By Véronique Dudouet
This ebook investigates the decision-making technique, reason and opting for elements which underlie the strategic shifts of armed pursuits from violent to nonviolent resistance.
The revival of worldwide curiosity within the phenomenon of nonviolent fight because the 2011 Arab Spring bargains a welcome chance to revisit the possibility of unarmed resistance instead pathway out of armed conflicts, in circumstances the place neither army (or counter-insurgency) nor negotiated ideas have succeeded. This quantity brings jointly lecturers from numerous disciplinary traditions and gives quite a lot of case stories – together with South Africa, Palestine and Egypt – in which to view the alterations from violence to nonviolence inside self-determination, innovative or pro-democracy struggles.
While present historiography makes a speciality of armed conflicts and their termination via army capacity or negotiated settlements, this booklet is a primary try to examine the character and the drivers of transitions from armed options to unarmed equipment of contentious collective motion at the a part of non-state clash actors. The textual content concentrates specifically at the inner and relational components which underpin the decision-making technique, from a transformation of management and a practical re-assessment of the ambitions and technique of insurgency within the gentle of evolving inter-party energy dynamics, to the quest for brand new neighborhood or overseas allies and the cross-border emulation or diffusion of latest repertoires of motion.
This e-book can be of curiosity to scholars of defense stories, peace and clash stories, political sociology and IR in general.
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