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Anti-militarism in the 19th Century

Source: Johansen, Jørgen. 2009. “Antimilitarism in the Nineteenth Century.” In The Oxford international encyclopedia of peace, edited by Nigel Young, 65-67. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Anti-militarism in the 19th Century The nineteenth century was the first time that political associations, organized

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Analysing External Support to Nonviolent Revolutions

Source: Johansen, Jørgen. 2010. “Analysing External Support to Nonviolent Revolutions.” In Experiments with Peace, Celebrating Peace on Johan Galtung’s 80th Birthday, edited by Jørgen Johansen and John Y Jones, 103-114. Oxfords: Pambazuka Press. Analysing External Support to Nonviolent Revolutions In

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Makt över begreppen

Ursprungligen publicerad xxx Makt över begreppen eller Ord är viktiga   I dessa dagar när medierna översvämmas med artiklar om händelserna i New York och Washington är det viktigt att inse den makt som ligger i ord, begrepp och definitioner.

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Nationalstater, skurkstater & vacklande Imperier

Nedanstående intervju med Jørgen Johansen och Amanda Peralta publicerades ursprungligen i Fronesis nr xxxx Nationalstater, skurkstater & vacklande Imperier Varje dag hör vi på nyheterna om att världen återigen är på väg mot ett internationellt anfallskrig i mycket stor skala.

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Egypt and Tunis, but not Burma and Belarus?

Originally published in xxx Egypt and Tunis, but not Burma and Belarus?   The nonviolent revolutions in Tunis and Egypt dominated international news in early 2011. It is now time to reflect on these types of societal processes, and the

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Benin – Revolutionary Constructive Resistance

Benin – Revolutionary Constructive Resistance Conférence Nationale des Forces Vives By Jørgen Johansen and Stellan Vinthagen   Six waves of peaceful revolutions  During the last thirty-five years political revolutions have taken place on four continents and they have been without

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Ännu en miljon döda i Irak

Ursprungligen publicerad i Sydsvenskan sommaren 2007   Ännu en miljon döda i Irak När vi i dessa dagar nyss har högtidlighållit offren från Hiroshima och Nagasaki 1945 har antalet dödade i krigets Irak passerat en miljon. Det ger anledning till

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What is peace work?

Source: Johansen, Jørgen. 2012. “What is Peace Work?” In Medical Peace Work, 2nd Edition, Curse 1-7, edited by J. Salvage, M. Rowson and K. Melf. London: Medact. Lesson 1.2.4: What is peace work? Learning objectives By the end of this lesson

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What are the right questions to ask?

Originally published at xxx Statement from Jørgen Johansen, former WRI chair, on the attacks of the 11.September 11 Sep 2001 — warresisters What are the right questions to ask? While the smoke from burnt flesh is still stinking from the

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War Crimes Law

Source: Johansen, Jørgen. 2009. “War Crimes Law.” In The Oxford international encyclopedia of peace, edited by Nigel Young, 339-341. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Buy the Book here. War Crimes Law  War crimes can be defined as “violations of the laws or

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