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Opting Out of War : Strategies to Prevent Violent Conflict, Paperback / softback Book

Opting Out of War : Strategies to Prevent Violent Conflict Paperback / softback


How do ""ordinary"" people, neither pacifists nor peace activists, come to decide collectively to eschew violent conflict and then develop strategies for maintaining their region as a nonwar area despite myriad pressures to the contrary? Mary Anderson and Marshall Wallace analyse the experiences of thirteen ""nonwar"" communities that made conscious-and effective-choices not to engage in the fighting that surrounded them.

Tracing the steps that these communities took, the strategies that evolved in each setting in response to local circumstances, the authors find lessons, as well, with broader relevance for international efforts to prevent violent conflict.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 185 pages
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
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  • Category: Politics & government
  • ISBN: 9781588268778

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