Other, pp.508-510, 2020
Wars create irreparable damage. In wars, people lose their loved ones and go through unimaginable physical and psychological suffering. The destructive effects of wars are incontestable. However, times of war can also be periods when windows for considerable legal, political and socio-economic changes are opened. A momentum for an intervention in social, political and economic structures occurs in these periods. In War, Women, and Power: From Violence to Mobilization in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Marie E. Berry argues that these points of momentum offer the opportunity for women to mobilize in novel and eclectic ways (p.153). Berry’s book contains concise arguments and is written in very clear language. The organization of the chapters and the use of figures, which summarize the arguments and discussions, make this book an easy-to-follow read.