Conflict Management

Conflict Management

Although my initial research interests were organised around farming knowledge, very quickly I became interested in processes for conflict management in rural Punjab. Over the years, I have carried out research on local conflict management, state elections and models of social control in both urban and rural Pakistan.

This interest has extended to a focus on political violence and securitisation both in Pakistan and the region. While I have written about political violence and insurgency activities, I have tried to avoid allowing the complexity of Pakistan’s social and cultural landscape to become reduced to questions of political violence.

Significant publications

Lyon, Stephen M. 2019. Political Kinship in Pakistan: Descent, Marriage and Government Stability. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Lyon, Stephen M, and Muhammad Aurang Zeb Mughal. 2016. “Ties That Bind:Marital Networks and Politics in Punjab, Pakistan.” Structure and Dynamics: EJournal of Anthropological and Related Sciences 9 (2): 110–22. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/5378v2fx.
Lyon, Stephen M. 2013. “Networks and Kinship: Formal Models of Alliance, Descent, and Inheritance in a Pakistani Punjabi Village.” Social Science Computer Review 31 (1): 45–55. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894439312453275.
Bolognani, M., and S.M. Lyon. 2011. Pakistan and Its Diaspora: Multidisciplinary Approaches. New York ; London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230119079.
Bolognani, Marta, and Stephen M Lyon. 2011. “Being Pakistani beyond Europe and South Asia.” In Pakistan and Its Diaspora: Multidisciplinary Approaches, edited by Marta Bolognani and Stephen M Lyon, 239–55. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230119079_10.
Bolognani, M., and S. Lyon. 2006. “Celebrating 20 Years of the Lake District Pakistan Workshop.” Contemporary South Asia 15 (3). https://doi.org/10.1080/09584930601097945.
Lyon, S. 2004. “Modeling Context in Punjabi Conflict Resolution: Social Organizations as Context Agents.” Cybernetics and Systems 35 (2–3). https://doi.org/10.1080/01969720490426867.
Lyon, Stephen M. 2004. An Anthropological Analysis of Local Politics and Patronage in a Pakistani Village. Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press.
Lyon, Stephen M. 2002. “Local Arbitration and Conflict Deferment in Punjab, Pakistan.” Anthropologie 40 (1): 59–71. http://www.jstor.org/stable/26292592.