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Nonviolent social movements : a geographical perspective
Zunes, Stephen.
Publication Information:
Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 1999.
Physical Description:
xii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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

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HM278 .N695 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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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 and chair of the Peace & Justice Studies Program at the University of San Francisco. His articles have appeared in Middle East Policy , Current History , Arab Studies Quarterly , Third World Quarterly , New Political Science , International Journal , and other scholarly publications. He is an editor of Peace Review and writes and researches extensively in the area of social movements and peace studies.

Lester R. Kurtz is a professor of sociology and Asian studies at the University of Texas, Austin. His research focuses on the analysis of social conflict, the sociology of culture and religion, and global social theory. His other books include Gods in the Global Village: The World′s Religions in Sociological Perspective (1995) and The Web of Violence: From Interpersonal 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 has lived and worked in the Middle East, India, China, and Europe, where she served in the US Army Medical Corps. She has been involved 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?