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Author Kaplan, Oliver Ross, author
Title Resisting war : how communities protect themselves / Oliver Ross Kaplan
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017
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 人文社會聯圖  HN303.5 .K37 2017    AVAILABLE    30650020072662
 RCHSS Library  HN303.5 K37 2017    AVAILABLE    30560400640741
Descript xx, 374 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-358) and index
"In civil conflicts around the world, unarmed civilians take enormous risks to protect themselves and confront heavily armed combatants. This is not just counterintuitive - it is extraordinary. In this book, Oliver Kaplan explores cases from Colombia, with extensions to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, and the Philippines, to show how and why civilians influence armed actors and limit violence. Based on fieldwork and statistical analysis, the book explains how local social organization and cohesion enable both covert and overt nonviolent strategies, including avoidance, cultures of peace, dispute resolution, deception, protest, and negotiation. These 'autonomy' strategies help civilians retain their agency and avoid becoming helpless victims by limiting the inroads of armed groups"-- Provided by publisher
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: civilian autonomy in civil war; 2. A theory of civilian decision-making in civil war; 3. The history of conflict and local autonomy in Colombia; 4. Living to tell about it: how to study communities in conflict settings; 5. How civilian organizations affect civil war violence; 6. Why some communities are more organized than others; 7. The institution of the ATCC: how local justice procedures protect civilians in civil war; 8. Discovering civilian autonomy in Cundinamarca; 9. Civilian autonomy around the world; 10. Conclusions and policy implications
Subject Community organization -- Colombia
Civilians in war -- Colombia
Civil war -- Protection of civilians -- Colombia
Nonviolence -- Colombia
Colombia -- History -- 1946-1974
Colombia -- History -- 1974-
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