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A Theory of Nonviolent Action: How Civil Resistance Works by Stellan Vinthagen

By Stellan Vinthagen

In this ground-breaking and much-needed ebook, Stellan Vinthagen offers the 1st significant systematic try to advance a conception of nonviolent motion on the grounds that Gene Sharp's seminal The Politics of Nonviolent motion in 1973.

Employing a wealthy choice of ancient and modern social hobbies from a variety of elements of the area as examples - from the civil rights move in the United States to anti-Apartheid protestors in South Africa to Gandhi and his fans in India - and addressing center theoretical concerns referring to nonviolent motion in an cutting edge, penetrating manner, Vinthagen argues for a repertoire of nonviolence that mixes resistance and building. opposite to previous learn, this repertoire - including discussion facilitation, normative legislation, strength breaking and utopian enactment - is proven to be either multidimensional and contradictory, developing tricky contradictions inside of nonviolence, whereas concurrently delivering its inventive and transformative force.

An very important contribution within the box, A idea of Nonviolent motion is vital for somebody concerned with nonviolent motion who desires to take into consideration what they're doing.

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