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Waging nonviolent struggle : 20th century practice and 21st century potential

Author: Gene Sharp; Joshua Paulson
Publisher: Boston : Extending Horizons Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Instructs how to strategically plan nonviolent action, a technique of waging conflict that uses protest, noncooperation and intervention. Draws parallels between nonviolent and military strategy. Documents twenty-three cases showing how nonviolent action has been applied to conflicts throughout the world in the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Sharp; Joshua Paulson
ISBN: 9780875581613 0875581617 9780875581620 0875581625
OCLC Number: 57010014
Description: viii, 598 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Author's preface : Learning from a century of nonviolent struggles --
pt. 1: Empowerment by capacity to struggle. Facing acute conflicts --
Tapping the roots of power --
An active technique of struggle --
The methods of nonviolent action --
pt. 2: Improvised nonviolent struggles in the twentieth century. Introduction to the cases --
The Russion revolution of 1905 --
Defense against a military coup, Germany, 1920 --
Indian independence campaign, 1930-1931 --
The Muslim Pashtun movement of the North-West Frontier of India, 1930-1934 / Mohammad Raqib --
Norwegian teachers fight fascism, 1942 --
Saving Jewish husbands from extermination, Berlin, 1943 / Nathan Stoltzfus --
Ousting a Guatemalan dictator, 1944 --
Ending bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, 1955-1956 / Joshua Paulson --
French defense against an army coup, 1961 --
California grape workers' strike and boycott, 1965-1970 / Hardy Merriman --
Czech and Slovak defiance of invasion, 1968 --
African laborers strike, Namibia, 1971-1972 --
Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, Argentina, 1977-1983 ; Poland's self-liberation, 1980-1989 ; School boycotts in South Africa, 1984-1987 ; People power against the Philippine dictator, 1986 ; Burmese defy the military dictators, 1988-1990 ; Uprising and repression in China, 1989 ; The liberation of Czechoslovakia, 1989 / Joshua Paulson --
Latvians restore independence, 1991 --
Blocking the Soviet hard-line coup, 1991 / Joshua Paulson --
Defending democracy in Thailand, 1992 / Christopher A. Miller --
Removing the dictator in Serbia, 1996-2000 / Joshua Paulson --
Assessing these diverse cases --
pt. 3: The dynamics of nonviolent struggle. Introduction to the dynamics --
Laying the groundwork for nonviolent action --
Challenge brings repression --
Solidarity and discipline to fight repression --
Noncooperation and political ju-jitsu --
Four ways success may be achieved --
The redistribution of power --
pt. 4: Shaping the future. Introduction to strategic planning --
Making nonviolent struggle more effective --
First steps in strategic planning --
Some strategic guidelines --
Conducting the struggle --
Applications of nonviolent struggle in the modern world --
Appendix A. Preparing a strategic estimate for nonviolent struggle : based on the works of Robert Helvey --
Appendix B. Glossary --
Appendix C. Preparing translations on nonviolent struggle.
Responsibility: by Gene Sharp ; with the collaboration of Joshua Paulson and the assistance of Christopher A. Miller and Hardy Merriman.
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"Instructs how to strategically plan nonviolent action, a technique of waging conflict that uses protest, noncooperation and intervention. Draws parallels between nonviolent and military strategy. Documents twenty-three cases showing how nonviolent action has been applied to conflicts throughout the world in the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.

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