- Paperback: 367 pages
- Publisher: SUNY Press (November 21, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0791425886
- ISBN-13: 978-0791425886
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,019,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense: A Gandhian Approach Paperback – November 21, 1995
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“The author does an exceptional job at questioning underlying assumptions (for example patriarchy, political realism, and the elitism of states). As a scholar in the area of nonviolent defense in my own right, I found myself personally benefited by this book’s theme of moving beyond a statist perspective on conflict toward one which recognizes the non-satisfying of human needs as the cause of conflict.” ― Norman C. Freund, author of Nonviolent Defense: A Philosophical Inquiry into Applied Nonviolence
“The author develops in clear prose, and with impressive documentation, a persuasive approach to a strategy of nonviolent defense, which has not been done before in such a systematic and comprehensive manner. The book’s focus is of great importance for conflict theory, international relations, and the role of violence in inter-group relations.” ― Richard Falk, Princeton University
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Given the way in which the history of nonviolence has been marginalized, relatively few people have a sense of the rich history of nonviolent struggle or realize that it can be systematically planned or applied. Nevertheless, the historical record illustrates that nonviolent struggle is a powerful form of political action. But can it be effective against military aggression? The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense answers this question in the affirmative by first defining the notion of 'social cosmology' - the four mutually reinforcing features that determine the character of any society.