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Nonviolent Revolutions: Civil Resistance in the Late 20th Century

Sharon Erickson Nepstad

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199778201
eISBN:
9780199897216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778201.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

In 1989, citizens in China and East Germany rose up, demanding political change. Both movements used the tactics of strategic nonviolence but their outcomes differed: the Tiananmen Square revolt was ... More


How Civil Resistance Works

Sharon Erickson Nepstad

in Nonviolent Revolutions: Civil Resistance in the Late 20th Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199778201
eISBN:
9780199897216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778201.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter provides an overview of the factors that distinguished the successful cases from the failed ones. Comparing the effects of various nonviolent techniques, this chapter emphasizes that one ... More


Nonviolent Power and Revolutionary Change

Sharon Erickson Nepstad

in Nonviolent Revolutions: Civil Resistance in the Late 20th Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199778201
eISBN:
9780199897216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778201.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter lays out the analytic framework for the study by introducing readers to theories of revolutions and strategic nonviolence. It reviews recent research on this topic, focusing on the ... More


“The Lightning of Possible Storms”: Theories of Social Change

Sharon D. Welch

in After the Protests are Heard: Enacting Civic Engagement and Social Transformation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479883646
eISBN:
9781479840571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479883646.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Once we recognize that a situation is unjust, once we grant the imperative of including the voices and experiences of all peoples, how then do we work together to build just and creative ... More


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