Sharps Dictionary of Power and Struggle: Language of Civil Resistance in Conflicts by Gene Sharp

Sharps Dictionary of Power and Struggle: Language of Civil Resistance in Conflicts

byGene Sharp, Adam Roberts

Paperback | October 18, 2011

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From the 494 B.C. plebeians' march out of Rome to gain improved status, to Gandhi's nonviolent campaigns in India, to the liberation of Poland and the Baltic nations, and the revolutions in North Africa, nonviolent struggles have played pivotal roles in world events for centuries. Sharp'sDictionary of Power and Struggle is a groundbreaking reference work on this topic by the "godfather of nonviolent resistance." In nearly 1,000 entries, the Dictionary defines those ideologies, political systems, strategies, methods, and concepts that form the core of nonviolent action as it hasoccurred throughout history and across the globe, providing much-needed clarification of language that is often mired in confusion. Entries discuss everything from militarization to censorship, guerrilla theater, pacifism, secret agents, and protest songs. In addition, the dictionary features a foreword by Sir Adam Roberts, President of the British Academy; an introduction by Gene Sharp; an essay on power and realism; casestudies of conflicts in Serbia and Tunisia; and a guide for further reading. Sharp's Dictionary of Power and Struggle is an invaluable resource for activists, educators and anyone else curious about nonviolent alternatives to both passivity and violent conflict.

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Gene Sharp is the founder of the Albert Einstein Institution and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He is the author of more than a dozen books that have been translated into over 60 languages. His works include Gandhi as a Political Strategist, Waging Nonviolent Struggle: 20th Century...
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Title:Sharps Dictionary of Power and Struggle: Language of Civil Resistance in ConflictsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:October 18, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199829888

ISBN - 13:9780199829880

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"[Sharp's] work has served as the template for taking on authoritarian regimes from Burma to Belgrade." --The Christian Science Monitor