ISBN-10:
0231156839
ISBN-13:
9780231156837
Pub. Date:
12/11/2012
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict

Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict

by Erica Chenoweth, Maria Stephan

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ISBN-13: 9780231156837
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/11/2012
Series: Columbia Studies in Terrorism and Irregular Warfare Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 230,212
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Erica Chenoweth is an assistant professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and an Associate Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute of Oslo. Previously she taught at Wesleyan University and held fellowships at Harvard, Stanford, and the University of California at Berkeley.

Maria J. Stephan is a strategic planner with the U.S. Department of State. Formerly she served as director of policy and research at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) and as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and American University. She has also been a fellow at the Kennedy School of Government's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations ix

List of Tables xi

Acknowledgements xiii

Part I Why Civil Resistance Works 1

One The Success of Nonviolent Resistance Campaigns 3

2 The Primacy of Participation in Nonviolent Resistance 30

3 Exploring Alternative Explanations for the Success of Civil Resistance 62

Part II Case Studies 85

Introduction to the Case Studies 87

4 The Iranian Revolution, 1977-1979 92

5 The First Palestinian Intifada, 1987-1992 119

6 The Philippine People Power Movement, 1983-1986 147

7 Why Civil Resistance Sometimes Fails: the Burmese Uprising, 1988-1990 172

Case study summary 192

Part III The Implications of Civil Resistance 199

8 After the Campaign: The Consequences of Violent and Nonviolent Resistance 201

9 Conclusion 220

Epilogue 229

Appendix 233

Notes 243

References 261

Index 279

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