Resisting War: How Communities Protect Themselves by Oliver Kaplan

By Oliver Kaplan

In civil conflicts around the globe, unarmed civilians take huge, immense dangers to guard themselves and confront seriously armed opponents. this isn't simply counterintuitive - it truly is impressive. during this publication, Oliver Kaplan explores circumstances from Colombia, with extensions to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, and the Philippines, to teach how and why civilians effect armed actors and restrict violence. in keeping with fieldwork and statistical research, the booklet explains how neighborhood social association and solidarity permit either covert and overt nonviolent ideas, together with avoidance, cultures of peace, dispute answer, deception, protest, and negotiation. those 'autonomy' recommendations aid civilians keep their service provider and steer clear of turning into helpless sufferers by way of restricting the inroads of armed groups.

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