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Supporting Revolutions

Originally published in Independent World report  2011/4. Supporting Revolutions The nonviolent revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt dominated international news in early 2011. Given their adherence to the principles of nonviolence and massive public participation, these revolutionary movements are unique and

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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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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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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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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 – 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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Peace research needs to reorient

  First published in xxx 7th of February 2005 “Peace research concentrates on the question of violence. In particular, it has come to focus on organised violence on societal conflicts.” (Wallensten, 1988).   In the literature the most used term

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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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