This chapter explores the convergences and divergence between transitional justice and peacebuilding, by considering some of the recent developments in scholarship and practice. We examine the notion of ‘peace’ in transitional justice and the idea of ‘justice’ in peacebuilding. We highlight that transitional justice and peacebuilding often engage with similar or related ideas, though the scholarship on in each field has developed, largely, in parallel to each other, and often without any significant engagement between the fields of inquiry. We also note that both fields share other commonalities, insofar as they often neglect questions of capital (political, social, economic) and at times, gender. We suggest that trying to locate the nexus in the first place draws attention to where peace and justice have actually got to be produced in order for there not to be conflict and violence. This in turn demonstrates that locally, ‘peace’ and ‘justice’ do not always look like the ‘peace’ and ‘justice’ drawn up by international donors and peacebuilders; and, despite the ‘turn to the local’ in international relations, it is surprising just how many local and everyday dynamics are (dis)missed as sources of peace and justice, or potential avenues of addressing the past.
Catherine Baker and Jelena Obradovic-Wochnik
Lauren Istvandity, Sarah Baker, Jez Collins, Simone Driessen and Catherine Strong
While the traditional model for third places as devised by Oldenburg refers mainly to the neutral social conditions of meeting places outside work and home, such as cafes and bars, transformations in twenty-first century society pave the way for new ways of thinking about third place. In this chapter, the authors suggest a range of outlets connected with popular music heritage practices could be considered incarnations of third place. Case studies drawing on empirical data from individual research projects in the area of popular music heritage are presented, comprising do-it-yourself archiving, digital archives, walking tours, and pop music reunion tours. In doing this, the authors demonstrate the alignment of these activities with the majority of central third place tenets, suggesting the wider impact of both music heritage practices and the increasing currency of third place in current times.