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Environmental protests in Norway

Source: Johansen, Jørgen. 2009. “Environmental protest, Norway, 20th century.” In International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, edited by Immanuel Ness. New York: Blackwell Publishing. Buy the book here.   Environmental protest, Norway, 20th century In 1996 the Norwegian Parliament decided to build

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Conscientious Objection

Source: Johansen, J. (2009). Conscientious Objection: Legal Rights, in The Oxford international Encyclopedia of peace. N. Young. Oxford, Oxford University Press. 1: 461-463. Buy the Book here. Conscientious Objection (CO) is to refuse participation in a system of obligatory service when

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War Resistance in a international perspective

Originally Published in xxx There are two basic strategies regarding nonviolent resistance in general and war resistance in particular. The first one is based on the fact that Power is dependent on cooperation. Power can then be broken by refusing

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Terrorism and nonviolence

Orginally published in xxx    Terrorism studies are growing fast since 2001[1] but suffers from three fundamental problems. Firstly, it is dominated by state and military oriented counter-strategies focused on terrorist actors and immediate crisis-preventions. Secondly, it suffers from conceptual

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Nonviolence as a constructive force

Originally Published in xxx   The 20th century is the most violent period in the history of mankind. More people have suffered and more people have been killed by organised violence than in any other similar epoch ever. The hundreds

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Ikkevold som strategi og alternativ til vold

Originally published in xxx   Den gang Fredskontorene var i aktivitet var det Gandhi og befrielsen av India fra britisk herredømme som var det store eksemplet på hvilken kraft og mulighet det lå i bruk av ikkevold for å endre verden. Bakgrunn

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Humor as a political force

 Originally published in xxx   Humor as a political force: or how to open the eyes of ordinary people in social democratic countries   One form of state violence is punishment and imprisonment of opponents of the state. This is

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Conditions for Civil Resistance

Originally published in xxx History When Gandhi introduced the concept of Passive Resistance in his article on “The Benefits of Passive Resistance” on September 7 1907 he for sure did not understood how that concept would develop over the years.

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Conscientious Objection: Legal Rights

Originally published in International Encyclopedia of Peace xxx   Conscientious Objection (CO) is to refuse participation in a system of obligatory service when one is conscientiously opposed to the service. In most cases the objector refuses to do military service, but individuals may

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Deterrent Nonviolence

Originally published in xxx    The best-prepared and most successful large-scale civil disobedience action in Scandinavian history never took place. In the end the government had to resign. In 1996 the Norwegian Parliament decided to build two large power stations

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