Macdonald, Anna

Dr Anna Macdonald  

Department

Position held

Experience keywords:

community-based responses to violence and accountability; humanitarianism; international criminal law; law and social order in central Africa; transitional justice

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Anna Macdonald is an LSE fellow in the International Development Department at the London School of Economics (LSE). She is closely involved with the DFID funded Justice and Security Research Programme (JSRP) which is based in the department and which conducts research on the informal institutions that govern justice and security in fragile and conflict affected places. Her own work is focused mainly on the provision of justice in post-conflict northern Uganda and on the history, theory and practice of transitional justice more broadly. She has a BA in Modern History from Oxford University; an MSc in the Theory and History of International Relations from the LSE and a PhD in War Studies Department from King’s College London.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Law; Public Administration

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Central Africa

Languages:

French [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press

Contact Points

Publications

2017

Macdonald, Anna (2017) The politics of return: an agenda for research #LSEreturn Africa at LSE (18 Sep 2017) Blog entry

Macdonald, Anna (2017) Transitional justice and political economies of survival in post-conflict northern Uganda Development and Change, 48 (2). 286-311. ISSN 0012-155X

Macdonald, Anna (2017) “In the interests of justice?” The International Criminal Court, peace talks and the failed quest for war crimes accountability in northern Uganda Journal of Eastern African Studies, 11 (4). 628-648. ISSN 1753-1055

2016

Macdonald, Anna (2016) Book review: Transition and justice: negotiating the terms of new beginnings in Africa Journal of Modern African Studies, 54 (01). 174-175. ISSN 0022-278X

Macdonald, Anna (2016) Let them come here so that we can have peace: ordinary justice and post-conflict justice in Acholiland, Northern Uganda In: Johnson, Jessica and Karekwaivanane, George, (eds.) Pursuing Justice in Africa. Ohio University Press, Athens, USA.

Kirk, Thomas and Macdonald, Anna (2016) Between norms, politics contests and social upheavals: justice in the JSRP’s research sites Justice and Security Research Programme Blog (26 Sep 2016) Blog entry

Macdonald, Anna and Porter, Holly E. (2016) The trial of Thomas Kwoyelo: opportunity or spectre – a new paper by Anna Macdonald and Holly Porter Justice and Security Research Programme Blog (27 Oct 2016) Blog entry

Macdonald, Anna and Porter, Holly E. (2016) The trial of Thomas Kwoyelo: opportunity of spectre? Reflections from the ground on the first LRA prosecution Africa, 86 (04). 698-722. ISSN 0001-9720

2015

Macdonald, Anna (2015) Justice in the world’s most difficult places Justice and Security Research Programme Blog (9 Sep 2015) Blog entry

Macdonald, Anna and Allen, Tim (2015) Social accountability in war zones – confronting local realities of law and justice International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, 22 (3). 279-308. ISSN 1385-4879

Macdonald, Anna (2015) From the ground up: what does the evidence tell us about local experiences of transitional justice Transitional Justice Review, 1 (3). ISSN 1929-1973

2014

Allen, Tim and Macdonald, Anna (2014) Post-conflict traditional justice In: Bruinsma, Gerben and Weisburd, David, (eds.) Encyclopedia of criminology and criminal justice. Springer reference. Springer Science+Business Media, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 3831-3843. ISBN 9781461456896

2013

Macdonald, Anna (2013) The meaning of traditional justice Justice and Security Research Programme Blog (22 Feb 2013) Blog entry

Allen, Tim and Macdonald, Anna (2013) Post-conflict traditional justice: a critical overview JSRP Paper 3. Justice and Security Research Programme, International Development Department, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Macdonald, Anna (2013) Local understandings and experiences of transitional justice: a review of the evidence JSRP Paper 6. Justice and Security Research Programme, International Development Department, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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