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Freedom Without Violence

Dustin Ells Howes


This book provides a critical history of the connection between freedom and violence and recovers the lesser-known history of the pursuit of freedom through nonviolence in the Western political tradition. Part I explores liberation movements and revolutions. Violent revolutions in the name of freedom typically slip into internecine violence, tyranny, or slavery. Nonviolent movements, such as the abolitionist and women’s movements, have achieved freedom for more people and set the stage for the nonviolent overthrow of repressive governments throughout the world. Part II explores the surprising ... More

Keywords: freedom, violence, nonviolence, Western tradition, liberation, revolution, self-rule, liberalism, republican, nationalism

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199336999
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336999.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dustin Ells Howes, author
David J. Kriskovich Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Louisiana State University

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