Revolutionary Nonviolence

Concepts, Cases and Controversies

Edited by Richard Jackson, Joseph Llewellyn, et al.

Revolutionary Nonviolence

Edited by Richard Jackson, Joseph Llewellyn, et al.

Distributed for Zed Books

312 pages | 5 1/3 x 8 1/2
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781786998255 Published March 2020 For sale in North and South America only

Revolutionary Nonviolence: Concepts, Cases and Controversies provides an advanced introduction to the central philosophy, ideas, themes, controversies, and challenges of applying revolutionary nonviolence in political struggles today, with a particular emphasis on reframing nonviolence through a postcolonial lens. Bringing together an eminent group of researchers and activist-scholars, this collection focuses on a number of important questions: Is a commitment to radical nonviolence a necessity for generating revolutionary change in society? Should revolutionary movements abandon their reliance on political violence as a tool of change? What are some of the practical and theoretical challenges of adopting revolutionary nonviolence today? What can we learn from groups, actors, and cases of people who have used revolutionary nonviolence to struggle against injustice? With a mix of theoretical and case-study-based chapters, the volume explores these and other important questions about how to generate necessary and lasting revolutionary change today.

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