Civilian Self-Protection in Armed Conflict
In many conflicts, civilians have had to develop myriad strategies to protect themselves from violence. Peace A. Medie and her co-author, Betcy Jose, seek to understand why civilians select certain self-protection strategies and why the strategies selected succeed, or fail to provide protection from violence. They also probe how micro-level factors, such as local gender norms, structure the behavior of civilians during war and determine their survival. Data collection for this project is ongoing. Peace and Betcy have conducted interviews with Liberian and Ivorian refugees in Ghana and have studied conflict-affected communities in Colombia.
Jose, Betcy and Peace A. Medie. 2015. 'Understanding How and Why Civilians Resort to Self-Protection in Armed Conflict,' International Studies Review 17(4): 515-535.
Jose, Betcy and Peace A. Medie. 2016. 'Civilian Self-Protection and Civilian Targeting in Armed Conflicts: Who Protects Civilians ?,' Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, Oxford University Press.