The following analysis appears in Volume 4, Issue 5 of the Peace Science Digest. Citation: Petrova, M. G. (2019). What matters is who supports you: Diaspora and foreign states as external supporters and militants’ adoption of nonviolence. Journal of Conflict
The following analysis appears in Volume 4, Issue 4 of the Peace Science Digest. Citation: Bramsen, I. (2019). Avoiding violence: Eleven ways activists can confine violence in civil resistance campaigns. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 36, 329-344. Keywords: nonviolent/civil resistance, nonviolence, nonviolent
The following analysis appears in Volume 4, Issue 4 of the Peace Science Digest. Citation: Muñoz, J., & Anduiza. E. (2019). “If a fight starts, watch the crowd”: The effect of violence on popular support for social movements. Journal of
We are witness to transformative change in our society, both in the United States and around the world. Civil resistance and broader protest movements are shifting social norms and policies, from the March for Our Lives on gun reform to
The following analysis appears in Volume 4, Issue 2 of the Peace Science Digest. Citation: Orazani, S. N. & Leidner, B. (2019). A case for social change in Iran: Greater support and mobilization potential for nonviolent than violent social movements.
The following analyses appears in Volume 4, Issue 1 of the Peace Science Digest. Citation: Sombatpoonsiri, J. (2018). Rethinking civil resistance in the face of rightwing populism: A theoretical inquiry. Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 13(3), 7-22. Key Words: nonviolent/civil resistance; rightwing populism; neoliberal
The following analysis is from Volume 3, Issue 4 of the Peace Science Digest Citation: Cunningham, K. G., Dahl, M. & Frugé, A. (2017). Strategies of resistance: Diversification and diffusion. American Journal of Political Science, 6, 591-605. This study is
Before the internet, protesters lacked social media's networking capabilities that allow movements to coordinate and share information in real time. But now, movements have the ability to grow so rapidly that they skip preparation stages that are often vital to movement success.
During resistance movements, repression can backfire. Rather than crippling the resistance, repression often fuels resistance and undercuts the legitimacy of a power elite.
A student-led movement in Bosnia and Herzegovina successfully defeated a government plan to segregate their school. The contagious nature of nonviolent movements may have contributed to their success.