Gilberto Algar-Faria

Gilberto Algar-Faria
University of Bristol | UB · School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

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BA(Hons.), MSc, PhD
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Introduction
Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol.
Research Experience
Jul 2014
The University of Sydney
Position
  • Visiting Scholar
Description
  • Working alongside Assoc Prof Jake Lynch on a project entitled "Sri Lankan Political Representation Post-2013: Analysing the Effects of the Northern Provincial Council". This research is funded by the Worldwide Universities Network.
Dec 2013
Foreign Policy Centre
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • I provide occasional policy briefings on current global political issues.
Mar 2013
University of Bristol
Position
  • PhD Candidate
Description
  • My thesis considers the interplay between civil society, resistance and liberal peacebuilding in Sri Lanka post-2009. I am co-supervised by Dr Ryerson Christie and Dr Vernon Hewitt. This research is funded by the University of Bristol Alumni Foundation.
Education
Mar 2013 - Jul 2016
University of Bristol
Field of study
  • Politics
Sep 2011 - Jan 2013
Durham University
Field of study
  • Defence, Development and Diplomacy
Sep 2008 - Jul 2011
University of Leeds
Field of study
  • International Relations
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Conference Paper
This paper will demonstrate the ambiguous role held by NGOs in Sri Lanka, highlighting the extent to which they are caught in a much wider battle for influence between the Government of Sri Lanka and external donors. The result of this in the war-torn country’s post-2009 context, where the warfighting has ended but peace has yet to prevail, has bee...
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This is a reply to: de Vries-Jordan, Helma G. E. 2014. “The Global Justice Movement and Occupy Wall Street: spillover, spillout, or coalescence?” Global Discourse. 4 (2–3): 182–202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23269995.2014.904547.
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This paper will explore how Western thought around modernity in post-interventionary societies has led the liberal peacebuilding agenda to imagine a distorted version of reality in the countries where intervention takes place, not only in terms of space, but also with regard to time. Such societies are imagined into the past by liberal peacebuilder...
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Following the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam by government forces in 2009, the Sri Lankan government claims that peace has finally reached its country. But in reality this ‘peace’ has been found to be a negative one, denoting only an absence of war. It has become apparent that the government continues to oppress minorities within it...
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The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea signals to regional actors using its brinkmanship technique not because it is incompetent, but because it is a rational actor with an astute understanding of how, given its circumstances, it can best pursue its ultimate goal: regime survival. Specifically, it raises regional tensions in order to protect its...
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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea signals to regional actors using its brinkmanship technique not because it is incompetent, but because it is a rational actor with an astute understanding of how, given its circumstances, it can best pursue its ultimate goal: regime survival. Specifically, it raises regional tensions in order to protect its...