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Civil resistance and power politics : the experience of non-violent action from Gandhi to the present

Author: Adam Roberts; Timothy Garton Ash
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, cop. 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk ed. with new foreword and minor correctionsView all editions and formats
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From Gandhi to Martin Luther King, Tiananmen Square to the Orange Revolution, non-violent action against the forces of oppression has played a key role in world history. This book tells the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Roberts; Timothy Garton Ash
ISBN: 9780199691456 0199691452
OCLC Number: 758617108
Notes: Originally published as hardback: 2009.
Description: XXV, 407 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword on the Arab Spring ; Preface ; Acknowledgements ; Contents ; List of Illustrations ; List of Contributors ; List of Initial Questions ; 1. Civil Resistance and Power Politics ; 2. People Power and Protest: The Literature on Civil Resistance in Historical Context ; 3. Gandhi and Civil Resistance in India, 1917-47: Key Issues ; 4. The US Civil Rights Movement: Power from Below and Above, 1945-70 ; 5. The Interplay of Non-violent and Violent Action in Northern Ireland, 1967-72 ; 6. The Dialectics of Empire: Soviet Leaders and the Challenge of Civil Resistance in East-Central Europe, 1968-91 ; 7. Civil Resistance in Czechoslovakia: From Soviet Invasion to 'Velvet Revolution', 1968-89 ; 8. Towards 'Self-Limiting Revolution': Poland, 1970-89 ; 9. Portugal: 'The Revolution of the Carnations', 1974-75 ; 10. Mass Protests in the Iranian Revolution, 1977-79 ; 11. 'People Power' in the Philippines, 1983-86 ; 12. Political Mass Mobilization against Authoritarian Rule: Pinochet's Chile, 1983-88 ; 13. The Interplay of Non-violent and Violent Action in the Movement against Apartheid in South Africa, 1983-94 ; 14. The Intersection of Ethnic Nationalism and People Power Tactics in the Baltic States, 1987-91 ; 15. The 1989 Demonstrations in Tiananmen Square and Beyond: Echoes of Gandhi ; 16. Civil Resistance and Civil Society: Lessons from the Collapse of the German Democratic Republic in 1989 ; 17. The Limits of Prudence: Civil Resistance in Kosovo, 1990-98 ; 18. Civil Society versus Slobodan Milosevic: Serbia, 1991-2000 ; 19. Georgia's 'Rose Revolution' of 2003: A Forceful Peace ; 20. Ukraine's 'Orange Revolution' of 2004: The Paradoxes of Negotiation ; 21. The Moment of the Monks: Burma, 2007 ; 22. A Century of Civil Resistance: Some Lessons and Questions
Responsibility: edited by Adam Roberts and Timothy Garton Ash.

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