Publisher description for Nonviolent action : a research guide / Ronald M. McCarthy, Gene Sharp.

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This comprehensive guide to research, sources, and theories about nonviolent action as a technique of struggle in social and political conficts discusses the methods and techniques used by groups in various encounters. Although violence and its causes have received a great deal of attention, nonviolent action has not received its due as an international phenomenon with a long history.
An introduction that explains the theories and research used in the study provides a practical guide to this essential bibliography of English-language sources. The first part of the book covers case-study materials divided by region and subdivided by country. Within each country, materials are arranged chronologically and topically. The second major part examines the methods and theory of nonviolent action, principled nonviolence, and several closely related areas in social science, such as conflict analysis and social movements. The book is indexed by author and subject.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Nonviolence -- Bibliography.
Nonviolence -- History -- Case studies -- Bibliography.
Protest movements -- History -- Case studies -- Bibliography.