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Nonviolent Revolutions: Civil Resistance in the Late 20th Century

Sharon Erickson Nepstad


In 1989, citizens in China and East Germany rose up, demanding political change. Both movements used the tactics of strategic nonviolence but their outcomes differed: the Tiananmen Square revolt was crushed but East German resisters were victorious. Nonviolent Revolutions examines these two movements, along with citizen revolts against authoritarian regimes in Panama, Chile, Kenya, and the Philippines in the late twentieth century. Through a comparison of successful and failed uprisings, Sharon Erickson Nepstad analyzes the effects of movement strategies and regime counter-strategies. She conc ... More

Keywords: strategic nonviolence, civil resistance, revolutions, social movements, authoritarian regimes

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199778201
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778201.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sharon Erickson Nepstad, author
University of New Mexico

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