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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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Nonviolence – More than absence of violence

Source: Johansen, Jørgen. 2007. “Nonviolence: More than the absence of violence.” In Handbook of Peace and Conflict Studies, edited by Charles Webel and Johan Galtung, 143-159. London, New York: Routledge. Buy the book here. Introduction Research on nonviolence has never

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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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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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Cases on Nonviolence

Originally published in xxx    Iran Iran does not have long traditions of nonviolent movement, and few had predicted what should happen in 1979. A country where the secularisation had gone far beyond what was acceptable for the Shiite clergy

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