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Civil Action and the Dynamics of Violence

Deborah Avant, Marie Berry, Erica Chenoweth, Rachel Epstein, Cullen Hendrix, Oliver Kaplan, and Timothy Sisk

Abstract

Many view civil wars as violent contests between armed combatants. But history shows that community groups, businesses, NGOs, local governments, and even armed groups can respond to war by engaging in civil action. Characterized by a reluctance to resort to violence and a willingness to show enough respect to engage with others, civil action can slow, delay, or prevent violent escalations. This volume explores how people in conflict environments engage in civil action, and the ways such action has affected violence dynamics in Syria, Peru, Kenya, Northern Ireland, Mexico, Bosnia, Afghanistan, ... More

Keywords: Civil action, civil war, civil resistance, peaceful protest, anti-violence, community organizing, violence dynamics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190056896
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190056896.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah Avant, editor
Professor of International Politics, University of Denver

Marie Berry, editor
Assistant Professor of International Politics, University of Denver

Erica Chenoweth, editor
Professor of Government, Kennedy School, Harvard University

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Contents

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1 Introduction

Deborah Avant, Marie E. Berry, Erica Chenoweth, Rachel Epstein, Cullen Hendrix, Oliver Kaplan, and Timothy Sisk

Part I Civil Action and Maintaining Relationships

3 Staging Peace

Steven T. Zech

4 Northern Kenya

Fletcher D. Cox

Part II Civil Action and Levels of Local Violence

6 Doing Business amid Criminal Violence

Sandra Ley and Magdalena Guzmán

Part III Civil Action and the Resolution of Violent Conflict

11 Conclusion

Deborah Avant, Erica Chenoweth, Rachel Epstein, and Cullen Hendrix

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