Waging Nonviolent Struggle: 20th Century Practice and 21st Century Potential

Waging Nonviolent Struggle: 20th Century Practice and 21st Century Potential

by Gene Sharp
     
 

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A long-time advocate and scholar of nonviolent struggle, Sharp (emeritus, political science, U. of Massachusetts-Dartmouth) views this volume as a "contribution to the deliberate refinement and development of nonviolent struggle," particularly emphasizing the role of strategic planning in increasing its effectiveness. He begins with a discussion of the relationship of…  See more details below

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A long-time advocate and scholar of nonviolent struggle, Sharp (emeritus, political science, U. of Massachusetts-Dartmouth) views this volume as a "contribution to the deliberate refinement and development of nonviolent struggle," particularly emphasizing the role of strategic planning in increasing its effectiveness. He begins with a discussion of the relationship of nonviolent struggle to political power, before presenting 23 case studies (most penned by colleagues) of "improvised" nonviolent campaigns in the 20th century selected on the basis of types of actions employed. After the case studies he analyzes the dynamics of how nonviolent struggle operates and offers guidelines on how strategic planning can use lessons from the improvised campaigns of the past in order to carefully plan strategic campaigns for greater effectiveness. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875581613
Publisher:
Porter Sargent Handbooks
Publication date:
03/30/2005
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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