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A Theory of Nonviolent Action free pdf In this ground-breaking and much-needed book, Stellan Vinthagen provides the first major systematic attempt to develop a theory of nonviolent action since Gene Sharp's seminal The Politics of Nonviolent Action in 1973. Employing a rich collection of historical and contemporary social movements from various parts of the world as examples - from the civil rights movement in America to anti-Apartheid protestors in South Africa to Gandhi and his followers in India - and addressing core theoretical issues concerning nonviolent action in an innovative, penetrating way, Vinthagen argues for a repertoire of nonviolence that combines resistance and construction. Contrary to earlier research, this repertoire - consisting of dialogue facilitation, normative regulation, power breaking and utopian enactment - is shown to be both multidimensional and contradictory, creating difficult contradictions within nonviolence, while simultaneously providing its creative and transformative force. An important contribution in the field, The Sociology of Nonviolent Action is essential for anyone involved with nonviolent action who wants to think about what they are doing

About Stellan Vinthagen

Stellan Vinthagen is associate professor of sociology and a scholar-activist. Vinthagen has a PhD in peace and development research from University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He research and lecture at Dep. of Social and Behavioural Studies, University West and School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg- is a Council Member of War Resisters International, academic advisor to the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC), and co-founder of the Resistance Studies Network (www.resistancestudies.org). His research is focused on resistance, power, social movements, nonviolent action, conflict transformation and social change. He has written or edited five books and numerous articles. Vinthagen has travelled in five continents to study and work with social movements. He has since 1980 been an educator, organizer and activist, and has participated in more than 30 nonviolent civil disobedience actions, for which he has served in total more than one year in prison. He lives in the Eco-Village Krossekarr on the island Orust at the Swedish west coast.

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Author : Stellan Vinthagen
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd
Data Published : 15 November 2015
ISBN : 1780325150
EAN : 9781780325156
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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