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Nonviolent revolutions : civil resistance in the late 20th century

Author: Sharon Erickson Nepstad
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Series: Oxford studies in culture & politics.
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In the spring of 1989, Chinese workers and students captured global attention as they occupied Tiananmen Square, demanded political change, and then experienced a tragic crackdown at the hands of the Chinese army. Months later, East German civilians rose up nonviolently, bringing down the Berlin Wall and dismantling their regime. Although both movements used the tactics of civil resistance, their outcomes were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Erickson Nepstad
ISBN: 9780199778201 0199778205 9780199778218 0199778213
OCLC Number: 707267312
Description: xviii, 178 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Nonviolent power and revolutionary change --
Nonviolent revolts against socialist regimes --
The Tiananmen tragedy and the failed uprising in China --
The collapse of the East German State --
Nonviolent revolts against military regimes --
Panama's struggle for democracy --
Ousting General Pinochet --
Nonviolent revolts against personal dictatorships --
Kenya'sstruggle against the Moi dictatorship --
The Philippines' "bloodless revolution" --
Conclusion : how civil resistance works.
Series Title: Oxford studies in culture & politics.
Other Titles: Civil resistance in the late 20th century
Responsibility: Sharon Erickson Nepstad.

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In Nonviolent Revolutions, Sharon Erickson Nepstad analyzes civilian insurrections in China, East Germany, Panama, Chile, Kenya, and the Philippines.  Read more...

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The book makes a contribution to the debate on the effectiveness of various forms of non-violent strategies, which not only social scientists but also activists and policymakers should find Read more...

 
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