The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense

Author: Robert J. Burrowes
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791425879
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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.

Nonviolent Struggle

Author: Sharon Erickson Nepstad
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190268573
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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.

Strategic Nonviolent Conflict

Author: Peter Ackerman
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780275939168
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Nonviolent action, well planned and implemented, is shown in this lucid, timely, and compelling work to effect dramatic outcomes against opponents utilizing violence. Ackerman and Kruegler recognize that not all nonviolent efforts meet with success and they are careful to stress that a nonviolent approach involves great risks as well as opportunities. It is the effectiveness of the strategies employed which will determine whether those using nonviolent means can prevail against opponents who rely on violence in pursuit of objectives. Twelve principles of strategic nonviolence are established in this book--they serve as a conceptual foundation and enhance the prospects of success in nonviolent campaigns of resistance. The authors also develop six twentieth century examples of nonviolent action from the early Russian Revolution of 1904-1906 through the Solidarity movement in 1980-1981. Each campaign narrative constitutes a fascinating reading experience and illustrates common themes, strategies, and important aspects of behavior on the part of major participants in nonviolent encounters. This is a singularly important book. It offers more than a mere plea for nonviolence. Ackerman and Kruegler provide hard lessons based on important, and often painful, historical efforts: principles to govern the choice and implementation of strategies when nonviolence is the determined response; and insightful analysis to guide assessment and policy. Finally, the authors consider the evolving international situation and relate current themes and policies to the potential inherent in astute and deliberate programs of nonviolence. A work which will focus analysis, impact decision-making, stimulate policy consideration, and invigorate research, this volume will well serve professionals and students in international relations and numerous related fields.

Nonviolence in Political Theory

Author: Iain Atack
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748649670
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By scrutinising the philosophical and theoretical assumptions of proponents of nonviolent political action, for example the role of the state, the rule of law and the nature of social and political power, Ian Atack establishes nonviolence as a credible th

Nonviolent Alternatives for Social Change

Author: Ralph V. Summy
Publisher: EOLSS Publications
ISBN: 1848262205
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Nonviolent Alternatives for Social Change is a component of Encyclopedia of Social Sciences and Humanities in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. This volume gives a comprehensive review on Understanding Nonviolence in Theory and Practice; Ethics and Nonviolence; Countering with Nonviolence; Media Myopia and the power of Nonviolent Social Change; Paths to social change: conventional politics, violence and Non violence; Defending and Reclaiming the Commons Through Nonviolent Struggle; Nonviolent Methods and Effects of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement; Humiliation and Global Terrorism: How to Overcome it Nonviolently. It at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

USA und Europa Perspektiven transatlantischer Sicherheitspolitik und die Frage nach einer Grand Strategy

Author: Stefan Peetz
Publisher: Diplomarbeiten Agentur
ISBN: 3863410513
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Zu Beginn der zweiten Dekade des 21. Jahrhunderts steht die internationale Gemeinschaft vor einer Reihe von sicherheitspolitischen Herausforderungen: der Nahost-Konflikt schwelt weiter ungelöst vor sich hin, Nordkorea droht der Welt mit der Atombombe, die organisierte Kriminalität breitet sich zunehmend aus. Vor diesem Hintergrund will das vorliegende Buch zwei zentrale Konfliktherde näher untersuchen, die im Zentrum des transatlantischen Sicherheitsdiskurses stehen: Es geht zum einen um die Situation in Afghanistan, wo seit 2001 Krieg herrscht und von Frieden und Stabilität gegenwärtig keine Rede sein kann. Täglich sind Anschläge auf alliierte Soldaten ebenso zu registrieren wie tote Zivilisten. Die Lage in Afghanistan macht deutlich, dass es neuer Impulse im transatlantischen Sicherheitsdiskurs bedarf. Dies trifft auch auf das Verhältnis Amerikas und Europas gegenüber dem Iran zu. Zwar betont das iranische Regime stets, das Atomprogramm diene lediglich der friedlichen Energiegewinnung, doch Rhetorik und Auftreten der iranischen Führungsschicht, vor allem gegenüber Israel, erhärten den Verdacht der internationalen Gemeinschaft, dass der Iran nach der Atombombe strebt. Das vorliegende Buch untersucht die Perspektiven transatlantischer Sicherheitspolitik anhand dieser beiden Fallbeispiele und arbeitet dabei Kooperations- und Konfliktpotenziale zwischen den USA und Europa heraus. Ausgehend von dieser Analyse soll zudem die Frage nach einer Grand Strategy gestellt werden. Darunter soll eine Strategie verstanden werden, die über den rein militärischen Ansatz deutlich hinausgeht und vielmehr versucht, ziviles Engagement der transatlantischen Partner strategisch zu bündeln.