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Title:
Nonviolent social movements : a geographical perspective
Author:
Zunes, Stephen.
Publication Information:
Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 1999.
Physical Description:
xii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Nonviolence and power in the twentieth century / You can't kill the spirit : women and nonviolent action / Unarmed resistance in the Middle East and North Africa / Nonviolent resistance in the occupied territories : a critical reevaluation / Grassroots movement in Germany, 1972-1985 / Origins of people power in the Philippines / Imagery in the 1992 nonviolent uprising in Thailand / Violent and nonviolent struggle in Burma : is a united strategy workable? / Ogoni struggle for human rights and a civil society in Nigeria / Role of nonviolence in the downfall of Apartheid / Advocating nonviolent direct action in Latin America : the antecedents and emergence of SERPAJ / Brazilian church-state crisis of 1980 : effective nonviolent action in a military dictatorship / Nonviolent social movements in the United States : a historical overview
ISBN:
9781577180753

9781577180760
Format :
Book

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Nonviolent Social Movements is the first book to offer a truly global overview of the dramatic growth of popular nonviolent struggles in recent years.


Author Notes

Stephen Zunes is an assistant professor of politics andchair of the Peace & Justice Studies Program at the Universityof San Francisco. His articles have appeared in Middle EastPolicy , Current History , Arab Studies Quarterly , Third World Quarterly , New PoliticalScience , International Journal , and other scholarlypublications. He is an editor of Peace Review and writes andresearches extensively in the area of social movements and peacestudies.

Lester R. Kurtz is a professor of sociology and Asianstudies at the University of Texas, Austin. His research focuses onthe analysis of social conflict, the sociology of culture andreligion, and global social theory. His other books include Godsin the Global Village: The World's Religions in SociologicalPerspective (1995) and The Web of Violence: FromInterpersonal to Global (co-edited with Jennifer Turpin, 1997).He is editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace,and Conflict (1999).

Sarah Beth Asher is an independent researcher and haslived and worked in the Middle East, India, China, and Europe,where she served in the US Army Medical Corps. She has beeninvolved in research on violence as a public health issue.


Table of Contents

1 Perspectives on Nonviolence
2 The Revolutions of Eastern Europe
3 Western Europe
4 Australia
5 Indian and Pakistan
6 The Middle East
7 Asia
8 Africa
9 Latin America
10 North America
11 Where Do We Go From Here?