Announcement - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

New Book by Former ISP Research Fellow Peter Krause on National Movements

| June 21, 2017

Former ISP (International Security Program) Research Fellow Peter Krause has published a book with Cornell University Press (2017), Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win, as part of the Cornell Studies in Security Affairs series.Rebel Power cover

Many of the world's states—from Algeria to Ireland to the United States—are the result of robust national movements that achieved independence. Many other national movements have failed in their attempts to achieve statehood, including the Basques, the Kurds, and the Palestinians. In Rebel Power, Krause offers a powerful new theory to explain this variation focusing on the internal balance of power among nationalist groups, who cooperate with each other to establish a new state while simultaneously competing to lead it.

Krause conducted the research for this book during his second ISP research fellowship in 2014–2015. He was previously an ISP research fellow in 2010–2011. He is currently assistant professor of political science at Boston College and a research affiliate of the MIT Security Studies Program.

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For Academic Citation: Lynch, Susan.“New Book by Former ISP Research Fellow Peter Krause on National Movements.” Announcement, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, June 21, 2017.

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