A Force More Powerful: A Century of Non-Violent Conflict

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St. Martin's Press, 2000 - History - 544 pages
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This nationally-acclaimed book shows how popular movements used nonviolent action to overthrow dictators, obstruct military invaders and secure human rights in country after country, over the past century. Peter Ackerman and Jack DuVall depict how nonviolent sanctions--such as protests, strikes and boycotts--separate brutal regimes from their means of control. They tell inside stories--how Danes outmaneuvered the Nazis, Solidarity defeated Polish communism, and mass action removed a Chilean dictator--and also how nonviolent power is changing the world today, from Burma to Serbia.

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I only bothered finishing this book because of the many glimpses it gave into chapters of history that I didn't really know about all across the globe (people's movements in Burma, Philippines ... Read full review

Review: A Force More Powerful: A Century of Non-violent Conflict

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I only bothered finishing this book because of the many glimpses it gave into chapters of history that I didn't really know about all across the globe (people's movements in Burma, Philippines ... Read full review

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Peter Ackerman holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Jack Duvall is President of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.

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