Glossary of Civil Resistance: A Resource for Study and Translation of Key Terms

Glossary of Civil Resistance: A Resource for Study and Translation of Key Terms

Glossary of Civil Resistance: A Resource for Study and Translation of Key Terms

Glossary of Civil Resistance: A Resource for Study and Translation of Key Terms


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The field of civil resistance is dedicated to understanding how people can fight for rights, freedom, and justice, without the use of violence. This glossary provides definitions and expansive commentary on civil resistance terminology to support sharing of lessons learned and research across different languages. It is designed to help translators, and non-translators will also find value in it. A great deal can be learned about the concepts in the field that underlie each term.

Glossary features: Over 150 key terms defined • Term usage in a sentence • Extensive commentary and Introduction • Links to translations of civil resistance terminology in 31 languages

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943271580
Publisher: International Center on Nonviolent Conflict
Publication date: 02/03/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 184
File size: 566 KB

About the Author

Hardy Merriman is President and CEO of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC). He has worked in the field of civil resistance for over 18 years, presenting at workshops for activists and organizers around the world; speaking widely about civil resistance movements with scholars, journalists, and members of international organizations; and developing resources for practitioners. His writings have been translated into numerous languages. From 2016-2018 he was also an adjunct lecturer at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University). Recently, he co-authored the report Preventing Mass Atrocities: From a Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) to a Right to Assist (RtoA) Campaigns of Civil Resistance. He has also contributed to several books and co-authored two literature reviews on civil resistance. He further co-authored A Guide to Effective Nonviolent Struggle, a training curriculum for activists.
Nicola Barrach-Yousefi has over 15 years of experience working in human rights and with civil society worldwide. She specializes in collaborating with movements and human rights defenders to design field programs and research around human rights, civil resistance, advocacy and hate speech. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Human Rights Connected, a networked organization focused on mainstreaming understanding of strategic nonviolent action and international human rights law. She also serves as Senior Advisor for Civic Initiatives at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) and as Senior Advisor for the Hate Speech program at the PeaceTech Lab, including project lead and lead author for the Cameroon, DRC, Ethiopia, and CAR lexicons. She serves as a consultant for the UN, USIP, and other international organizations.
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