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Resilient Communities

Resilient Communities
Non-Violence and Civilian Agency in Communal War

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  • Publication planned for: September 2018
  • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2018
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108471114

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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, the book shows how civilians responded to local conflict dynamics very differently, evading, supporting, or collectively resisting armed groups. Combining evidence collected from more than 300 interviews with residents, community leaders and former fighters, local scholarly work (in Indonesian) and local newspaper-based event data analysis, the 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.

    • Offers an in-depth analysis of non-violent communities and resilience building during communal conflict in Indonesia and Nigeria
    • Develops a concept of communal war and offers a typology for analyzing its patterns of violence and its social processes of escalation
    • Will inform scholars and students in comparative politics and conflict studies working on communal conflict, civil war, and peacebuilding, and practitioners who work on atrocity prevention and civilian protection, about civilian coping strategies and social resilience
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    • Publication planned for: September 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108471114
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 6 b/w illus. 5 maps 5 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2018
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Communal war
    2. Resilient communities
    3. Fieldwork in the context of communal conflicts
    4. Indonesia: from gang fight to 'religious war' in Ambon, Maluku Province
    5. (Non)-violence and civilian agency in Ambon, Indonesia
    6. Nigeria: a deadly conflict cycle in Jos, Plateau State
    7. (Non)-violence and civilian agency in Jos, Nigeria
    Conclusion.

  • Author

    Jana Krause, Universiteit van Amsterdam
    Jana Krause is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Universiteit van Amsterdam.

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