The Resource Why civil resistance works : the strategic logic of nonviolent conflict, Erica Chenowith & Maria J. Stephan, (ebook)

Why civil resistance works : the strategic logic of nonviolent conflict, Erica Chenowith & Maria J. Stephan, (ebook)

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Why civil resistance works : the strategic logic of nonviolent conflict
Title
Why civil resistance works
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the strategic logic of nonviolent conflict
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Erica Chenowith & Maria J. Stephan
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Strategic logic of nonviolent conflict
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eng
Summary
Though it defies consensus, between 1900 and 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts. Attracting impressive support from citizens that helps separate regimes from their main sources of power, these campaigns have produced remarkable results, even in the contexts of Iran, the Palestinian Territories, the Philippines, and Burma. Combining statistical analysis with case studies of these specific countries and territories, Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephen detail the factors enabling such campaigns to succeed-and, at times, causing them to fail. They find that nonviolent resistance presents fewer obstacles to moral and physical involvement, information and education, and participator commitment. Higher levels of participation then contribute to enhanced resilience, a greater probability of tactical innovation, increased opportunity for civic disruption (and therefore less incentive for the regime to maintain the status quo), and shifts in loyalty among opponents' erstwhile supporters, including members of the military establishment. They find successful nonviolent resistance movements usher in more durable and internally peaceful democracies, which are less likely to regress into civil war. Presenting a rich, evidentiary argument, this book originally and systematically compares violent and nonviolent outcomes in different historical periods and geographical contexts, debunking the myth that violence occurs because of structural and environmental factors and is necessary to achieve certain political goals. Instead, Chenoweth and Stephan find violent insurgency is rarely justifiable on strategic grounds
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Midwest
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1980-
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Chenoweth, Erica
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320
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Columbia studies in terrorism and irregular warfare
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  • Civil disobedience
  • Nonviolence
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adult
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Why civil resistance works : the strategic logic of nonviolent conflict, Erica Chenowith & Maria J. Stephan, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780231527484
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11865181
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remote
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11865181
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MWT11865181
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Why civil resistance works : the strategic logic of nonviolent conflict, Erica Chenowith & Maria J. Stephan, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231527484
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11865181
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11865181
System control number
MWT11865181
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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