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Jones, B. (2023). The Transitional Justice Citizen: From Justice Receiver to Justice Seeker. Edward Elgar. Read a blog post on the process of writng the book hereLink opens in a new window.

Jones, B. and Luhe, U. eds. (2021). Knowledge for Peace: Transitional Justice and the Politics of Knowledge in Theory and Practice. Edward Elgar. Read the open access book hereLink opens in a new window. Read a review here.Link opens in a new window

Jones, B. and Bernath, J. eds. (2017). Resistance and Transitional Justice. Routledge. Read a review hereLink opens in a new window.

Palmer, N., Clark, P. and Granville, D. eds. (2012). Critical Perspectives in Transitional Justice. Intersentia. (Jones, B. section editor).

Journal Articles

Squire, V., Àkànle, O., Jones, B., Logo, K. and Porto de Albuquerque, J. (2024) “Engaging Data Literacies in Displacement” Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, forthcoming.

Jones, B., Ott, L., Rauschenbach, M. and Sanchez, C. (2023) Hiding in Plain Sight: Victim Participation in the Search for Disappeared Persons, a Contribution to (procedural) Justice, International Journal of Transitional Justice, DOI: opens in a new window.

Jones, B. and Gordon, E. (2021) Not a Care in the World: an exploration of the personal-professional-political nexus of international development practitioners working in justice and security sector reform, International Feminist Journal of Politics. 23(5): 785-808. DOI: 10.1080/14616742.2021.1894207.

Jones, B. (2021) The Performance and Persistence of Transitional Justice and its Ways of Knowing Atrocity, 56(2): 163-180, Cooperation and Conflict.

Jones, B. and Adou, D.F. (2018) Reading the 'Uncivil' in Civil Society Resistance to Transitional Justice in Cote d'Ivoire, Political Geography 67: 135-144.

Jones, B. (2016) Analysing Resistance to Transitional Justice: What can we Learn from Hybridity?, Conflict and Society 2: 74-86.

Jones, B. and Thomas Brudholm (2016) Introduction: Rethinking Resistance to Transitional Justice, Conflict and Society 2: 68-73. 

Jones, B. and Oliveira, I. (2016) Truth Commission Archives as New Democratic Spaces, Journal of Human Rights Practice. doi:

Jones, B. (2015) Stories of ‘Success’. Narrative, Expertise and Claims to Knowledge, Canadian Journal of Law and Society 30(2): 293-308.

Jones, B. (2014) Ensuring a Political Space for Conflict by Applying Chantal Mouffe to Postwar Reconstruction and Development. Progress in Development Studies 14(3): 249-259.

Jones, B. (2012). Exploring the Politics of Reconciliation through the case of Education Reform in Brčko District, Bosnia-Herzegovina. International Journal of Transitional Justice 6:126-148.

Jones, B. and Lisa Ficklin. (2012). To Walk in their Shoes: Recognising the Expression of Empathy as a Research Reality. Emotion, Space and Society 5:103-112.

Jones, B. (2011). Who does this District Belong to? Contesting, Negotiating and Practicing Conceptions of Citizenship in a Mjesna Zajednica in Brčko District. Transitions 51(1-2): 171-191.

Ficklin, L. and Briony Jones. (2009). Deciphering ‘Voice’ from ‘Words’: Interpreting Translation Practices in the Field. Graduate Journal of Social Science 6(3): 108-130.

Special Issues

Palmer, N., Jones, B. and Viebach, J. (eds.) Ways of Knowing Atrocity: A Methodological Enquiry into the Formulation, Implementation and Assessment of Transitional Justice, Canadian Journal of Law and Society 30(2).

Hamber, B., Kelly, G., Jones, B. Baumgartner, E., Oliveira I., (eds.) (forthcoming) Documentation, Human Rights and Transitional Justice, Journal of Human Rights Practice.

Jones, B. and Brudholm, T. (eds.) (2016) ‘Reflecting on Resistance in Contexts of Transitional Justice’, Special issue of Conflict and Society.

Book Chapters

Jones, B. and Bernath, Julie (2023) 'Resistance and Transitional Justice' in Meierhenrich, J. et al (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Transitional Justice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Luehe, U. and Jones, B. (2021) 'The Politics of Knowledge and an African Transitional Justice: Analysing Africa as a Constitutive Outside' in Charbonneau, B. and Ricard, M. eds. Routledge Handbook of African Peacebuilding. Routledge.

