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Religion and war resistance in the plowshares movement

Author: Sharon Erickson Nepstad
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: Cambridge studies in contentious politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the nuclear arms race exploded in the 1980s, a group of U.S. religious pacifists known as the Plowshares movement used radical nonviolence to intervene. Nepstad documents the emergence and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Erickson Nepstad
ISBN: 9780521888929 0521888921 9780521717670 0521717671
OCLC Number: 214307213
Description: pages cm.
Contents: Movement challenges and trajectories --
Historical development of the U.S. plowshares movement --
Tactical legitimation and the theology of resistance --
Sustaining commitment --
Death of a charismatic leader --
Intermittent resistance : the German, Dutch, and Australian plowshares movements --
Internal tensions and implosion : the Swedish plowshares movement --
Witnessing or winning? : the British plowshares movement --
From failed attempts to persistent resistance : understanding divergent movement trajectories --
Appendix A: Survey questionnaire --
Appendix B: list of interviews --
Appendix C: Chronological list of plowshares actions by region.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in contentious politics.
Responsibility: Sharon Erickson Nepstad.

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