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Politics of Nonviolent Action Pt. 1: Power & Struggle, Pt. 1

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The U.S. civil rights movement, anti-apartheid protestors in South Africa, and Gandhis struggle for Indian freedom are all powerful illustrations of nonviolent action that effectively brought about change. In A Theory of Nonviolent Action, Stellan Vinthagen draws on these examples as well as a rich collection of other historical social events that represent nonviolence movements that combined resistance and constructive change.

 

With this groundbreaking book, Vinthagen provides the first major systematic attempt to develop a theory of nonviolent action in decades, making this essential reading for anyone involved in the study of nonviolence movements.

Synopsis:

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 the Author

Stellan Vinthagen is associate professor in sociology and senior lecturer in peace and development studies at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Table of Contents

PART 1:

Chapter 1: 'Nonviolent Action'

Chapter 2: Nonviolent Action Studies - Morality vs. Strategy

Chapter 3: The History of Nonviolent Action - A Geneaology of a Concept and its Practice

Chapter 4: Defining Nonviolent Action

PART 2:

Chapter 5: The Social Rationality of Nonviolent Action

Chapter 6: Communicative Rationality of Nonviolent Action - Nonviolent Dialogue Facilitation

Chapter 7: Goal Rationality of Nonviolent Action - Nonviolent Power Breaking

Chapter 8: Expressive Rationality of Nonviolent Action - Nonviolent Utopian Enactment

Chapter 9: Normative Rationality of Nonviolent Action - Nonviolent Normative Regulation

Chapter 10: The Creative and Dialectic Force of Nonviolent Action

Afterword

References

Appendix

Product Details

ISBN:
9780875580708
Subtitle:
How Civil Resistance Works
Publisher:
Zed Books
Author:
Vinthagen, Stellan
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Nonviolence
Subject:
Government, resistance to
Subject:
Power
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
pt. 1
Publication Date:
20151115
Binding:
Hardback
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » Activism and Peace Studies
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

Politics of Nonviolent Action Pt. 1: Power & Struggle, Pt. 1
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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

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