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sociological mechanisms of nonviolent action.

George R. Lakey

sociological mechanisms of nonviolent action.

by George R. Lakey

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Published by University of Pennsylvania in [s.l.] .
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the discussions on the power analysis, the methods of nonviolent action, and the dynamics and mechanisms of the technique. Early political interest Although The Politics of Nonviolent Action has been far from a best seller, and has not been easily available except in North America, the book has had. It also explores the concepts of “nonviolent direct action” and “natural law” and determines their importance in the civil rights movement. Keywords: Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, nonviolent direct action, natural law, civil rights movement Sociological Analysis of.

War is a highly complex and dynamic form of social conflict. This book demonstrates the importance of using sociological tools to understand the changing character of war and organised violence. The author offers an original analysis of the historical and contemporary impact that coercion and warfare have on the transformation of social life, and vice versa. The Section on Peace, War and Social Conflict's Elise Boulding Student Paper AwardThis award is granted to an Undergraduate and a Graduate student each Year Catalina Vallejo, University of Virginia, "Economic Reparations, Entrepreneurship, and Post-Conflict Development: Evidence from Columbia" Honorable Mention: Omri Tubi, Northwestern University, "Cultural Bellicism: Fighting.

This resource is also available in the following languages: Description The first in Barbara Deming Memorial Series, “You Can’t Kill the Spirit” tells the story of how women throughout history have fought peacefully for the causes important to them, from labor rights to Guatemala’s disappeared, violence against women and much more.   Introduction. Nonviolent action has existed as a technique for achieving social and political objectives from as early as Roman Times, however it was not until Gandhi’s Satyagraha campaigns in South Africa () and India () that nonviolent action was considered a conscious method of collective political action (King ).


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Sociological mechanisms of nonviolent action by George R. Lakey Download PDF EPUB FB2

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Lakey, George. Sociological mechanisms of non-violent action. Oakville, Ont.: Peace Research Institute, dation for nonviolent action on another sociological theory. A theory is a good choice if it establishes and gives us new perspectives on nonviolent action.

4 One option, among some di ff erent Author: Stellan Vinthagen. In this ground-breaking and much-needed book, Stellan Vinthagen provides the first major systematic attempt to develop a theory of nonviolent action since Gene Sharp's seminal The Politics of Nonviolent Action in Employing a rich collection of historical and contemporary social movements from various parts of the world as examples—from the civil rights movement in America to anti.

Gene Sharp's third volume in the landmark nonviolence theory study, "Politics of Nonviolent Action," explores these fundamental questions to nonviolence theory, sociology and political science.

Most notably, Sharp explores his idea of nonviolent action as "political jiu-jitsu," writing that "the nonviolent actionists cause the violence of the Cited by: In this ground-breaking and much-needed book, Stellan Vinthagen provides the first major systematic attempt to develop a theory of nonviolent action since Gene Sharp's seminal The Politics of Nonviolent Action in Employing a rich collection of historical and contemporary social movements from various parts of the world as examples - from the civil rights movement in America to anti.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xix, pages ; 24 cm: Contents: [A social science framework] --Social theory of nonviolent action: a framework for research in creative conflict / Severyn T. Bruyn --Sociological mechanisms of nonviolence: how it works / George Lakey --Gandhi's decentralist vision: a perspective on nonviolent economics / David Toscano.

retain the ability to function.” (1) Stellan Vinthagen’s book, A Theory of Nonviolent Action: How Civil Resistance Works (London: Zed Books, ), passes a similar judgment on Mohandas Gandhi. Even if Gandhi resisted the “Great Soul” title of Mahatma, his. An exhaustive, annotated, bibliography, very strong on earlier history of nonviolent action, but also including many recent nonviolent campaigns up to the mids.

Part I covers cases of nonviolent action. Part II the methods and dynamics of nonviolent action and theories of conflict, power and violence. Part II. Frontiers of Civil Resistance 7. Defending Freedom with Civil Resistance in the Early Roman Republic Dustin Ells Howes 8. Making Sense of Civil Resistance: From Theories and Techniques to Social Movement Phronesis Sean Chabot 9.

