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nonviolent uprisings. This article interprets the globalization of nonviolence and nonviolent resistance through the lens of Manfred B. Steger’s concept of the “global imaginary.” It argues that the globalization of nonviolence and the global imaginary are mutually reinforcing processes. Nonviolent

In: Perspectives on Global Development and Technology

See Force, Violence, Nonviolence

In: The Encyclopedia of Christianity Online
Many judgments regarding what is good or bad, possible or impossible, rely upon unspoken assumptions or frameworks which are used to view and evaluate events and actions. Philosophers uncover these hidden aspects of thoughts and judgments, scrutinizing them for soundness, validity, and fairness. These assumptions and frameworks permeate the topics of violence, nonviolence, war, conflict, and reconciliation; and these assumptions influence how we address these problems and issues. The papers in this volume explore what kind of assumptions and frameworks would be needed in order for people to see nonviolence as a sensible approach to contemporary problems. Topics include conceptions of positive peace, nonviolence and international structures, and perspectives on peace education. Contributors are Elizabeth N. Agnew, Andrew Fitz-Gibbon, William C. Gay, Ronald J. Glossop, Ian M. Harris, John Kultgen, Joseph C. Kunkel, Douglas Lewis, Danielle Poe and Harry van der Linden.
Author: Nindyo Sasongko

nonviolence emerging from the widely-observed Decade to Overcome Violence: Churches Seeking Reconciliation and Peace 2001–2010 ( dov ), an initiative called for at the eighth general assembly in Harrare (1998). 1 There have been some attempts to bring these themes together, but, thus far, peace

In: Ecclesiology Abstract Great historical crises oblige us to choose not between violence and nonviolence, but between two different forms of violence. Nonviolent movements are no exception to this rule. In the US, with the outbreak of the War of Secession, the Christian-nonviolent movement was obliged to choose between

In: Historical Materialism
This book is a collection of philosophical papers that explores theoretical and practical aspects and implications of nonviolence as a means of establishing peace. The papers range from spiritual and political dimensions of nonviolence to issues of justice and values and proposals for action and change.
Author: Simon J. Joseph

a ‘Great Man’; (3) the Jewish Jesus’ Torah observance; and (4) Jesus’ relationship to politico-military revolution and ‘(non)violence’. 1 On ‘The Earliest Palestinian Tradition’ In recent years, sustained critiques of the traditional ‘criteria of authenticity’ have effectively undermined

In: Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus
Author: Tomas Lindgren

1 Introduction The so-called velvet revolutions in Eastern Europe, the colour revolutions in the former communist regions, and the Arab spring uprisings have generated widespread interest in nonviolence. Several social scientific articles and books on the subject have been published in recent years

In: Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 29
Author: James Tully

people into accepting the neo-liberal variant of this model. 6 Finally, it even differs from the instrumental type of nonviolent regime change that treats nonviolence as simply a more effective instrumental means (than violence) to establish a pre-given end: namely, the Western model of representative

In: Middle East Law and Governance
Author: Helen Fox

In-depth interviews with undergraduates at a high ranking, politically liberal U.S. university suggest that young adults who are most likely to occupy future positions of influence are sceptical of the idea that a world without war is possible. Despite their aversion to war in general and the Iraq war in particular, these students nearly always said they believe that war is an integral part of human nature and that peaceful international relations will always be subverted by individuals and/or groups that insist on taking advantage of others. When students defended the need for war, they did not cite international terrorism or self defence as just causes, but rather the responsibility to protect defenceless others such as villagers in Darfur or Jews in Hitler’s Germany. However, students knew little about the prevalence and efficacy of non-violent movements or the range of diplomatic and political tactics that have been employed to deter violence. The author shares the content and methods of her seminar on non-violence, and concludes that more courses in secondary schools and universities need to fill the gaps in students' knowledge by teaching historical, social, political, and psychological information about both war and peaceful solutions to conflict.

In: The New Order of War