Author: Severine Autesserre
The Frontlines of Peace tells the stories of the ordinary yet extraordinary individuals and organizations that are confronting violence in their communities effectively.
In The Frontlines of Peace, 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,” said a review in goodreads.com.
“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 US, or elsewhere.” said the review.
“At turns surprising, funny, and gut-wrenching, this is the hopeful story of the ordinary yet extraordinary people who have figured out how to build lasting peace in their communities,” said the review.
“The causes of violence, Autesserre reminds us, vary from village to village and from state to state.”