Nonviolent Action: A Research Guide

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Taylor & Francis, 1997 - 720 páginas
This comprehensive guide to research, sources, and theories about nonviolent action as a technique of struggle in social and political conficts discusses the methods and techniques used by groups in various encounters. Although violence and its causes have received a great deal of attention, nonviolent action has not received its due as an international phenomenon with a long history. An introduction that explains the theories and research used in the study provides a practical guide to this essential bibliography of English-language sources. The first part of the book covers case-study materials divided by region and subdivided by country. Within each country, materials are arranged chronologically and topically. The second major part examines the methods and theory of nonviolent action, principled nonviolence, and several closely related areas in social science, such as conflict analysis and social movements. The book is indexed by author and subject.
 

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South Africa
15
North Africa and the Middle East
46
The Americas
65
Canada and the United States
91
United States of America
102
Movement 17651775
110
to World War II
145
Labor
155
Germany
384
Great Britain
399
Hungary
420
Ireland Northern
431
Italy
439
Poland
447
Studies of Nonviolent Action and Related Fields
491
Methods of Political Noncooperation
528

Struggle for Desegregation and Civil Rights
191
Other Movements and Conflicts Since 1960
228
Asia and the Pacific
245
After 1948
256
India
264
Civil Disobedience 19281933
283
Mohandas K Gandhi 18691948
290
New Zealand Aotearoa
332
Europe
349
Methods of Nonviolent Intervention
541
Pacifism Principle and War
584
Theory and Research on Conflict Power
595
Political Violence
615
Collective Action
630
Subject Index 655 690
655
Author Index
690
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Gene Elmer Sharp was born in North Baltimore, Ohio on January 21, 1928. He received a bachelor's degree in social science and a master's degree in sociology from Ohio State University and a doctorate from Oxford University. During the Korean War, rather than declaring himself a conscientious objector, he refused to cooperate with his draft board because he opposed conscription altogether. He was sentenced to two years in prison for draft dodging, but only served nine months. His strategy of peaceful resistance inspired velvet revolutions that toppled dictators on four continents. He created a list of 198 nonviolent weapons of protest and noncooperation to disrupt or even paralyze oppressive authorities including boycotts, mock funerals, hunger strikes, and Lysistratic nonaction. In 1983, he founded the Albert Einstein Institution to promote indigenous regime change that does not invite violent retaliation. He also taught political science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and was a researcher at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. His first book, Gandhi Wields the Weapon of Moral Power: Three Case Studies, was published in 1960. He wrote over 30 books including The Politics of Nonviolent Action: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation and Civilian-Based Defense: A Post-Military Weapons System. He died on January 28, 2018 at the age of 90.

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