Essays about: "Nonviolence"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 23 essays containing the word Nonviolence.

  1. 1. What makes nonviolent resistance movements successful?

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för samhällsstudier (SS)

    Author : Marie Castellote; [2022]
    Keywords : nonviolence; resistance; movements; success; development;

    Abstract : Abstract Social uprisings that attempt to achieve social change through nonviolentmethods are not a new phenomenon, but researchers have so far not beenable to determine the factors that lead to their success. This study engages inthat debate by looking at three ongoing cases of nonviolent resistancemovements, in Sudan, Myanmar, and Lebanon, and applying the lens ofErica Chenoweth’s framework, as that is the most recent work on the topic. READ MORE

  2. 2. Order in disorder? : The role of information communication technology on disorganised violence within civil resistance movements

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

    Author : Forogh Akbari; [2022]
    Keywords : Nonviolence; civil resistance; information technology; protests;

    Abstract : Nonviolent movements have been noted as one of the most successful forms of civil resistance. Thus, it is important for dissidents to maintain their nonviolent discipline to ensure their success. However, as communication technologies become cheaper and more accessible it is important to study how it can affect civil resistance movements. READ MORE

  3. 3. Standing Up While Sitting Down : Researching the foundations of nonviolent civil resistance movements and its effect on democratic transitions

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

    Author : Lydia König Svalander; [2022]
    Keywords : nonviolence; civil resistance movement; democratization; democratic transition; organisational structure; Arab Spring; Tunisia; Egypt;

    Abstract : This thesis paper set out to investigate the research puzzle of why some nonviolent conflicts lead to democratisation while others do not, as well as what explains this variation. A time series, cross-case comparison between the Arab Spring revolutions of Tunisia and Egypt was conducted exploring the link between organisational structure of prominent organisations participating in the movement and the success or failure of the countries’ later democratisation efforts. READ MORE

  4. 4. “NONVIOLENCE IS FINE AS LONG AS IT WORKS” : A study of the relationship between civil society and processes of radicalization

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

    Author : André Liivakant; [2021]
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    Abstract : The radicalization literature within the field of social movement research which studies the phenomenon of primarily nonviolent protests becoming primarily violent has mapped a variety of mechanisms that drive or underlie the radicalization of nonviolent resistance. To date, little attention has however been directed at the potential role of civil society influencing the trajectories of protests. READ MORE

  5. 5. Nonviolence Under the Microscope: A multipurposed study of nonviolent action in South Sudan

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Viktor Strangert; [2021]
    Keywords : Nonviolent Action; South Sudan; Vinthagen; reflexivity; abduction.; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : Nonviolent action is a historically pervasive, yet misunderstood phenomenon. Despite its success stories, of which Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. remain the most famous examples, nonviolent action has been overlooked in literature, especially by peace and conflict scholars. READ MORE