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.
There are multiple examples of nonviolent resistance during the Abolition Movement in the United States yet, as this research points out, the role of nonviolence during this movement is absent from four of the country’s most popular history textbooks. The
Borrowing from the United Nation’s Declaration of Human Rights, the authors argue all conflicts are equal with the same right to recognition and resolution, although many remain unknown to the broader public and ultimately unresolved. In many cases, the process
The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) is a radical religious group possessing the tendencies of both a violent insurgency and a totalitarian regime. ISIS has killed and enslaved thousands of innocent civilians and pathed the way to one of
￼ What makes some engage in violent activity against their government while others choose nonviolent methods? Are would-be actors influenced by an aggressive government? What, if any, influence does Islam give to initiate violent or nonviolent action? To shed light on these
Many studies have focused on the conditions that contribute to successful nonviolent resistance campaigns, but few analyze the reasons or events that cause these campaigns to emerge. This study provides insight into some of the possible explanations for the increase
Sanctions have the capacity to severely hinder a country’s economic growth and their ability to maintain a strong military presence. This article provides further insight into the important role sanctions play in international politics, especially when used as a tool
The number of nonviolent campaigns has grown drastically since the 1980s. Past research shows violent conflict often spreads between neighboring countries through a ‘spillover effect’. This research shows that the same ‘spillover effect’ applies to nonviolent conflict due to the