A Theory of Nonviolent Action

A Theory of Nonviolent Action

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.

Author: Stellan Vinthagen

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781780320533

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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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 from various parts of the world as examples - from the civil rights movement in America to anti-Apartheid protestors in South Africa to Gandhi and his followers in India - and addressing core theoretical issues concerning nonviolent action in an innovative, penetrating way, Vinthagen argues for a repertoire of nonviolence that combines resistance and construction. Contrary to earlier research, this repertoire - consisting of dialogue facilitation, normative regulation, power breaking and utopian enactment - is shown to be both multidimensional and contradictory, creating difficult contradictions within nonviolence, while simultaneously providing its creative and transformative force. An important contribution in the field, A Theory of Nonviolent Action is essential for anyone involved with nonviolent action who wants to think about what they are doing.
Categories: Social Science

Nonviolence in Political Theory

Nonviolence in Political Theory

Ian Atack identifies the contribution of nonviolence to political theory through connecting central characteristics of nonviolent action to fundamental debates about the role of power and violence in politics.

Author: Iain Atack

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748633791

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Develops a coherent theory of nonviolent political action in the context of Western political theory. Ian Atack identifies the contribution of nonviolence to political theory through connecting central characteristics of nonviolent action to fundamental debates about the role of power and violence in politics. This in turn provides a platform for going beyond historical and strategic accounts of nonviolence to a deeper understanding of its transformative potential.From Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King to toppled communist regimes in Eastern Europe and pro-democracy movements in Serbia, Georgia and Ukraine, nonviolent action has played a significant role in achieving social and political change in the last century. The Arab Spring revolutions, particularly those in Tunisia and Egypt, and the Occupy movement in the US and UK demonstrate that nonviolence continues to be a vital feature of many campaigns for democracy, human rights and social justice.
Categories: Political Science

Nonviolent Action

Nonviolent Action

This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.

Author: Ronald M. McCarthy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0815315775

Category: Social Science

Page: 720

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This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.
Categories: Social Science

The Politics of Nonviolent Action Power and struggle

The Politics of Nonviolent Action  Power and struggle

Tre Binds værk, der beskriver og forklarer ikke-voldelige handlinger og aktioner.

Author: Gene Sharp

Publisher: Porter Sargent Publishers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004526112

Category: Government, Resistance to

Page: 902

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Tre Binds værk, der beskriver og forklarer ikke-voldelige handlinger og aktioner. I bind I Power and Struggle undersøges den politiske magt og hvordan den opstår og hvordan den kan undermineres bl.a. ved at anvende ikke-vold. Udg. 1973.:105 s.:not.fig.
Categories: Government, Resistance to

People Power

People Power

Author: David H. Albert

Publisher: New Society Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040186483

Category: Nonviolence

Page: 64

View: 520

Categories: Nonviolence

The Politics of Nonviolent Action

The Politics of Nonviolent Action

Author: Gene Sharp

Publisher: Boston : P. Sargent Publisher

ISBN: STANFORD:36105036138449

Category: Government, Resistance to

Page: 902

View: 891

Categories: Government, Resistance to

The Sociological Mechanisms of Non violent Action

The Sociological Mechanisms of Non violent Action

This paper is an attempt to present a theory of nonviolent action and not to plead
its cause , although the author is a pacifist and pleads the cause on other
occasions . If the author has not attained " complete objectivity " he at least
understands ...

Author: George Lakey

Publisher: Oakville, Ont. : Canadian Peace Research Institute

ISBN: IND:39000000676630

Category: Non-violence

Page: 104

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Categories: Non-violence

Nonviolent Struggle

Nonviolent Struggle

The book draws on a vast array of historical examples, including the U.S. civil rights movement, the Indonesian uprising against President Suharto, the French Huguenot resistance during World War II, and Cesar Chavez's United Farm Workers.

