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Religious Beliefs and Perceptions of Repression in the U.S. and Swedish Plowshares Movements

Sharon Erickson Nepstad

in Religion and Progressive Activism: New Stories About Faith and Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479854769
eISBN:
9781479834457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479854769.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Sharon Erickson Nepstad’s chapter hones our understanding of how religion can shape activists’ interpretations of repression. Through a comparative analysis of the Plowshares movements in the United ... More


Strategic Choices in Cross-National Movements: A Comparison of the Swedish and British Plowshares Movements

Sharon Erickson Nepstad and Stellan Vinthagen

in Strategies for Social Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672899
eISBN:
9781452947174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672899.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyzes the strategic choices of Swedish and British activists who imported the controversial tactics of the U.S. Plowshares movement. U.S. plowshares organizers were strongly ... More


Dis/Obedience

Chris Rossdale

in Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443036
eISBN:
9781474465335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter looks at how anti-militarists attempt to become ‘disobedient’ in the conduct of direct action, with a particular focus on how they constitute themselves as (il)legal subjects. It begins ... More


Peace, Nonviolence, and Disarmament

Sharon Erickson Nepstad

in Catholic Social Activism: Progressive Movements in the United States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479885480
eISBN:
9781479830862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479885480.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the pacifism of the early Christian church and how the conversion of Constantine in the fourth century led to the development of the just war doctrine. At the conclusion of ... More


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