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Author Vinthagen, Stellan, author.

Title A theory of nonviolent action : how civil resistance works / Stellan Vinthagen.

Published London : Zed Books, c2015.


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 UniM Bail  303.61 VINT    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 400 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (pages 369-387) and index.
Contents Introduction: the practice of nonviolent action -- Nonviolent actions studies -- The concept of nonviolence -- The rationality of nonviolent action -- Nonviolent "dialogue facilitation" -- Nonviolent "power breaking" -- Nonviolent "utopian enactment" -- Nonviolent "normative regulation" -- A theory of nonviolent action -- Appendix: the philosophy of Gandhi.
Summary "In this ground-breaking and much-needed book, Stellan Vinthagen provides the first major systematic attempt to develop a theory of nonviolent action since Gene Sharp's seminal "The Politics of Nonviolent Action" in 1973. Employing a rich collection of historical and contemporary social movements as examples -- from the civil rights movement in America to anti-Apartheid protesters in South Africa to Gandhi and his followers in India -- and addressing core theoretical issues in an innovative, penetrating way, Vinthagen argues for a repertoire of nonviolence that combines resistance and construction." -- back cover.
Subject Nonviolence.
Civil disobedience.
Passive resistance.
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