Jones, B. (2021) 'Constructive Resistance and the Importance of Not Knowing in Transitional Justice' in Elcheroth, G. and de Mel, N. (eds.) In The Shadow of Transitional Justice: Cross-National Perspectives on the Transformative Potential of Remembrance. Routledge, open access hereLink opens in a new window.

Jones, B. (2019) ‘Qualitative Data and the Challenges of Interpretation in Transitional Justice Research’ in Creutzfeldt, N; Mason, M. and McConnachie, K. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Socio-Legal Theory and Methods. Routledge.

Jones, B. (2015) Educating Citizens in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Models, Claims and Experiences in Post War Education Reform. Fischer, M. Eds. Twenty Years after Dayton: The Western Balkans between Transitional Justice and Reconciliation. Routledge.

Jones, B., Jeffrey, A. and Jakala, M. (2013). The ‘Transitional Citizen’: Civil Society, Political Agency and Hopes for Transitional Justice in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Simic, O. and Volcic, Z. eds. Civil Society and Transitional Justice in the Balkans. Springer.

Jones, B. (2011). Understanding Responses to Postwar Education Reform in the Multiethnic District of Brčko, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Paulson, J. ed. Education and Reconciliation, Exploring Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations. London/New York: Continuum.

Policy and Practice

Jones, B. and Gordon, E. (2022) 'Caring for Carers in International Organisations: Ensuring Inclusive, Responsive and Effective PeacebuildingLink opens in a new window' DCAF (Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance) Policy Brief in the Opportunity for Women Series.

Jones, B., Josi, C. and Keller, F. (2021) 'Back to the Future? Countering the (Mis-)Use of Memory to Preserve Peace and Security in the OSCE Region'. Report prepared for the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

Gordon, E. and Jones, B. (2021) Building Success in Development and Peacebuilding by Caring for the Carers: A Guide to Research, Policy and Practice to Ensure Effective, Inclusive and Responsive Interventions Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Centre for International Development Methods Lab Toolkit.

Luhe, U. and Jones, B. (2021) Levelling the Playing Field? Operating within the Politics of Knowledge in the Field of Transitional JusticeLink opens in a new window swisspeace policy brief 01/2021.

Jones, B. (ed.) (2018) Knowledge for Peace: Transitional Justice, Knowledge Production and an Agenda for Research. swisspeace working paper 1/2018.

Gabriel, S. and Jones, B. (2016)Dealing with the Past and Conflict Transformation’. swisspeace Essential.

Jones, B. et al (2013) ‘A Conceptual Framework for Dealing with the Past’, swisspeace Essential 3/2013.

Rubli, S and Jones, B. (2013) ‘Archives for a Peaceful Future’. swisspeace Essential 1/2013.

Jones, B., Bernath, J. and Rubli, S. (2013) Reflections on a Research Agenda for Exploring Resistance to Transitional Justice. swisspeace working paper 3/2013. Available at

Clark, P., Harrison, T., Jones, B. and Lydiah Kemunto Bosire. (2009). Justice for Apartheid Crimes: Corporations, States and Human Rights. Oxford Transitional Justice Research.

Jones, B. (2009). Notes from the Field: A Diary of Putting Theory into Practice. Oxford Transitional Justice Research.

Smith B., with Hickey, S. (2007) ‘Social Exclusion, Adverse Incorporation and Chronic Poverty’. Working Paper 86/CPRC Annotated Bibliographies No. 5. Manchester: Chronic Poverty Research Centre. Available at  

Smith, B., with Moore, K. (2006) ‘Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Select Annotated Bibliography with special reference to irreversibilities associated with poor nutrition, health and education’. Working Paper 59/CPRC Annotated Bibliographies No 3. Manchester: Chronic Poverty Research Centre. Available at

Smith B. & Kaitiritimba R. (2005) ‘Calling for Change: Health Rights Advocacy and the Uganda National Health Users’/Consumers’ Organisation. British Medical Journal 331(7519) available at

Book Reviews

Jones, B. (2009) Book Review of Scott Veitch, ed., Law and the Politics of Reconciliation. Public Law October: 863-866.

Smith B. (2005) Book review of Jatrana, S. & Toyota, M. & Yeoh, B.S.A. eds. Migration and Health. Progress in Human Geography, 31: 418-421.