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Movement Violence Can Lead to a Decline in Public Support

  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

Volume 4, Issue 4

Volume 4, Issue 4

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

Making Civil Resistance Work against Rightwing Populism

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

Understanding Varieties of Nonviolent Civil Resistance

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

Has Social Media Made It Too Easy To Organize Mass Protests?

Has Social Media Made It Too Easy To Organize Mass Protests?

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.   

Contagious Nonviolence Defeats School Segregation

Contagious Nonviolence Defeats School Segregation

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.