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.
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Lyon, Stephen M. 2019. Political Kinship in Pakistan: Descent, Marriage and Government Stability
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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
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Lyon, Stephen M. 2013. “Networks and Kinship: Formal Models of Alliance, Descent, and Inheritance in a Pakistani Punjabi Village.” Social Science Computer Review
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, 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
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