Mass shootings are contagious...so are the nonviolent movements that can stop them.
Increased results are found when groups escalate the occurrence and methods during their nonviolent protests.
"Social media networks equip activists and intellectuals with avenues to raise issues of importance for their constituencies and networks"
In Honduras, police officers abandon posts and defy orders to join nonviolent protests against election fraud. Police defection grew as protests spread to other cities. Nonviolent activists can lessen chances of violent repression by strategically publicizing the contrast between their actions and those of their opponent–and by taking measures to facilitate security force defection.
By omitting successful nonviolent movements from history, we encourage students to accept the view that violence is required to ensure a nation’s security.
Nonviolent conflict escalation is achieved quantitatively or through innovation, dilemma creation, provocation, and persistence.
Photo credit: Ben Schumin This analysis summarizes and reflects on the following research: Stephan, M. J. (2015). Civil Resistance vs. ISIS. Journal of Resistance Studies, 1(2), 127-150. Retrieved from http://resistance-journal.org/ Summary The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) is a radical religious
Individuals are more likely to choose nonviolent methods in response to the unacceptable consequences of violence done by their government.
An increase in manufacturing increases the likelihood of nonviolent campaigns. As countries continue to modernize, social conflict manifests nonviolently.