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Civil Resistance: What Everyone Needs to Know®

ISBN : 9780190244392

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¥11,396
Author: 
Erica Chenoweth
Pages
256 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
140 x 210 mm
Pub date
Apr 2019
Series
What Everyone Needs to Know
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  • Introduces the essentials of how and why civil resistance works in a conversational and accessible style
  • Concise yet systematic overview that draws from both historical and contemporary cases, including the present-day United States
  • Demonstrates the centrally important role civil resistance has played in shaping our world

  
Civil resistance is a method of conflict through which unarmed civilians use a variety of coordinated methods (strikes, protests, demonstrations, boycotts, and many other tactics) to prosecute a conflict without directly harming or threatening to harm an opponent. Sometimes called nonviolent resistance, unarmed struggle, or nonviolent action, this form of political action is now a mainstay across the globe. It was been a central form of resistance in the 1989 revolutions and in the Arab Spring, and it is now being practiced widely in Trump's America. If we are going to understand the manifold protest movements emerging around the globe, we need a thorough understanding of civil resistance and its many dynamics and manifestations.
  
In Civil Resistance: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Erica Chenoweth -- one of the world's leading scholars on the topic--explains what civil resistance is, how it works, why it sometimes fails, how violence and repression affect it, and the long-term impacts of such resistance. Featuring both historical cases of civil resistance and more contemporary examples such as the Arab Awakenings and various ongoing movements in the United States, this book provides a comprehensive yet pithy overview of this enormously important subject.

Index: 

Chapter 1: What is Civil Resistance?
Chapter 2: How Civil Resistance Works
Chapter 3: Civil Resistance and Violence against the Movement
Chapter 4: Civil Resistance and Violence from within the Movement
Chapter 5: Civil Resistance Around the World
Chapter 6: The Long-Term Effects of Civil Resistance
Chapter 7: Civil Resistance Today and Tomorrow
Chapter 8: Resources

About the author: 

Erica Chenoweth is a Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Foreign Policy ranked her among the Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013 for "proving Gandhi right." She also won the 2014 Karl Deutsch Award, given annually by the International Studies Association to the scholar under 40 who has made the most significant impact on the field of international politics or peace research. Chenoweth is the co-author of Why Civil Resistance Works, which won the American Political Science Association's Woodrow Wilson Prize, the most prestigious award in the field.

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