Four Dimensions of Nonviolent Action: A Sociological Perspective Stellan Vinthagen The Politics of Nonviolent Action is a three-volume political science book by Gene Sharp, originally published in the United States in Sharp is one of the most influential theoreticians of nonviolent action, and his publications have been influential in struggles around the book contains his foundational analyses of the nature of political power, and of the methods and dynamics Author: Gene Sharp.

Gene Sharp's second volume in the landmark nonviolence theory study, "Politics of Nonviolent Action," outlines types of nonviolent action, including historical examples, divided into seven sections: protest and persuasion, social noncooperation, economic boycotts, the strike, political noncooperation, and nonviolent intervention/5.

In short, the crucial thing for Lohia was that the oppressed should become more fully aware of the injustices they suffered and take concerted action to end them.

The sociological mechanisms of nonviolent change as originally listed by Lakey in his Master’s thesis, and modified by Sharp, are conversion, accommodation, nonviolent coercion.

Chapter 3: The Dynamics of nonviolent Action At the meeting of the group on 9 Septemberthe group discussed, amongst other things, a chapter from Michael Randle’s book Civil Resistance. The chapter, entitled ‘The Dynamics of Nonviolent Action’, is reproduced below, followed by an account of the subsequent discussion.

Text of the Chapter. A Theory of Nonviolent Action: How Civil Resistance Works - Kindle edition by Vinthagen, Stellan. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Theory of Nonviolent Action: How Civil Resistance Works.5/5(1).

how nonviolenT sTruggle works baCkgrounD withdrawing that consent, can control and even destroy the power of their opponents.” “Nonviolent action is a technique used to control, combat, and destroy the opponents’ power by nonviolent means of wielding power. The Politics of Nonviolent Action is a major ex-File Size: KB.

Vinthagen multiplies the contradictions inherent in nonviolent action, interpreting them as “a creative tension, a dynamic that gives nonviolence its social ‘force.’” (Vinthagen, ) Vinthagen’s original contribution is to map out these tensions in a general sociological theory of nonviolent action.

The book is written for those activists who are already working or are con-sidering working on establishing freer and more open and equitable societies. Fifty crucial points about strategic nonviolent action are presented in three thematic sections.

The first, “Before You Start,” provides you with a basic conceptual and ana. This book has pulled together a large number of previously published articles on nonviolence in sociological and psychological journals and has added some new selections.

While this book was published nearly four decades ago, it does a good job analyzing the civil rights movement in the United States as it was : Daniel M. Mayton. Lakey, George Russel (), The Sociological Mechanisms of Nonviolent Action.

Masters Thesis. In this Masters thesis, Lakey proposed three mechanisms by which nonviolent action can reach a successful conclusion: (1) coercion, (2) conversion, and (3) persuasion.

Nonviolent action involves private parties coming together to resist undesired actions from other groups both within or outside of society.

Nonviolent action is decentralized and emergent in. Accommodation as a mechanism of nonviolent action falls in an intermediary position between conversion and nonviolent coercion, and elements of both of the other mechanisms are generally involved.

In accommodation, the opponent, although not converted, decides to grant the demands of the nonviolent actionists In a situation where he still has a.

Often overlooked is the fact that Lakey’s master’s degree thesis, published in as “The Sociological Mechanisms of Nonviolent Action,” in Peace Research Review, is the basis for work in developing theory on the Mechanisms of Change, which help us to understand how nonviolent action can be aimed, or how it may retroactively be explained.

Revisiting the Methods of Nonviolent Action adds new methods of nonviolent action to the list of methods categorized by Gene Sharp in in his book, the Methods of Nonviolent Action. This monograph inspires readers that nonviolent action encompasses a big category of human activity and that new and old tactics are employed : Maciej Bartkowski.