilding in violence-affected communities in Kenya. (2018)
Journal Article
MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2019. Women's experiences of peacebuilding in violence-affected communities in Kenya. Third world quarterly [online], 40(1), pages 163-179. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2018.1509701

Despite the attention to gender and conflict in empirical positivist peace research, and the interest in local agency in recent peacebuilding literature, women's understandings and lived experiences of peacebuilding are not necessarily well accounted... Read More about Women's experiences of peacebuilding in violence-affected communities in Kenya..

Paperwork, compassion and temporal conflicts in British social work. (2018)
Journal Article
YUILL, C. and MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2019. Paperwork, compassion and temporal conflicts in British social work. Time and society [online], 28(4), pages 1532-1551. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961463X18785030

While previous literature has examined time discourses in social work and demonstrated that social work is predicated on linear understandings of time, one area that has received little theoretical and empirical attention in the literature on time an... Read More about Paperwork, compassion and temporal conflicts in British social work..

Forgiveness and the practice of compromise in post-apartheid South Africa. (2018)
Book Chapter
MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2018. Forgiveness and the practice of compromise in post-apartheid South Africa. In Brewer, J.D. (ed.) The sociology of compromise after conflict. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan [online], chapter 5, pages 103-128. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78744-2_5

Forgiveness has become a striven-for societal goal in post-conflict societies in the past decade or two. The rise of 'policies of forgiveness' can, for instance, be illustrated by the increasing popularity of truth commissions to deal with past human... Read More about Forgiveness and the practice of compromise in post-apartheid South Africa..

The sociology of everyday life peacebuilding. (2018)
Book
BREWER, J.D., HAYES, B.C., TEENEY, F., DUDGEON, K., MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and WIJESINGHE, S.L. 2018. The sociology of everyday life peacebuilding. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78975-0_4

This chapter gives voice to our sample of South African victims and explains the South African sample of victims. The chapter begins with a history of South Africa and the development of policies of racial segregation under the British and apartheid... Read More about The sociology of everyday life peacebuilding..

Bringing social and cultural considerations into environmental management for vulnerable coastal communities: responses to environmental change in Xuan Thuy National Park, Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam. (2018)
Journal Article
MABON, L., NGUYEN, S.T., NGUYEN, T.K.D., PHAM, T.T., CAO, T.T.N., LE, T.Q., DANG, T.T., NGUYEN, T.H.T., NGUYEN, T.B.N., LE, H.N., TRAN, T.T., BUI, T.C.T., TRAN, N.A., MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and YUILL, C. 2018. Bringing social and cultural considerations into environmental management for vulnerable coastal communities: responses to environmental change in Xuan Thuy National Park, Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam. Ocean and coastal management [online], 158, pages 32-44. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.03.022

This paper elaborates the importance of considering social and cultural factors within management responses to environmental change in coastal areas. The case study taken is Xuan Thuy National Park in Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam. This is a marginalise... Read More about Bringing social and cultural considerations into environmental management for vulnerable coastal communities: responses to environmental change in Xuan Thuy National Park, Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam..

Introduction: temporal perspectives on transitional and post-conflict societies. (2018)
Book Chapter
MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and RIOS OYOLA, S. 2018. Introduction: temporal perspectives on transitional and post-conflict societies. In Mueller-Hirth, N. and Rios Oyola, S. (eds.) Time and temporality in transitional and post-conflict societies. Abingdon: Routledge [online], chapter 1, pages 1-16. Available from: https://www.routledge.c...la/p/book/9781138631366

The idea for this book drew from Mueller-Hirth's (2017) article on temporalities of victimhood and was developed thanks to the generous response by the contributors to the volume. The backbone of the collection is our belief that by exploring how tim... Read More about Introduction: temporal perspectives on transitional and post-conflict societies..

Temporalities of victimhood: time in the study of post-conflict societies. (2016)
Journal Article
MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2017. Temporalities of victimhood: time in the study of post-conflict societies. Sociological forum [online], 32(1), pages 186-206. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/socf.1232

Researchers in peace and conflict studies have rarely focused on time and temporality. This article seeks to extend the literature on the politics of victimhood by examining the context of a mature post-transition society, drawing on qualitative rese... Read More about Temporalities of victimhood: time in the study of post-conflict societies..

Victims as moral beacons of humanitarianism in post-conflict societies. (2014)
Journal Article
BREWER, J.D., HAYES, B.C., DUDGEON, K., MUELLER-HIRTH, N., TEENEY, F. and WIJESINGHE, S.-L. 2014. Victims as moral beacons of humanitarianism in post-conflict societies. International social science journal [online], 65(215-216), pages 37-47. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/issj.12075

This paper reports on interview data amongst victims of conflict and organised violence. Despite their victimhood, they evince a level of forgivingness, civility and tolerance that constructs in the very acts of atrocity that portend its demise, a fo... Read More about Victims as moral beacons of humanitarianism in post-conflict societies..

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