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Nonviolent social movements : a geographical perspective

Author: Stephen Zunes; Lester R Kurtz; Sarah Beth Asher
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Nonviolent Social Movements is the first book to offer a truly global overview of the dramatic growth of popular nonviolent struggles in recent years. From the civil rights movement in the United States, and the "People Power" movement in the Philippines, to the pro-democracy movements of Asia, Latin America, and Europe, nonviolent action has emerged as a key element of political change in recent decades."--BOOK  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Zunes; Lester R Kurtz; Sarah Beth Asher
ISBN: 1577180755 9781577180753 1577180763 9781577180760
OCLC Number: 40753886
Description: xii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Nonviolence and power in the twentieth century / Kenneth E. Boulding --
You can't kill the spirit : women and nonviolent action / Pam McAllister --
Unarmed resistance in the Middle East and North Africa / Stephen Zunes --
Nonviolent resistance in the occupied territories : a critical reevaluation / Souad Dajani --
Grassroots movement in Germany, 1972-1985 / Matthew Lyons --
"We have bare hands" : nonviolent social movements in the Soviet Bloc / Lee Smithey and Lester R. Kurtz --
Origins of people power in the Philippines / Stephen Zunes --
Imagery in the 1992 nonviolent uprising in Thailand / Chaiwat Satha-Anand --
Violent and nonviolent struggle in Burma : is a united strategy workable? / Michael A. Beer --
Ogoni struggle for human rights and a civil society in Nigeria / Joshua Cooper --
Role of nonviolence in the downfall of Apartheid / Stephen Zunes --
Advocating nonviolent direct action in Latin America : the antecedents and emergence of SERPAJ / Ronald Pagnucco and John D. McCarthy --
Brazilian church-state crisis of 1980 : effective nonviolent action in a military dictatorship / Daniel Zirker --
Nonviolent social movements in the United States : a historical overview / Charles Chatfield.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen Zunes, Lester R. Kurtz, and Sarah Beth Asher.
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