The Cartography of Peace: Security Zones, Colour Codes and Everyday Life Deferred commencement Variation pending approval

  • Lemay-Hebert, Nicolas (Primary Investigator)
  • Fisher, Jonathan (Co-Investigator)
  • Henry, Marsha (Co-Investigator)

    Project Details


    This project investigates the impacts of security mapping and the use of specific color-codes by United Nations peacekeeping operations when assessing risks. It will for the first time trace the origins of United Nations security mapping practices and compare key case studies: Afghanistan (green zone), Somalia (white zone), South Sudan and Kenya (blue zones) and Haiti (red and yellow zones). Expected outcomes include better understanding of how policy-makers assess risks on the ground, how security maps are drafted and modified across time, as well as an understanding of the meanings given to specific color-codes. The findings expect to benefit Australian and other policy makers seeking to design better security interventions.
    Effective start/end date1/03/2227/02/25


    • Australian National University (ANU): A$160,407.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$363,964.00


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