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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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Hitler and the challenge of non-violence

Originally published at opendemocracy.net, 26 March 2010. Read it there.   Hitler and the challenge of non-violence What was done to counter the ’rise and rise’ of Adolf Hitler, fascist German leader, in the 1930’s? What could have been done?  

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Nonviolent Social Change

Source: Johansen, Jørgen. 2012. “Nonviolent Social Change.” In The Medical Peace Work Textbook, 2nd edition, Course 1-7, edited by J. Salvage, M. Rowson and K. Melf. London: Medact. Nonviolent Social Change In this lesson you will: You will learn about historical

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Nonviolence Versus US Imperialism

Source: Johansen, Jørgen, Brian Martin, and Matt Meyer. 2012. “Nonviolence versus US imperialism.” Economic & Political Weekly no. 47 (38):82-89. Read the article on the original site. Nonviolence Versus US Imperialism Jørgen Johansen, Brian Martin and Matt Meyer For valuable comments

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Nonviolence as a Constructive Force

Source: Johansen, Jørgen, 2006: “Nonviolence as a Constructive Force.” Gandhi Marg no. 27 (3&4):365-374.   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

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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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Human Shields and pre-emptive Backfire

Source: Johansen, Jørgen. 2012. “Human shields and pre-emptive backfire.” In Backfire Manual, Tactics Against Injustice, edited by Brian Martin, 103-106. Sparsnäs: Irene Publishing. Buy the book here or here. Human Shields and pre-emptive Backfire It is normally not advisable to provoke

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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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