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Title This is an uprising : how nonviolent revolt is shaping the twenty-first century / Mark Engler and Paul Engler.
Author Engler, Mark.
Publication New York : Nation Books, [2016]
Copyright date ©2016
Description 1 online resource (xix, 343 pages)
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Summary "Strategic nonviolent action has reasserted itself as a potent force in shaping public debate and forcing political change. Whether it is an explosive surge of protest calling for racial justice in the United States, a demand for democratic reform in Hong Kong or Mexico, a wave of uprisings against dictatorship in the Middle East, or a tent city on Wall Street that spreads throughout the country, when mass movements erupt onto our television screens, the media portrays them as being as spontaneous and unpredictable. In This is an Uprising, political analysts Mark and Paul Engler uncover the organization and well-planned strategies behind such outbursts of protest, examining core principles that have been used to spark and guide moments of transformative unrest. This is an Uprising traces the evolution of civil resistance, providing new insights into the contributions of early experimenters such as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., groundbreaking theorists such as Gene Sharp and Frances Fox Piven, and contemporary practitioners who have toppled repressive regimes in countries such as South Africa, Serbia, and Egypt. Drawing from discussions with activists now working to defend human rights, challenge corporate corruption, and combat climate change, the Englers show how people with few resources and little influence in conventional politics can nevertheless engineer momentous upheavals. Although it continues to prove its importance in political life, the strategic use of nonviolent action is poorly understood. Nonviolence is usually studied as a philosophy or moral code, rather than as a method of political conflict, disruption, and escalation. This is an Uprising corrects this oversight. It argues that if we are always taken by surprise by dramatic outbreaks of revolt, and if we decline to incorporate them into our view of how societies progress, then we pass up the chance to fully grasp a critical phenomenon-and to harness its power to create lasting change. "-- Provided by publisher.
"Strategic nonviolent action has reasserted itself as a potent force in shaping public debate and forcing political change. Whether it is an explosive surge of protest calling for racial justice in the United States, a demand for democratic reform in Hong Kong or Mexico, a wave of uprisings against dictatorship in the Middle East, or a tent city on Wall Street that spreads throughout the country, when mass movements erupt onto our television screens, the media portrays them as being as spontaneous and unpredictable. In This is an Uprising, political analysts Mark and Paul Engler uncover the organization and well-planned strategies behind such outbursts of protest, examining core principles that have been used to spark and guide moments of transformative unrest. This is an Uprising traces the evolution of civil resistance, providing new insights into the contributions of early experimenters such as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., groundbreaking theorists such as Gene Sharp and Frances Fox Piven, and contemporary practitioners who have toppled repressive regimes in countries such as South Africa, Serbia, and Egypt. Drawing from discussions with activists now working to defend human rights, challenge corporate corruption, and combat climate change, the Englers show how people with few resources and little influence in conventional politics can nevertheless engineer momentous upheavals"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-327) and index.
Contents The strategic turn -- Structure and movement -- The hybrid -- The pillars -- Declare victory and run -- The act of disruption -- The whirlwind -- The dividers -- The discipline -- The ecology of change.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Civil disobedience.
Nonviolence.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General.
Civil disobedience. (OCoLC)fst00862481
Nonviolence. (OCoLC)fst01039027
Politischer Protest.
Gewaltloser Widerstand.
Soziale Bewegung.
Civil olydnad.
Icke-våld.
Non-violence.
Désobéissance civile.
Genre Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Addl. Author Engler, Paul, 1978-
OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Engler, Mark. This is an uprising. New York : Nation Books, [2016] 9781568587332 (DLC) 2015038300 (OCoLC)905686227
ISBN 9781568585147 electronic bk.
1568585144 electronic bk.
Standard # 40025794581

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