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Resilient Communities

Non-Violence and Civilian Agency in Communal War

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In Resilient Communities, Jana Krause focuses on civilian agency and mobilization 'from below' and explains violence and non-violence in communal wars. Drawing on extensive field research on ethno-religious conflicts in Ambon/Maluku Province in eastern Indonesia and Jos/Plateau State in central Nigeria, this book shows how civilians responded to local conflict dynamics very differently, evading, supporting, or collectively resisting armed groups. Combining evidence collected from more than 200 interviews with residents, community leaders, and former fighters, local scholarly work (in Indonesian), and local newspaper-based event data analysis, this book explains civilian mobilization, militia formation, and conflict escalation. The book's comparison of vulnerable mixed communities and (un)successful prevention efforts demonstrates how under courageous leadership resilient communities can emerge that adapt to changing conflict zones and collectively prevent killings. By developing the concepts of communal war and social resilience, Krause extends our understanding of local violence, (non-)escalation, and implications for prevention.

Product code: 9781108471114

ISBN 9781108471114
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H235xW156xS20
No. Of Pages 306
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Resilient Communities focuses on civilian agency and mobilization 'from below' and explains violence and non-violence in communal wars. Krause draws on extensive field research on ethno-religious conflict in Indonesia and Nigeria and offers a comparative analysis of (un)successful local peace and resilience building in vulnerable mixed communities.