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The frontlines of peace : an insider's guide to changing the world / Séverine Autesserre.

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Guilford Smith Library - South Windham 327.1/72 Autesserre (Text to phone) 24059034050433 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword -- Preface : war, hope, and peace -- Peace possible -- Island of peace -- Role models -- Peace, inc. -- Insiders and outsiders -- Designed intervention -- The new peace manifesto -- Peace by piece -- Recasting roles -- The home front.
Summary, etc.:
"The word "peacebuilding" evokes a story we've all heard over and over: violence breaks out, foreign nations are scandalized, peacekeepers and million-dollar donors come rushing in, warring parties sign a peace agreement and, sadly, within months the situation is back to where it started--sometimes worse. But what strategies have worked to build lasting peace in conflict zones, particularly for ordinary citizens on the ground? And why should other ordinary citizens, thousands of miles away, care? In The Frontlines of Peace, Severine Autesserre, award-winning researcher and peacebuilder, examines the well-intentioned but inherently flawed peace industry. With examples drawn from across the globe, she reveals that peace can grow in the most unlikely circumstances. Contrary to what most politicians preach, building peace doesn't require billions in aid or massive international interventions. Real, lasting peace requires giving power to local citizens. The Frontlines of Peace tells the stories of the ordinary yet extraordinary individuals and organizations that are confronting violence in their communities effectively. One thing is clear: successful examples of peacebuilding around the world, in countries at war or at peace, have involved innovative grassroots initiatives led by local people, at times supported by foreigners, often employing methods shunned by the international elite. By narrating success stories of this kind, Autesserre shows the radical changes we must take in our approach if we hope to build lasting peace around us--whether we live in Congo, the United States, or elsewhere"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Peace > Citizen participation.
Peace-building.
Peaceful change (International relations)

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