In June 2023, a new edited volume titled Unarmed Civilian Protection: A New Paradigm for Human Security is being published by Bristol University Press.
The frequent failure of military or armed interventions to protect civilians is well known. This edited collection provides a comprehensive account of a different, effective paradigm: unarmed civilian protection (UCP).
The principles and methods of UCP have been used for many decades to protect both specific, threatened individuals as well as whole communities. Featuring contributions from around the world, this book brings together a wide range of UCP practices in order to examine their underlying theory and interrelated strategies.
The book provides an important illustration of the contributions UCP can make, while also discussing its limitations and failures.
Featuring chapters by N+ Creating Safer Space members and associates Ellen Furnari, Louise Ridden, Moses Monday John, Beatriz Arias López, Laura Jiménez Ospina, Berit Bliesemann de Guevara, Jeyamurugan Vyappareddiyar, and many other knowledgable authors.