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International Peace Research Institute

Source: Johansen, Jørgen. 2009. “International Peace Research Institute.” In The Oxford international encyclopedia of peace, edited by Nigel Young, 457-458. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Buy the book here. International Peace Research Institute. The International Peace Research Institute (PRIO) is based in

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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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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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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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