Force More Powerful: A Century of Non-Violent Conflict
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Force More Powerful: A Century of Non-Violent Conflict

by Peter Ackerman, Jack DuVall
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312240503

ISBN-13: 9780312240509

Pub. Date: 10/05/2001

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

This nationally-acclaimed book shows how popular movements used nonviolent action to overthrow dictators, obstruct military invaders and secure human rights in country after country, over the past century. Peter Ackerman and Jack DuVall depict how nonviolent sanctions--such as protests, strikes and boycotts--separate brutal regimes from their means of control. They

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This nationally-acclaimed book shows how popular movements used nonviolent action to overthrow dictators, obstruct military invaders and secure human rights in country after country, over the past century. Peter Ackerman and Jack DuVall depict how nonviolent sanctions--such as protests, strikes and boycotts--separate brutal regimes from their means of control. They tell inside stories--how Danes outmaneuvered the Nazis, Solidarity defeated Polish communism, and mass action removed a Chilean dictator--and also how nonviolent power is changing the world today, from Burma to Serbia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312240509
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/05/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
709,750
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.49(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Movement to Power
• Russia, 1905: The People Strike
• India: Movement for Self-Rule
• Poland: Power from Solidarity
Part II: Resistance to Terror
• The Ruhrkampf, 1923: Resisting Invaders
• Denmark, the Netherlands, the Rosenstrasse: Resisting the Nazis
• El Salvador, 1944: Removing the General
• Argentina and Chile: Resisting Repression
Part III: Campaigns for Rights
• The American South: Campaign for Civil Rights
• South Africa: Campaign Against Apartheid
• The Philippines: Restoring Democracy
• The Intifada: Campaign for a Homeland
• China, Eastern Europe, Mongolia: The Democratic Tide
Part IV: Violence and Power
• The Mythology of Violence
• The New World of Power
• Victory without Violence

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