Author: Sharon Erickson Nepstad

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190268565

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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From Gandhi's movement to win Indian independence to the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, an expanding number of citizens have used nonviolent action to win political goals. While such events have captured the public imagination, they have also generated a new surge of scholarly interest in the field of nonviolence and civil resistance studies. Although researchers have produced new empirical data, theories, and insights into the phenomenon of nonviolent struggle, the field is still quite unfamiliar to many students and scholars. In Nonviolent Struggle: Theories, Strategies, and Dynamics, sociologist Sharon Nepstad provides a succinct introduction to the field of civil resistance studies, detailing its genesis, key concepts and debates, and a summary of empirical findings. Nepstad depicts the strategies and dynamics at play in nonviolent struggles, and analyzes the factors that shape the trajectory and outcome of civil resistance movements. The book draws on a vast array of historical examples, including the U.S. civil rights movement, the Indonesian uprising against President Suharto, the French Huguenot resistance during World War II, and Cesar Chavez's United Farm Workers. Nepstad describes both principled and pragmatic nonviolent traditions and explains various categories of nonviolent action, concluding with an assessment of areas for future research. A comprehensive treatment of the philosophy and strategy of nonviolent resistance, Nonviolent Struggle is essential reading for students, scholars, and anyone with a general interest in peace studies and social change.
Categories: Social Science

Win Peace and Freedom Thru Nonviolent Action

Win Peace and Freedom Thru Nonviolent Action

In the theoretical section of his book , he presents a theory of the nature of
political power and a theory of nonviolence . He reasons that people obey
authority from habit , fear of sanction , moral obligation , self - interest , and
psychological ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015073784889

Category: Pacifism

Page:

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Categories: Pacifism

Strategy of Nonviolent Defense The

Strategy of Nonviolent Defense  The

The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense answers this question in the affirmative by first defining the notion of “social cosmology”—the four mutually reinforcing features that determine the character of any society.

Author: Robert J. Burrowes

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791498088

Category: Political Science

Page: 367

View: 647

Addresses the question of whether nonviolent defense can be an effective strategy against military violence. Drawing from the strategic theory of Carl von Clausewitz, the nonviolence of Mahatma Gandhi, and recent human needs and conflict theory, Burrowes develops a new strategic theory of nonviolent defense.
Categories: Political Science

Understanding Nonviolence

Understanding Nonviolence

Understanding Nonviolence: Contours and Contexts is the first book to offer a comprehensive introduction to nonviolence in theory and practice.

Author: Maia Carter Hallward

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509502813

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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The use of nonviolent action is on the rise. From the Occupy Movement to the Arab Spring and mass protests on the streets of Brazil, activists across the world are increasingly using unarmed tactics to challenge oppressive, corrupt and unjust systems. But what exactly do we mean by nonviolence? How is it deployed and to what effect? Do nonviolent campaigns with political motivations differ from those driven by primarily economic concerns? What are the limits and opportunities for activists engaging in nonviolent action today? Is the growing number of nonviolence protests indicative of a new type of twenty-first century struggle or is it simply a passing trend? Understanding Nonviolence: Contours and Contexts is the first book to offer a comprehensive introduction to nonviolence in theory and practice. Combining insightful analysis of key theoretical debates with fresh perspectives on contemporary and historical case studies, it explores the varied approaches, aims, and trajectories of nonviolent campaigns from Gandhi to the present day. With cutting-edge contributions from leading scholars and practitioners in the field, this accessible and lively book will be essential reading for activists, students and teachers of contentious politics, international security, and peace and conflict studies.
Categories: Political Science

Nonviolent Action

Nonviolent Action

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Ronald M. McCarthy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135067533

Category: History

Page: 758

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: History

The Effect of Branding on the Success Or Failure of Nonviolent Mass Movements Case Studies of the Civil Rights Movement Montgomery Bus Boycott and Martin Luther King Jr and Occupy Wall Street

The Effect of Branding on the Success Or Failure of Nonviolent Mass Movements   Case Studies of the Civil Rights Movement  Montgomery Bus Boycott and Martin Luther King  Jr    and Occupy Wall Street

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION * Primary Research Question * Secondary Research Questions * Assumptions * Definitions * Limitations * Delimitations * Conclusions * CHAPTER 2 LITERATURE REVIEW * Development of Nonviolent Resistance Theory * Morality ...

