Krause, Jana. 2018. Resilient Communities: Non-Violence and Civilian Agency in Communal War. Cambridge University Press.
- 2019 Lee Ann Fujii Award for Innovation in the Interpretive Study of Political Violence, Interpretive Methodologies and Methods (IMM) Section of the American Political Science Association, sponsored by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group
- 2019 Finalist, Conflict Research Society Book of the Year Award
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RESILIENT COMMUNITIES focuses on civilian agency and mobilization ‘from below’ and explains violence and non-violence in communal wars in eastern Indonesia (Ambon/Maluku Province) and central Nigeria (Jos/Plateau State). The book makes two major contributions to the study of political violence, resilience, and peacebuilding. First, it develops a typology for the analysis of communal conflicts and their escalation and defines communal wars. Second, the book offer a comparative analysis of vulnerable communities in conflict zones and their (un)successful prevention efforts. It demonstrates how under courageous leadership resilient communities can emerge that adapt to changing conflict zones and collectively prevent killings. The book’s systematic analysis of communal violence, (non-)escalation, and social resilience has important implications for the study of civilian agency, civilian protection, and local peacebuilding.
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‘This is an excellent book: precisely the kind of detailed, field-based analysis needed for a deeper understanding of the nature and dynamics of communal conflict. The book sheds an important light on the ways in which populations and communities caught up in war adapt and respond to the exceptional circumstances in which they find themselves. Krause has made an important contribution to the field.’
Mats Berdal – King’s College London