A Theory of Nonviolent Action: How Civil Resistance Works

A Theory of Nonviolent Action: How Civil Resistance Works

Stellan Vinthagen


In this ground-breaking and much-needed ebook, Stellan Vinthagen offers the 1st significant systematic try to enhance a thought of nonviolent motion when you consider that Gene Sharp's seminal The Politics of Nonviolent Action in 1973.
making use of a wealthy selection of old and modern social events from a variety of components of the realm as examples—from the civil rights stream in the United States to anti-Apartheid protestors in South Africa to Gandhi and his fans in India—and addressing center theoretical matters pertaining to nonviolent motion in an leading edge, penetrating method, Vinthagen argues for a repertoire of nonviolence that mixes resistance and development. opposite to past examine, this repertoire—consisting of discussion facilitation, normative law, energy breaking and utopian enactment—is proven to be either multidimensional and contradictory, developing tricky contradictions inside of nonviolence, whereas concurrently offering its artistic and transformative force.

an enormous contribution to the field, A conception of Nonviolent Action is crucial for someone concerned with nonviolent motion who desires to take into consideration what they're doing.

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