Civil resistance and power politics : the experience of non-violent action from Gandhi to the present / edited by Adam Roberts, Timothy Garton Ash.

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  • Civil resistance & power politics
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  • Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press 2009
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1 online resource (432 p.)
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  • 0-19-161917-5
  • 1-282-35472-8
  • 9786612354724
  • 0-19-157125-3
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  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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  • Specialized.
Contents
  • Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Contributors; List of Initial Questions; 1. Introduction; 2. People Power and Protest: The Literature on Civil Resistance in Historical Context; 3. Gandhi and Civil Resistance in India, 1917-47: Key Issues; 4. The US Civil Rights Movement: Power from Below and Above, 1945-70; 5. The Interplay of Non-violent and Violent Action in Northern Ireland, 1967-72; 6. The Dialectics of Empire: Soviet Leaders and the Challenge of Civil Resistance in East-Central Europe, 1968-91
  • 7. Civil Resistance in Czechoslovakia: From Soviet Invasion to 'Velvet Revolution', 1968-898. Towards 'Self-limiting Revolution': Poland, 1970-89; 9. Portugal: 'The Revolution of the Carnations', 1974-75; 10. Mass Protests in the Iranian Revolution, 1977-79; 11. 'People Power' in the Philippines, 1983-86; 12. Political Mass Mobilization against Authoritarian Rule: Pinochet's Chile, 1983-88; 13. The Interplay of Non-violent and Violent Action in the Movement against Apartheid in South Africa, 1983-94
  • 14. The Intersection of Ethnic Nationalism and People Power Tactics in the Baltic States, 1987-9115. The 1989 Demonstrations in Tiananmen Square and Beyond: Echoes of Gandhi; 16. Civil Resistance and Civil Society: Lessons from the Collapse of the German Democratic Republic in 1989; 17. The Limits of Prudence: Civil Resistance in Kosovo, 1990-98; 18. Civil Society versus Slobodan Miloševic: Serbia, 1991-2000; 19. Georgia's 'Rose Revolution' of 2003: Enforcing Peaceful Change; 20. Ukraine's 'Orange Revolution' of 2004: The Paradoxes of Negotiation; 21. The Moment of the Monks: Burma, 2007
  • 22. A Century of Civil Resistance: Some Lessons and QuestionsIndex; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
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  • This widely-praised book identified peaceful struggle as a key phenomenon in international politics a year before the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt confirmed its central argument. Civil resistance - non-violent action against such challenges as dictatorial rule, racial discrimination and foreign military occupation - is a significant but inadequately understood feature of world politics. Especially through the peaceful revolutions of 1989, and the developments in the Arab worldsince December 2010, it has helped to shape the world we live in.Civil Resistance and Power Politics covers most of
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