Download e-book for iPad: A Theory of Nonviolent Action: How Civil Resistance Works by Stellan Vinthagen

By Stellan Vinthagen

ISBN-10: 178032054X

ISBN-13: 9781780320540

ISBN-10: 1780325150

ISBN-13: 9781780325156

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

Employing a wealthy choice of old and modern social activities from numerous elements of the realm as examples - from the civil rights circulation in the US to anti-Apartheid protestors in South Africa to Gandhi and his fans in India - and addressing center theoretical concerns bearing on nonviolent motion in an cutting edge, penetrating method, Vinthagen argues for a repertoire of nonviolence that mixes resistance and development. opposite to prior learn, this repertoire - which include discussion facilitation, normative legislation, energy breaking and utopian enactment - is proven to be either multidimensional and contradictory, developing tricky contradictions inside of nonviolence, whereas at the same time supplying its inventive and transformative force.

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

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