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The Frontlines of Peace: An Insider's Guide to Changing the World

Séverine Autesserre


The Frontlines of Peace tells the stories of the ordinary yet extraordinary individuals and communities that have found effective ways to confront violence. Drawing on twenty years of work in peacebuilding, including in-depth research in twelve conflict zones around the world as well as comparisons with social initiatives in North America and Europe, it shows that peace can grow in the most unlikely circumstances, with the help of the most unlikely heroes. The book opens our eyes to the well-intentioned but systematically flawed peace industry, shedding light on how typical aid interventions h ... More

Keywords: peacebuilding, peacekeeping, war, violence, peace, conflict resolution, local, grassroots, humanitarian intervention, Congo

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197530351
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197530351.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Séverine Autesserre, author
Professor of Political Science, Barnard College, Columbia University

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