Revolutions are not what they used to be and yet are so much more we use the term today to describe moments of doubtful import or of limited impact such as th. Civil resistance and power politics covers most of the leading cases including the actions master minded by gandhi the us civil rights struggle in the 1960s the islamic revolution in iran in 1979 the people power revolt in the philippines in the 1980s the campaigns against apartheid in south africa the various movements contributing . Luke howie monash university e mail lukehowieartsmonasheduau 2010 luke howie civil resistance and power politics the experience of non violent action from gandhi to the present edited by adam roberts and timothy garton ash oxford oxford university press 2009 407 pp 5000 hardback isbn 978 0 19 955201 6 the faces of civil . This widely praised book identified peaceful struggle as a key phenomenon in international politics a year before the revolutions in tunisia and egypt confirmed its central argument civil resistance non violent action against such challenges as dictatorial rule racial discrimination and foreign military occupation is a significant but inadequately understood feature of world politics. 3 gandhi and civil resistance in india 1917 47 key issues 4 the us civil rights movement power from below and above 1945 70 5 the interplay of non violent and violent action in northern ireland 1967 72 6 the dialectics of empire soviet leaders and the challenge of civil resistance in east central europe 1968 91 7
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