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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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Posted in In English, Nonviolence, Peace Research, Social Movements

Sub Saharan Africa

Originally published in xxx   Benin 1989-1991 From 1974 to 1989, dictator Mathieu Kérékou ran Benin as a socialist state, earning it the nickname “Africa’s Cuba.” After 17 years of rule by the Marxist-Leninist Kérékou, an economic crisis and massive

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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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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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