Waging Nonviolent Struggle: 20th Century Practice and 21st Century Potential
This groundbreaking new work builds on 50 years of Gene Sharp's definitive academic research and practical experience aiding nonviolent struggles around the world. Recently, advocates have applied these methods and strategies with great success in Serbia and Ukraine. In his most recent work, Dr. Sharp shows how to strategically plan nonviolent struggle and make it more effective. In Waging Nonviolent Struggle, Dr. Sharp documents 23 significant--and often successful--20th century nonviolent struggles in a range of cultural and political contexts, and reaffirms nonviolent action as a realistic and powerful alternative to both passivity and violence. Building on the power analysis of his seminal Politics of Nonviolent Action, Dr. Sharp coherently integrates his theories into praxis, with a vitality tested on the frontlines, often under extreme violence. Any serious student--or practitioner--of nonviolent struggle will find this book an invaluable resource. Skeptics will be compelled to seriously consider nonviolent action┐s viability. Today's world is in desperate need of realistic alternatives to violent conflict. Waging Nonviolent Struggle demonstrates that these alternatives exist.
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A must-read for scholars and activists by the master strategist himself. This volume contains a summary of Gene Sharp's ground-breaking work on nonviolent civil resistance that constituted the core writings for a majority of the social change strategists and movements of the 20th century, into the 21st and beyond.
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A must read for all activists. This is the 21st century's "Art Of War". More crucial a strategy than guerilla warfare in matters of national localized conflict Read full review