This series takes the idealism of using nonviolent action or social change and resolution of conflicts and lays out how to do it It gives strategy It give analysis It gives examples the world over Interesting and thought provoking A little dry and academic but very detailed with good examples Everyday life in medieval times from historic actions Anyone interested in non violent political change should digest this tomb I only read Part III You can get all 3 parts in one book if you have the stamina and inclination An important discussion of the ways in which Nonviolence can replace violence as aorm of international conflict resolutionI read this North for JPST. Notes insideront cover The Dynamics of Nonviolent Action examines the complex operation of this techniue against a violent repressive opponent Ground work which may precede the struggle is explored as well as basic reuirements or effectives Then the ocus turns to the initial impact of the nonviolent challenge Repression is probable Determined yet nonviolent continued resistance is needed to.
Onists cause the violence of the opponent s repression to be exposed in the worst possible light This in turn may lead to shifts in opinion and then to shifts in power relationships Dead Giveaway favorable to the nonviolent group 657Sharpinishes this volume exploring the different types of outcomes possible after nonviolent action what victory might look like Drawing on previous conceptions of power as socially enacted see Arendt and Foucault Sharp lends credence to nonviolence as an effective method Andrew Lost In the Kitchen for building long term democratic power and social change This book is the best of the three with new information I will report when Iinish. Olent struggle are illustrated with examples The resisting group itself is also changed it gains in self respect confidence and power Empowerment of the struggle group the accompanying strengthening of the non State institutions ability to defeat repressive elites and the extension among the populace of a nonviolent struggle capacity contribute to long term social changes by redistributing power.
Class What methods underly successful nonviolent action What types of response is nonviolent action likely to provoke Strange Son: Two Mothers, Two Sons, and the Quest to Unlock the Hidden World of Autism from powerholders and what methods exist to blunt these attacks How can solidarity among social movements beacilitated Perhaps most Nope fundamentally what does nonviolence say about what it means to have and exert powerGene Sharp s third volume in the landmark nonviolence theory study Politics of Nonviolent Action explores theseundamental uestions to nonviolence theory sociology and political science Most notably Sharp explores his idea of nonviolent action as political jiu jitsu writing that the nonviolent acti. Fight it The opponent's repression may rebound by 'political jiu jitsu' weakening his power by loss of support and increased resistance Three main mechanisms by which nonviolent action may produce vitory are examined conversion the rarest accomodation and nonviolent coercion Massive noncooperation may paralyze and disintegrate even an oppressive system All these elements of the dynamics of nonvi.
Sharp was born in Ohio the son of an itinerant Protestant minister He received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences in 1949 from Ohio State University where he also received his Master of Arts in Sociology in 1951 In 1953 54 Sharp was jailed for nine months after protesting the conscription of soldiers for the Korean War In 1968 he received a Doctor of Philosophy in political theory from O