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By Kurt Schock

From Gandhi's salt march to the USA civil rights circulation and Occupy Wall road, nonviolent campaigns to advertise democracy, human rights and social justice have lengthy performed a major transformative position in neighborhood, nationwide and international politics. a few have succeeded, a few have failed; yet nonviolent motion continues to be a really potent technique of reaching major social and political change.

In this authoritative e-book Kurt Schock expertly publications readers in the course of the altering terrain of nonviolent fight, exploring the historic roots and improvement of contemporary civil resistance and its proliferation in fresh a long time. Discussing hobbies opposed to monetary and social injustice in addition to political oppression, he explains how resistance occurs and unpacks the advanced interactions among nation and non-state actors that impact the trajectories and results of nonviolent campaigns. Drawing on a wealth of empirical information and comparative examine, Civil Resistance Today could be a necessary "one cease store" for a person prepared to profit extra in regards to the tools, targets and results of civil resistance within the modern world.

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