Author: U. S. Military

Publisher:

ISBN: 1981068805

Category:

Page: 99

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The study critically analyzes the relationship between a nonviolent mass movement's ability to create and manage a favorable image and the movement's success or failure. Movements create and manage their brand image through the process of presenting a positive image of the organization and its message to key target audiences and the management of that brand image through discipline and coordination. The study begins by describing the evolution of the theory of nonviolent resistance, from pacifism for moral reasons to a doctrine based around information campaigns targeted at key audiences with the aim of achieving success by removing an opponent's support structures through nonviolent mass action. It then describes how commercial advertising theories can be used to describe how mass movements gain and maintain popularity. Two case studies of past nonviolent resistance movements are examined: the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Occupy Wall Street movement. The history, branding efforts, results of the branding efforts, and the relationship between the branding efforts and the movements' success or failure are examined in both case studies. The research concludes that a connection can be seen between the success of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and its successful branding and the failure of the Occupy Wall Street movement and the failure of its branding. This research is also meant to make it clear that nonviolent mass movements are large scale informational campaigns, meant to influence the actions of large numbers of people. This study aims to assist future researchers and practitioners desiring to develop a system for the United States to use nonviolent mass movements to further policy objectives by demonstrating the importance of organizational branding and brand management. However, due to the limited scope of the research, the general link between the success or failure of nonviolent mass movements as a whole and the effectiveness of branding efforts cannot be established with any confidence. CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION * Primary Research Question * Secondary Research Questions * Assumptions * Definitions * Limitations * Delimitations * Conclusions * CHAPTER 2 LITERATURE REVIEW * Development of Nonviolent Resistance Theory * Morality: Tolstoy * Morality Put To an Earthly Purpose: Mahatma Gandhi * Morality and a Process for Victory: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr * Gene Sharp's Theory of Nonviolence Resistance Separation from Moral Theory * The Mechanics of Nonviolent Action * Sharp's Theory of Governmental Power * Sharp's Theory of Nonviolent Change * Tactics of Nonviolent Mass Movements * Leadership and Strategy of Nonviolent Mass Movements * Strategic Communication * Nonviolent Theorists on Branding of Mass Movements * Business Branding Theory as it Relates to Mass Movements * Advertising Theory and Nonviolent Mass Movements * Hierarchy of Effects Model * Credibility Theory * Public Relations During the 1982 Tylenol Murders * Conclusion * CHAPTER 3 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY * Research Questions * Method for Analysis * Campaigns Studied * Reasons for Choosing Campaigns * Causal Relationships * Branding Efforts * Definitions of Successful and Unsuccessful Campaigns * Organization of Thesis * CHAPTER 4 THE MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT * Situation in Montgomery * Fragmentation of the African American Community * Early Civil Rights Movement * Montgomery Bus Boycott * Branding the Movement * Use of Reporters for Organizational Branding * Branding the Icon * Branding the Leadership * Organizational Branding Enforcement * Organizational Branding Enforcement After Desegregation * Overall branding * CHAPTER 5 OCCUPY WALL STREET * Events Leading to the Occupation * Inception of Occupy Wall Street * Planning for Occupy Wall Street * Beginning of the Occupation and Governance Body * Goals of Occupy Wall Street * Growth of the Movement
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The Nonviolence Handbook

The Nonviolence Handbook

Sharing a lifetime's worth of learning and experience by noted peace scholar Michael Nagler, this work distills the practice and theory of nonviolent action into a concise, highly readable manual for thought and action.

Author: Michael N. Nagler

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781626561465

Category: Political Science

Page: 96

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“Nonviolence is not the recourse of the weak but actually calls for an uncommon kind of strength; it is not a refraining from something but the engaging of a positive force,” renowned peace activist Michael Nagler writes. Here he offers a step-by-step guide to creatively using nonviolence to confront any problem and to build change movements capable of restructuring the very bedrock of society. Nagler identifies some specific tactical mistakes made by unsuccessful nonviolent actions such as the Tiananmen Square demonstrations and the Occupy protests and includes stories of successful nonviolent resistance from around the world, including an example from Nazi Germany. And he shows that nonviolence is more than a tactic—it is a way of living that will enrich every area of our lives.
Categories: Political Science