Connaughton’s research focuses on leadership and multi-stakeholder organizing, most recently in the context of political violence prevention initiatives. Overarching themes in Connaughton’s writings include locally led peacebuilding, intergroup conflict, community-based political violence prevention, the relationally attentive approach to engaged scholarship, and academic-practitioner collaborations. Connaughton has been a consultant for industry, military, and higher education on virtual teams, leadership, and effective communication worldwide.
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Examines the tensions among inclusion theory and the practice of doing inclusion in the context of locally led peacebuilding initiatives. Highlights how we tried to live out inclusionary principles in our practice of collaborating with local West African citizens who led and designed political violence prevention initiatives in their communities.
Examines a locally led peacebuilding initiative in which Ghanaian youth helped prevent political violence in their community. Develops a construct citizens' political public relations.
Makes the case for locally led peacebuilding with chapters from academics and practitioners in Colombia, Guatemala, Kenya, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Sri Lanka, Uganda, and the United Kingdom.
Studies our application of our locally led peacebuilding approach to health campaigns by examining our work with Liberian citizens to help prevent the spread of Ebola.
Presents what we term the Relationally Attentive Approach to Doing Engaged Scholarship. Discusses while this approach was developed for locally-led peacebuilding, this approach can be used in other multi-stakeholder collaborations.
Examines the locally led peacebuilding initiatives of local Liberians. Explains our locally led approach to peacebuilding and demonstrates local citizens' contributions to individual, group, and community outcomes.