Zones of Peace

Zones of Peace

by Landon Hancock
     
 

ISBN-10: 1565492331

ISBN-13: 9781565492332

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: Kumarian Press, Inc.

The notion of having sanctuary from violence or threat has probably existed as long as conflict itself. Whether people seek safety in a designated location, such as a church or hospital or over a regional border, or whether their professions or life situations (doctors, children) allow them, at least in theory, to avoid injury in war, sanctuary has served as a

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The notion of having sanctuary from violence or threat has probably existed as long as conflict itself. Whether people seek safety in a designated location, such as a church or hospital or over a regional border, or whether their professions or life situations (doctors, children) allow them, at least in theory, to avoid injury in war, sanctuary has served as a powerful symbol of non-violence.

The authors of this collection examine sanctuary as it relates to historical and modern conflicts from the Philippines to Colombia and Sudan. They chart the formation and evolution of these varied zones of peace and attempt to arrive at a "theory of sanctuary" that might allow for new and useful peacebuilding strategies.

This book makes a significant contribution to the field of conflict resolution, using case studies to highlight efforts made by local people to achieve safety and democracy amid and following violent civil wars. The authors ground the emerging interest in sanctuary by providing a much needed description of the complexity of these peace zones.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565492332
Publisher:
Kumarian Press, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1) The Theory & Practice of Sanctuary: From Asylia to Local Zones of Peace; 2) The Nature, Structure and Variety of Peace Zones; 3) Zones of Peace in the Philippines; 4) Islands in the Stream: A comparative analysis of zones of peace within Colombia’s civil war; 5) The Rondas Campesinas of Peru; 6) El Salvador’s Post-Conflict Peace Zone; 7) Comparing Sanctuary in the Former Yugoslavia and the Philippines; 8) The Collapse of Peace Zones in Aceh; 9) The Operation Lifeline Sudan Experience; 10) Local Zones of Peace and a Theory of Sanctuary

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