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Waves of Nonviolence and the New Revolutionary Movements

Source: Johansen, Jørgen. 2009. “Waves of Nonviolence and the New Revolutionary Movements.” In Seeds of New Hope, Pan-African Peace Studies for the Twenty-First Century, edited by Matt Meyer and Elavie D. Ouédraogo, 69-124. Asmara: African World Press. In recent years, we

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Israeli Peace Movement

Source: Johansen, J. (2007). Israeli Peace Movement. Encyclopedia of activism and social justice. G. L. Anderson and K. Herr. Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sage Publications: 762-765. Israeli Peace Movement The peace movement in Israel has roots back to the creation of the state in 1948.

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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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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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World War II and Peace Movements (1939–1945)

Originally Published in International Encyclopedia of Peace xxx Having been broken by the outbreak of war in 1914 (and 1917 in the USA), peace movements in Europe and North America had grown in strength after 1918 The established peace organizations faced

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SAC hundra år

Ursprungligen publicerad i xxx   Sveriges Arbetares Centralorganisation blev ett hundra år 2010. Något försenad kom en bok som dokumenterar stora delar av det röd-svarta fackliga alternativet. Det har blivit en riktig fin bok. Fyra hundra sidor i stort format

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New Revolutionary Movements

Originally Published in Jørgen Johansen & Charles P. Webel, Peace and Conflict Studies: A Reader, Routledge 2006. Buy the book here.   New Revolutionary Movements The history of nonviolence goes back hundreds if not thousands of years. Several philosophical, political, and religious

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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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