My first book, published by Cambridge University Press in October 2018, focuses on civilian agency and mobilization ‘from below’ and explains violence and non-violence in communal wars in Ambon/Maluku Province in eastern Indonesia and Jos/Plateau State in central Nigeria. 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. My book develops the concepts of communal war and social resilience for a systematic analysis of local violence, (non-)escalation, and implications for conflict prevention and civilian protection.
You can read my book’s introduction here: Krause_Resilient Communities_Excerpt
My book is now available at 20% off on CUP’s website with discount codes RES18 or Krause2018.
– shortlisted for the Conflict Research Society’s (CRS) Book of the Year Award.